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Yes. In my experience while you can't get a refund, you can get a credit. If the airline won't give you a credit, you can give yourself one like this: determine the change fee for your flight. In this example I'll use $150. remind yourself of the price you paid for your flight. I'll use $1000. find a flight a long way in the future that costs just under ...


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There's a simple third option -- don't change your booking. You've booked it for a month, so it's yours for a month, it's not the host's problem if you leave before the full month is up.


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Yes. It is usually required that you fly all legs of a single ticket. Even if you skip the last leg, the airline might penalise you later. At the very least, you should contact the airline before the flight and tell them that for unforeseen reasons you need to skip one leg; in this case, they might not cancel the remainder. Of course, in every particular ...


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Oh yes, you have a right to compensation. EU law EC 261/2004 requires not only either the full ticket price or another fly to the same destination, but costs for lodging and a compensation of 200 - 600 € depending on the length of the flight (200 for < 1500 km, 400 for < 3000 km else 600). The first thing you need to know: As from now you need to get ...


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What the regulation says is that your friend is entitled to “re-routing, under comparable transport conditions, to their final destination at the earliest opportunity”. Europa.eu and the Commission's Passenger Rights website include similar language (“transport to your final destination using comparable alternative means” and “re-routing to your final ...


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What matters here is your last statement - the fact you're booking it as a single ticket. When you book a single ticket - regardless of how many airlines you are flying - your ticket is issued by a single airline. In this case that would probably be LAN Chile (as they are the first airline you fly), although it's also possible that it would be Air Canada ...


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You might also see a benefit in getting the refund of the airport taxes that are included in your ticket fare and are only due by the issuing airline if you actually go into the plane.


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Flight schedules get changed all the time, some flights get cancelled, others get added. There is no law against it and no compensation available simply because they cancelled a flight. As your flight is in the future, they have to give you a couple of choices: One you can cancel your booking and get your payment refunded; Two you can choose an alternate ...


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The specific terms under which an airline will rebook you, refund you, or otherwise are laid out in its Contract of Carriage (or Conditions of Carriage), which in turn may be constrained by regulations in the country where the airline is based or where the flight is operated, as well as various international treaties. In the event of bad weather, most ...


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Obviously the main criterion is the price for the flight, some agents can sell the ticket much cheaper than the airline. Having said that, many airlines (European at least) make sure their web site prices are comparable to the travel agencies. When the ticket prices are the same, I usually buy from the airline directly, because (apart from some special ...


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You can find a document that describes the requirements for transiting the UK on the website of the UK Home Office. In general, Indian citizens DO require a visa to transit the UK, however there are a number of exceptions. The two that are potentially relevant to you are : (b) a valid visa for entry to Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United ...


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In theory if an airline (or anyone else) is unable to supply the services you paid for they should offer you the option of cancelling the entire trip for a full refund. As pnuts points out, this is written into your conditions of carriage. However pretty frequently airlines try to get you to keep some of trip and give you only a partial refund in order to ...


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Since you're not using an agency, you'll need a credit card with a big enough limit. In order to get the confirmation in order, they will need to get the charge approved and posted to your account. When you cancel, you'll get a credit from them. Time it so that the debit and credit fall within the same billing cycle to avoid having to make a payment or ...


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Yes. It is called a "trip/travel cancellation insurance". Just like every other insurance, you get it before something happens, pay for your trip, get the insurance and then reclaim the money in case something prevents you from traveling. Of course, you will have to make sure that the policy covers the eventual reasons for the cancellation that you want to ...


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No, this will not work. Buying a return ticket and only using the first leg of it will certainly work - just make sure that you don't skip any of the legs before the one(s) you intend to use to avoid the ticket being canceled. However what will not work is trying to book a refundable fare class for the return, and then obtaining a refund for that leg. The ...


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I don't quite understand why you're "shocked" at the cancellation fee or why you find it "outrageous"? When you reserve a hotel, you make a promise to show up, and the hotel promises to give you a rate that's cheaper than usual. If you cancel, the hotel gets no money from you and is left scrambling to fill that room, which is why cancellation fees are used ...


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Yes, it makes a big difference. According to Airbnb (under the "Long Term" tab): The Long Term cancellation policy applies to all reservations of 28 nights or more This makes it clear. In the first scenario you are staying 27 nights. In the second scenario you are staying 28 nights and you are thus crossing the magic threshold. A different ...


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The cancellation fee would have to be in their terms and conditions, otherwise they're pulling a number from thin air. Demand to see a written document which you previously signed (on check-in usually) which would indicate these terms. They can't make up terms as you go. If you agreed to something in the terms, however, then yes, that's the agreement you ...


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You get the personal pleasure of knowing you may help someone else that just needed that seat, and will be able to get it because the company now knows it is free. Assuming the phone call is not too expensive, nor too time consuming, that's reason enough.


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The requirement to have pre-booked return travel is essentially to demonstrate that you have the means (money) to return home at the conclusion of your visit. It is not necessary to actually take the flight you have booked (nobody will check). So, you can book any flight back home and then change it to what you actually want later. Anecdotally, one time I ...


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Airbnb's "Long Term Cancellation Policy" is that for stays of one month or more, if you cancel, you have to pay the first month's rent. This makes a lot of sense if you've booked a place for 6 months... but as you've discovered, it's pretty harsh for a stay of exactly 1 month. Official version: https://www.airbnb.com.au/help/question/286


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If your train is canceled, you will be offered a means of substitution, generally the next train on that line that has enough room. Talk to the conductor if you need to meet a connection. There is generally no problem with boarding a later train if yours was canceled, except that if the next train is over capacity as a result, you may be asked to wait ...


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Technically? Sure. There's nothing stopping you from pressing the required buttons to do this. Practically? This isn't the best idea. The thing about prepaid rates is that they generally are offered at a discount - because you are locked in and can't cancel. The benefit of this to the hotel diminishes as the date of the reservation approaches, and with it, ...


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Norwegian LowFare tickets for flights within the Nordic countries can be canceled without charge within 4 hours after the booking. After that, the tickets are non-refundable. If it's any help, you can however until 30 minutes before departure change the name, destination or time by paying a fee. Depending on whether or not you have further plans to fly, that ...


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The best you can do to be in the safe side in this case is having your brother login to his BA account and change the contact numbers and optionally remove her from the reservation. If for some reason the reservation was not made from your brother's BA account then have him visit a BA office and show his credit card and then change the contact name and ...


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Hostels Find Another Guest to Replace You I was once in a similar situation: I booked a hostel for a week and had to leave after a few days. The hostel basically said they would refund the nights I did not spend there, if and only if they managed to find someone else to replace me. Luckily enough they did, and I got part of my money back. This is of ...


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Spicejet are in the middle of massive upheavals and attempts to refinance debt and gain increased government support. According to the news report referenced below ALL Spicejet flights were cancelled on Tuesday 16th and at least half on Wednesday. ALL the people you are dealing with are fully aware of what is happening and if you are "getting the run ...


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Flights get cancelled for a variety of reasons, but cancelling simply due to insufficent passengers is not a common one. Every plane has multiple uses during the day and cancelling flight A means the plane is not in position for flight B or flight C. It also means flight crews are no longer in the right place. Weather cancellations can come from upline, ...


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Kingfisher Airlines' cancellation policy states this: Financial Compensation INR 2,000/‐ or the value of the ticket whichever is less for flights having a block time of up to and including one hour. INR 3,000/‐ or the value of the ticket whichever is less for flights having a block time of more than one hour and up to and including two ...



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