November 17th, 2009
A newlywed couple almost missed out on an $2,000 honeymoon in St. Petersburg, Russia because they tried to fly without first obtaining Russian visas for the trip. According to this story in USA Today, Bethany Thomas and Dmitri Zagidulin booked the Russian honeymoon via Expedia.
They weren't sure if they needed visas or not, but the Expedia travel agent assured them they didn't. The newlyweds didn't even know that they had a problem until they got to Frankfurt and were not allowed to get on board the plane into Russia. To add insult to injury, their luggage was sent on to St. Petersburg, and all Expedia would do to fix the situation was offer them a $100 hotel credit. Not cool!
Fortunately, this story does have a happy ending, thanks largely to the magic of Facebook and Twitter. T
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