United Airlines flight credit: How to make the most of it after the pandemic

The clock is ticking on Bernadine Fong’s sizable United Airlines flight credit, which she acquired during the pandemic. Around this time last year, she booked two business class tickets to Europe for a dream vacation. But that was before the coronavirus ruined everyone’s summer plans for 2020.

With the pandemic entering year two, Fong worries her nearly $11,000 flight credit with United Airlines is in jeopardy. Now she wants to know what to do to make sure to make the most of it before it expires. (Last updated Sept. 10, 2021)

Credit card disputes: How to use them in the right way

During the pandemic, many frustrated travelers have filed credit card disputes, hoping to fast-track refunds. Petra Murdrock was one of those consumers. However, her misunderstanding of the limitations of the chargeback process almost led to a $1,000 loss.

That is until the Elliott Advocacy team got involved.

How to rent a vacation home: the ultimate guide

Renting a home or apartment for your next trip has a lot of benefits. You get your own place with a living room, private kitchen and multiple bedrooms. Also, you don’t have to share the place with 400 other people — unless you throw a big party. But when it comes to how to rent a vacation home, most travelers don’t have any idea where to start.

Here’s how to do it.

This is how to deal with the Transportation Security Administration

For many air travelers, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening is the most dreaded part of the journey.

It’s not the full-body scanners or the threat of a pat-down. It’s the risk of a COVID-19 infection at the hands of a TSA employee. Thousands of TSA workers have contracted the virus and several have died, according to the agency.

Will travel insurance protect you during the coronavirus outbreak?

David Klement wants to know if his travel insurance will protect him during the coronavirus outbreak. Specifically, could it get him a full $15,506 refund for his Grand Circle Travel tour of India?

The question — “Will travel insurance protect me during the coronavirus outbreak?” — is driving travelers a little crazy during the pandemic. After all, they bought travel insurance believing it would fully protect them. And by “fully protect,” they mean being made whole if something catastrophic happened.

And then something catastrophic happened.  (Reprint)