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Old Jan 3, 18, 4:14 pm
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I'm over 75. My wife is over 70. Other than prioritizing comfort over saving money a bit more than we used to, and a recognition that we might not be able to do this as easily five or ten years down the road, not much has changed in our travels.

Example: We spent the last week of 2017 in Rome, where we had each been separately long ago but where we had never been together. We planned the trip at the last minute. The lowest economy fare we could find, with a connection (or two of them, I forget) was $1,600 or so. Alitalia was willing to sell us business class seats on non-stops for about $2,500. We went for those in an instant. Thirty years ago, we probably would have opted to save the $1,800 or not to go at all until we had enough advance notice to get a reasonable fare.

But is this sort of thing enough to warrant a special forum? I don't think so.
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