Is Vacasa’s cancellation policy fair?

All Shira Newman wanted to do was cancel her vacation rental in Seaside, Ore. She figured that she’d booked the rental at the last minute and then canceled shortly thereafter — easy come, easy go. So why not refund her $459?

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A real lost luggage whodunnit

If you miss a flight connection but your luggage doesn’t, who’s liable when your bag goes missing?

Consider what happened to Andres Holland, who contacted me recently asking for help with his lost luggage. It’s an odd problem from today’s Should I Take the Case? file, and it also raises bigger issues of avaricious change fees and intransigent airline policies. Continue reading…