When Alex Avila agrees to be voluntarily bumped from his Spirit Airlines flight, he is happy to receive travel vouchers that will allow him to visit his father before his dad’s upcoming deployment. But will he be able to use his vouchers on the dates he needs?
If you’re planning to leave your smartphone or laptop at home when you go on vacation this month, you might want to think again. The unplugged getaway is so last year.
Blink and you’ll miss Buellton, Calif., a tiny town a two-hour drive north of Los Angeles.
Adelaide Northrop’s preferred accommodation in St John, U.S. Virgin Islands, is unavailable so she books an alternative hotel through Tripadvisor that is advertised as having a zero penalty cancellation policy. When her first choice suddenly offers her a reservation, she happily confirms.
Travel agents should really stop calling themselves travel agents. Travel advisors is a better word.
When Arlene Morzinsky tried to check in for her recent JetBlue Airways flight to New Orleans, the airline told her that her business wasn’t welcome. The post Get out of my store! What to do when you’re denied service appeared first on Elliott
Carol Harvey says she canceled her Southwest Airlines ticket. Southwest says she was a no-show. Who’s right?
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Joe Barrett booked tickets through ExploreTrip for a flight to Italy. Unfortunately, on the day of his departure, he arrived at the airport too late for check-in and missed his flight. The post Here’s what happens when you use a consolidator and then miss your flight appeared first on…
When Bob Fournier received an email from Spirit Airlines indicating that his flight had been rescheduled, he thought he had been bumped. From where he sat, he was facing the same circumstances as if he had been involuntarily denied boarding: Not only was he unable to fly home at the originally…
Caroline Martorano was on her way back to the U.S. from Sri Lanka, and during a stopover in Abu Dhabi, she says she was detained for not being appropriately dressed, causing her to miss her connecting flight. She also says her detainment was American Airlines’ fault because it tried to charge a..
After Mark Stechbart’s recent stay at a Wyndham hotel, he received an email with the subject line “Stay 2 nights, save 20%.” The email was a spam advertisement from Howard Johnson’s, a brand of Wyndham Hotel Group.
Over Labor day weekend, Katie Adams rents a car from Ausby Car Rentals. The company requires a refundable $200 security deposit.
When the name on Robert Hofman’s airline reservation does not match his passport, Expedia dismisses his request for a correction. He is worried he will be denied boarding
Clark Fetridge thought his recent vacation to Australia and New Zealand would be a perfect opportunity to catch up on his in-flight e-book reading. The post How Air New Zealand rekindled one passenger’s loyalty appeared first on Elliott.
Day 24 of the 102 day drive from Bangkok to London along the Silk Road by MGB and Day 7 into China brings us to Chongqing. Population 7 million and one of China’s go go cities.
Does anyone not have a car rental horror story like Dave Dzurick’s? The post Car rental come-ons, and how to reject them appeared first on Elliott
Douglas Greenfield wasn’t expecting to be grounded when he departed for his vacation – let alone that a gate agent would cause it to happen. Yet he found himself prevented from boarding his Air Canada flight because of a damaged visa. He would like us to help him seek reimbursement from Air Canada..
▲ It’s been 25 years since my first visit to Angkor Wat and things have certainly changed.
Lots of places in the world electrical wiring can be a confusing chaos, a mad cobweb of wires going in every direction at once. ◄ In Thailand this week I saw lots of wiring which was certainly chaotic, but in a kind of chaotically organized fashion. There was far too much of it, far too many lines all going in the same direction and with lots of connectors to connect lots of wires
Christian Markgraaff is traveling with his baby and wife when the airline loses all their checked luggage. They purchase $1,000 worth of replacement items while waiting for their baggage to be found. Airberlin offers him a 50-euro voucher for future travel, which he rejects.
William Dickinson was promised a refund on a flight he had to cancel because of a flight schedule change that would have made it impossible for him to make his connections to a workshop in Italy. But who, exactly, owes him that refund — and will it ever come? The post Bouncing between Expedia and…
When Borga Dorter’s $472 airfare on Etihad is canceled because of an error, the refund never shows up on his credit card. A chargeback complicates things. Can our advocates help?
When Chris Danscuk checks into a Days Inn in Hawaii, he’s surprised by a rate increase. Why won’t the company fix the price? The post Why am I paying an extra $600 for my hotel in Maui
Lauren Kurtz claims that when she rented a car from Budget in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the rental agent told her that a charge of $439 was “nothing” and “don’t worry about it.” So she thought nothing of it — until the charge appeared on her credit card statement.
Pam Kalra is a cancer survivor, but to add insult to injury, she is now having the painful experience of learning that airline loyalty programs are tilted one way — toward the airlines. The post “It baffles me that American Airlines can be so insensitive” appeared first on Elliott.
When Jefferson Aikin and his wife take a “Wanna Get Away” flight on Southwest, they are bumped from the flight — and given compensation for only one of their airfares. Can our advocates help them do better? The post Just ask and you shall receive! But remember to ask.
When Faye Scher learned her cruise was stopping in Gibraltar, she planned a full-day tour of the island through Gibraltar Rock Tours.
Philip Brown smelled a scam. He wasn’t expecting a package delivery. But a suspicious email in his inbox said otherwise
After William Mann had a fender-bender in his Sixt rental car in Ireland, he didn’t think things could get any worse.