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Absurd travel rules

There are so many silly travel rules and you don’t have to be a frequent flier to know that either.For example:If you buy a set of plane tickets for a vacation somewhere with your other half, but just before your trip, the relationship goes wrong and you are left with two tickets and instead of wasting them you want to take a friend. Your airline may sympathize, but it won’t let you transfer the ticket, although you have paid for it. The airlines always say that this is for security reasons and potential fraud. But what they don’t tell you is they are also worried about their earnings. Making airline tickets transferable could cost the domestic airline industry more than $1 billion in monthly revenues, according to an estimate. It would be nice to allow people who have made honest mistakes, like making a reservation under their nickname or maiden name, to allow them to amend their tickets. Those passengers now pay hefty change fees, and in many cases, have to buy brand-new ticketsAlso:The prohibition of carry on liquids and gels should have been stricken from the books along time ago, when the government agency decided to replace its outright ban on liquids with one that’s difficult to understand and enforce. If you are still a confused about what “toiletries of three ounces or less that fit comfortably in one quart size, clear plastic, zip bag are, you are certainly not alone.So instead of looking for terrorists or hijackers, the airport screeners are busy confiscating toothpaste, perfume and bottled water. We are told it is for our own benefit, lets hope so.



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