Real-life "The "Terminal" incident

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As she was starting a new life in Idaho and only had $30 cash to her name, and additionally had not recently flown, she was caught by surprise. In a stance worthy of Tom Hanks in "The Terminal", she then bedded down in San Francisco airport for the next 8 nights as she refused to leave her bags behind. She was rescued by member's of the airport's church who raised $210 for the lady to buy another flight ticket - one presumes this one included baggage fees though!

I thought this was a good illustration of the unexpected difficulties some travellers end up facing. The moral of the story is: check your tickets and the fees you will need to pay. In today's world of low-cost flights, it is not a given that everything will be included in your e-ticket or paper ticket...

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Lauren Haas

Solicitor - Claims Abroad Team

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