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Traveller beware!

Now here’s a shocker for frequent travellers. 

A hotel guest was shocked to learn that they would be charged $50 (£41) without even taking anything from the mini bar.

I’m sure we are all aware of how dangerously expensive hotel mini bars are.

But at least one hotel has warned guests that even putting personal items in the fridge will incur a charge as a sensor has been employed which automatically applies charges if the door is opened for any reason.

Moving on from the mini bar to the safe. it has now emerged that hotel safes are much easier to break into than you might have expected.

Typically, guests will set a code and lock it to secure their valuables.

However, it turns out that resetting the code isn’t that difficult.

So let’s say you forgot your code. What should you do?

You could, of course call reception, but seemingly you could simply double tap the ‘lock’ button, then enter zero six times.

Allegedly this supercode overwrites everything and supposedly works on 99 percent of all the hotel safes in the world.

Of course, being a Tuesday I was joined once more by Margaret Mills who had a tale to tell about a couple of sisters from Ingatestone, who as well as being the daughters of an important tea merchant in the town, were also suffragettes, who it seems had no qualms of taking on the authorities of the day.

Listen here to what Margaret had to say about their activities: –

Hope to catch you again next week,
Scott

Traveller beware!

Now here’s a shocker for frequent travellers. 

A hotel guest was shocked to learn that they would be charged $50 (£41) without even taking anything from the mini bar.

I’m sure we are all aware of how dangerously expensive hotel mini bars are.

But at least one hotel has warned guests that even putting personal items in the fridge will incur a charge as a sensor has been employed which automatically applies charges if the door is opened for any reason.

Moving on from the mini bar to the safe. it has now emerged that hotel safes are much easier to break into than you might have expected.

Typically, guests will set a code and lock it to secure their valuables.

However, it turns out that resetting the code isn’t that difficult.

So let’s say you forgot your code. What should you do?

You could, of course call reception, but seemingly you could simply double tap the ‘lock’ button, then enter zero six times.

Allegedly this supercode overwrites everything and supposedly works on 99 percent of all the hotel safes in the world.

Of course, being a Tuesday I was joined once more by Margaret Mills who had a tale to tell about a couple of sisters from Ingatestone, who as well as being the daughters of an important tea merchant in the town, were also suffragettes, who it seems had no qualms of taking on the authorities of the day.

Listen here to what Margaret had to say about their activities: –

Hope to catch you again next week,
Scott

Traveller beware!

Now here’s a shocker for frequent travellers. 

A hotel guest was shocked to learn that they would be charged $50 (£41) without even taking anything from the mini bar.

I’m sure we are all aware of how dangerously expensive hotel mini bars are.

But at least one hotel has warned guests that even putting personal items in the fridge will incur a charge as a sensor has been employed which automatically applies charges if the door is opened for any reason.

Moving on from the mini bar to the safe. it has now emerged that hotel safes are much easier to break into than you might have expected.

Typically, guests will set a code and lock it to secure their valuables.

However, it turns out that resetting the code isn’t that difficult.

So let’s say you forgot your code. What should you do?

You could, of course call reception, but seemingly you could simply double tap the ‘lock’ button, then enter zero six times.

Allegedly this supercode overwrites everything and supposedly works on 99 percent of all the hotel safes in the world.

Of course, being a Tuesday I was joined once more by Margaret Mills who had a tale to tell about a couple of sisters from Ingatestone, who as well as being the daughters of an important tea merchant in the town, were also suffragettes, who it seems had no qualms of taking on the authorities of the day.

Listen here to what Margaret had to say about their activities: –

Hope to catch you again next week,
Scott

Traveller beware!

Now here’s a shocker for frequent travellers. 

A hotel guest was shocked to learn that they would be charged $50 (£41) without even taking anything from the mini bar.

I’m sure we are all aware of how dangerously expensive hotel mini bars are.

But at least one hotel has warned guests that even putting personal items in the fridge will incur a charge as a sensor has been employed which automatically applies charges if the door is opened for any reason.

Moving on from the mini bar to the safe. it has now emerged that hotel safes are much easier to break into than you might have expected.

Typically, guests will set a code and lock it to secure their valuables.

However, it turns out that resetting the code isn’t that difficult.

So let’s say you forgot your code. What should you do?

You could, of course call reception, but seemingly you could simply double tap the ‘lock’ button, then enter zero six times.

Allegedly this supercode overwrites everything and supposedly works on 99 percent of all the hotel safes in the world.

Of course, being a Tuesday I was joined once more by Margaret Mills who had a tale to tell about a couple of sisters from Ingatestone, who as well as being the daughters of an important tea merchant in the town, were also suffragettes, who it seems had no qualms of taking on the authorities of the day.

Listen here to what Margaret had to say about their activities: –

Hope to catch you again next week,
Scott

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