Why was Mom’s card charged for my ticket?

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Question: My husband and I recently flew from Mexico City to Fiji for our honeymoon. One leg of our flight between Los Angeles and Fiji was canceled by United Airlines. We booked tickets on a different airline for that portion of our trip.

Due to bad weather, our return flight from Fiji to Los Angeles was delayed 24 hours and we missed our connection to Mexico City on United Airlines. As soon as I knew we would be missing our flight I called a United representative, who rebooked us for a flight the next day. I paid a $150 change fee per ticket. I understand this charge and am fine with this transaction.
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Can this trip be saved? Soaked on my way to LAX

Avoid seat 32J if you’re flying Air Pacific between Fiji and Los Angeles. Jimme Peters had the misfortune of being stuck in it for the 11-hour flight, and she’s got the scars to prove it.

A vent over 32J is leaking, according to Peters — badly.

The signs of trouble started the moment she boarded. “I noticed paper towels stuffed in the air vents over the top of my seat,” she remembers. “The flight crew came through while everyone was boarding and would dab the water on the ceiling and replace the napkins.”
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Can this honeymoon be saved? Help, they closed my resort in Fiji

Careful readers of this feature have probably figured out by now that it’s loosely based on the Ladies’ Home Journal column, Can This Marriage Be Saved?. We haven’t saved any marriages here — yet. But this week’s case may come the closest.

Meet Caroline Majsak, who is planning her honeymoon in Fiji. After months of research, she settled on Namale Plantation Resort, a gorgeous property that looks like it’s right off the cover of Architectural Digest. (As a matter of fact, it is.)

But then, only a few weeks before her trip, she was hit with “terrible news.” I’ll let her explain.
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