Stan Shopa is disappointed to miss his Qantas connection from Los Angeles to Melbourne. The airline rebooks him on a flight the next day. Unfortunately, he soon discovers that he and his wife will be sitting in downgraded seats for the 17-hour flight. Shouldn’t he be entitled to a price adjustment? “How about a refund for these downgraded seats, Qantas?”
Solo travelers, you already know this: You pay more.
Hotel rates, cruise-ticket prices and tours quote rates based on double occupancy. Go alone and you’ll pay a single supplement that can double the cost of your vacation. “The travel industry is finally ending discrimination against solo travelers. Or is it?”
Question: My wife and I have traveled for more than 45 years together with no real problem with tour agencies and travel companies, including many third-world countries and remote places — until now. We were returning from a tour of India and due to weather in London, our flight was canceled by British Airways.
“Can my tour operator pocket my airline refund?”