Trip-protection insurance is popular with airline passengers who worry that a change in plans could mean forfeiture of airfare, prepaid accommodations and other upfront travel costs. Many air charter customers could benefit even more from such coverage, due to the amount of money at stake. Charter operators typically assess cancellation penalties that escalate as departure times approach. Also, while “empty legs” are often offered at a steep discount, they are usually sold with a 100 percent cancellation penalty.
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Ten years ago, after a tumultuous 16-year design and construction effort that was nearly derailed, one of architect Frank Gehry’s favorite buildings finally opened. Perched like gusty puffs of air among the rectilinear towers of downtown Los Angeles, his metal-skinned Walt Disney Concert Hall made his unique vision concrete for thousands of locals and visitors. Little do they probably know that the 84-year-old Gehry lives just a few miles west in the coastal enclave of Santa Monica, where his passion is taking a new form in the Ocean Avenue Project.
Aldo Leopold, The famous 20th century wildlife biologist and conservationist, summed up perfectly the lure and lore of ruffed grouse: “There are two kinds of hunting. Ordinary hunting and ruffed-grouse hunting.” Leopold knew. He pioneered modern wildlife management in Wisconsin, where this beautiful bronze creature of the forest edge is known as the king of game birds.
This increasingly available option can save you lots of money. Here’s what you need to consider.
“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”