Rules and regs

28 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.

* If that doesn’t drive the comment spambots** into a frenzy, I don’t know what will. I think I’ll need some pharmaceuticals, a nice relaxing casino trip and a genuine watch to help me cope.

** Oh, they’re not bots after all? I found this in my spamfilter today. Hehehe 🙂

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  1. I believe the insurance is for when you’re walking along minding your own and get hit by a big red Audi… At least – that’s what I’m very much hoping!!!

    ps I hope they don’t count crutches as a potential weapon. Clearly they are.

  2. Crutches? Definitely blunt. None of that.

  3. I’m also wondering how they’re gonna check that I have nothing in the cast… Think I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.

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