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If connecting, skip the U.S.

July 05, 2009

Regarding letters about United Airlines getting it right [June 7] or wrong [June 21].

Here is my advice for travelers to foreign destinations: Never, ever connect in a U.S. airport, no matter which airline you are flying.

If you need to connect, do so in a foreign airport on the way to your final destination. I have found that the risks of connecting problems in foreign airports are very low in comparison. The extra costs, if any, are well worth it.

Also, in the rare event you do get stranded at the connecting foreign airport, you are already at a foreign location! You can adapt your plans, walk out and discover that country.

Jacqueline Fischer

Monrovia

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