Greg Vetter booked his recent European trip on the cheap. He and two traveling companions used Vayama, a travel website, to book flights on Ryanair. But a Ryanair check-in problem canceled out Vetter’s savings and caused him trouble that he could have avoided. “Ryanair check-in problems cost us big money”
If you’re planning to fly into or through China, even if you’re just making a connection, get a Chinese visa. I repeat: get a Chinese visa. Without one, your airline can get away with denying you boarding. Sara Peterson had to learn this painful lesson about Chinese visas when China Southern Airlines wouldn’t let her fly. “How she learned a valuable lesson about Chinese visas”
Before Stephen Gondek boarded his flight back to Minneapolis, Hertz broadsided him with some bad news. The car rental company had given him a quote of $203 when he reserved his car, thanks to a Friends and Family Hertz discount code. Now it was charging him $814.
What happened to his missing Hertz discount? “What happened to my missing Hertz discount code?”
When Anne Mitchell logged onto Travelocity to check her flight status, she made a horrifying discovery. She had reserved a flight on Thomas Cook Airlines from Manchester, England, to Orlando, but now she had no ticket on Travelocity. The reservation was a “ticketing in progress” — and she would have to pay $1,950 for a last-minute flight. “No ticket on Travelocity. Now what?”
If Eric Geyer could retake his Arizona vacation, he’d do many things differently. He’d find out about the Avis loss of use policy when reserving his rental car. He would also check out the auto insurance coverage available through his Visa credit card. He’d carefully photograph the car at the beginning and end of his rental. “Can I fight an Avis loss of use claim after 7 months?”