No visa and no flight credit – who’s responsible for this mess?

To fall into my dreaded “case dismissed” file, a lot of things have to go wrong. Unfortunately, that’s the situation David Bialke and his wife are facing.
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Caught between United, Expedia and a useless ticket to Fort Lauderdale

Karen DelSignore is flying from Newark to Fort Lauderdale in February. She’s just not sure when.
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Why won’t Econo Lodge pay my parking ticket?

Even though Linda Troop pays for parking while she’s a guest at an Econo Lodge, she receives a parking ticket from the city of Aurora, Colo. Who has to pay?
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She says she paid for a first-class ticket, so why didn’t she get one?

When Gloria Brimley booked a flight from Chicago to El Paso on US Airways through Cheaptickets, she thought she was getting a cheap first class seat.
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Why your next airline ticket purchase should be like buying a car

When Loren Witkin says that he shopped around for a new car, you can take him at his word.
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Should I send these Rube Goldberg ticket cases to the recycler?

My head is spinning after reading Amy Zimmerman’s complaint about Aeroplan, Turkish Air and Swiss.
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They’ve redefined an airline ticket – it’s time to fix that

OK, here’s an easy question: What’s an airline ticket?
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My wife is in intensive care — what about her airline ticket?

Thomas Hinrichs’ anniversary plans are derailed by a medical emergency. Can he change the name on his wife’s ticket and take his son to Paris and London, instead?
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Should airline tickets be transferrable?

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As Ralph Santopietro sees it, Delta Air Lines had him over a barrel when he tried to change the dates on a flight from Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Hartford, Conn.

A ticket agent in Myrtle Beach offered to rebook Santopietro, a retired high school teacher, on the new itinerary. But his $238 ticket credit would be all but consumed by a $200 change fee, and then he’d have to pay a $538 fare difference.

How about transferring the ticket to his cousin, who would take the flight as originally planned? Nope, said the agent, citing security restrictions on ticket name changes.

“I didn’t like those choices,” he says.
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