Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
It’s a new year and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Inc. are “celebrating” by giving some awesome opportunities for patrons of SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens, while Legoland is doing the same.
The electronic age is amazing. I mean, go back just a couple of decades and who woulda thunk that you could have your phone, camera, alarm clock, photo album, books, A/V entertainment, money, calculator, maps, GPS, plane/hotel/restaurant reservations and whatever else, all in the same place? Or that you could bring your computer with you anywhere because it’s not like the ones in the 1960s when you needed a piece of equipment that filled up a whole room just to do simple math equations?
The only thing about having all these electronics is that you need to make sure you have an energy source for them (you don’t have to plug in a book, right?). And the only thing about THAT is making sure that you bring all of your wires and chargers and stuff with you when you go from place to place. Sometimes they’re hard to keep track of, as evidenced by the huge drawer of iPhone, Kindle etc. wires they can “loan” you if you can’t find yours – when they just are everything that other hotel guests have left behind.
So how can you keep track of everything? There are a couple of ways:
The seemingly easy procedure of getting passengers onto a plane is one part of the flying experience that airlines seem to be endlessly tinkering with. Whether it’s a desire to load planes just a little faster or sort passengers based on how many bags they can bring, there’s always something that can be changed.
Delta recently announced they will be changing their boarding process, again, starting with flights on January 23, 2019. I’d bet unless you’re a frequent flyer, you’d never notice.
I make it no secret that I’m not a fan of Spirit Airlines. No offense to those who do; I’m just at a point in my life where I’d rather pay a little more and get a few creature comforts like, you know, a cup of soda.
Spirit has known that their reputation has been iffy at best, and I give them credit – they’ve been doing a lot to try to better themselves, including working with Disney to improve its customer service. And it’s working – their website is the best it’s ever been in terms of having everything out in the open, and they’re now on time more often than two major airlines.
Despite this, Spirit is still not the best (or even close) and they know it. So I find it kind of refreshing when I see their sassy flight attendants throwing some zingers, self-depreciating and otherwise, around…