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I Missed My Flight To Paris -- Is My Vacation Over?

Travel / Christopher Elliott /

Q: I was supposed to fly from New York to Johannesburg, but I missed my first flight, and I need help getting my itinerary restored.

Here are a few details: The first leg of my flight is from New York to Paris on American Airlines. From Paris, I'm flying to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and Johannesburg on Etihad Airlines. I booked the trip ...Read more

Where Are The Vouchers My Airline Promised?

Travel / Christopher Elliott /

Q: My wife Nancy and I recently were scheduled to fly on US Airways from Santa Barbara, California, to Hartford, Connecticut, with stops in Phoenix and Charlotte, North Carolina. When we checked in at the airport, a male gate attendant asked if we would consider moving to a different flight in exchange for $450 flight vouchers per person. We ...Read more

Lindblad Can Resell My Cabin, But It's Keeping My Cruise Fare?

Travel / Christopher Elliott /

Q: I booked two single rooms on the National Geographic Sea Lion expedition to the Columbia and Snake rivers. I bought insurance for my 93-year-old dad. I did not buy insurance for myself as his companion.

He has had a series of bad falls. He has a bad heart, a bad aortic valve, has suffered several small strokes, has dementia and cannot safely...Read more

Where's The Refund For My Refundable Hotel Room?

Travel / Christopher Elliott /

Q: I made a reservation through Expedia for five nights at the Palms Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. When I booked the room, Expedia claimed that there was no cancellation fee if canceled prior to Sept. 17. I canceled in July.

I called Expedia, and a representative told me that she would try to negotiate a refund of my $133 deposit. I ...Read more

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