Yes, United Airlines owes you a refund if it cancels part of your flight!

When United Airlines cancels part of Brian Ostenso’s flight to Australia, he quickly responds with a request for a refund. But then, just as swiftly, the airline sends him a $6,824 future flight credit for the entire trip.

Ostenso doesn’t want a future flight credit. He wants a refund for the entire flight that United Airlines canceled. And he wants the Elliott Advocacy team to help him get it. But can we? Read more “Yes, United Airlines owes you a refund if it cancels part of your flight!”

Can my guide cancel my trip to Italy and keep my money too?

When coronavirus started closing down Italy, Meryl Silver wondered if she would be forced to cancel her upcoming trip. She didn’t have to wait long for an answer. In early March, the private photographer who was hosting the workshop she was to attend, announced he was “rescheduling” the event. So why won’t he return her $1,200 deposit? Read more “Can my guide cancel my trip to Italy and keep my money too?”

United Airlines canceled my flight, so how do I get a refund?

Fact: If United Airlines cancels your flight during the coronavirus pandemic, it owes you a refund. Another fact? United Airlines would prefer to give you a future flight credit — even if it canceled your scheduled itinerary.

But can the airline or booking agent force you into accepting a flight credit by making it impossible to request a refund?

That’s what Renata Funk thinks has happened to her.

Read more “United Airlines canceled my flight, so how do I get a refund?”

This request for an upgrade failed in the worst way

Could asking for an upgrade to business class cause you to get kicked off your flight — and banned for life?

It seems so.

“Social Influencer” Jacqueline Ng insists that’s exactly what happened to her when she recently asked for an upgrade. Cathay Pacific agents turned down her request in no time and then kicked her off the flight. Worse, the airline accused her of fraud and banned her from all future flights.

Read more “This request for an upgrade failed in the worst way”

I got the worst view on the cruise! I want a refund

Sevil Macmot found the view from her guaranteed oceanview cabin aboard Costa Cruises’ Mediterranea stunningly terrible. She says her dream vacation was ruined when the cruise line assigned her to the cabin with the worst view. Instead of Norwegian fjords and the deep blue sea, she saw hanging lifeboats and technical equipment out her window.

Now Macmot wants to know who selected her for this disappointing cabin with the terrible view — and why.

Oh, and she wants a refund, too. But is that a reasonable request? Read more “I got the worst view on the cruise! I want a refund”

Here are the answers to the top coronavirus travel questions

Do you need a comprehensive guide to help you handle all of your coronavirus travel questions? No worries, the Elliott Advocacy team has you covered.

During the past month, our team has been busy advocating cases like never before — 24 hours a day. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked coronavirus travel questions we’ve received. Read more “Here are the answers to the top coronavirus travel questions”

His rental car crashed in the sea. Now he’s in a $ 27,825 insurance nightmare

Last fall, Russell Wayne’s rental car inexplicably crashed into the ocean in a picturesque seaside town in Spain. Unfortunately, the strange accident totaled the Europcar-owned Audi and plunged Wayne into an insurance nightmare with Chase Eclaims. Read more “His rental car crashed in the sea. Now he’s in a $ 27,825 insurance nightmare”

Coronavirus fears: What you need to know about canceling your vacation

Are coronavirus fears driving you to cancel your upcoming vacation? If you’re considering canceling, you aren’t alone. In recent weeks, pleas for help from travelers who want to cancel cruises, flights, and hotels have inundated our helpline.

These consumers all hope to override the written contract they have with these providers and get a full refund.

But if you decide to cancel your vacation, can you get your money back?
Read more “Coronavirus fears: What you need to know about canceling your vacation”

How to easily avoid a costly vacation rental scam

An internet prowler recently snagged Goldie Min in a costly vacation rental scam by luring her off the Vrbo site to pay a $500 deposit. This scammer was so savvy that Min didn’t even realize she had been led away. But when Vrbo canceled her rental and informed her the listing was a sham, Min was jolted into reality. Read more “How to easily avoid a costly vacation rental scam”