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Pet Peaves About Air Travel

Even the most even-tempered person can get annoyed while flying in moving metal with 100+ other people. Here is a varied collection of pet peeves and wry observations — along with some polite disagreements and a handful of explanations. Many thanks to the contributors, who shall remain anonymous.

The 8 biggest gripes:

“Seatback in the upright position.” Scores of people asked, “Is a lousy two-inch pitch really going to make much of a difference during takeoff and landing?” (See answer, below.)

Security. My original column came at the height of the London bomb scare, unleashing a torrent of complaints about the new no-liquids policy and the goons rifling through your bags. And why, people asked, can duty-free shops continue to sell items that their clueless customers cannot take on the airplane?

In-flight “snacks. “Why bother to give out half-ounce packages?” asked one reader. “I counted, and there were only eight peanuts in a package. I saved mine so as not to spoil my dinner that night.”

Click here for the rest of the pet peeves about air travel

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Russia Warns About Volcano Eruption

Russia Warns About Volcano Eruption

Moscow – The Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) has issued an advisory to airlines, urging them to avoid flying over the Kamchatka mountains where four volcanoes have become more active.

Read the full story here!

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All About Kumbh Mela (world’s biggest religious festival)

All About Kumbh Mela!

Once every 12 years, tens of millions of pilgrims stream to the small northern city of Allahabad from across India for the Maha Kumbh Mela, or Grand Pitcher Festival, at the point where the Ganges and Yamuna rivers meet with a third, mythical river.

Officials believe that over the next two months as many as 100 million people will pass through the temporary city that covers an area larger than Athens on a wide sandy river bank. That would make it larger even than previous festivals.

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Advice For Future Exchange Students

Getting a chance to experience life in a different part of the world can be one of two things; exciting or terrifying. Which ever you decide is the case, one thing that’s certain is that living outside of your comfort zone is overwhelming.

Below (when you click the link) is a list of advice and tips for future exchange students so that their adaptation to a new “foreign” life can come as smooth as possible. If you have decided to take that overwhelming journey of becoming an exchange student, make sure that you get the most out of everything you experience. Read the whole article here!

We have also included the highlight flyers to our Meridian International Major Medical  plan. Be sure that you are secured with a great insurance plan before you board your plane! One less thing to worry about is a good thing.

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Temporary Visitors to the U.S.

From Travel.State.Gov

International visitors add greatly to our nation’s cultural, education and economic life. We continue the proud tradition of welcoming visitors to the United States, with secure borders and open doors.

Most Canadian citizens and many citizens from Visa Waiver Program countries can come to the United States (U.S.) without a visa if they meet certain requirements.All Visa Waiver Program travelers must present a machine-readable passport at the U.S. port of entry to enter the U.S. without a visa; otherwise a U.S. visa is required. See important information about additional digital photograph and e-passport requirements for VWP travelers. Other foreign citizens will need a nonimmigrant visa. Read More »

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Traveling During Chinese New Year

By: Sara Naumann,

The biggest question people have when traveling to China during Chinese New Year is whether or not they’re going to be able to go sight-seeing and shopping. The good news is, yes! Tourist attractions, in fact, most service industry-related businesses, will not close over the holidays. Of course, there are going to be big crowds – this is the busiest travel time in the year. But it’s still fun to visit China during it’s most festive season. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about traveling during the holidays. Read More »

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Improved Versions of Inbound Plans!

Insurance Services of America now offers improved versions of Inbound Guest, Inbound Immigrant and Inbound USA. All insureds under age 70 will receive an acute onset of a pre-existing condition benefit at no additional charge! Treatment must be received within 24 hours of the onset. Read More »