The Fable of Finnair’s Final Friday the 13th Flight

It’s Friday the 13th, y’all! Hey, did you ever hear of the ULTIMATE Friday the 13th event that an airline pulled? It’s really creative and well-done :-). Check this out…

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How NOT To Videotape Your Vacation (Take Two)

Several months back, we wrote about an older gentleman from England, Howard Newman, who borrowed his son’s GoPro and wound up videotaping his entire vacation with the camera facing the wrong direction. So what he thought would be memories of his trip to the Netherlands turned out to be hours of video of his face (click here for a Reader’s Digest condensed version of the footage).

If it’s any solace whatsoever, Mr. Newman doesn’t have to have the claim to fame of being the only one to ever do such a thing.

Mr. Newman, meet Mr. Griffin…

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Uber Loses License In Major City, Why Plane Seats Are Blue, Ways To Spot American Tourists Abroad, What We Got For Our Broken Shower Handle, & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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If You Stay At The TWA Hotel, Be Careful Not To Do This

When Joe went to NY for a business trip for 2 weeks a while back, I went up and stayed with him for a few days in the middle of the trip, so we could be together during the time when he had a few days off in the middle of a 4 or 5-day visit.

We planned my arrival at JFK so Joe could come to pick me up after his shift. That way he could show me where the shuttle was for his hotel, for when I wanted to go into the city [sorry…locals call Manhattan “the city”] by myself during a couple of days he was working during my visit. But while we were already at JFK, he suggested we visit the TWA hotel. We already had an upcoming reservation there, and Joe had already explored it the day before, but I never had and he knew I was really looking forward to seeing it in person.

Neither of us had eaten dinner, so we agreed to eat at the TWA Hotel’s one sit-down restaurant, Paris Café. While we were eating, I noticed something, shall I call it, interestingly disturbing?

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Free Stuff At Disney!, Shortest Lived Credit Card Benefit Ever, Why Planes Don’t Fly Over The Pacific, Country With Worst Behaved Tourists, & More!

And in the flash of an eye, November is finished and welcome to December! Here are our most popular posts for November 2019. Some of them were actually written before November (heads up that rules and offers change and we can’t guarantee that those older ones are still accurate), so take a look to make sure you didn’t miss any of the good stuff:

AIRLINES/AIRPLANES/FLYING

AIRPORTS

CAR RENTALS & GROUND TRANSPORTATION

CREDIT CARDS

DISNEY THEME PARKS

FOOD & BEVERAGE

FUNNY TRAVEL-RELATED STUFF

HOTELS & PLACES TO STAY

MISCELLANEOUS

TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

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