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Re: Is trip cancellation insurance really worth it?

Former Member ·
My elderly mother bought it when she went on a cruise. For her, it made sense because her health is not so good. She might have had to cancel and did not want to lose her deposit. The policy that she bought was specifically for trip cancellation but did not cover health issues or other unexpected issues during the trip. That policy would have covered a deposit refund but not all of them do. There are lots of different types of trip insurance so one has to ask lots of questions. As it turns...
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Re: IRS gains power to get passports cancelled

DrFumblefinger ·
That is too much authority to give this agency, which already has fear-invoking rights of property seizure. I don't see what a revenue collection agency has to do with a citizen's right to have a passport. Maybe the person owing taxes needs to conduct business overseas to pay the Treasury what it says it is owed? How could they do this if they can't travel?
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Re: IRS gains power to get passports cancelled

Travel Rob ·
I don't like it either. The IRS has made mistakes before and I'm sure taxes and penalties add up quick if the person doesn't pay in time Plus people from certain states might need their passports to act as ID because they won't be able to get into federal facilities with their state drivers license only and might not be able to fly soon . http://www.latimes.com/nation/...-20160103-story.html
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Re: IRS gains power to get passports cancelled

GarryRF ·
There are so many business men into Tax Avoidance schemes that the Government cant watch them all. So I suppose a warning off Uncle Sam saying - " Hey - I'm serious - behave or I'll ground you" could stop their lavish life styles. If everyone paid their Tax due notice then we wouldn't have all the cutbacks on services.
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UPDATED STORM AND CANCELLATION NEWS HERE

PHeymont ·
As of 8 am, more than 3500 flights have been cancelled in advance of the northeast blizzard. Check your airline, and check here for links to updated news stories throughout the day. Start  HERE   At shortly before 10 AM, the number of...
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STORM WATCH: CHECK BEFORE YOU GO

PHeymont ·
See the News section below for links to new updates as the major northeast blizzard develops...many flights have already been cancelled pre-emptively to avoid having travelers—and planes—trapped. Many city and intercity road and rail...
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Airlines Cancelling Again, Waiving Fees: Check your carrier

PHeymont ·
Ahead of the new northeast storm expected to begin Sunday night, airlines are cancelling flights, over 2500 as of Sunday morning, to avoid stranding travelers, crews and planes. In general, they are waiving change fees for travelers who rebook from...
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Oh, no! Next winter storm aims at South

PHeymont ·
In the wake of recent heavy storms that have buried Boston and other cities as well as shattering travel plans, another winter storm is causing cancellations, and this time the target cities are in the southern part of the country, including...
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Will it never end? Flight cancellations up to 7,000 this week

PHeymont ·
The seemingly endless wave of bad weather, bad ground conditions and plain bad luck seems never to stop. So far this week, over 7,000 flights have been cancelled, and the week is not over.    The focus of the disruptions changes with the...
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Flight cancellations continue: Not just winter, now it's ash!

PHeymont ·
Alaska Airlines has been forced to cancel a number of flights within Alaska due to poor visibility caused by an ash cloud from Russian volcanoes erupting on the Kamchatka Peninsula. From USA Today,  MORE     That's added to the chaos...
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15% of flights cancelled, but spring (and planes) may be in the air soon

PHeymont ·
The winter weather nightmare claimed about 15% of U.S. flights today, for a total of about 20,000 cancelled and 56,000 delayed in the past two weeks. But there's hope in sight with warmer weather starting this weekend. From USA Today,  DETAILS
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Another "not a good day" for travel

PHeymont ·
After days of stress on the U.S. air transporation system due to weather, a new wave of flight cancellations is hitting Monday travelers for February 23rd. By noon Sunday, nearly a thousand Monday flights had been cancelled, with more expected by...
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Another storm alert: Check with your carrier no matter where!

PHeymont ·
Thousands of flights, mostly to and from Northeast destinations have been cancelled because of the Sunday, Feb. 15 storm that will heavily affect already-affected airports including Boston, the 3 NYC airports and more.   But that's not the end of...
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Valentine's in Northeast: Forget Hearts, Expect Snowballs

PHeymont ·
Sadly, the goddesses of love and weather are not in synch, and the Northeast, including snow-swamped Boston, can expect another round of storm to interfere with Valentine's travel and celebration plans.   Check with your carrier if flights are in...
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More river cruises cancelled, but some hopeful signs

PHeymont ·
CroisiEurope's Leonardo da Vinci on the Neckar at Heidelberg   Continuing problems with low water in European rivers, as described in several recent TG NewsLinks, are disrupting more cruise plans by most operators...but at least some see hope in...
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Erika Update: Storm causes cruise changes and cancellations

PHeymont ·
Tropical Storm Erika has been downgraded, but her effect on the Caribbean cruise industry continues, bringing changes to cruise itineraries, and cancelling some port calls, although some cruises are now slated to resume their original plans.  ...
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Lufthansa strike continues, hundreds of flights cancelled

PHeymont ·
  The ongoing strike by Lufthansa cabin crew forced the cancellation of over 900 flights on Monday and continues into today with many more flights cancelled. The union is striking different parts of the system each day.   Today (Tuesday) the...
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Travelers Leaving Compensation $$$ on the table

PHeymont ·
A Reuters report says that only about 2% of air travelers who are entitled to cash compensation for delays or cancellations ask for it...mostly because most travelers eithr don't know about it or are put off by complicated procedures. In fact, a small...
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Is trip cancellation insurance really worth it?

FlashFlyer ·
I've only once bought cancellation insurance--and that was by not looking carefully at the checkboxes on a form--but I'm wondering if its worthwhile. Do most policies allow me to cancel my plans and get money back for non-refundables, or do they just...
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Ask, and Ask Again: Cancellation Rules

PHeymont ·
We just had to postpone our trip to Toronto, which was planned for this weekend. We had one ticket on a Westjet flight purchased through Expedia; the other was purchased through a travel administrator used by USBank for its Flexpoints program.  ...
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Polar Vortex and Tropical Dreams

PHeymont ·
The recent horrible winter weather blamed on the roving Polar Vortex may have cancelled thousands of flights this winter—but it's also led a whole lot of people to think of heading for tropical shores. A recent survey says that 21-39 year-olds...
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Empress of Seas cancels a month of cruises

PHeymont ·
Royal Caribbean's updates and upgrades on Empress of the Seas have taken longer than expected, forcing cancellation of April and May cruises.
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Royal Caribbean tightens cancellation policies

PHeymont ·
Royal Caribbean, which has recently had to cancel or shorten some cruises, is now imposing stricter rules on customers who want to cancel bookings.
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IRS gains power to get passports cancelled

Travel Rob ·
IRS can get your Passport cancelled if you owe more then $50,000
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Re: STORM WATCH: CHECK BEFORE YOU GO

DrFumblefinger ·
I just heard that all the "shutting down" of the city is estimated to have cost NYC some $200,000,000. And in the end less than a foot of snow fell, not insignificant, but far from the storm of the century. PHeymont, you're on the ground in the New York area, what was it like?
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Re: STORM WATCH: CHECK BEFORE YOU GO

PHeymont ·
Estimates of the cost of shutting down for a storm come from the same fiction factory as th estimates of how much money a city will make by spending $100 million tax dollars on a new stadium... That said, had the track of the storm been only very slightly east of where it went—and there was no way to know it would shift—we would have had 2-3 feet, and the risk of many people stranded on roads. At times in the past, also, when equipment was not properly positioned off line, it took much too...
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