Disney tightens up resort disability program
It used to be that if you had a disability pass at Disneyland and Disney World, you can bypass the long lines and get on the rides much quicker. However, wealthy people started to hire these disabled people to pretend to be family members so they can get on the rides without the wait. Now Disneyland and Disney World is changing the disability policy.
Starting October 9, guests with a new disability access card will be issued a ticket with a time to enter an attraction, based on the current wait time, so they don’t have to stay in line. Disney fan site Miceage.com broke the news of the policy change last week.
These new passes will also have the guest’s picture on it to prevent theft or usage by non-disabled people.
AA, US Airways dealt setback in merger-lawsuit trial
American Airlines and US Airways shouldn’t have to know the names of the people that the government interviewed and what they said, according to a court-appointed official.
The official, called a special master, recommended Thursday that the federal judge hearing the case reject the airlines’ request.
The official said that the airlines were trying to learn what facts mattered to the government, which he said could give them insight into the thinking and legal strategy of the Justice Department lawyers.
Annoying travel fees — and how to avoid them
From the $200 change fee that airlines charge to the $20 charge for use of the gym that you will never use, the travel industry has found many ways to charge travelers, much to their surprise. CNN and Travel and Leisure put together some tips on how to deal with these annoying fees.
Tip: Bags still fly free on Southwest, and JetBlue passengers may check their first bag at no expense. The Citi AAdvantage MasterCard and Visa offer a first bag checked free for the cardholder and four companions; the Delta SkyMiles card from American Express (the parent company of Travel + Leisure) grants a one bag checked free for up to nine people on the same reservation.
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