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The latest news from Elliott
They promised us Paris, but $18,000 later …
Even if the vacation club she bought didn’t work out, and even if the “free” trip to Hawaii never materialized, Tali Buchman figured she’d always have Paris.
Who is responsible for your flight delay?
Even though Kurt Johnson doesn’t work for the TSA, that doesn’t stop him from lending a hand when he’s stuck in a long line at a security screening area.
Biohazard on board! What to do when disgusting things happen on planes
For Ryan Karas and Lindsi Stinson, it was blood. For Angela Rauen, it was urine. And for Linda Cannon, vomit.
What to do when a resort won’t accept your Travelzoo voucher
When Jerry Shepard’s Travelzoo voucher for pet-friendly accommodations doesn’t come through, the resort agrees to extend the offer.
Going somewhere? You’ll want to pack a few of these (they’re on sale)
Sometimes, it’s the little things that can make a big difference when you’re on the road.
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