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I will be flying to NYC in August with my two kids, ages 10 and 13. What kind of documentation will we need

Hi Neal,

Special documents for flying to New York City? Fuggedaboutit!

That is, you’re in luck: as an adult traveling within the U.S., you’ll only need one of the TSA’s acceptable documents to check in and board, and that includes a driver’s license or other state-issued photo ID. And since both children are under 18 and are traveling with an adult, they won’t need to show any ID at all.

Perfect Weather Destinations for Summer

Is it terrible to be a tiny bit thankful for global warming? We’ve had near perfect weather here in San Francisco, an unusual occurrence for a time of year that typically leaves fog and dreary skies hanging over the city. I’ve been able to enjoy lunch in the sun and walks through the park that actually left me a little pink on the nose. Now, I’m no scientist, but I chalk this incredible weather up to global warming. I suppose there’s a silver lining in every gray cloud.

The Pilot Age Debate

If you follow the news, then you know that last week a pilot died mid-flight. Luckily, the plane landed without incident. The pilot was 60 years old, and apparently died of natural causes, which brings up a topic that we’ve touched on here before on The Window Seat: how old is too old to fly?

Back in December of 2007, then-president Bush approved fast-tracked legislation to raise the pilot age from 60 to 65. The thinking was that if a pilot could pass the same rigorous, standardized medical tests as the younger set, then there’s no reason to bar them from the yoke of the plane. Many people, myself included, applauded this decision, seeing it as an end to age discrimination.

Deal of the Day: Universal Orlando Summer Offer

Recently, the Roaming Gnome and I had the opportunity to visit Universal Orlando. Oh the fun we had — I faced my fear and rode The Incredible Hulk Coaster and R.Gnome got down and sang “All the Small Things” at the Rising Star karaoke bar.

But it was not all fun and games! There was work to be done as well. At the top of the list was spreading the word about Universal Orlando’s sweet summer offer. There were lots of interviews on that deal and others, but just in case you missed it, you can watch this video for details on the deal, our Traveler Confidence Report and Universal Orlando’s soon-to-open Rip Ride Rockit!

 

Follow Friday: Be Inspired by Andy Hayes

Editor’s Note: Inspired by Follow Friday on Twitter, I am profiling (in far more than 140 characters) extraordinary travelers who you, too, should follow! Through these profiles, I want to introduce you to globetrotting souls that follow their hearts to places near and far, so join me each Friday in my quest to be inspired by some of the most intriguing adventure seekers on our planet!

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