Joe and I love Silvercar. We’ve rented with them whenever we’re able, not just because they have really cool cars, but because they make renting from them SO darn easy. So when Silvercar announced they were expending into Orlando, we were thrilled, not so much for ourselves (I mean, we live here, y’know?), but for all our friends and family who come to Orlando for vacation or on business, who would soon be able to rent a Silvercar while they were in town. And as of this past Monday, they’re open for business here in Orlando!
We may be in the final month of summer, but things are heating up in the skies above the greater Central Florida area, as some local airports fight over who gets to use the word “Orlando” in their name.
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One of the big perks of being a frequent flyer with one of the “big three” U.S. airlines (American, Delta and United) is access to their airport lounges. These spaces are a
quite less crowded place to wait for your flight compared to the loud chaos that usually is the norm near the gates. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to charge your electronics, snack on some cookies or veggies and even treat yourself to something from the bar. Even if the airlines have started to charge for the better snacks and drinks, it’s still better than nothing.
You’d think on your way to a vacation at Disney World or Universal Studios in Orlando from the New York/New Jersey area and decide to take JetBlue that you’re out of luck for getting into an airport lounge before your flight, right? Wrong!
I previously wrote about the lounges available at Orlando Airport. However the one section that does not have any lounge nearby is gates 100-129, which service Southwest, Alaska and Virgin America. All hope is not lost, though, because this section of the airport is home to Cask & Larder. I’d put this dining establishment up on the list of the best airport restaurants out there, anywhere.
Hi y’all and HAPPY SATURDAY to you and yours! Here’s a quick recap of our posts this week:
Joe wrote about:
- The Ticketmaster settlement that could score you free or discounted shows.
- The changes to the Citi Prestige credit card and if they’re good or bad.
- A man who accidentally shot himself at Orlando International Airport.
- Seven travel apps that will make your travel smoother and easier.
Sharon wrote about:
- The funniest complaint letter to an airline, ever.
- How to see the country (or the world!) a few days at a time.
- The “Tale As Old As Time” tea for the beauty or the beast in all of us.
- Her & Joe’s second day at Tokyo Disneyland in April, 2005, in a #TBT post.
- The spooky, possibly haunted Clown Motel (next to a cemetery, no less) that’s for sale.
- All the fees Spirit Airlines charges and how you might be able to avoid them.
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There’s a list of things you are NOT supposed to do at the airport. You are not allowed to bring liquids larger than 3 oz. in your carry on bags. You should not talk about bombs, explosives or any similar topics around the secure area. Well, can now add to that list:
Continue reading “Man Accidentally Shoots Self At Orlando Airport”
When you rent a car, there are almost always costs not included in the advertised price. Sales tax. Vehicle license recovery fee. Customer facility charge. Concession recovery fee. Parking surcharge. Insurance charge. An added fee if you’re under 25 years old. An added fee for additional drivers. Upcharges for satellite radio and car seats. Stuff like that. In Orlando, as is the case in other cities, the cost of a toll transponder is often quietly added on, as well. And folks, it ain’t cheap!
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