A little about Playa Zipolite, The Beach of the Dead . . .

Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean. A little bit about my favorite little get-away on this small world of ours.

Zipolite, a sweaty 30-minute walk west from Puerto Angel, brings you to Playa Zipolite and another world. The feeling here is 1970's - Led Zep, Marley, and scruffy gringos.

A long, long time ago, Zipolite beach was usually visited by the Zapotecans...who made it a magical place. They came to visit Zipolite to meditate, or just to rest.

Recently, this beach has begun to receive day-trippers from Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido, giving it a more TOURISTY feel than before.

Most people come here for the novelty of the nude beach, yoga, turtles, seafood, surf, meditation, vegetarians, discos, party, to get burnt by the sun, or to see how long they can stretch their skinny budget.

I post WWW Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipolite and areas nearby information. Also general budget, backpacker, surfer, off the beaten path, Mexico and beyond, information.

REMEMBER: Everyone is welcome at Zipolite.



Sunday, March 6, 2016

New Bill Lets Airlines Display Deceiving Fares

New Bill Lets Airlines Display Deceiving Fares

Ed Perkins, March 01, 2016
Score two for the airlines, nil for consumers.
Two amendments passing through the U.S. House of Representatives last week will hurt the average American air traveler: one lets airlines display fictitious low-ball fares, while the second rejects standardizing aircraft seat pitch.

  • The House accepted an amendment from Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R, FL) that brings the anti-consumer Transparent Airfares Act proposal back to life. That's the provision that would allow airlines to omit taxes and fees from their advertised prices and first-screen fare postings.
  • It also rejected an amendment from Congressman Steve Cohen (D, TN) that would potentially require the FAA to set minimum standards of airline seat spacing. The purpose was to assure that airline passengers could (1) safely exit a survivable crash in an airplane with the tightest allowable seating within the requisite 90-minute interval, and (2) avoid the increased risks of deep vein thrombosis resulting from being forced to sit in undersized seats for extended periods of time.
Consumer advocates who opposed the first and supported the second have moved their efforts to the Senate. At this point, the overall outcome is unclear but events to date underscore the power of the airline lobby to bypass important consumer concerns. We will keep you in the loop of upcoming developments.
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