In case you haven’t heard, the U.S. is easing restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba. While, technically, American citizens can’t go there strictly for “tourist” purposes, there are enough new reasons to obtain a visa that almost anyone qualifies.
It also means Cuban products will soon be available for purchase in the U.S. It’s been a long time since I had a Cuban cigar.
Many U.S. airlines, tour companies, and hotel companies are beginning to look at how they can expand into that island nation.
Expedia already owns other travel sites like Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, and Trivago.com among others.
Users of Travelocity will probably not notice any difference as Travelocity has been using Expedia’s travel databases for nearly two years.
At least their parent company has.
Found in most airline seat back pockets, the Skymall catalog helped passengers while away the time looking at products they didn’t need. It was part of the entertainment.
However, now, with the plethora of electronic devices being brought on board, interest in Skymall has waned. Xhibit, the parent company of Skymall, is hoping someone will buy the Skymall brand and continue to operate it.
Yes, I’ll admit that many years ago I did buy something from the Skymall catalog….but I don’t remember what it was. Anyone reading this buy something from them?
TSA and Firearms
That’s an increase of 22% over 2013 and an average of six a day. Eighty three percent were loaded.
They were found at 224 different airports with Dallas/Ft. Worth leading the way with 120.
TSA also reported that in 2014 they screened 653 million passengers, or about 1.8 million/day, which is an increase of 14.8 million passenger from the year before.