Her husband died, so why did his AAA refund check bounce?

Karen Melander-Magoon is troubled that someone put a stop payment on two AAA refund checks that she deposited soon after her husband died. She can’t find any documentation about these transactions, but she hopes we can help. Can we? Read more “Her husband died, so why did his AAA refund check bounce?”

Hertz charged me an extra $72. Can I get a refund?

Nancy Caruso’s AAA travel agent quotes her a $386 rate for a rental car. So why does Hertz charge her an extra $72? And why won’t AAA refund the extra money she had to pay? Read more “Hertz charged me an extra $72. Can I get a refund?”

Our Celebrity cruise sailed without us — 3 hours early!

Donna Klemond’s Celebrity cruise departs three hours early – just as she arrives at the port of embarkation. Neither Celebrity, her travel insurance company nor her travel agent will help compensate her for the cost of the cruise. Can our advocates get them to weigh anchor on issuing her a refund? Read more “Our Celebrity cruise sailed without us — 3 hours early!”

Here’s why it’s important to read the terms of your trip insurance policy

When John Joseph and his wife planned a trip to Universal Studios, they thought it might be a good idea to purchase travel insurance. After all, they were paying a great deal of money for their trip, and they wanted to make sure they could get it back if they weren’t able to go. They bought a “cancel-for-any-reason” policy through AAA Travel for their Universal Vacation Package. Read more “Here’s why it’s important to read the terms of your trip insurance policy”

Help! AAA abandoned us at an airport in India

Since I’m usually the first person to recommend the services of a knowledgeable travel agent, I knew I had to take Kay Kindice’s case when it came in.

Kindice and her daughter traveled to India for a wedding last summer, and after a series of events, they found themselves abandoned in a foreign country. Their story and its sort-of resolution underscore the importance of finding an agent you trust, not just someone who will find you the cheapest ticket. Read more “Help! AAA abandoned us at an airport in India”