Author Archive for jennifergeart

My management company mismanaged my deposit refund

It’s been over two months since Rebecca Horowitz moved out of her apartment – but she’s still waiting for the management company to return her security deposit. Can our advocates turn up the heat and persuade the management company to come up with a check for Horowitz?

This passenger says she was involuntarily denied boarding — American Airlines disagrees

Kim and Joe Christiana were headed home to Baton Rouge, La., from their son’s wedding when they got an unexpected change in their itinerary. The post This passenger says she was involuntarily denied boarding — American Airlines disagrees appeared first on Elliott.

Treated badly by the TSA? Get in line

TSA agents are getting ruder, and it’s time to do something about it. So say an increasing number of air travelers, citing their own experiences of being harassed and harangued by the screeners who are supposed to be helping them. The post Treated badly by the TSA?

Her trip is cut short by a cancer diagnosis, but what about these sky-high change fees?

Lisa Stewart’s parents abruptly end their trip to Israel after her mother’s stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Can they get a refund on the airline ticket change fees? The post Her trip is cut short by a cancer diagnosis, but what about these sky-high change fees?

I used vouchers to book my flight, and now I need to cancel. Can I get a refund?

American Airlines bumps Hadassah Bennett from a flight and compensates her with vouchers, which she redeems for another flight. But a chronic illness flares up and she is forced to cancel her flight. Can she persuade American to return her vouchers for her to use on a future flight?

Downgraded on my flight home — where’s my refund?

After Andrew Wolkstein’s flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Newark, New Jersey, is canceled because of a pilots’ strike, he’s downgraded to economy class. Why won’t El Al Israel Airlines refund the fee he paid for a better seat?

Silk Road by MGB – Days 94 to 102 – across Europe to the finish line

The final stage of our Silk Road trip felt like it was going to be a race to the finish, we would exit Asia by crossing the Dardanelles from Asian Turkey to European Turkey, enter the European Union as we crossed from Turkey into Bulgaria, then make a quick sprint to the finish line, Abingdon in England where MGs were made until 1980. That’s seven years after my MGB, Burgundy, rolled off the assembly line

The Adventurous Gal’s Travel Guide to Staying Safe, Sane, and Comfortable in Egypt

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook . We’re fresh back from our tour of Egypt with Lady Egypt Tours ! After two weeks in the country, talking with plenty of locals and doing way more research than I should have about our trip … here’s everything women (solo and otherwise) need to know — from clothing to customs to safety — for an unforgettable trip to the land of the Pharaohs. Kelsey standing outside Abu Simbel Solo Female Travelers: What to Pack for Egypt Clothing Egypt is more sand than streets, so you’ll want to pack for spending a week in the desert, even if you plan on being mostly in Cairo or any of the other cities

As airlines try to monetize seat assignments, are disabled passengers being left behind?

Flying with a disability is never easy, but in the past, airlines have lightened the burden a little by offering passengers such as Scott Nold advance seat assignments. The post As airlines try to monetize seat assignments, are disabled passengers being left behind? appeared first on Elliott

Silk Road by MGB – China Stops Day 19 to Day 29

We’re now at Day 52 of our Silk Road journey and en route through China we made some intriguing stops, here are a few from our arrival in China through to Day 29 of the trip. ◄ On Day 19, between Mengla near the Laotian border and Pu’er, famous for its tea, we visited the Xishuangbanna Botanic Gardens, the biggest botanic gardens in China

United we stand, if we’re overbooked you fall

Airline travel can be stressful. You get to the airport hours before your flight, endure the security checks and then spend time trying to find a seat in the departure terminal. And you spend a small fortune on something that is alleged to be food

Which is better: window or aisle?

For air travelers, the choice of economy class airline seat — window or aisle — is an enduring question, if not also a source of countless arguments. And for most of the year, it’s also a highly academic one, since planes are so overbooked that you’re lucky to get any seat.

Hotels should “tell the truth” about pets. We can help with that

Angela Younger had no idea if the Marriott property at which she recently stayed allowed pets. But her question was answered soon enough when the property became a real “animal house.” The post Hotels should “tell the truth” about pets. We can help with that appeared first on Elliott.

An epic win on the high seas for self-advocacy

When a cruise ship departed London without all the passengers’ luggage on board, some people waited and hoped that the cruise line and the airlines would work together to reunite them with their lost bags. The post An epic win on the high seas for self-advocacy appeared first on Elliott.