Hello out there,
How is everyone doing on this fine Tuesday?
My day was suppose to be mellow and on the relaxing side and go figure here I am writing my blog at my first opportunity being 6:47pm. Ugh so much for that idea.
I pretty much need to have everything in order for the trip by the time I go to bed tonight.
Including getting my hair done.
Tomorrow is a very BIG day for us...It's my little sweetie Cosette's 19th birthday!!!
So as you can imagine, we are going to be out and about and busy with all BIRTHDAY related stuff.
And then at 4am the very next morning we will be off to LAX and to catch our flight to Florida.
It will definitely be an exciting couple of days and then couple of weeks and then it'll be time for the holidays and then and then and then!!!
By the way, I did a bunch of Christmas shopping over the weekend and I am well on my way to getting into the Christmas shopping groove. In fact, I can't wait to do a bunch of shopping at Epcot.
Anyhow, enough about me rambling on.
I hope to catch you much earlier tomorrow,
Back to the grind today with the kids back in school after a 3-day weekend.
For me, I've got a bunch of fun "work-related" activities on my agenda for today. First, Tanya and I are scheduled to connect at some point today by phone to continue moving along with the editing of our very first Travelin' Cousins books!!
I'm not going to give anything away right now, but suffice it to say that your two favorite cousins here have some wonderful tidbits of information from our travel adventures that we will be compiling into book form for our wonderful followers!
Next, I will be having a telephone conversation/interview with one of the owners of The Bronx Little Italy's 5th generation restaurant, Ann and Tony's for an upcoming article!
The week ahead is also filled with some exciting activities including taking Gianna for her driver's permit.
And last but not least, the end of the week brings my birthday. The past few years I have been so lax in birthday celebrations for myself with all the other nonsense going on. I know that Gianna was planning to make me a cake. This whole covid thing just puts a total damper on the entire way of living - can't go here, can't do this, everyone is afraid. But, in spite of it, I feel like I want to go out and do something. I'll have to give it some thought.
We'd all agree that there has been nothing normal about travel in the days of Covid-19. New rules and regulations sit against a backdrop of ever present fears and concerns, has changed the travel game, at least temporarily.
Alas, amidst the doom and gloom that bombards us daily and even hourly, there is some good news about travel that I wanted to share.
For anyone that has had to change flights in the past, the cost of doing so is not something easily forgotten. Not to mention how these fees have escalated through the years, with some of them being as high as $200 per ticket.
But, like baggage fees and paying for inflight meals, we as travelers have come to accept it as the norm.
Well, I am happy to report, at this time, the major U.S. airlines are eliminating change fees. Of course, the rules vary by carrier and in some instances fees will still apply.
According to a recent article in Tripit.com, entitled U.S. Airlines Eliminating Change Fees: What You Need to Know "United Airlines was the first legacy carrier to eliminate fees permanently" with fee waivers applying to dcomestic destinations in the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
The article contains a plethora of relevant information by airline including all exceptions to change fees, which I highly recommend reading in full as it details the rules for stand-by, applicable destinations and rules based on seat class.
Other airlines with change fee eliminations include American Airlines, Delta, and Alaska Airlines.
That's a wrap for today!!
Have a great one!!