If you’re hoping to travel internationally later this year, take a look at your passport. If it’s close to expiring, you may already have a problem.
That is because countries and airlines have strict passport expiration rules. To be safe, your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after the start of your trip. It is something too many people don’t realize until it’s too late.
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Tessa Tan orders a sweatshirt from Armani Exchange, but it doesn’t fit. Why won’t the company exchange it for her?
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If you’re planning your first vacation after the pandemic, you probably have questions.
What kind of precautions should you take before leaving? What should you pack to stay safe? And what should you expect?
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On a flight from Charlotte to Denver, Stephen Caron met a man he thinks was faking a disability.
“He boarded first because he was in a wheelchair,” recalls Caron, a retired customer sales manager from Jacksonville, Florida. “When we landed he got up and walked off the plane.”
The man then made a beeline to the baggage claim in Denver, a lengthy walk from the gate, unassisted. Caron says he’s seen it happen many times.
Airline crew members have a name for that kind of fake disability on a plane. It’s called a “miracle” flight.
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If you’re planning to travel abroad after the pandemic, you should expect a few surprises. Some customs have changed, and you’ll need to mind your manners more than ever.
“The hugs and warm handshakes are something of the past,” predicts John Niser, director of the International School of Hospitality, Sports and Tourism Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University. “You can expect to continue to wear masks, and social distancing will become more of a norm.”
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