When Your Spouse Is Your Worst Seatmate: Marriage & Air Travel Woes [Roundup]

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Sometimes you have problems with your seatmate.. and it’s your spouse.

    This guy
    byu/Familiar_Platypus693 indelta

  • Frankfurt airport terminal 2 pop up raves (HT: Paul H)

  • American Airlines now checks to make sure flight attendants have their passport with them before an international flight.

  • This.

  • Meanwhile on a boat…

  • The new Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes award discounts lack premium cabin offers to and from North America. Sad!

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  1. A spouse or a girlfriend/boyfriend ought never sit together . Everyone needs some time apart . Business for the smaller one , and first for the larger one works nicely .

  2. Any business not passing on costs to their customers may end up going through bankruptcy.

  3. The first rule of cruising (and I’ve done 16 with stops to get off in all 7 continents): consider who your fellow passengers are. If you don’t want drunken party goers around for a week, a, pick a line that caters to your interest group or demographic. And choose both the ship size and routes with ports that aren’t overrun with mobs of oblivious tourists. Much better than the airlines, you can control a lot of your travel parameters here.

  4. @jns … The Donald did hush-money business , and noted the cost as a legal expense . In all fairness , it might have been a legal expense . Would it have been a legal expense if he had paid a settlement ? If a lawyer had paid his personal traffic ticket . would it have been a legal expense ? Same thing , no ?

  5. @drrichard … Or , you can have much needed exercise and go down the Mississippi by canoe .

  6. I travel often to the Caribbean, fly there, would never take a cruise. I am amazed when a cruise ship comes to port and debarks the sad minions rushing to go shopping or go on their packaged tours, and say to myself, I WILL NEVER GO ON A CRUISE! Cruise ships are basically a cesspool of human filth, especially Carnival Cruises. Can you say Norovirus?

  7. I always sit in C and my partner sits in D that way do not have issue. they we wait to see who is going to get the “fat” one in B / E

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