More and more travelers on the nation’s highways are finding tolls on roads that have no system for manual toll collection — only electronic toll collection systems. Out-of-state traveler without a local FastPass, EZ-Pass, SunPass, or other local toll-collection passes should not be penalized.
The Wuhan virus now is officially named COVID-19, the number of cases is approaching 72,000 and the death toll, 1,800. The mortality rate has increased to 2.5 percent, but that is not a settled statistic.
This weekend we take time to read about new high-speed trains coming into service in Florida and California. A new bill is introduced to make the changeover to Real ID easier for PreCheck members. And, a GAO report notes fewer involuntary denied boarding reports from the airlines.
Santa Fe, New Mexico is more than a place. It is a spirit, an energy that enters your soul and takes residence in your worldview as well as your inner vision. A state of mind more than a city; a way of life more than a place to live. It’s a lifestyle, not a destination. All expressed in the poetry that is Santa Fe, a language not spoken anywhere else in the country.
As a long-time traveler, I disdain the thought of staying at an airport hotel. However, over my decades of travel, airport hotels offer some conveniences and comforts that make them alluring. Here are seven situations where choosing an airport hotel rather than one in a city works for many travelers.
As airline travel becomes increasingly less pleasant in economy class, upgrades are looking increasingly appealing to travelers. However, understanding how the deck is stacked will help with any attempted upgrades. Even booking well in advance and being willing to spend miles and serious money, may not be enough for average travelers. With the airline focus on elite big spenders, many frequent fliers are being shut out of attempted upgrades.
Airlines sick passenger rules force many sick passengers (even with doctor notes) to fly and allow the spread of contagious diseases. We need some common sense.
If you hear a flight attendant calling for a doctor in mid-flight, chances are a passenger has fainted. The medical term is syncope. Fainting on planes is the most common in-flight medical emergency.I know first-hand. I’ve fainted while airborne three times, most recently aboard a DC-Munich flight in December.
The number of people with Wuhan virus exploded last week, more than doubling As I write about the Wuhan coronavirus this week, the number of confirmed cases world-wide has exceeded 40,500. The death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus exploded to 910. While more than...
Today we take a look at the world of cashless tolls that has been put in place across the country. Rental car operators are raking in millions on transponder fees and consumers don’t have many alternatives. Emotional support animals on planes appear to be going from anything flys to only certain dogs fly. Finally, we look at the cat-and-mouse game that is coming to travel pricing with artificial intelligence.