It’s your fault when kids get bored on vacation

It’s your fault when kids get bored on vacation

It took us one month to discover that Hawaii’s most populous island is a one-week destination. The kids were bored on vacation. But for other places, it doesn’t take that long. Hawaii’s Big Island is a three-day destination. Ditto for Santa Barbara, Calif. (I prefer a long weekend.) Manhattan is a two-week destination, except for my oldest son, Aren, who doesn’t like big cities. He’s done with the Big Apple in less than a week.

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Small claims court and the airline passenger

Small claims court and the airline passenger

Airline passengers do not have access to the state and local court systems. State courts have been preempted by the federal courts for all aviation issues, except contract disputes that can be settled through mediation, small claims court, or negotiation. However, they do have access to small claims courts.

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Who should pay more for airports? Local businesses or passengers?

Who should pay more for airports? Local businesses or passengers?

As part of the new infrastructure programs, Congress should not increase airport taxes (passenger facility charges — PFCs) on America’s airline passengers. Localities are not sharing the burden of airport costs with their own local taxpayers. Businesses surrounding airports are using these economic engines 24/7 every day of the year. Passengers, at most, only pass through occasionally. Airport funding focused on the backs of travelers is out of whack.

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Rediscover ‘Flower Power’ of the ’60s at the Philadelphia Flower Show

Rediscover ‘Flower Power’ of the ’60s at the Philadelphia Flower Show

On the cusp of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the cultural influences of the 1960s will echo through the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Flower Power,” which runs March 2 to 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. So, dust off the bell-bottoms and love beads, and channel your inner flower child. And, get ready to discover the enormous impact that flowers have on our lives.

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15 ways to prevent travel identity theft

15 ways to prevent travel identity theft

My travel to-do list always includes steps to prevent travel identity theft while I’m away from home. Thieves use both tried and true methods to steal your identity and twenty-first century schemes too. It takes planning to say ahead of them.

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You need to learn reasonable airline etiquette

You need to learn reasonable airline etiquette

As the airlines squeeze more and more people into less and less space, airline etiquette is more important than ever. Airline passengers need to think about those around them and adjust their actions accordingly. In other words, since the airlines aren’t doing it, passengers should.

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