Travel Alert: US Department Of State Warns Of Travel To Columbia

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Details can be found here, but basically due to the increase of violent crime in Columbia the US Department of State is warning against travel to the area. The warning also states that it encorages anyone who is traveling to the country to be sure to register with the US Embassy through the State Department’s website (which is always a …

US Department Of State Issues Travel Alert

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The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens of the health risks of travel to Mexico at this time due to an outbreak of H1N1 “swine flu.”  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an April 27 notice recommending that American citizens avoid all nonessential travel to Mexico at this time.  CDC’s notice also suggests precautions that …

Easing The Load: United’s “New” Weight Policy

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So by now you have probably heard about United’s much publicized new policy on larger passengers. This new policy stems from 700 complaints United Airlines received last year about overweight passengers taking up a portion of their neighbor’s seat. Basically the policy states that (and this is taken directly from United’s website): “For the comfort and well-being of all customers …