All posts tagged: trip cancellation

Why You Should Check The Price Of Flights AFTER You Book

Every time you book a flight you have that sinking feeling that the price is going to go down tomorrow. Murphy’s law says it’s going to happen … so what do you do? 68 percent of the time, ticket prices do drop within that 24-hour window,according to a recent study from Hopper, and on average, this price is 14 percent lower than the original. Ouch … That hurts! What most people don’t realize is that you can cancel your flight for FREE within 24 hours of booking.  It’s a federal rule for airlines to give passengers a full refund if they choose to cancel their flights within 24 hours of booking, provided they book more than seven days before their trip (Technically, the rule says that airlines must either hold a reservation at a quoted fare for 24 hours OR allow passengers to cancel within 24 hours. Most airlines take the second option, though some, like American, have “hold” programs that allow customers to put a ticket on hold for 24 hours before booking.)

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Get Ready For An “Extremely Active” 2013 Hurricane Season – Travel Protection Insurance Advised

(PRWEB) July 25, 2013 – Hurricane season began June 1 and runs through November 30. It generally peaks in August and September, not including Superstorm Sandy’s destruction late last October. With the hurricane season already upon us, climate experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) advise of an “active or extremely active” hurricane season this year. NOAA scientists have predicted a 70 percent chance of between 13 to 20 named storms this year, with 7 to 11 that could develop into hurricanes, and of those, 3 to 6 could become major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or higher, with top winds of 111 mph or greater. The average number of storms during hurricane season is 12 named storms and 6 hurricanes, with 3 developing into major hurricanes. Extreme weather conditions are prone to causing trip cancellations, delays, and interruptions. The US Travel Insurance Association advises that, in addition to inconvenience, hurricanes and storms can cost travelers unforeseen expenses. Expenses including meals and transportation, unexpected hotel stays, lost or delayed baggage, and lost prepaid …