If your flight is canceled, is your airline obligated to get you to your destination?

If your flight is canceled, does your airline still have an obligation to get you to your destination on time?

Rosemarie Dagostino thinks so. She recently ran into problems on her recent flight on Frontier airlines from Chicago to San Francisco. Read more “If your flight is canceled, is your airline obligated to get you to your destination?”

I know your arm’s broken, but hurry up — dinner’s in five minutes

Sherri Bottens and Wayne Crawford began planning their destination wedding in Mexico nine months early. Seventeen friends and family members accepted their invitation to attend the big event. They booked several rooms at the Barcelo Maya Beach hotel to accommodate everyone.
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Should I fire my travel agent?

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Question: My fiancée and I are planning our destination wedding in Jamaica this summer and are using a travel agent. We’re also using the travel agent for our honeymoon at a different resort on the island. We will be in Jamaica for two weeks. There are about 40 people booked at this time, with only a couple more to book. She has been going through Apple Vacations to help book the flights and hotels.

Our problems began back at the beginning of this year. Our agent had a couple of relatives pass away. We have tried to call and email the agent several times with little or no response. We even went to her house (she works from home) and talked with her in person, voicing our concern of the lack of communication.

We also have asked her, on a couple of occasions, to charge part of our stay to our credit card, she has not done this yet. We would like to space out the charges so we don’t get hit with it all at once.
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Whatever happened to the journey?

What’s more important to you — the journey or the destination?
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America’s taxing destinations: Cities that sock it to travelers

Which American cities impose the highest discriminatory travel taxes on lodging, car rentals, and meals? A new survey by EconFirst Associates and the NBTA Foundation reveals the answers, and you probably won’t guess the winner — I mean, loser.

Did you say Portland, Ore.? If you did, it’s either a lucky guess, or you get around, or you live there. P-Town’s discriminatory taxes against travelers added up to a whopping $21.55 a night. (Discriminatory taxes are calculated by excluding general sales taxes to count only taxes that target car rentals, hotel stays and meals.)
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