When spring storms delayed Ernest Messersmith’s flight from Hawaii to Boston, American Airlines offered vouchers and hotel rooms for his inconvenience. Vouchers that, on reflection, it probably didn’t have to offer. “Is this American Airlines goodwill gesture just an insult?”
Liz Baenen’s Uber ride to the airport was a no-show, but that wasn’t the worst of it. The company kept her money, charged her a cancellation fee, and when she asked for a refund, it stonewalled. “An Uber no-show and no refund. Now what?”
Ling Hsu had hoped for a pleasant vacation. She and some friends booked a stay through Airbnb in Valencia, Spain, for four nights, including cleaning and service fees. But when they experienced a flight delay, they couldn’t reach their host upon arrival. Ling and her companions booked themselves into a hotel for two nights. Then they heard from the host – too late to cancel their hotel stay. And when Ling needed Airbnb help to get a partial refund, Airbnb let her down. “After a big flight delay, Airbnb help is no help at all”
A cruise can be a terrific culinary experience, from fine dining restaurants to the midnight buffet. But customers don’t expect to be on the menu. “Eaten by bedbugs on a cruise! Is this enough compensation?”
Kathleen Keenan thought she had unlimited access to Universal Orlando theme parks in Florida. After all, she’d paid extra for it.
She thought wrong. “She just wanted unlimited access to the parks at Universal Orlando”