Help, my Expedia airline ticket didn’t work in Paris

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? Read more “Help, my Expedia airline ticket didn’t work in Paris”

Are you sure that yogurt caused that damage to your computer?

Jocelyn Kent Smith came to us with one of the most bizarre requests for help our advocates have ever encountered. Smith wanted our help in recovering compensation for damage to her computer, which she claims occurred on a Virgin Atlantic flight. But when we read her story and saw her photos, we doubted her version of events. Read more “Are you sure that yogurt caused that damage to your computer?”

Am I not entitled to a ticket credit, Virgin Atlantic?

Janice Dittman expected a full refund when she canceled her Virgin Atlantic flight from San Francisco to London. Instead, the carrier credited her for the taxes and offered no apologies for pocketing the rest of her money. Read more “Am I not entitled to a ticket credit, Virgin Atlantic?”

I fainted at the airport, and then I lost my vacation

When Beth Langston faints at the airport and is taken to the hospital, her nonrefundable trip to London is the first casualty. Is her refund DOA? Read more “I fainted at the airport, and then I lost my vacation”

Our pilot’s sudden illness caused a flight diversion. Is this an “extraordinary circumstance?”

A sick pilot is definitely an unusual circumstance on a flight. But is it an “extraordinary circumstance” that would exempt the airline from having to compensate the passengers, such as Frederick Brodzinski, for expenses and losses? Read more “Our pilot’s sudden illness caused a flight diversion. Is this an “extraordinary circumstance?””

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