BOSTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- SmarterTravel(R), a comprehensive travel advice resource for the budget-conscious traveler, today released a checklist of strategies for staying safe while traveling during this highly anticipated flu season.
"As far as cancellations, there's no guarantee how airlines will handle things, but from what we are seeing now they are taking extra steps to keep passengers healthy," said Anne Banas, executive editor of SmarterTravel. "Many have removed pillows and blankets from flights, some are offering antibacterial hand wipes and masks and Continental recently announced mandatory flu shots and clinics for employees in hub cities.
"But, if Swine Flu erupts in a single country or region, as it did last time in Mexico, airlines will likely cancel flights and wave change fees for that destination. My biggest piece of advice to travelers nervous about canceling due to illness is: consider travel insurance."
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