Questions about obtaining Refunds for the various travel expenses.

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Can I tell if the airline sold “my” seat after I cancelled the return leg after partially traveling?

I had a flight with British Airways and cancelled the return flight after taking the outbound leg. They refuse to refund a large sum of the money (including the ticket, or seat, price itself). It ...
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Is it safe to transit via Istanbul after the attempted coup? [duplicate]

My girlfriend will be coming to Europe via Istanbul (Turkish Airlines) and she'll be spending roughly 3 hours in the transit area before the next flight starts. She will be traveling on the 10th of ...
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Is there an arbitration / conciliation agency for public transport in Italy?

A few weeks ago I had intended to take a bus with Terravision bus in Italy, however they informed me the day before the trip that due to technical problems there was no service on that line on the day ...
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If I overpaid a travel agency for a ticket, can I claim some money back? How?

I reserved a ticket with an agency, at that time the ticket was at $750 and I paid it for the reservation, but I didn't receive a confirmation from Emirates that my ticket had been booked. Just a week ...
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Refund/ compenastion for cancelled Air China international flight

I made the mistake of booking a return flight (799 UK pounds = 1550 Australian dollars) from Copenhagen to Melbourne with Air China. The outbound flight in January was okay, but in March they made a ...
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Refund claim for delayed flight (booked with Lufthansa, operated by Austrian)

We booked a long-distance return flight with Lufthansa on their website, consisting of 6 flight segments in total, two of which were operated by Austrian airlines and delayed by 5,5 hours. Should we ...
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Can I get UK visa appointment fees refund before my appointment date?

I have taken appointment for my UK travel visa one week from now. But I want to cancel my UK trip. Can I claim refund for appointment fees paid on appointment cancellation?
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Fully refundable flights from India to South Africa economy class

From a previous question it seems there are fully refundable tickets. Are such tickets there in economy class also ? I tried some options on akbartravels.com but in most flights two-thirds costs ...
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Are there any airlines which refund fare (including economy class) fully in case you don't get visa?

I'm an Indian. I'm planning to book a journey from Mumbai to Johannesburg, South Africa and back (conference visa). I looked at refundable tickets, while they are priced higher, they give you half ...
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Refund of tickets due to travel warning to Turkey

We are a family that purchased tickets to Portugal with a layover in Istanbul. Due to travel warnings, we tried to request a refund of our tickets, but Turkish Airlines is not accepting the refund. ...
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What is best. Buying a one way ticket or a round ticket that is refundable [duplicate]

Im going to Australia for a year. I dont know exactly when im going back to my country (Chile), so i just want to buy a one way ticket but they cost the same as a round way ticket. Could it be ...
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24 hour hold/refund on wholly international air ticket on foreign airline

Does the US DOT policy for airlines to "hold a reservation at the quoted fare for 24 hours without payment or allow a reservation to be cancelled within 24 hours without penalty" apply to foreign ...
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Claiming for Damage Baggage by US TSA

Travelling from Jamaica to France, my friend locked her suitcase. Upon her arrival back in France she discovered her suitcase was destroyed. The TSA had not only opened it, but ripped the zipper off ...
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Wizzair ticket cancellation

I have to cancel my Wizzair tickets due to visa problems. I have already checked in Online the onward journey. The flying date is March 16th and return is 23rd March. what if the wizzair ...
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Missed flight USA airport tax refund?

Are airlines in the US legally obligated to refund any airport tax charged if a seat was not used? In particular I am thinking of a flight with Spirit Airlines from Fort Lauderdale to Boston which ...
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Flight booked through Expedia transit issue

I recently booked a two way flight through Expedia. The flight is from country A to B, both of which I can enter with no problem. Each of the flights has connections. In my first flight I connected in ...
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Need advice on problems with Bookings.com and a hotel

Since the original post has gotten so many negative comments due to the tone, here is the actual question, and I will add the additional details (absent subjective comments and names) at the end. ...
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A refund that I think my agent wants to cheat me on

I got a return ticket of Turkish Airline from Lagos to Chicago using an agent called ST. KINGS CROWN TRAVELS. I paid #269,248 and left for Chicago on 2nd Nov 2015. I got to chicago and then had the ...
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My sister's laptop was gone when she gate-checked her bag. What can she do?

My sister was visiting for the holidays and had to gate check her bag on the return trip. Once she got her bag back, her MacBook Air and charger were gone. What recourse does she have to get the ...
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Missing bag report swindle

I have just had the worst customer experience with a major airline in my life and want to know if there is anything I can do. TL; DR: I got my bag one day late, after that I was told by employees of ...
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What's the easiest way to search for refundable air tickets?

To satisfy onward ticket requirements every once in a while I need to buy refundable tickets and then cancel them. Date, price and destination don't matter. What is the best generic way to find such ...
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Refund for cancelling return leg of an itinerary in advance

For complicated reasons (sigh, business travel), I'm likely to end up being unable to use the return leg of a rather expensive ticket I purchased with my own money. I haven't flown yet, so the ticket ...
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Cancelling Emirates flex plus flight

I recently bought an in and outbound ticket from Emirates. Flying from Lyon-Dubai-Johannesburg and back on the same route. The outbound journey is an "economy flex" fare and the inbound journey is "...
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Are websites promising to get refunds for delayed flights reliable?

Recently a flight I took had a very long delay (over three hours) and I think I could be entitled to a refund. I found websites such as Green Claim and their UK version Flight Delayed and I am ...
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Getting tax refund before departure from Singapore

Is it possible to get tax refund before departure, that is before having tickets to depart, during your stay. The case is with Singapore.
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Restoring a cancelled IRCTC ticket

We have booked a ticket online from IRCTC for five members. 1st has cancelled his ticket. But due to unavoidable situation last 2 members have to cancel their tickets. Is it possible that the 1st ...
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UK Visa Appointment Refund

I had UK Visa appointment today and I visited the office. But unfortunately I had some henna tattoo on my hand (was applied 2 weeks back), so the security lady didn't even let me submit my application ...
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What to do if airline persistently doesn't respond to complaint? [closed]

I had a problem with my Lufthansa flights, in my opinion that was completely the airline's fault. At the desk during the day of flights, they (naturally) didn't give me any proper response, just a ...
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I topped up my oyster using cash and forgot to retap

I tapped my oyster to top up put in cash and forgot to retap. The money did not go onto my oyster £10 what can I do?
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Trouble regarding Booking Tickets

I was booking a ticket on the Coromondal Express to travel from Howrah to Chennai through Internet banking. While my account has been debited and a transaction ID has been provided, when I accessed ...
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Receiving a refund for AA Transportation Vouchers after using them for a flight paid with a credit card

I had to cancel a flight and American Airlines mailed me a Transportation Voucher Exchange Coupon. I ordered new tickets that I wanted to pay with the coupons, put them on hold, called American ...
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Broker (AirTicket24) has changed part of flight, can i ask a full refund?

I have booked flight from broker, flight is from Riga RIX to Goa GOI, now part of my trip has changed. 3 9W2354H 24APR MAA GOI 1035 1315 (cancelled flight) 4 9W2305H 24APR MAA BLR 0820 0910 (...
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Refund of the application fee (UK Family Visa)

My friend has applied for a UK Family Visa which has been rejected. Can he claim a refund of the application fee?
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Forgotten Oyster card in London

I forgot to take my Oyster card with me a few days ago and I travelled on my contactless credit card. Is it possible to get a refund, based on the fact that I have a monthly ticket on my Oyster? If so,...
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Canadian Expedia refund possibility for missed hotel

I booked a hotel with Expedia for the day before I was supposed to be in town. When I arrived, obviously there was no reservation under my name, and I had to book a new room with the hotel itself. Is ...
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Refund value estimation for one leg of the return journey

I had booked an DXB-AMD return journey on Spicejet through Makemytrip.com. The total cost for the booking was INR 18,132. The booking confirmation showed that out of this, INR 300 was "convenience fee"...
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Ticket Price refund for missed connection

I was on a return flight with Air China leaving Australia, stopping in China and finally arriving in London. I then had a flight booked for London to Turkey. Of course the Air China flight was delayed ...
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Missed ground connection

I missed my connection to Rome in Frankfurt because of a long line in customs. Lufthansa put me on another flight which made me late by 2 hours and my prepaid connection to the port had, of course, ...
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SpiceJet flight Goa to Hyderabad cancelled but no refund [duplicate]

I booked four SpiceJet tickets for my return journey Goa to Hyderabad for 15th Dec 2014. That day at 9:45 AM I got an SMS "flight cancelled and call us for reschedule". Everybody knows that SpiceJet ...
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Flight cancelled but doesn't show up on status

I booked a SpiceJet flight from Dubai to Ahmedabad on Dec 16 (SG-16) scheduled to depart at 7:25 PM. At noon I received an SMS from SpiceJet to advise me that my flight has been delayed by 4h 50m. ...
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Can we get full refund on cancellation of ticket if embassy closed down?

I'm a citizen of India and I bought a ticket from Austrian airlines in advance as to apply for a visa of Albania but unfortunately the Albanian embassy closed down and hence no visa. Now when I am ...
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Can I have the final leg of a multi-city flight refunded?

I have a refundable ticket taking me from 'A' -> 'B' and then 'C' -> 'A'. However, I have now made further plans, so that I do not need the C -> A ticket anymore. So, given the limited travel budget ...
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Flight ticket reimbursement after Travel Warning

I've got a round-trip flight with Royal Air Maroc from Strasbourg, France (SXB) to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (OUA) on Monday, Nov 10. Return is on Dec 1. The recent turmoils in Ouagadougou have led ...
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Flybe just cancelled my return flight. Will they refund that part of the trip?

Yesterday I received an email from Flybe that my return flight in January has been cancelled. They said that I need to book another ticket and they will refund. But I'm not clear about how much would ...
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Is it possible to get an Oyster card refund online?

I left London nearly two weeks ago, and didn't have time to turn in my Oyster card to get a refund for the £5 deposit plus the remaining balance of roughly £11. Is it possible, somehow, to request a ...
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Returning plane ticket if delayed in the USA

I bought a plane ticket on Southwest airlines. In case that it's delayed (for whatever reason), do I have the right to forfeit my ticket and get the fare refunded? Southwest's contract of carriage ...
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Is there a crowdfunding platform for trips?

I often organise trips with a large group of friends. It is always a pain to get everybody to commit and pay in time to cover the deposits and/or book the tickets. It would be so convenient if it ...
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What rights do we have after being 'abandoned' in Guatemala during a technical stop?

We flew Barcelona-Managua return with Iberia this July/August. At Barcelona we were given boarding passes for changes of plane in Madrid and San Salvador. When we arrived in Guatamala we were told ...
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Refundable Flight Ticket in Malaysia Airlines?

In Malaysia Airlines which plan (mhbasic/mhsmart/mhflex) provides refundable ticket?
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Possible reimbursement for missed connection due to gate change

I was traveling from Chicago (ORD) to Mumbai (BOM) with a connection at Frankfurt (FRA). The layover was a little less than 4 hours at FRA. I had a boarding pass with no gate assigned (this is quite ...