Well, I’m sure you know of crazier stories, but this one certainly makes me blush!
During my recent travels, I met a man, lets call him John. He knew that I was a travel blogger, so he was eager to tell me his story of how he gets airlines to give him overnight layovers when he’s really supposed to be just connecting flights.
How did he do this?
He took Niacin!
According to WebMd, Niacin is a form of Vitamin B3. It is considered “likely safe” for most people. The most common side effect of Niacin is a “flushing reaction.” In other words, your face turns rather red. Aspirin is generally an antidote for the flushing.
Well, John said that when he wants a layover, he simply pops some niacin. His face heats up and turns beet red. He then approaches the airline representative and says he is not feeling well and would like to change his flight to the next day. Bingo. He said this works at least 50% of the time. He then takes an aspirin and enjoys his night.
What is your reaction? Is this a genius move, or does it trouble you? Would you attempt it?
here’s my reaction:
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