Not long ago, we heard about a product that sounded really cool – Soarigami could be attached to an armrest on a plane, in a theater, in a stadium, etc., and turn a single armrest into a double one. What a convenient little gadget, huh? Soarigami sounded impressive enough that I bought one and we’ve just had our first experience with it. Here’s what we thought of it.
A passenger traveling on a Delta flight from Orlando to Atlanta arrived at her seat to discover another woman was already sitting in it. She told the woman the seat was hers, but the woman refused to move. Upon getting the flight attendant involved, it turned into a series of events that caused a 3-hour delay.
Why? Because the woman who refused to move not only had no appropriate I.D., but she also had no travel documents that said she had a seat on that, or any other plane.
Airlines are doing everything they can to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. They have commercial planes fly at the “sweet spot” of energy efficiency. They’ve come up with all sorts of crazy ways to decrease weight so they don’t use up as much fuel. In fact, Frontier even put a spin on it to say that checked baggage fees are good for the environment.
In October 2016, governments from over 190 countries pledged to take major steps to improve fuel economy. Each country (except those that have pulled out or refused to participate. For example, Brazil, India, China and Russia) is looking at ways it can help make its carbon footprint smaller. Here are a few examples, some of which are a little more far-reaching than others.
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.
We’ve not made it a secret that we refuse to fly on United anymore (here are all the reasons why) and haven’t for well over a year and a half. Which isn’t to say we’ve 100% written them off – we still keep up on what they do and what their CEO says, to see if they’ve made any sort of turnaround. And they have, at least to an extent – they don’t seem to be killing as many pets as they used to. That’s still not enough to lure us back. And to be honest, this didn’t help, either…
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