Didn’t buy a trip insurance policy? Chase might have you covered

Sheri Schmidt’s husband suffers a massive stroke before their nonrefundable flight to Brazil.  Unfortunately, she didn’t purchase a trip insurance policy. JustFly informs her that a refund is not possible and that there will be hefty change fees associated with these tickets. But hold on — could her Chase credit card provide an answer to this problem? Read more “Didn’t buy a trip insurance policy? Chase might have you covered”

United Airlines canceled her flight. So how did she end up as a no-show?

For a recent trip to Tel Aviv, Edith Maas used OneTravel to buy her airline tickets. Everything went well — until it didn’t. United Airlines canceled her flight home, and when she received no rebooking assistance from either company, she took matters into her own hands. Now she wants a $1,500 refund for the new tickets she says she was forced to buy. But why is she being called a no-show on that canceled flight? Read more “United Airlines canceled her flight. So how did she end up as a no-show?”

A flight delay ends with a missed business meeting — who is responsible?

What kind of compensation can you expect from an airline when a flight delay makes you miss an important event? What if missing that event causes you to lose a customer or hurts you in your job? Do you get anything extra? Read more “A flight delay ends with a missed business meeting — who is responsible?”

How to make United Airlines keep its promises

You could almost hear a collective groan from the traveling public last week when United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz promised a congressional hearing that his airline would “do better” in the wake of the David Dao dragging incident.

Better than what, exactly? Read more “How to make United Airlines keep its promises”

A self-booking mistake cost this traveler $1,300

It was a tiny error. But a costly one.

Last March, Sharon Mixon bought two tickets from Orlando to Auckland, New Zealand. But a month before departure, she realized that the names on the tickets didn’t exactly match the names on their passports. In today’s travel environment that could have created big problems during their trip. As it turns out, it created big problems before the trip even began. Read more “A self-booking mistake cost this traveler $1,300”