Bonnie Orlin doesn’t know the two people who used her stolen American Airlines miles to travel around the world. But, she says, the airline promised to restore the hacked miles to her account. However, nearly a year later, her 120,000 miles are still missing. “This is how to get your stolen American Airlines miles back”
What if you made the worst booking mistake ever — and realized just moments too late?
Lori Karasek did just that. This novice traveler intended to book a relaxing all-inclusive beachfront hotel in Jamaica for her son and herself. But she accidentally ended up with a nonrefundable, landlocked business hotel that forbids children — located one hour from the beach. “Here it is: The worst booking mistake I’ve ever seen”
You can’t fly internationally with a passport card — and neither can your children. Kim Rosser wishes the travel agent she used to book her family’s dream vacation had told her this information. But when the family tried to check in for their flight, Delta Air Lines quickly broke the bad news. Without passports, Rosser’s children weren’t going to be flying to Turks and Caicos that day.
Now Rosser is blaming her travel agent for their ruined vacation and wants reimbursed for their additional expenses. But is that a fair place to put the blame for her children’s lack of passports? “This is what happens when you try to fly internationally with a passport card”
Franklin Wu just experienced the most bizarre vacation rental problem I’ve ever seen. He prepaid $9,000 for a four-month apartment rental in Switzerland. And although VRBO shared rentals aren’t allowed, suddenly in the middle of the night, the host made it clear she wasn’t leaving. So he did.
But why did VRBO let the host keep his $9,000?
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?