Tamara Myers thought that her hotel bill at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino would come to $415. At least that’s what Otel.com, the website through which she booked the room, promised her. “Hotel resort fees, hidden charges bemoaned by travelers, are climbing higher than ever”
Her “villa” in the Dominican Republic looked like a real find. It came with its own concierge and a private pool and was only steps away from a rugged Caribbean beach. Best of all, the price was right for Elisabeth Sperry, a veterinarian from Falmouth, Maine: a week for just $3,500, a 25 percent discount from the regular rate. “If your vacation beach house looks too good to be true, it may be just that”
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done in a hotel room?
“Wait, you did WHAT in your hotel room?”
This is the interior of JetBlue’s “restyled” Airbus A320 cabin. The airline promises it will “enhance the JetBlue experience to meet the needs of travelers today, including a greater focus on connectivity, comfort, and space.”
Just before Gerald and Byrone LoCasale set sail on an 18-day Princess cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Los Angeles, disaster struck. Byrone LoCasale sustained an injury that required immediate orthopedic surgery. The couple, both frequent Princess customers, reluctantly canceled the trip.
But there was good news. LoCasale, who is retired and lives in Fort Lauderdale, learned that Princess had resold his cabin. Getting credit for the $16,201 they’d spent would be easy, right? “If they resell my room, why can’t I get a refund?”