Her daughter just doesn’t have time for our advocacy team

Editor’s Note: We help a lot of travelers with a lot of different problems — everything from cell phone bills to computer troubles, and from filthy rentals to canceled flights. But our advocacy team has limits on the cases we’ll take. Here’s one. Read more “Her daughter just doesn’t have time for our advocacy team”

I canceled my reservation for a full refund — so why did Sleep-Inn charge me $400?

When Robert Williams cancels his reservation at a Sleep Inn through Travelocity, he receives a verification — but no money. What gives? Read more “I canceled my reservation for a full refund — so why did Sleep-Inn charge me $400?”

I forgot about my hotel’s 30-day cancellation policy. Can you help?

Jan Peterson booked a weekend at the Bide-A-Wee Inn & Cottages in Pacific Grove, Calif. earlier this year. Then her father-in-law’s condition deteriorated, forcing her to cancel her trip. And then, more bad news: The hotel imposed a 30-day cancellation period because of a special event in town. Read more “I forgot about my hotel’s 30-day cancellation policy. Can you help?”

I canceled my reservation so why did the hotel still charge me?

When Narayan Ghimire was forced to cancel his hotel reservation on the morning of his planned stay, he did not expect any further charges from the hotel. So when the hotel charged his credit card three times the amount of the original reservation, he believed he was a victim of fraud. Read more “I canceled my reservation so why did the hotel still charge me?”

What’s the difference between a cancellation penalty and an administrative fee?

Mistakes happen — it’s a fact of life and of business. But when a mistake by two companies results in a customer losing $500, who should reimburse the client? That’s what Henry Vogt wants to know. His case raises some important questions about disclosure and ethics that could affect your next travel purchase. Read more “What’s the difference between a cancellation penalty and an administrative fee?”