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What We’re Reading: Is Airline Legroom Wasted on the Short?

Should extra-legroom seats be reserved for tall people only? Get answers in this week’s regular roundup of travel news and stories.

How to Plan a Cheap Ski Getaway

Just in time for ski season, blogger adventurous Kate serves up tips for a bargain-basement ski vacation on her blog. In response to a reader’s request for affordable ski trip ideas, Kate reveals how to find budget-priced lodging, pick a less pricey destination, and save on your airline ticket. Read the tips on Adventurous Kate, a blog dedicated to solo female travel.

The Largest Gathering of Drag Queens at Sea

What’s fabulous and floats? The Drag Queens at Sea cruise on Carnival Glory, which almost didn’t happen. Shortly before the ship set sail, Carnival Cruise Lines decreed that dressing in drag wouldn’t be allowed on the cruise. No dressing in drag … on a drag-themed cruise. In an email to passengers, Carnival said, “Guests are not allowed to dress in drag for the performances or in public areas at any time during the cruise.”

But, as our sister site Cruise Critic reports, Carnival reversed its stance just in time, and the sassy sailing was saved. Get the story here.

Is Airline Legroom Wasted on the Short?

The Everywhereist posted this hilarious account of an Alaska Airlines seat with seemingly infinite legroom. (It’s one of those seats that is missing the seat in front of it.) But, in the words of the Everywhereist, “It was utterly wasted on me. I’m 5’2”, which isn’t very tall to begin with, but on top of that, I have ‘disproportionately short legs.’ That’s an actual quote from the woman who taught that spin class I went to once and only once (I was emotionally scarred).”

Do you think extra-legroom seats are wasted on the short?

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