If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Maria Telegdy’s photos from her recent stay at a Relax Inn would make for a disturbing novel. Since we don’t have space for a novel here, we’ll just have to summarize her case and share the images with you.
Donna Klemond’s Celebrity Cruises ship departs three hours early – just as she arrives at the port of embarkation. Neither Celebrity, her travel insurance company nor her travel agent will help compensate her for the cost of the cruise. Can our advocates get them to weigh anchor on issuing her a refund?
Kathy Parker’s daughter makes a reservation on Caribbean Airlines and cancels it within 24 hours. One year later, Parker’s still waiting for Caribbean to issue her a refund for the airfare. Can our advocates help pry a refund loose from the airline after a long wait?
Stan Shopa is disappointed to miss his Qantas connection from Los Angeles to Melbourne. The airline rebooks him on a flight the next day — but downgrades his seat from premium economy to standard economy. So shouldn’t he be entitled to a price adjustment?
Aron Szekely’s complaint stunned our advocates — but not in the way he had hoped. When American Airlines refused to allow his faithful dog on a flight to Japan, did this military man simply abandon the animal at the airport?
When James Barbeau decided to use some of his wife’s Southwest Rapid Rewards miles, he visited the Southwest website and successfully transferred 40,000 miles from her account to his. He claims he was shocked to see a $400 charge appear on his credit card statement for the transfer and wants his money back.
Barbeau first appealed to Southwest Rapid Rewards for his refund, but the company refused, stating that “transferred funds are nonrefundable and nonreversible,” and that “the terms must be upheld in order to maintain the integrity of our program.”
When Terry Flores checks into her VRBO rental, she’s greeted by overflowing garbage and dead chickens. After cleaning up the mess, is she entitled to some kind of refund?
When Jason Burns and his family arrive at their Parisienne VRBO houseboat rental, they are shocked to find that it is missing one important element: electricity. Surely this qualifies the clan for a refund. Or does it?
The first leg of Michael Rogers’ flight — purchased through Expedia, sold by Delta and operated by Alitalia — is delayed, forcing him to rebook his connecting flight. Then he’s bumped. Who owes Rogers a refund for his airfares and other expenses – and can our advocates help him obtain one?
When Jennifer Tudor rented an apartment in a Brooklyn brownstone through Airbnb, she may not have understood what to expect. Unfortunately, this led to an unpleasant rental experience for her — and for the owner. She claims to have discovered the worst Airbnb ever. Could that be true?
Janice Hudson’s mother passes away, and she is forced to change her upcoming flight with American Airlines. Hudson provides proof of her death, but one year later, the airline has neglected to refund her change fee. Can our advocates help bring Hudson some solace after a tragic event?
Nona Novak’s vacation to Puerto Rico is disrupted when hurricane Maria shuts down her hotel. Why won’t American Airlines Vacations refund her trip?
When Mary Gaetz-Scholtz planned a trip to Las Vegas, she was not anticipating that her biggest gamble would be on her booking with Airbnb. Unfortunately, this thoroughly unsatisfactory rental was anything but a winner, and now Scholtz wants a complete refund. Can we help?
Sharon Pettibone’s AT&T phone stops working. Good thing it’s under warranty. Not-so-good: AT&T confuses it with another returned phone, charging her $749. Is this phone problem fixable?
If you double-book a shore excursion on your cruise, are you entitled to a refund for your missed tour?
Diane Kolett and her husband would like to know, because they experienced this on a recent vacation.
Stephen Nelson finds out that his flight within Mexico has been changed and that it would require an overnight stay. This wasn’t acceptable to him, so he changed his reservation and the airline promised to refund for his original flights. Unfortunately, after months of waiting, the refund never came. Can our advocates help make Nelson whole?
Leslie Hillandahl and her husband received an unpleasant surprise recently, when they tried to check in for their return flight from Italy. If they wanted to bring their newly-turned-two-year-old son back home with them in business class, they would need to pay an additional $4,000.
Elizabeth Wilson is “permanently banned” from Uber. But why? There’s only one way to find out.
When Ericka Wilson and her sister plan a girls’ getaway to San Juan, they aren’t expecting grand luxury at their Airbnb rental — but they do expect to be able to lock the front door. Now they want a refund after their three-hour stay.
When Carol Majewski plunks down $16,000 on a polar bear photography trip, she expects to come home with an abundance of pictures of these rare animals. So now that she has returned from this excursion, why is her photo album of “The King of the Arctic” virtually empty?
When Susan Kaufman’s husband takes a fall, she has to cancel her flight from Boston to Washington, D.C. Will American refund the tickets — or ignore her request for help?
Joel Barshak books a boutique hotel in Guadeloupe through Expedia. He immediately cancels the reservation and receives confirmation that he is entitled to a refund. But he doesn’t get it. Can our advocates help him?
Liliya Mikhaylova’s Samsung refrigerator stops working, and the warranty technicians can’t fix it. As a matter of fact, no one authorized to repair it in the area will finish the job. What is Mikhaylova to do? Just contact our advocates — and chill.
Catherine Schevon buys a ticket to Europe that involves multiple airlines and a code-share. But when her return to the U.S. is tripped up by a system glitch, she gets “we’ll fix it” promises that prove hollow. Can our advocates cut through the fog of finger-pointing?
David Christophe books an Airbnb rental in St Thomas. But then Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastate the island. So why won’t Airbnb or the owner agree to cancel and refund his money?
Evan Grober’s honeymoon is interrupted by the news that his father had passed away. The resort hotel promises to refund the balance of his stay. However, seven months go by, and Grober has yet to see a refund. Can our advocates help make a terrible situation a little better?
Days before Hurricane Irma hits Florida, a representative of Economy Bookings informs Stephen Sherman that he can cancel his Palm Beach-area Thrifty car rental with no penalty. So why is the company still holding on to his money two months later?