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Airline offers money for rainy days

August 7, 2009 9:18:08 AM PDT
German-based airline Lufthansa is offering an incentive to get more people to fly: money. If it rains while passengers are away on their trips, then the airline says it will compensate them 20 euros for every rainy day, up to ten days.The offer applies to people who book flights from Germany.

Lufthansa's so-called "sunshine rate" does not last forever. Passengers need to book their flights by August 18 and are required to travel between September 1 and October 31.

There are 36 European and worldwide destinations included in the offer.

Compensation comes after the travelers return from their trips. The airline requires them to send along their travel vouchers, boarding passes and a list of rainy days.

The airline defines a rainy day as one during which .2 inches of rain per square meter falls.

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