Huffington Post, October 25th 2013 – Why Air Passengers Fly With the Flu

Published by October 29, 2013

Precautions travelers can take to protect themselves:

Given all the perverse incentives for flying sick, what can a traveler do to protect him/herself?

— At least two weeks before you travel make sure your vaccinations (e.g. flu, pneumonia) are up-to-date.

— Consider trip cancellation insurance but assess the cost and read the small print.

“Trip cancellation will reimburse travelers up to 100 percent of trip costs if they are ill. Cancellation due to sickness is always a covered reason, as long as travelers provide documentation from a doctor which states they were unfit for travel,” says Jessica Bell, a spokesperson for Squaremouth.com.

Read the full article from Huffington Post at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/irene-s-levine/flying-with-the-flu_b_4138648.html