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A wake-up call for those travel nightmares
A wake-up call for those travel nightmares

Things go wrong. On the road, in the air, at the hotel — they go wrong everywhere. But if you have an idea about how to remedy them, these snafus might not worry you as much. Here's a quick look at several unhappy travel scenarios, how aggravating they are on a 10-point scale (10 most, 1 least) and how to overcome them The problem: You overslept and missed your plane — and you have a nonrefundable ticket. Aggravation factor: 3 if you're headed to Las Vegas or the Bay Area on Southwest Airlines; 5-plus if you're headed to most other U.S. cities, 6-plus if you're leaving the country. The cause: Illness? Hangover? Doesn't matter. The effect: You wait...

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