Occasionally, a passenger will accuse an airline of not being truthful about why a flight is delayed.
As a flight attendant who has endured perhaps 2,000 flight delays during my 32-year career, I have never heard airline representatives issue a bald-faced lie.
But we are often guilty of omitting salient facts.
Consider the case some years ago of a flight from New York’s JFK to Zurich.Read more
I’ve always been one to abide by important rules. I carry car insurance. I don’t cheat on my taxes, and when my family decided to visit Cuba, I wanted to comply with the U.S. government regulations for travel to the Communist-run island.
That would have been easy had we taken an organized tour, but at $5,000 to $10,000 a week each, it was costly.Read more
Chris Moore watched in awe this winter as the snow piled up on his multiple trips to Bear Valley Mountain Resort in the central Sierra.
“I’ve never seen a winter quite like this,” said Moore, California regional manager for O.A.R.S. rafting company.
“What all this snow means is it’s going to be a long and exciting whitewater season, so I’m stoked.Read more
At last, we can stop pretending. Now that the rains have returned after all those dry years, we can stop claiming we love to roam the sere foothills and canyons in search of some small hint of moisture.
Truth is, we’ve always secretly hated that word “sere,” an old-fashioned way to say dry. Also, we like green better than brown, and rushing rivers better than forest fires.Read more
Want to explore Asia but struggling to decide where to go or what to do? This website/app offers ideas at bargain prices.
What it does: The Klook website and app introduce you to attractions and shows, tours and sightseeing, activities and experiences, food and wellness, and transportation and Wi-Fi at prices up to 60% off.Read more
Diz White presents a behind-the-scenes tour of “Downton Abbey's” Highclere Castle, illustrated with photography and video.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
REI experts will discuss the basics of backpacking, including planning, preparation and gear.Read more