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America’s Two For One Dollar Deal

by | 18th, April 2007

backscatter-thumb.jpgYOU might have to put up with finger-printing and eye recognition and god knows what kind of profiling upon landing at an airport in America, but get through the Orwellian welcoming party, and you’ll find yourself flush in the US of A.

With the pound breaking through the two dollar mark yesterday for the first time in almost 15 years, airlines and travel agents were bracing themselves for an expected explosion of bargain hunting trips across the Atlantic.

The Times tells us that the likes of Hong Kong and Cuba, who peg their currencies to the dollar, will also provide rich pickings for bargain-crazy Brits.

However, custom officials do warn that travellers should declare any goods bought above £145. A Revenue and Customs official said “We know when flights from the US land. We hope that most people are honest.”

They know when flights from the US land? The clever so and so’s.

Posted: 18th, April 2007 | In: Money Comment | TrackBack | Permalink