Lots of travel news

The news that is on everyone’s mind is the Coronavirus. We are all most alarmed by how quickly it spread. The number of deaths is high but then so are the usual flus. Even though flu shots are highly recommended and get lots of publicity to get them, the flu is still very prevalent. WASH WASH and sanitize are the best solutions any time.

Insurance. People are beginning to ask. Will travel insurance cover any cancellations? Travel insurance will only cover some coronavirus cancellations.

“Fear of traveling due to coronavirus is not a covered reason to cancel a trip on a typical comprehensive travel insurance plan. Unfortunately, there is limited cancellation coverage under most standard travel insurance policies.” Meanwhile if your physician recommends you do not travel for health reasons, most insurance will cover you.

On another topic….
 
Seat assignments. In the past month I have been on 9 airplane flights. My seats ranged from coach, to comfort, to business class. Where I sat made a big difference. I always recommend seat assignments, because being in the last row in the middle is no fun! The toilet usually flushes behind you!
If you are doing your own tickets, pay attention to your seat assignments. There is a great website https://www.seatguru.com/ On a flight home from Atlanta I should have checked.. as my seat was behind the flight attendants jump seat, with no screen or place to put my stuff!

I also recommend the business class. Often, if you call and reserve well in advance, it does not cost much more than coach. And I never recommend the economy with no seat assignments and fee for luggage. Some carriers have what they call comfort. It is neither coach nor business, but a nice option. Lastly about seats, if you have the option of flying on a nonstop flight, take it. Changing plane takes at least two hours longer to cover the same distance! What normally takes me 6 -7 hours to cross the country from Seattle to Boston, took me 13 hours last week because I choose to fly on miles and change planes. Did I learn my lesson!

Time to plan your fall and winter holidays. Call soon 617-588-4246 thank you Harriet

About alwaysharriet

With thirty years experience in corporate and leisure travel consulting, Harriet Ahouse has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and worldwide. An avid scuba diver, she understands the requirements of travelers both on land and in the water. On the European scene she has offered traditional and personalized travel itineraries throughout the continent--Italy, France, and England are some of her favorites. As a Virtuoso Agent, she also has extensive resources to enhance her expertise in designing individual destination travel itineraries--and honeymoons--worldwide!
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