Travel News & Deals Summary – March 10, 2009

by brian on March 10, 2009

Travel news and deals of interest to YOU from around the Web compiled and edited by

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How to Travel By Cargo Ship
This one was really interesting. Who would have thought of that?

If You Lose Your Job, We’ll Refund Your Fare
Again, another carrier trying to draw people in by basically promising insurance in case you lose your job. Read the fine print, but go for it if it applies to you.

Budget Travel Strategies to Consider for 2009

Hostels #1. I’m telling you, you have to try it at least once.

Fire Sales! How Cheap Can Travel Go?
The top item was a round trip to Barcelona for $206US. Wow!

Avoiding Classic Travel Scams
The biggest thing learned: Don’t pay for a package trip, tour or cruise in full more than 60 days from the departure date and ALWAYS use a credit card.

And as a public service, I’m going to remind you how NOT to act at an airport. This lady missed her plane, went completely bonkers and an airline employee recorded her and uploaded to Youtube. That’s it folks. She just missed…her…flight. No one died, no great tragedy. But apparently it’s a catastrophe of monumental proportions.

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Kymbugs March 13, 2009 at 11:46 AM

I can TOTALLY relate to this woman!
That’s how I am INSIDE when I miss my flight, although my acquired British reserve, stiff upper lip hey ho attitude makes sure it doesn’t get out for all to see


brian March 14, 2009 at 5:13 PM

The key word you used is INSIDE. Because if someone I was traveling with had a COMPLETE meltdown like that, I would seriously question my own judgment on being associated with them.

And how many times have you missed a flight?


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