Rules and regs28 July, 2010
Travel, it seems, is a minefield of rules and regulations that make no sense. Consider:
- Insurance: no cover for “any activity that carries an increased risk of injury”. If that’s increased risk compared to sitting down and buying insurance online*, then I’m not even covered to get to the airport. Remind me, what is the point of insurance?
- Airline carry-on baggage: “no sharp items” and “no blunt items”. I can’t actually think of anything to bring that is neither sharp nor blunt.
I conclude that a large part of becoming a seasoned traveller is learning which bits of small print can be safely ignored.
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** Oh, they’re not bots after all? I found this in my spamfilter today. Hehehe 🙂
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