Do I need cancellation Insurance?

And does comprehensive cancellation insurance counterweight the decision to take the cheaper alternative flight and cover off any financial loss I may incur from not being able to attend work? img_8130

Short answer – no…. I estimate one day of lost wages removes any financial benefit I might gain from the cheaper flights. Therefore I am going to continue to take my more “expensive” option and incidentally access to the bubbles in airport lounge!

I am a complete airline snob… I tend to pay a little more than the average person when I am booking short duration trips.  I have always used the excuse that the airlines I use tend to us have the least number of cancellations and I won’t miss work, however today over a post-gastronomic haze, this view of mine was challenged. Continue reading “Do I need cancellation Insurance?”

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Tips and tricks – Bangalore airport

I won’t lie, this is not the most exciting post I think I have made yet, however this one is completely in line with the “I wish someone had told me that” purpose of this blog, so bear with me.img_6987

I really wish I knew: that leaving the airport requires a toll, and it is not included in the taxi fare.  Cost is INR 120.

Best hack: hold small denominations for this toll – they are distinctly unimpressed if you give them INR 500 note!

Entry requirements: At time of writing this, India had introduced the E-visa tourist visa for some country’s – NZ, Australia, Canada, USA & UK among eligible country’s. You need to apply at least three days before travel, and make sure you print it out for presentation at Immigration
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