Las Vegas has been one of the hardest hit cities in the United States during the COVID-19 crisis. So much of the economy depends on travel and tourism. With unemployment rates in the state reaching 30%, folks in Las Vegas can use a break. One casino owner is helping Vegas make another comeback while also helping people score a cheap vacation. The D Casino, located on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, gave away 1,000 free one-way airline tickets yesterday. The giveaway was so popular that Derek Stevens, the owner […]
The COVID-19 crisis has lead to lots of different reactions by government agencies. Hawaii, for one, is not messing around. Yesterday they announced that they had jailed a man who violated the mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors. They made a point to put out a press release, which has been widely covered in the news. It clearly states the crime, and that the individual, Tarique Peters, had posted pictures of his actions on Instagram. I believe I found the correct Tarique Peters on Instagram: According to CNN, violating the quarantine […]
From time to time, my daughter gets the urge to write a blog post. She was talking about all the places she wants to visit when it’s safe to travel. Next thing I know (without any urging from me) she wrote a blog post about her top 5 places she wants to visit. If you enjoy this post, you can check out some of her previous posts. Without further ado, here you go….. Hi everyone! My name is Cat! You may have heard of me before, for my dad has written […]
We’re stuck inside and it’s time to start dreaming! An African safari has been a dream of mine for some time. Sure, we’ve seen the animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But, we know that’s nowhere close to a true safari. Every time we go to Disney it whets our appetite for that dream trip to Africa. That’s why I tracked down Stefan Krasowski, a well-traveled expert on the region. He’s been on the show with me before, talking about how to plan a safari for under $100 a day. That’s […]
A management employee at United Airlines reached out to me in regards to recent articles I published reflecting how United is reacting to the COVID-19 scare. Through those conversations, we agreed to have them provide their thoughts on the current state of the management culture. In light of the current bailout of the airlines and their performance over the past two decades, the thoughts shared here seem relevant for us, the taxpayer. These thoughts are not my own. I summarize my thoughts at the bottom of the article. The bailout has been […]
United has given us a bit more of the picture as it relates to elite status qualification requirements. They’ve made significant reductions for folks looking to qualify for a higher elite level and plan to make more changes for 2021. They also will be announcing a path to earn status easier through credit card spending.