Dale Allen and his girlfriend are looking forward to a tropical vacation in Cancún. Unfortunately, they arrive at the airport too late and miss their flight. Wanting to leave immediately, they buy one-way tickets at the American Airlines counter. Allen is sure the agent said that the tickets cost $169 each — so why is his credit card charged $2,400? “American Airlines told me the fare was $169. Then it charged me $1069”
When Lee Speight was looking for a deal on a weekend trip from Richmond, Va., to Seattle, he started with Google Flights. The best price for an advance purchase fare was about $775.
Not bad. Could he do better? “Spring travel deals: New apps, old-school strategies”
If you’re already bracing for a long airport security line during the spring break travel season, then you must remember last year.
You do, don’t you? That’s when Transportation Security Administration screening wait times doubled under the weight of tighter security and swelling crowds. On just one day in mid-March, 6,800 American Airlines customers reportedly missed their flights, thanks to the lengthy TSA lines. “Will the long airport lines of spring break 2016 be back again this year?”
The Udoviches Spring Break vacation to Fort Myers, Fla., just wasn’t meant to be. The family made it halfway from Texas to Florida before having to turn around, in part because of a late-arriving crew. Now they want their money back for the inconvenience, plus a travel voucher so they can re-do their trip.
But Delta Air Lines has other ideas. It offered the family a partial refund, in accordance with its contract of carriage.