Nothing about this trip was “merry”

Kelsey Prima was planning a trip to Bangkok, then on to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was a complicated itinerary using multiple airlines, the sort of thing that many travelers wouldn’t want to plan on their own, so she used a company called TravelMerry. Read more “Nothing about this trip was “merry””

I didn’t like United’s first compensation offer, so I countered it — twice

If at first you don’t succeed, try. And try again, just like Gail Morin.

Here’s what happened when Morin’s 9:15 a.m. flight from Paris to San Francisco was delayed several times because of mechanical problems — first, a glitch with a generator, then a misbehaving heating and cooling system. All told, Morin was delayed four hours. Read more “I didn’t like United’s first compensation offer, so I countered it — twice”

Is a two-hour delay worth 25,000 American miles?

When Maurice Woolman’s flight from Berlin to Madrid was delayed, he worried that he wouldn’t be able to make his connection to Miami, which was scheduled to take off 70 minutes after his arrival in Madrid. Read more “Is a two-hour delay worth 25,000 American miles?”

Why won’t travel insurance cover my flight delay?

AXA Assistance USA promises John Schwegel that it will cover the cost of a ticket home after his flight is delayed. But then it doesn’t. How do you persuade AXA to change its mind? Read more “Why won’t travel insurance cover my flight delay?”

United canceled my flight twice, so where is my refund?

United Airlines cancels the Robinsons’ connecting flight — not once, but twice. The reason? Problems with air traffic control. After several requests for a refund, guess what they ended up with? Read more “United canceled my flight twice, so where is my refund?”