This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. Read about how to find deals through Fine Hotels & Resorts, woman duct-taped to seat after trying to open airplane door, Italian villages want to pay you $33,000 to move in, $350M ‘palace on rails’ luxury train and 12 ways to save on gas.
Some great tips for searching and finding hotels through Fine Hotels & Resorts. Also a list of properties under $200 and some just above that price, which should make it easier to find a good use for your American Express Platinum card credit.
An apparently unhinged woman was duct-taped to an airplane seat last week after she allegedly attacked the flight crew and tried to open the door of the aircraft in midflight. Video posted on social media showed the gray-haired woman with silver duct tape over her mouth, and her arms and body seemingly taped to the seat.
The two-hour July 6 flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Charlotte, NC, had been delayed for at least three hours before it finally departed at midnight, but about an hour into the trip, chaos broke out.
The region of Calabria plans to offer up to €28,000 ($33,000) over a maximum of three years to people willing to relocate to sleepy villages with barely 2,000 inhabitants in the hope of reversing years of population decline.
In order to get the funds, new residents must also commit to kickstarting a small business, either from scratch or by taking up preexisting offers of specific professionals wanted by the towns. There are a few other catches too.
French designer Thierry Gaugain plans to take the rail travel experience to a completely new level with his latest concept, a private luxury train made to measure for one lucky, and very wealthy, owner. Described as a luxurious “palace on rails,” the 400-meter long train will be made of 14 cars and glass so technologically advanced that it can switch from opaque to complete transparency.
Passengers enter via the welcome hall at the center of the train, which leads to its main residential area that includes the owner’s accommodation and entertainment space, as well as an area for special guests, a social room, as well as Grand Salon that’s specifically designed for receptions.
Gas is something that most Americans purchase constantly. So saving on your gas purchases could put a good amount of money back in your pocket, especially if you have a long daily commute. Check out these 12 easy ways to save on those gas purchases, and also maximize the gas mileage on your car.