I was detained in Abu Dhabi. Shouldn’t American pay my expenses?

On her way back from Sri Lanka, Caroline Martorano was detained in Abu Dhabi. She says she was detained for not being appropriately dressed, causing her to miss her connecting flight. But she places the blame for this detainment on American Airlines. Huh?

She just wanted to enjoy her champagne in Canada

If you’re traveling to Canada, leave your alcohol on the plane. Don’t try to take it with you — at least, not if you’re flying Delta Air Lines. Otherwise, like Margaret Stephen, you may regret the experience — because those little alcohol bottles aren’t for carry-out.

Will his Emirates nightmare end in a big cash award?

A disorderly passenger fell on top of Omer Abdullah during his recent flight to Pakistan. Although he didn’t see a doctor for any of his injuries, he now wants $25,000 for his Emirates nightmare experience.

And he wants our advocacy team to help him get it.

This guy is making threats to the wrong company!

Bradford Roberts was cheated out of $356. That’s what he paid for a Bed Bath & Beyond gift card with a face value of $400. But when he tried to use the card, he learned it had no value. He’s angry with Bed Bath & Beyond and has been making threats to the company. Now he wants our advocates to join him on his quest. 

Is this a sure fire way to lower your credit score?

Sharon Lewis doesn’t think of herself as a deadbeat. She makes responsible financial decisions, which includes paying her credit card bill on time every month. Target, on the other hand, apparently does think of her as a deadbeat. It recently rewarded her responsibility by slashing her credit limit.

Never do this — unless you want big debit card problems

Shelby Harding’s kindness led to big debit card problems — 250 of them to be exact.

She allowed a friend to use her debit card for a stay at a Super 8. The hotel and local police say the friend caused a commotion at the property and smoked in the room. Now Harding is being charged $250 to clean up this mess. And she would like our advocacy team to help get her money back.

But is she owed anything other than a life lesson that you don’t use your debit card to book a “friend’s” hotel room?

After “routine” TSA screening, one passenger says: never again!

Editor’s Note: The following post concerning a recent TSA screening uses anatomical terms to describe reproductive organs and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Kimberly Marcus is an educational consultant from Alfred, N.Y., who describes herself as a law-abiding citizen. Yet she says the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has treated her worse than a convicted felon, sexually assaulting her and “repeatedly touching my private areas.”

No, Uber doesn’t owe you a free flight to St. Martin

David Kresl found out the hard way that Uber’s ride scheduling window is a guideline and not a guarantee. His Uber driver arrived late to take him to the airport. And now he wants the ride-sharing service to pay for his sister-in-law’s trip to St. Martin.

Huh?

Never use these five cringeworthy phrases when you ask for help

Was it something you said? Is that the reason a company is ignoring your otherwise reasonable request for assistance? If you have to ask, the answer is probably “yes.”

Southwest’s pet policy makes my cat’s ticket cost more than mine!

Sam Miloro recently booked Southwest Airlines tickets from New York to Florida for his wife and their cat, Maximus. Then he found out that according to Southwest’s pet policy, his cat’s ticket would cost more than his own. And now he wants to know if our advocacy team can do anything about this “outrageous” fee.

I only needed a blood transfusion! Why did Norwegian Cruise Line leave me in St. Kitts?

When Andrew Goldstein suffers a sudden medical condition that requires a blood transfusion while on a Caribbean cruise, he is left behind in St. Kitts to seek treatment. Now he wants our advocates to help him get a refund for his cruise and reimbursement for his additional travel and medical expenses. But from whom?

Your own ticketing error fixed for just $28? That’s a bargain!

Donald Kushner made a ticketing error while self-booking a flight on Czech Airlines. Then he found out the “absurd fee” that the airline expects him to pay to correct it. Now he wants to know if he should just take his chances and try to use the ticket as is.

The absurd fee? $28.

Why is British Airways referring me to the police department to find my lost bag?

Alexandra Epee-Bounya arrived at the baggage claim carousel after her flight from London. Her luggage didn’t. But her story went from annoying to bizarre when British Airways referred her to the police department to locate her belongings.

Here’s why a $16,000 luggage reimbursement claim will always fall flat

What happens when a traveler discovers that three pieces of her luggage have been ruined by an unidentified type of “airline goo” and asks Interjet or her travel insurance company to compensate her to the tune of $16,000? Lynda Leibrock can tell you: Nothing.

Trapped inside a hotel bathroom twice — and charged $900 for the hotel room damage!

After his first night in Atlanta, Greg Stafford just wanted to take a shower in the bathroom of his America’s Best Value Inn room. Moments after entering the bathroom, he discovered he was stuck — the door wouldn’t open. After he made multiple attempts to free himself, management finally came to his rescue — and charged him $1,000.  Stafford admits he caused the hotel room damage, but believes the hotel should take responsibility for his predicament. He wants his money back and he asked for our advocacy team’s help.

Did this man make a $10,000 mistake, or is he a victim of an online scam?

When Kenneth Copeland uses the web browser on his phone to purchase concert tickets, he is pleased when he receives an email confirming his desired seats. However, the shock comes when he scrolls down to the price he just paid — over $10,000 for four tickets.

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