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Travel always provides a wealth of experiences. Have you ever had an interesting, crazy, amazing or bizarre incident whilst overseas on business? We want to hear about what you've been upto. Have your say with CNN.

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I hope I speak for many others, but I am very happy that the U.S. Government has finally done something about rude U.S. Customs and Immigration agents that "welcome" visitors to the U.S. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have felt very unwelcome due to the authoritative attitude of U.S. officials. I have visited Canada and Mexico and have never experienced any problems with officials. Andreas Bodington, London, UK

If the airlines get anymore "budget" minded we would be better off swimming. Air service needs to look in retrospect to remember what "service" is. Antonio Ploszay, Tokyo, Japan

Budget airlines are OK, but frequent business travelers deserve more than a cramped seat on a first come first served basis. You cannot work in those situations. Who is going to provide the long haul flights to places like West Africa and Asia if budget airlines prevail? I do not know a businessperson who wants to sit bolt upright with no food for 18 hours or more. Chris Taylor, Tampa, Florida

When people and passengers forget about the "human factor," such as a general hello, a smile...it does not bode well for budget airlines. There is no need for long conversations, just an acknowledgment that the other person exists is needed. Blake Jackson, Blomfiled, Connecticut

In the future short and medium range business flights will be budget conscious. Long-haul/overseas travel will be centred on business productivity. Leon Fairley, Sacramento, California

Although budget airlines have made impressive market share gains in the US, they will not entirely capture the business travel market until they offer an international product, with business class service, as well. Brian Tobin, New York

I will fly virtually any carrier if the plane is clean, is safe, will get there on time and will offer pre-assigned seating. The most important perk to me is preferred seating (extra legroom, front of the plane, etc.). Full fare carriers are charging too much of a premium for "full fare" -- no one sane should pay those rates, today. Paul, New Jersey

Until the low cost carriers improve their websites to allow travel agents to load profiles they will not replace major carriers. It takes three to four extra steps to book a budget carrier for travel agents. You have to enter the information each time for different passengers. Until a travel agent starts designing these Web sites, they will only be used by smaller companies. Paul Distasi, Tampa, Florida


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