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Thursday Flakes: Bed Bugs, Lucha Libre and a Secret Airport Restaurant

Lots of good stuff to talk about in this week’s Travel Flakes

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Lucha VaVOOM Hosts Special Tribute Show Honoring Lucha Libre Trailblazer And Queer Icon Cassandro Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images

Tuesday night was the first time I went to Lucha Libre in Guadalajara. I had been to shows before in Mexico City in Oaxaca so it was nice to finally experience it for the first time here. This was a fun and entertaining experience and I got to see some other famous wrestlers I had seen at other Lucha Libre shows including the famous Mistico who has been in the business for 25 years and has reached legendary status in Mexico. Everyone from the little kids to the elderly ladies wanted to see him, shake his hand or touch his arm and he was happy to oblige throughout his match. If you are curious to read more about Lucha Libre and its history, I would recommend checking out this article here. I definitely recommend going to and experiencing a Lucha Libre event on your next visit to Mexico.

Have you ever attended a Lucha Libre wrestling entertaining event in Mexico?

What about a wrestling entertainment event in Japan or the United States?

Have you ever had a bed bug experience while traveling?

Do you have TSA PreCheck or Clear?

Do you feel more bloated when on an airplane?

Do you like going to speakeasies when going to new places?

What is the earliest a flight has ever arrived to your destination?

Feel free to answer some of these questions in the comments below. Anyways...onto Flakes.


THE 24 HOUR RULE: Are These Huskers Lifting The Curse? | Football | Corn Nation

Three offensive lineman will be making their first starts this Saturday. Two true freshman and a former walk-on will be starting at WR. OK, Alex Bullock has been starting all season, but still. A redshirt freshman who began the season fourth string will likely be getting his third straight start at RB. And the aforementioned sophomore Haarberg, who Mark “Chubba’s MyGuy” Whipple deemed nowhere near ready to see the field around this point last season, will be making his 5th start.

Returning Nebrasketball Players- 2023/24 Edition | Football | Corn Nation

This year, might be a little different. Nebraska boasts nine players returning that brings quite a bit of experience back to the court for the Big Red. Is it enough talent to push the teams game up a bit? Not really, but that is where the transfer portal and the last recruiting class comes in. However, these returning players boast a handful of likely starters and depth coming of the bench for Fred and his coaching staff.

Brock Hardy Comes Home As Bronze Medalist | Wrestling | Corn Nation

It was a banner week for Team USA at the U23 World Championships where they captured four gold medals and two bronze medals to win the team title. One of those medalists was Nebraska’s very own Brock Hardy, who went 4-1 during his two days of competition and finished his trip to Albania with a world bronze medal.

2023-24 Season Preview | Basketball |

For Nebraska Head Coach Fred Hoiberg, the Huskers’ strong finish has built momentum heading into the 2023-24 campaign. Despite losing a pair of starters to season-ending injuries in a two-week span, Nebraska closed Big Ten play winning six of its last eight conference games to post its best conference mark since 2018. Many of those pieces are back this season to help Nebraska make a push for postseason play.

Game Time, TV Set for Big Ten Quarterfinals | Soccer |

The Big Ten Conference has announced the start time and television information for Nebraska’s Big Ten Quarterfinal soccer match against Ohio State on Sunday, Oct. 29. Action is slated for 1 p.m. (CT) and will be televised on NPM World.

Huskers Back at Home Against Maryland, Rutgers | Volleyball |

The top-ranked Nebraska volleyball team begins the second half of the Big Ten slate with back-to-back home matches this weekend. The Huskers host Maryland on Friday at 7 p.m. and Rutgers on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Friday’s match against Maryland is Nebraska’s annual “Pink Match” sponsored by CHI Health.

Huskers Take on Big Ten Championships | Cross Country |

Nebraska cross country is set for the 2023 Big Ten Championships, hosted in Madison, Wis. on Friday, Oct. 27. Action starts on the Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course at 10:45 a.m. (CT) with the men’s 8K, followed by the women’s 6K at 11:45 a.m. (CT). Both races can be streamed live on B1G+ and live results will be available on PT Timing. The Nebraska women enter Friday’s race ranked fourth in the USTFCCCA Midwest Region Poll.


Amazingly Affordable Travel Destinations Around the World | Travel | Travel Pulse

In today’s economic climate, with its challenges and constraints, travelers constantly seek value for money. The quest for affordability doesn’t mean compromising on quality or experience. After 18 months of traversing the globe, I’ve discovered a few places that offer an incredible blend of affordability, beauty, and hospitality. Surprisingly, one of these destinations was Australia.

Hawaiian Vacations Could Get Much Cheaper in 2024 | Travel | Travel Pulse

Experts say demand and cost will soon come into better alignment in Hawaii, making it far more affordable to visit. As costs come down in other places, experts and travel advisors believe that Hawaii will be more price competitive.

Flight Attendants Advised to Pack Gloves, Flashlights for Bed Bug Searches | Travel | Travel Pulse

The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA), the largest union in the world representing flight attendants, has advised its constituency to carry those items, among others, when on a layover and staying in a hotel. The reason? It makes it easier to search for bed bugs.

Will Europe Become a Bags Fly Free Zone for Carry-Ons? | Travel | Travel Pulse

Baggage “that is not checked in, namely hand baggage must be considered, in principle, as a necessary item for the carriage of passengers. Consequently, the carriage of hand baggage cannot be made subject to a price supplement, provided that it meets reasonable requirements in terms of its weight and dimensions and complies with applicable security requirements,” the EU court wrote.

TSA PreCheck vs Clear: Which Is Best For You? | Travel | Lonely Planet

TSA PreCheck and Clear both have their advantages and are very different programs. Each has its own application process, requirements, benefits and fee structure. If you’re having trouble deciding between TSA PreCheck and Clear, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a breakdown of each program to help you make an informed decision.

Copy My Trip: Going Back to Nature in Canada | Travel | Lonely Planet

During the hot and humid 2023 summer in Toronto, my Canadian partner and I hopped in a hire car and headed around 300km (186 miles) north across Ontario. Just a few hours later, I was cooling off with a swim in a glassy lake, with bright-green pine-and-maple forests stretching for as far as you could see into the distance beneath a bright-blue, cloud-flecked sky – a classic scene in serene, wildly beautiful Algonquin Provincial Park.

Flights Are Arriving Earlier Than Ever Before—or Are They? | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

“Padding schedules is a common practice among air carriers,” Kendall tells Conde Nast Traveler. He attributes it to the fact the networks and models that airlines use to predict flight times face unanticipated factors, such as weather, maintenance issues, and air traffic control delays, which “affect the delicate schedule an airline is trying to operate.”

The Science Behind Bloating on Planes—and How to Avoid It | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

“Yes, absolutely people can feel more bloated on a plane,” Jo tells us. “There are two main causes of bloating on a plane: bloating due to gases or inflammation in the gut and bloating due to water retention.” The first cause is largely due to air pressure as the plane begins its ascent. “When you’re traveling at 40,000 feet, the air pressure in the plane is much lower than your body is used to at ground level.”

United Airlines Has a Secret Restaurant Hidden in One of the Country’s Busiest Airports | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

When we landed early, I was thrilled to have extra time in Classified, and eagerly read the instructions again. “When you arrive at the airport, please make your way to Saison, a restaurant located in Terminal C near Gate C120,” the confirmation said. “After you let the host know that you’re dining at Classified, you’ll be escorted to a private entrance and seated at your table.”

Europe Postpones Tourist Fee Until 2025 | Travel | Travel + Leisure

The fee, which will cost €7 ($7.44), will be required for travelers from visa-exempt countries, including the United States, to enter 30 different European countries. The fee will be valid for three years or until the expiration date of someone’s travel document.

11 Cheapest European Cities to Fly Into Right Now | Travel | Travel + Leisure

“As non-peak season, fall is consistently one of the best times of the year to get away for less, with average ticket prices (ATPs) for domestic flights 10% lower than they were during the peak summer months, and international ATPs around 5% cheaper,” an Expedia spokesperson tells Travel + Leisure.

Gladstone: The UK’s Only Residential Library | Travel | BBC

For more than 100 years, clergy, scholars and ordinary people have spent their days studying and their nights sleeping in this unique institution.

Corsica’s Trinicellu: Europe’s Magnificent €50 Train | Travel | BBC

It took 20,000 laborers two decades to build this train line across the Mediterranean’s most mountainous island, and it remains a timeless way to experience Corsica.

Last But Not Least

The Double Reverse!

A question for the married people.