Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Views, Reviews and Weird News
So what have I got to offer you in this weeks "Views, Reviews and Weird, well News?
Today it's just a couple of pieces of slightly weird news.
In England, the death of a fish made major headlines...
DEATH OF 'THE PEOPLE'S FISH'
Britain's biggest and best-loved common carp (voted Britain's Favorite Carp), Benson, has died. The 64lb fish was caught 63 times in her 13-year career.
AIRLINES OFFER MONEY BACK IF THE WEATHER IS BAD
Washed out on your summer break? There may be a silver lining in the grey clouds that darken your holiday pictures.
Lufthansa is offering passengers compensation for rainy days on holiday, the latest travel company to do so.
People who book flights with them from Germany can claim 20 euro for every rainy day, for up to ten days.
Last month, Pierre et Vacances and FranceLoc, two French holiday groups, offered customers a similar deal.
The Lufthansa 'sunshine rate' is available until 18 August and is valid on flights departing between 1 September to 31 October to 36 destinations.
Washed out travelers should send their travel vouchers, boarding passes and a list of rainy days to the insurer once they return.
If www.wetteronline.de, a German weather website, records rainfall of at least five millimeters at your destination on the specified days then you should be eligible for compensation.
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