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Question of the Week

November 6, 1999


This Week: Seatmate Stories

It's a good bet that if you're traveling alone -- or even with another person -- you'll end up sitting next to a complete stranger. And you never know what might happen once the plane is in the air. It's one of the prices that comes with the convenience of airline travel. A few weeks ago I asked for calls about the experiences you had with the stranger in the next seat, so put your chairs in the upright position and let's hear about them.

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Next Week: Odd Customs

Aside from random seatmate encounters, there are other ways to experience new things while you're traveling. Local customs, for example. They change everywhere you go -- heck, certain parts of the U.S. have different ways of doing things that other parts would consider foreign. We want to hear about some of the more odd ones you've encountered. In the Middle East the soles of one's feet are considered dirty, so it's an insult if you cross your legs and expose them to others. I want to know if you've ever had such an experience with an odd custom during your travels. Where were you when it happened and how did it affect you?

Call me with the oddest custom -- by American standards -- you've ever witnessed at 888-SAV-TRAV. That's 888-728-8728. Or send us an email.


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