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  1. I used to fly the MD 80 every week and I really don't miss seeing them go. I remember then cruising a bit slower - I think - than other aircraft. This cruising speed resulted in some horrendously long flights from ORD to SAN during the winter going against the wind. Perhaps those winter flights simply jade my memory of the aircraft.
  2. looks like Orlando is on the list assuming Virgin Atlantic gets financing and survives: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/virgin-atlantic-summer-flights-2021/
  3. At this point I am only celebrating my refund. My only comment regarding the future was that I am happy to see LAX remains in their plans. The only thing that is keeping any airline alive at this point are infusions of government money. I see Air France got 7.0 billion euro in state aid.
  4. Thanks for the link. Looks like the Norwegian government is going to bail them out and allow them to continue on as a viable entity. Amazingly, I got a refund for a LAX-CDG ticket that was cancelled right after the travel ban went into effect. I thought it was going to be a total loss, but I got my refund. Thanks taxpayers of Norway for your generosity! I was happy to see that LAX remains part of their long term plans. While we have many Norwegian "haters" on this site, my own experience with them has been great in terms of value for service provided. I agree. I am expecting that fares will go up with reduced competition and frequency of service. I am not really expecting great deals once the COVID travel bans are lifted as all provider costs will be higher.
  5. The weather on the water will unlikely to be very warm - maybe in the low to mid-60's. Inland will likely be warmer. Of course the weather for your trip might be better or worse. Here are the March 2020 temperatures in Ensenada which is usually a bit nicer than we have in San Diego: https://weather.com/weather/monthly/l/Ensenada+Baja+California+Mexico?canonicalCityId=b5a88ebe45b9b1a5f9f7341549feb540d6a6e7dca9120c5a3117fb08cfcb9354
  6. Disney is nothing if not smart in terms of their marketing and overall success as a company. Our joke was/is, why does Mickey have such a big, white hand? So he can carry lots of cash!
  7. If you don't mind going to a local's beach, there is a spot not too far from the cruise port called Playa Hermosa that is actually quite nice when the weather is good. You can also find some good food at several restaurants on the opposite side of the road from the beach. I like Muelle 84 (Pier 84) for casual Japanese/sushi: https://www.google.com/maps/@31.8364431,-116.610076,3a,60y,109.13h,81.12t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1siwTvEUrTRmNatyaMQwanSA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  8. In 2000, Disney sent a promotional VHS video to our house. My kids at the time were very young and started watching it over and over again. At some point we decided to take the plunge and book the cruise. Everyone enjoyed the experience and we were fans from that point on. We were scheduled to go on a family cruise in a couple of weeks with the kids and their significant others. I guess that will be waiting for another day.
  9. Needed to run an errand yesterday to the center of town and decided to take a drive by the port to see the 2 cruise ships riding it out in San Diego. It made me think, who is left on board? My thought that only the ship's essential crew and all of the hotel and activity staff are long gone. Maybe even the essential crew has been reduced as well for ships that are really not cruising anywhere for the foreseeable future. What do you all think/know about life on board these days? I decided to attach a couple photos that I took yesterday of both the Celebrity Eclipse and Disney Wonder to remind you all of better days.
  10. Try this store if you want to walk: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Cabo+San+Lucas+Cruise+Port,+Finisterra,+Centro,+Marina,+Cabo+San+Lucas,+Baja+California+Sur,+Mexico/''/@22.8796909,-109.9131528,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x86af4ae6ce20486d:0x841ed65e6e67ec99!2m2!1d-109.9084765!2d22.8795697!1m5!1m1!1s0x0:0xe913ca862f79f9c3!2m2!1d-109.9134935!2d22.8812495!3e2?hl=en
  11. I received my COVID cancellation from my TA today. Not a great shock by any stretch of the imagination. Hopefully we will be back to normal for the fall season.
  12. It was a cheap ticket ~$430 so I don't have insurance. Norwegian claims to be processing a refund as might flight is cancelled, but we'll see. It's hard to get money when they don't really have any. However, your idea is a good one and I'll ask my credit card company what the policy might be in these cases.
  13. Glad to you made it home. Be careful for what you wish for. In talking with friends and family members in Mexico yesterday people are starting to get concerned and think AMLO is being really stupid. From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/15/bolsonaro-amlo-coronavirus-warnings I loved this twitter post :
  14. Maybe, but I think you will see Covid-19 cases explode in Mexico over the next couple of months. I personally am very wary of Mexico given that their president is in complete denial of the situation. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/15/bolsonaro-amlo-coronavirus-warnings I liked this twitter comment & cartoon over AMLO's suggestion that people should continue to give hugs
  15. I guess DFW doesn't have the same volume of European flights like some other airports. The news is indicating that places ORD are completely nuts in the immigration areas. My guess is that Puerto Vallarta, including PVR, and the rest of Mexico will be nuts in a of weeks as the country is not really doing much. The only thing that I have heard is the the Easter vacations (i.e., Semana Santa) for kids are starting early and will last longer.
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