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Do not assume your money is lost, contact your payment card issuer at once. Regardless of debit vs credit, you should always contact the bank and let them tell you if it is possible to get your money back through them. They're in a better position to know because there are a lot of specific details and local regulations. My answer from this point on is ...


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Etiquette generally demands that if you reserve something you're not going to make use of, it's polite to cancel your reservation. Even if you can't summon any desire to be nice to the hotel's owners after being subject to their inflexible cancellation policies, think of it as being nice to your fellow travelers, as your cancellation just might help out ...


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Called AirBerlin. They're saying that at the moment they are expecting all flights within the next 3 months to operate normally and that I should check back in one week to get an update about possible refunds and cancellation policies.


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Non-refundable doesn't mean what you seem to assume - it does not mean that the money is lost. It means that you don't get it back. That might seem an irrelevant difference, but often it is not - you can use the value of the ticket for further bookings with the airline (for the same flier, not just anybody). If you cancel the ticket, you typically have 365 ...


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If hotel is cancelling, you will get refund. Since hotel said that they didn't charge, you have two things to do. Contact booking site, hotels.com and explain the situation and ask them to reverse the charge. If they are non responsive, contact the credit card provider and say that you are disputing the charge, as you didn't get the service. Mention that ...


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Answer on Indian Express (mirror): In a fallout between authorities in India and its air-bubble partner Germany, the European country’s national carrier Lufthansa said Tuesday it will have to cancel all planned flights between India and Germany between September 30 and October 20 because of an “unexpected rejection” of its flight schedule by Indian ...


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A cancellation implies a refund, and the fee eats into that. It's really that simple. The only reason to bother cancelling a ticket is that you want you money back. (Possibly only the airport charges and not the nominal fare, but for many low-cost carriers the former is a significant if not major part of the total.) The airlines in general don't want to have ...


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Uh, this is exactly the sort of thing travel insurance is sold for - you have an uncertainty that you want covered, and you don't want to be massively out of pocket if that uncertainty becomes reality. Go and talk to an insurance broker and have them advise you (on what policy to buy) in writing - that way, you should be covered for both the Ryanair ...


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The exact details can depend on the tickets you've purchased, but as a general rule British Airways has 4 types of ticket based on age : Infant (below 2 years) WITHOUT a seat. 10% of the standard adult fare. Infant (below 2 years) WITH a seat. 75% of the standard adult fare. Child (2-11 years old) WITH a seat. 75% of the standard adult fare. Adult (12+ ...


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Can a hotel cancel a confirmed reservation? Yes. The best you can do is report to booking.com and hope they get them to honor the original amount. This behavior is unfair however hotels and airlines sometimes post wrong fares. When they discover it, the decent ones honor the wrong fares. Cathay Pacific error sees $16,000 flights sold for $675 Thanks ...


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You can advertise for someone with the same name as your companion to come on the trip with you, like this person did: A Toronto man looking for a travel partner with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has finally found his match. After making headlines a month ago by offering a free plane ticket around the world to someone named “Elizabeth Gallagher,” ...


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Even if the fare rule doesn't allow refunds in principle, the airline may decide to give you one anyway, especially if you cancel long in advance so they have ample time to sell the seat to someone else. Although it's only one data point, it happened to me with Lufthansa a couple years ago, but since it's the only time I have had to cancel a ticket, I can't ...


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TL;DR: Your ticket is still valid and you can take any connection to your destination (and it is not relevant if you booked a SuperSparpreis, Sparpreis or Flexpreis ticket) if your train/connection is expected to be delayed by at least 20 minutes at your destination or is cancelled at all. For more information have a look at Overview of the main passengers' ...


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I cancel just in case the hotel or booking agency refunds me anyway — it happens. I have cancelled a non-refundable hotel booking twice. In one case, I had booked through the hotel website. I cancelled several months in advance (altered flight times meant spending night in a different city than planned). Much to my surprise, I received a 100% refund. In ...


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The airline did NOT cancel your flight. They cancelled a flight that you were not booked on at the time of the cancellation. It is as simple as this. You were not booked on the flight, so you are due no compensation. IF you had not already canceled your tickets, and you were still booked on the flight at the time of the cancellation, then you might have ...


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The conditions of carriage for your ticket do not include a provision for a refund in this case. Though there is a provision (3.2.1.3) to extend the validity of your tickets if you can't travel due to illness, but it only applies if you get sick once your trip starts. However, many airlines will make accommodations in such situations as a customer service ...


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If you thought the cancellation fee was too high, why did you agree to it? The hotel may well be entitled to take action to recover the debt you owe it; that would depend on the detail of the local law and the conditions of the contract you have. If you are interested in that, please do go over to law.stackexchange.com for a fuller discussion. Whether the ...


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Can I claim a refund for the unused flight City A to City B, based on the cancellation of the flight City B to City C? If yes, Generally no. Each itinerary is a different contract and they are not coupled in any way. Ryan Air sold you ticket from B to C and if you don't show up it's your problem, not theirs. The fact that you happened to also use Ryan Air ...


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Just to address specifically where to find out the cancellation fee for Bookings.com When selecting the specific room, Bookings.com has an entire column dedicated to conditions. Sometimes there is free cancellation offered up to a specific date (usual some X days before the booking starts) Sometimes the hotel will offer some rooms with free cancellation, ...


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Yes, cancel the ticket, especially since it's someone else's money that bought it. Cancelling requires no more than a few minutes of your time, perhaps less time than you needed to post this question, and even if you get no money out of it, it is courteous to the airline and to anyone else who might want to reserve a seat on that flight. On top of that, ...


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Nothing happens. Your friends fly, you forfeit your ticket.


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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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In general: usually the ferries are very reliable, but cancellations do sometimes happen. I've only once had to deal with a cancellation in the last couple of years of holidaying around the islands, and that was warned a couple of days in advance. CalMac, who run the majority of ferry services, report >97% of services run as predicted, with ~2% cancellation ...


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The booking.com terms and conditions state, in part: Obvious errors and mistakes (including misprints) are not binding. All special offers and promotions are marked as such. If they are not labeled as such, you cannot derive any rights in the event of obvious errors or mistakes. You didn't say what the price was that you paid or whether it was marked as a ...


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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 the ...


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Unfortunately, I would not give a dime on anything which a call center agent tells you now or in a week from now. On the other hand, legally, you don't have too many options unless you did not just purchase a ticket from their website but it would be part of a packaged holiday. In case of packaged holidays there is a mandatory insurance against bankruptcy at ...


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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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I had a pair of non-refundable tickets I thought I was going to lose money on because my trip got cancelled; however, as a few people have mentioned...CALL THE AIRLINE! Technically, they did not refund the money for my tickets, but they gave me a credit to use within one year. While that might not seem like a good deal, it really was. My plans changed ...


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You aren't "rolling over" anything, you are availing yourself of the same right multiple times. But there are downsides: Companies don't have to sell to people abusing their systems - they can block your account and payment methods to prevent you abusing their booking systems There is no guarantee that the booking you just cancelled will be immediately ...


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FlightAware showed me out of the last week, only one Ryanair flight flew from Stansted to Bucharest. Everything else from all three major London airports, including those Wizz Air flights, was cancelled. There is another Ryanair flight (1007) scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, if you want to try your luck.


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