Chase promised a refund on our Priceline purchase – where is it?

Emily Glicksman accidentally books a nonrefundable rental car on Priceline. No worries, says her credit card company. We’ll cancel the transaction. But it doesn’t, and now it’s forcing her to pay for the car. Can it do that?
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This Virgin America companion ticket credit is unusable

When Ellen Spertus receives a promotional code for a $150 companion ticket on Virgin America, she discovers that it’s unusable because of the airline’s blackout dates. When she tries again, she receives an error message, saying the code has been used. Now what? Read more “This Virgin America companion ticket credit is unusable”

Avoid visa problems this summer. Here’s how.

If you travel abroad this summer, look out for visa trouble. Read more “Avoid visa problems this summer. Here’s how.”

When is a gas station not a convenience store?

What’s the difference between a gas station and a convenience store? It may not matter to you, but it does to Marilyn Nenninger. And to me. Read more “When is a gas station not a convenience store?”

Hey Hotels.com, when were you planning to tell me I needed a visa?

When Jane Torres books a hotel “near” Hong Kong International Airport, Hotels.com omits a key detail. She also needs a visa. Now what?
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“You are my last hope”

I want to help Krista Krauss. I think she deserves to be helped. And when you start an email with “You are my last hope,” how can I not at least try?
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No visa and no flight credit – who’s responsible for this mess?

To fall into my dreaded “case dismissed” file, a lot of things have to go wrong. Unfortunately, that’s the situation David Bialke and his wife are facing.
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The dangers of dynamic currency conversion

burning dollarProcessing a credit card charge for overseas purchases used to be pretty simple. You swiped your card while on vacation, your bank changed the money from pesos or euros into greenbacks, and the amount you’d spent appeared on your bill. Maybe you paid a small conversion fee, but you also got a competitive exchange rate.

Not anymore. Just ask Jae Cuadra, who recently tried to buy a round-trip train ticket between the Swiss cities of Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen. The purchase, at a train station in Interlaken, went on his Capital One Visa card, which doesn’t charge to convert foreign currencies. But “for the first time, I was offered a choice,” says Cuadra, a registered nurse from Westbury, N.Y. “Did I want to pay in dollars or Swiss francs?”
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Why can’t I transit through London?

Question: I’m an Indian national residing in the United States. I was scheduled to fly from Houston to Mumbai on British Airways recently. My itinerary involved a short stopover in London.

In Houston, while checking in with British Airways, I was denied boarding because my work visa was not stamped in my passport. The original visa stamped in my passport had expired and I was traveling to India in order to get my renewed visa stamped at the U.S. consulate in Mumbai.
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