I read your columns and appreciate what you have done to help especially the less fortunate among us who are being wronged with financial penalties because we did not receive a promised refund. For someone like me, who is nearly 67 years old, with a pacemaker, heart and liver disease, and arthritis, this $371 loss is a nightmare.
Mobile is that other city on the northern Gulf Coast, the one that sometimes gets lost between the beaches of the Florida Panhandle and the nonstop party of New Orleans. Local promoters call it secretly awesome.
I’m writing about a recent issue I had with AirTran Airways and Southwest Airlines and am wondering if you can help.
Tourists, hawkers and motorcyclists rub shoulders every morning in the congested alleyways of Hanoi’s low-rise Old Quarter, which seems generations away from the office towers and electronics megastores springing up in other parts of the capital. The quarter’s street grid, laid out in the 15th century, is still dominated by dilapidated shops with goods ranging from brass gongs to bamboo scaffolding.
We recently rented a car from Thrifty for a week at Cancún airport. We were quoted a rate of $136. The estimate at pickup time, with mandatory accident insurance and one additional driver, was $371 for the week, which I accepted and signed.
The venerated barbecue that’s put Kansas City on so many maps may not be available free of charge, but the city does have other entertainment options that don’t require money – or sauce. There’s even one venue where you can walk out with a free bag of U.S. currency. From the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to the city’s largest brewery, the former cow town has plenty for the thrifty, or those who’d rather spend their money on a slab at Bryant’s barbecue restaurant.