The U.S.-Based Airline You Don’t Want To Fly On

There isn’t an airline out there that some people don’t want to fly on, for some reason or another. For us, it’s United. Others can’t stand American. Looking over at the other side of the pond, Ryanair has certainly not made many friends over the years (this example is my favorite).

Of course, for each of these examples, as well as with any other, there are people who like or even love each of those airlines that some of us love to hate. However, there’s one U.S. airline that I think we can agree that none of us would ever hope to be on…

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Airbnb’s Problems Are So Bad That The FBI Is Now Getting Involved

We’ve only stayed at an Airbnb once, back in 2016. It was down in Miami, for the night before we had an early morning flight to Havana. I suppose the stay was OK. I mean, the place was clean and it had what we needed in terms of 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (it had a kitchen too, but it was sort of superfluous for our 10-hour stay). So it served its purpose. But unless I know someone really, really well, I just don’t feel comfortable staying overnight in someone’s house.

I wasn’t even super well-read about Airbnb at the time; in fact, it was the couple we were traveling with who made the reservation. It wasn’t until after our stay that I started hearing about the horror stories:

That’s on top of all the cities that have made Airbnb illegal, or have made certain rules law (i.e. in NYC, owners have to live on-premises), to help protect renters from all the ways owners have tried to work the system.

So I’ve been very hesitant to use Airbnb ever since. But now, after this past weekend, when the FBI has gotten involved in TWO Airbnb incidents? I’m staying FAR away.

Here’s what happened:

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Easy Way To Get Free American Points, Best Way To Deal With This Credit Card Co., How To Get Disney+ For Free, How To Fix Wi-Fi Login Troubles, & More!

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.

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Thinking of Storming Area 51? Here Are Some Things To Help You With Your Travel Plans

Area 51 is a U.S. Air Force military installation located at Groom Lake in southern Nevada. Acquired by the U.S. in 1955, the installation has been the focus of numerous conspiracies involving extraterrestrial life, although its only confirmed use is as a flight testing facility.

There are all sorts of mysteries surrounding Area 51, since regular people aren’t allowed to visit it. The conspiracy theorists have also had a field day about the area for nearly 65 years.

Anyway, Facebook, being Facebook, has the capability to make things go viral, so when Matty Roberts, a Bakersfield, CA college student, made a Facebook event to “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop Us All,” people took notice and, as of this writing, nearly 2 million people are signed up and another million and a half are “interested.”

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If you’re one of those 2,000,000 who are planning on attending the event, you may want to have some extra plans that you might not use for regular travel. For instance…

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State Dep’t Introduces New Risk Indicator For Travel; 35 Countries Labeled “At Risk”

The U.S. Department of State recently announced a new risk factor intended for the information and safety of U.S. citizens who plan to travel (or are traveling) internationally. The new indicator makes travelers aware of the risk of kidnapping and Mexico, Haiti and the Philippines are included in what is currently a list of 35 countries that have a high risk for U.S. citizens to be abducted.

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