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  • Coming To America To Have A Baby

    A home in the Southern California town of Chino Hills is being offered to Chinese for a maternity holiday. The idea is for pregnant women to come live in the home so that they can have a US born baby.

    For $5000 to $15000 per month one can stay at the hilltop seven bedroom home. The package includes food, travel, sightseeing and the hospital stay for the babybafter being born.

    Such packages are already common for Korea mothers who will often come to the United States early in their pregnancy but shorter than their tourist visa stays. Coming earlier in a pregnancy is safer for travel and helps to avoid immigration from refusing entry.

    With uncertainty in other parts of the world, as well as some of the best prenatal and post pregnancy medical care, the United States is a logical choice to have a birth for many women.

  • Alaska Airlines Agrees to Reimburse Couple in Diaper Dispute

    by Fran Golden at AOL Travel News

    Alaska Airlines has agreed to reimburse a Canadian couple after they were bumped from a flight in an incident that started with a smelly diaper, and that the carrier calls "rare."

    Colleen Roberge and Dan Blais had just gotten married in Las Vegas and were on their way home to Edmonton, Alberta. But when they were about to board the plane their baby son had an explosive dirty diaper.

    Roberge tells CTV Edmonton she left the gate to change the baby's diaper, leaving her husband behind to explain the situation. But when she returned she was told her ticket had been given to another passenger on standby.

    The couple was not allowed to board the flight, and Roberge says a customer service agent even told her she should have boarded the plane before changing the soiled diaper.

    After being bumped, the couple was left with the option of spending up to two days on standby for another Alaska Airlines flight or paying about $1,000 for tickets home that day on another airline. The couple chose the latter, and got home on WestJet.

    The upset couple blogged about the incident, and Alaska Airlines left a comment explaining its stance. "Reservations are subject to cancellation if customers aren't ready at the gate within specified times," the carrier says. "If we accommodate people who arrive late, we risk arriving at the destination late."

    But the carrier now says it will pay for the couple's flight home.

    "It goes to show that one employee's actions doesn't always represent the whole company and it seems Alaska Airlines didn't thoroughly understand exactly what happened at the gate that day," Roberge and Blais say on their blog.

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