Happy Wednesday 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.
You’ve gotten a sweet deal on a rental car (hopefully because you’ve read this article). You’ve figured out how much your toll charges are going to be, and you’re prepared because you know what you need to do about the insurance. You even know how to pay for your rental car by using your debit card. You get to the car rental desk and BOOM, you’re stuck with a daily fee so your spouse or friend can be an extra driver.
What’s up with that? And moreso, is there any way to avoid it? Funny you should ask…
If you’ve ever stayed at a high end hotel, chances are if you wanted WiFi, you had to pay for the privilege. Or, more specifically nowadays, it’s packaged into the “resort fee” that they tack on (click here to learn more about those and what to do about them). But if you stay at a Holiday Inn Express, Super 8, Days Inn, etc., the WiFi is usually free.
What’s up with that?
Since Joe and I are Disney fans who live about 9 miles from Walt Disney World (WDW), we both tend to keep an eye on the various message boards, Facebook groups and blogs that focus on all that is part of the most popular theme park resort in the world. But since we live so close, we don’t keep tabs on more than just general knowledge when it comes to WDW hotels because frankly, except for renting rooms with our Disney Vacation Club points so we could host some parties for our friends, we haven’t stayed at a hotel at WDW since around 2003. But when I read this the other day, it piqued my interest because, well, it’s not what one would expect from a place that advertises “Disney Magic.”
I think that Ryanair has got to be one of the worst airlines on earth. It’s not just the fact that the nickel and dime you (well, in this case, 5 pence and 10 pence you) for everything, but to add insult to injury, they just seem to thumb their nose at everyone and everything as they try to figure out ways to charge their passengers more.
Taking a play from the book of U.S. Basic Economy Class, Ryanair recently instituted a new rule where passengers were no longer allowed to have any carry on bags in the overhead luggage compartment for free; they now have to pay a minimum of £8 (about $10.25 at the time of this writing) for any bag that won’t fit under the seat in front or that weighs more than 10kg (roughly 22 pounds).
Lee Cimino, from Staffordshire, didn’t like the new charge, so he decided to beat them at their own game.