Many things occur in life which we take for granted. Unless you actually take the time to think about certain things, you’ll probably never get around to realizing that there is “mysterious” stuff going on. Anyhow, I found myself thinking about some travel “mysteries,” thanks to an article at Bing Travel. Titled “8 Unsolved Travel Mysteries,” it gives you a peek into these things that we might not really think of. Here are some of my favorites.
Are you below 25? Have you tried renting a car? Did you know that you have to be at least 25 years old to rent a car? The article says:
Statistically, young people have a greater propensity to drive recklessly and get into accidents. Several major companies, such as Hertz, don’t want to mess with this limited market.
The restriction is loosening a bit, though. Some companies, such as Thrifty, Alamo and Dollar, will rent to drivers over 21, though their younger customers must still pay a surcharge that can be as steep as $50/day.
Here’s another one – it’s about TSA contraband that gets seized:
The Transportation Security Administration screens 2 million passengers daily, so there’s a lot of contraband. Most prohibited material that passengers lose at security — including thousands of pounds of shampoo and soda pop — becomes garbage. Items such as knives and scissors are sometimes sent to state government auctions.
What a waste, huh? They should give those things to charity – I am sure there are people who could use them!
For more of these mysteries, click on the link to the full article above.
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