This is how to buy someone’s hotel reservation (and lose $955)

Reselling hotel reservations on third-party marketplaces seems to be a new, thriving industry. But while you might be able to buy someone’s hotel reservation at a discount if they can’t use it, should you?

Veronica Rose’s recent battle to recoup $955 that she lost to a hotel reservation resale fiasco should give you pause. Read more “This is how to buy someone’s hotel reservation (and lose $955)”

What to expect when you travel this year

If you like crowds, personalized travel experiences or talking to machines, then you’re going to love traveling in 2019. That’s because “overtourism,” personalization and artificial intelligence rank among the top travel trends of the new year, experts say. And, as in years past, you’ll also pay more to get where you’re going. Read more “What to expect when you travel this year”

This is how he got a free flight upgrade (and then asked for a refund)

Who doesn’t love a free flight upgrade? Charles Stanley, that’s who. On a recent long-haul trip, British Airways upgraded his seat, at no cost. But when he returned home, he shot off a lengthy complaint to the airline’s CEO demanding a refund.

What’s going on here?

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