German Airline Offers 'Sunshine Insurance'

Lufthansa to pay out if it rains at travelers' destinations
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2009 9:18 PM CDT
In this Jan. 29, 2009, file photo, aircraft operated by German airline Lufthansa are seen at Munich airport, southern Germany.   (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
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(Newser) – The German airline Lufthansa is offering “sunshine insurance” as an incentive for travelers to book tickets in the fall, Stars and Stripes reports. For travel in September in October, the airline will pay passengers 20 euros for every day that it rains more than 0.2 inches at the destination, up to 200 euros for one trip. The airline flies to most of the world's tourist hotspots, including New York, DC, Barcelona, and Venice.