I have recently returned from a trip in Vietnam where I flew into Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south and travelled purely by train / overland to Hanoi in the North for my return flight. Most pe…
Source: Booking and Enjoying Train Travel in Vietnam
I do not mean travel insurance claims. Of course if you need to claim for medical reasons or any other legitimate reasons, you should!
I am discussing the ‘middle-man compo’ companies who state you are entitled to claim compensation if your flight is delayed by more than 3 hours or for food poisoning in Egypt etc etc. Here’s why;
1. Nothing in life is free. Every time some uptight twit claims money back from an airline or tour operator because their £500 holiday ego has been dented, guess what happens? They hoik up the rest of their premiums to cover the losses. So we all end up paying more.
2. Blood pressure. It’s not worth getting yourself worked up enough because you arrived in Malaga 5 hours later than planned. Yes, it can be a huge inconvenience to be delayed. Let it go. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Fretting about it will likely ruin your holiday and increase your blood pressure. Having a stroke in Tenerife is not fun.
3. Plan better. Don’t stay in a cruddy 3* hotel in Sharm El Sheikh. You know the drill, frankly if you do, you deserve food poisoning. Don’t plan a flight that lands in an hour before your meeting because flight delays are common.Welcome to aviation – your fault!
People who do the things I have listed above really piss me off and ruin travel for the rest of us.
Have a nice day.
Still giggling at these!
Along my travels I have found it both inspiring and hilarious how people in different countries use their wheels for transportation. I have collected some of the funniest here;
Source: Serious Motorbike Humour!!!
There are pros and cons to long haul and short haul travel, but depending on where you live in the world… Long haul is significantly better!
5 reasons why short-haul travellers need to travel long-haul.