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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You will get everything back if this is a trusted dealer and your cancellation gets through; booking.com is quite trusted! You also get protection through EU legislation if there is a problem with your provider and you paid with your credit or debit card. If you are in the EU, from my experience, the transaction will be rolled back at the same USD amount ...


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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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In general, the only way that you will be guaranteed to have the airline re-accommodate you on a later flight in the event of a delay is to book the flights on the same ticket - which basically means that you need to buy all of the flights together, from the same source. There is no means to "combine" them after booking, even if they are booked on the same ...


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Since you have one ticket, you don't have to worry. If you miss your connection you will get transferred to the next available flight. Also most flights these days arrive ahead of time. There is this epic answer that explains this in detail.


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This depends primarily on whether you booked the connection flight as a single ticket, or separately. If you booked the flights separately, missing the connection is entirely your risk. If you booked a single ticket, it's the issuing airline's responsibility to fulfill the contract and deal with any unforeseen circumstances. In almost all cases, the ...


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Hmmm, this is tricky. First, there are flights you paid for but didn't take. You may be able to get a refund for that and you should certainly get the (some of) the taxes back for the untaken return flight. Because your cancelled return flight was due to the fault of an agent working for American it is right that they should have made arrangements to get ...


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Non-refundable means they can't refund you, but you might be able to cancel the flight and get credit towards a future flight. If this works, there may be a fee involved, but it could be minimal or non-existant. Most travel insurance companies require valid proof. You can look at World Nomad's (or some other company's) policies online to see if any of the ...


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Airlines sell lots and lots of "fare classes" and they set the price for each of them accordingly. It's partly based on "What the market will bear" and partly what it actually costs the airline to offer them. As a thought experiment, imagine an airline chooses to have just 3 types of fares: you have to buy 2 weeks in advance and you cannot change it for ...


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First, I'm going to offer a generic solution that I still think will solve your problem. There are a couple of paid services, Flightfox and Darjeelin (there's a referral link in my profile). You pay a small amount, set a price you want to beat, and their experts will find you something cheaper. If they can't, you lose nothing (I've had them fail once and I ...


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From the Terms & Conditions of the Sinagpore GP 2.3.2. SGPPL will refund the cost of a Ticket to the Ticket Purchaser of that Ticket only if: the entire Race is cancelled and cannot be rescheduled; the dates of the Race are changed after they have been confirmed by FIA and the relevant Ticket Purchaser has confirmed in writing to SGPPL ...


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"Partly used ticket" usually refers to a passenger not using a return flight or parts of a multi-leg journey. If you have a booking for two passengers that's supposedly two tickets, so you should be able to get a refund for one of the tickets (assuming that's possible according to the fare conditions). I've never heard of that counting as a "partly used ...


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You say you held your ticket "through Aerosvit Airlines's website". This website has an FAQ section. Question 6 of the FAQ reads, "May I change or cancel my reservation / e-ticket online?". The answer ends with, Presently you can not change or delete Your online bookings in the online mode on Your own. In case of finding out an error, assumed at ...


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You bring up a good point. Cancellation penalties are so different by property that its hard to really get a cancellation system going that would then allow you to fill rooms at the last minute. With that said though, there are sites like laterooms.com and lastminutetravel.com that you could check. In my travels, I've found that there is always a room ...


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So the way I see it, there are two parts to this question then: 1 - Can you just drop the second leg - and 2) can you get a refund on this second leg Can you drop the second leg of a flight I've done this once, and I assure you, it's possible. However, there are several factors to consider: say you have a flight with several legs - five for example. ...


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There is no standard cancellation policy (I don't think this is regulated even in Europe). Some hotels allow you to cancel for free till 24h in advance, others 48h, some require a week, and with certain offers, you cannot cancel at all. It is therefore very important to read the fine print on the home page to figure out the specific policy. As a personal ...


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There are a number of companies that offer "Cancel for any reason" travel insurance. Googling for that phrase will find you countless hits that cover the various options available. However, all of these plans have very specific requirements about when the policy must be purchased (near to the time the ticket is purchased), and when the trip must be ...


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Rules and behaviors on what the airlines will do in this case vary from country to country and could vary from airline to airline. In the US and Europe the airline will put you on the next available flight. Whether or not they will provide you with a place to stay vary by airline and the price of your ticket. There have been situations when the number of ...


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I'm not totally sure your question is on topic, also because you're asking for an opinion in the first part of your question. Still, the short answer to your question is that you'll probably have to deal with it. You can harass their customer service, blog, tweet and facebook about it, which could make a difference, but considering this is an airline with ...


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In truth, very few places (in the US, at least) will actually charge your card at time of booking. Many will say that they will, especially for non-refundable bookings, but in general your credit card will normally be charged : For "pre-paid" bookings - somewhere between a few days before your arrival date, and when you check-out. For non-prepaid bookings ...



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