After American last week said it would start selling basic economy tickets for flights to Europe, starting in April, Delta said it is also expanding its basic economy on U.S.-Mexico flights. The carrier says it is already selling the cut-rate tickets on half of its flights between the countries, and will now expand it to more flights to Mexico City, Guadalajara, as well as leisure destinations like Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. Delta is already selling these fares on over 50 percent of its flights to Canada and Europe, also to stay consistent with its partners Air France-KLM and Alitalia, which have come out with their own versions. As with the domestic version of these fares, basic economy customers cannot reserve a seat in advance or make ticket changes. You will also have to pay a fee for checking a bag, although they can bring a carry-on without charge. In addition, making any changes to a basic economy ticket is extremely difficult once it is issued, even for a fee.
We have always told people that you can travel anywhere if you remember to carry with you three important items: your passport, your medicine, and your credit card. Anything else you may forget you can most likely purchase at your destination. That’s probably a little oversimplified, but you don’t need to carry everything you own with you when traveling. It does help, though, to take a few things to make your life easier: hand sanitizer, extra glasses, trip confirmations, snacks for the airline or bus. It may be helpful to take a small night light and a travel alarm clock. Give your wallet a cleaning. Get rid of all the credit cards you don’t need or can’t use. They are just something that will be a pain if you lose your billfold. Do not take items of sentimental value or your expensive jewelry. The old advice of putting all the clothes you intend to take next to your suitcase, and then putting half of them back in the closet is good advice.
The morning of disembarkation from a cruise ship can be very busy. To help make things go smoother, take care of the following before that last morning:
- Take care of your bill
- Buy your photos
- Check your safe
- Make sure you lay out some clothes the night before so when you set your suitcase out to be taken down to the terminal you have something to wear (don’t laugh, I’ve seen it happen).
Our 2018 tours are almost full. If you are interested in any of them, please call asap.
April 25-May 5 Shades of Ireland
May 16-24, 2018 Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
July 29-August 8 Alaskan Cruise on the Island Princess.
September 8-16 Castles Along the Rhine River Cruise
October 5-10 Washington DC and Gettysburg
We are already taking deposits for next year’s spring and summer tours:
April 22-May 5 Lynn and Lidia’s Italy My number 1 guide and good friend will take us on a journey through Italy to some of our favorite places. We’ll visit Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento,Isle of Capri, Assisi, Venice, Padua, Lake Maggiore, Lucca , Florence, San Gimignano and more. Call for pricing and enrollment information!
June 6-20, 2019 Viking Homelands This cruise will take place on the Viking Sea.This cruise will visit Sweden, Norway, Denmark, St. Petersburg, Estonia, Poland,and Berlin.
August 11-21, 2019 Delightful Danube and Prague Join us as we spend three wonderful days in the beautiful city of Prague before boarding the S.S. Beatrice in Nuremberg for a seven night cruise down the Danube. We’ll visit the towns of Regensburg, Passau, Melk, and Vienna before ending our journey in the amazing city of Budapest.
June New!! Colorado Rockies We’ll fly in and out of the Mile High City of Denver and then travel to Grand Junction. We’ll visit the Colorado National Monument, Arches National Park, Canyonlands, National Park, and Mesa Verda National Park. We’ll then travel to Durango and ride the Silverton RailRoad before ending our trip in Colorado Springs.
September 8-16 Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice We’ll visit Reykjavik, before traveling the Golden Circle. We’ll experience the energy at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur. We’ll have an opportunity to explore caves or lava fields. We’ll spend some time with a family that keeps alive a 400 year old fishing tradition. We’ll stop at the Volcano Visitor Center to learn how families survived during the 2010 explosion. We’ll take a cruise among the huge icebergs of the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. Enjoy the Blue Lagoon or Whale Watching before returning home. See the itinerary at https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/861057
May 17-28, 2020 Alpine Explorer and Oberammergau We will explore a bit of Switzerland and Austria before arriving at Oberammergau for the Passion Play. Some of the highlights of this trip include Lago Maggiore, Island Dinner, Zermatt, Glacier Express Train, St. Moritz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Mozart Dinner Concert, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhof Palace, Füssen, Neuschwanstein Castle. First com, first served. Check out the itinerary: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/817395
June 2020 New!! Colorado Rockies We’ll fly in and out of the Mile High City of Denver and then travel to Grand Junction. We’ll visit the Colorado National Monument, Arches National Park, Canyonlands, National Park, and Mesa Verda National Park. We’ll then travel to Durango and ride the Silverton RailRoad before ending our trip in Colorado Springs.
September 2020 Poland
October 2020 Autumn Colors
Have a great week!