Don’t look now, but there’s a guy next to me at the bottom of the chairlift. He’s snowboarding in a swimsuit
When Frank Diss rents a car in San Antonio, he accepts an agent’s offer of optional insurance coverage for a one-time cost of $26 for the entire term of his rental. But when Diss returns the car, he’s billed $208 more than he expected. Does he deserve a refund?
We’re through to Day 92, our last day in Asia, tomorrow we cross the Dardanelles, from Asian to European Turkey and then on into Bulgaria. But more on Turkey shortly, meanwhile here’s a quick summary of Days 86 to 94 in Iran.
Peter Kuhmerker was set for the vacation of a lifetime — a nine-day Ireland tour from Dublin to Killarney booked through Great Value Vacations. As a precaution, he even purchased a “cancel for any reason” travel insurance policy through the company. The post 5 things you must do before you file..
Mike Boyar discovers an unpaid $32 bill on his American Express card more than a year after he cancels his account. By then, a collection agency is involved and creates chaos
When it comes to travel, Internet access has never been more ubiquitous — or more underwhelming. The post Every traveler’s eternal question: ‘It’s 2017, why don’t we have Wi-Fi on all planes?’ appeared first on Elliott.
Donald Trump is good for consumers. And not necessarily in the way you’d think.
When Milton Dortch and his wife planned their trip from Atlanta to New York in December 2015, Dortch booked their flights on Delta Air Lines, using his American Express SkyMiles credit card.
Joyce Jordan and her husband booked a trip online. Sadly, Jordan’s husband died before the trip and outside the cancellation and refund time period
When Andrew Goldstein suffers a sudden medical condition that requires a blood transfusion while on a Caribbean cruise, he is left behind in St.
Wendy Bell has been waiting for a refund on an unused airline ticket since last summer. What’s the holdup? And who can help her get the missing money?
Travel, relationships, India and McLeod Ganj at Dharamsala, Australia, Burma, they all feature in Catherine Anderson’s The End of All Our Exploring , a wrenching memoir about her intense, but sadly truncated relationship with the writer and photographer Angus McDonald. I should have met Angus on a panel at a travel writing festival in Melbourne in 2013, but he died a few weeks earlier. He left behind two books, in The Five Foot Road: In Search of a Vanished China he follows the tracks of ‘Morrison of Peking’ who travelled from Shanghai to Rangoon in 1894
This past September, Jim Crowly’s 2011 Dodge Ram needed servicing as indicated by an illuminated “check engine light.” He brought it to Jim Fletcher Dodge in Sherwood, Ariz.
When Krisha Nazareth omits her mother’s maiden name from her flight reservation on Emirates Airlines, Expedia charges her a large sum of money to fix the problem but doesn’t correct the booking. Can our advocates get a refund from Expedia after Emirates cancels her tickets? The post A big price to..
When a customer service representative at Amerisleep makes a massive pricing mistake, Kimber Ashrafi wants the company to hold him to it.
Fennella Bruce’s trip to Miami is interrupted by a hurricane. Why won’t her hotel and the Miami Broward Carnival offer her a refund? The post A hurricane, a canceled hotel and a missed vacation.
“I’m at a loss,” Bill Dunn wrote to me recently. “I’m looking for advice on how to appeal a decision against my travel insurance claim.” The problem: Dunn had bought travel insurance for a recent trip to see his nephew get married. Six weeks before his departure, he lost his job
Joe Kryszak wants us to do something that could put us out of commission. The post Should we delete Joe Kryszak’s cell phone number from this site? appeared first on Elliott.
Southwest Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Hertz top our list of the best companies of 2017. How do we know? Because we asked — and you answered.
When your rental car breaks down, what should the rental car agency do to assist you?
Brenda Huber was on vacation, driving through Scottsbluff, Neb., when her car got a flat tire.
If the words “price transparency” don’t make your eyes glaze over, then you’re probably one of the hundreds of thousands of travelers who feel ripped off by a low price. The post Why travelers need transparency now appeared first on Elliott.
When Gerald Dackert planned his trip to Ireland, he took all reasonable measures to make sure nothing went wrong. He booked his flights and hotel on his own, but reserved his rental car through AutoEurope
Joseph DeRanieri needs our help getting 50,000 frequent flier miles credited to his AAdvantage account. The post Why changing the way you think about frequent flier programs will help you appeared first on Elliott
Like many Americans, Diana Colwell is constantly bombarded with solicitation calls. And she’s fed up. The post How many ways are there to say, “Stop calling me”
When Bula Vinaka Ama is evacuated from Fiji, her ticket home doesn’t work. Why won’t Fiji Airways refund the new ticket she had to book? The post Why won’t Fiji Airways refund the ticket I had to buy after a hurricane?
“More, more, I’m still not satisfied.” This lyric from a Tom Lehrer song describes Paul Little’s state of mind when he was caught in the middle between his employer and a bureaucrat with unceasing demands for more and more documentation that Little couldn’t provide. The post The passport office’s…
Sue Groenewegen is dressing conservatively. Dan Church plans to blend in. And Robin Smith is wearing “less bling.” The post What to wear — and not to wear — on vacation appeared first on Elliott
David Healey went back to school in 2008.
To say Richard Zitser had a bad cruise might be something of an understatement. And to suggest there’s a quick fix, or any fix, might be untrue.