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Obama: "If You Have Flu-Like Symptoms Don't Get on an Airplane" But...

Old Apr 30th, 2009, 07:30 AM
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Obama: "If You Have Flu-Like Symptoms Don't Get on an Airplane" But...

are the airlines then going to waive the cancellation/change fees or will we, if we follow Obama and Biden's advice (Joe says simply right now don't take planes, trains or metros - he said so yesterday)

Seems only right that the airlines now formulate a free change policy so that folks who may be ill don't fly just because they have a non-refundable non-changeable ticket.
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Old Apr 30th, 2009, 08:07 AM
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Travel Insurance?
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Old Apr 30th, 2009, 08:43 AM
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I'm getting on that plane come May 6 - I will do my level best to protect myself against the 'flu germs by spraying an anti-bacterial spray into my nose and throat at regular intervals. Otherwise, my travelplans stay as they are.
Maybe Ireland will be lucky!
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I believe that the idea is not to get on a plane if YOU are sick and risk giving your disease to the other passengers. That makes a lot of sense to me. An anti-bacterial spray is not going to help you at all, as swine flu is caused by a virus.
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Old Apr 30th, 2009, 12:16 PM
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alan - this could, if a pandemic, put the Travel Insurance companies out of business

this would not come under the 'act of God' clause or would it?
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If there is any way not to pay - the insurance companies will find it!
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