Warning: You need a valid passport to take your dream vacation to Paris

Shelly Clements and her husband recently headed to the airport to take off on their long-awaited trip to Paris. There was just one problem. In all the planning, she had neglected to check the passport requirements for travel — and the news wasn’t good at the check-in counter. Read more “Warning: You need a valid passport to take your dream vacation to Paris”

Venezuela isn’t safe for tourists. Can I get a refund for our tickets?

Jorge Taborda and his wife decide to take a trip with their children to Venezuela to visit extended family. But now that they’ve looked at the current economic and political situation there, they realize that Venezuela isn’t safe. They would like to cancel their tickets and receive a refund. Can they? Read more “Venezuela isn’t safe for tourists. Can I get a refund for our tickets?”

Is it safe to travel abroad in the Donald Trump era?

Heather Gorawski says she never lied about her nationality when she visited Nicaragua recently. But she didn’t go out of her way to reveal she was American, either. Read more “Is it safe to travel abroad in the Donald Trump era?”

The name on my ticket does not match my passport. Will this be a problem?

When the name on Robert Hofman’s airline reservation does not match his passport, Expedia dismisses his request for a correction. He is worried he will be denied boarding. Will this really be a problem? Read more “The name on my ticket does not match my passport. Will this be a problem?”

Yes, you can be stopped at the gate because of a damaged passport

Randall Roy was on his way to Mexico when an American Airlines agent in Philadelphia foiled his travel plans. Claiming that Roy’s passport was damaged, the agent refused to allow him to board the flight. Read more “Yes, you can be stopped at the gate because of a damaged passport”