Think that free trip insurance is all you need? Think again

When Monique Tubb’s adult daughter injured herself while vacationing in Colorado, she canceled the rest of her trip. Tubb was confident that her UnitedPlus Explorer card’s free trip insurance would cover all the additional expenses.

It didn’t. And now Tubb wants to know why the insurance company hasn’t paid her full claim. Read more “Think that free trip insurance is all you need? Think again”

Help! My trip insurance company won’t pay to bring my husband’s body home

After Talor Min’s husband dies during a trip to Malaysia, she files a claim with her trip insurance companies for the repatriation of his remains. One year later, she’s still trying to get her money back. Read more “Help! My trip insurance company won’t pay to bring my husband’s body home”

Do the rules of EU 261 apply to all passengers equally?

When Austrian Airlines cancels Mary Kopacz’s flight from Vienna to Frankfurt — and she and her husband miss their connection to Denver — she asks us the enduring question: Did the airline do everything it could? Read more “Do the rules of EU 261 apply to all passengers equally?”

Injured on a flight? Don’t forget to file a report

“Please be careful when opening the overhead bins, as items may have shifted during flight.” If you’re a frequent traveler like me, you’ve heard that phrase so many times that you could give the instructions yourself.

But what happens when a flight attendant fails to heed that warning? Sin Nga Ho found out on a recent flight, and she asked us to help her get compensation for her injuries. Read more “Injured on a flight? Don’t forget to file a report”

Movers damaged my antique pool table. But I have insurance. Or do I?

When Michael Miller’s 100-year-old pool table is damaged during a move, he’s assured that insurance will cover the repairs. But now it won’t. Was he misinformed? Read more “Movers damaged my antique pool table. But I have insurance. Or do I?”