Coronavirus fears: What you need to know about canceling your vacation

Are coronavirus fears driving you to cancel your upcoming vacation? If you’re considering canceling, you aren’t alone. In recent weeks, pleas for help from travelers who want to cancel cruises, flights, and hotels have inundated our helpline.

These consumers all hope to override the written contract they have with these providers and get a full refund.

But if you decide to cancel your vacation, can you get your money back?
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Help! The car rental company charged me for extra days!

Could you be charged for extra days even if you return your rental car on time?

That’s the dilemma that faced this traveler. She returned her rental car and then dashed off to catch her flight home. Somewhere along the way she misplaced the return receipt for the car. That oversight became an expensive headache days later when the rental agency sent her an updated bill containing charges for two extra days.

Can the Elliott Advocacy team help sort out this confusion and get her money back? Read more “Help! The car rental company charged me for extra days!”

Never ask a stranger what ID you need to cruise. This is why

Would you rely on a stranger’s advice about the required ID you need to board your next cruise? Salvatore Friscia says he did, with devastating results.

While planning a vacation aboard Carnival’s Pride, Friscia claims an unidentified phone agent gave him the wrong information about documentation requirements for the cruise. That guidance led him and his wife to show up for the cruise without the correct ID. As a result, the Friscias were denied boarding the ship and missed the trip entirely. Read more “Never ask a stranger what ID you need to cruise. This is why”

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