Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Have Work, Will Travel Advertisement Supported by FRUGAL TRAVELER Online job boards and gig-economy apps have made it easier than ever to find temporary and short-term work in places you want to go. ByKaren Schwartz July 3, 2019 Tim Justice took a cross-country road trip and earned $2,000 along the way by making pickups and drop-offs for a delivery service. “I was itching to do a road trip,” said Mr. Justice, 41, a Phoenix-based flight attendant. “Forget getting on a plane if I don’t have to.” Mr. Justice’s trip, which was funded by work he picked up on Roadie, an app that coordinates drivers and people or businesses looking to ship items, is just one example of how people with flexible day jobs and a little know-how can stretch their travel dollars by joining … [Read more...] about Have Work, Will Travel
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By Paul Johnson on May 13, 2019 in A Luxury Travel Blog, Featured, Travel Miscellany Yesterday we reached a significant milestone – we published our 10,000th blog post. Yes, you heard that right… it’s taken us almost 14 years to get there, but we now host more than 10,000 articles here on A Luxury Travel Blog!! And to celebrate this accomplishment, we’re planning on running two very exciting competitions over the coming months. For our UK readers, we’ll be offering a luxury travel contest with a prize value in excess of £10,000, with the lucky winner receiving luxury travel goodies from a variety of luxury brands and retailers; and for our US readers an equivalent contest with a prize value in excess of $10,000. We already have a number of big names signed up for each of these collaborations, so are very excited to share the details with you soon. To make sure you are notified when the contests are announced, please ensure you are subscribed to … [Read more...] about Our £10,000 and $10,000 luxury travel contests!
Q: I recently booked a flight from Pittsburgh to Delhi via New York through Travelocity. My tickets were on Delta Air Lines and Air India. Delta canceled my outbound flight from Pittsburgh to New York. It originally got into JFK at 12:15 p.m., and I had a 2:30 p.m. connecting flight out of JFK to Delhi. When Delta canceled the first leg, it rebooked me on a flight that got into JFK at 12:46 p.m. Travelocity said that wasn’t a long enough layover for an international flight. The only other flight I (and Travelocity) saw gets into JFK at 7 a.m., which I do not want to do. I asked Travelocity for a refund so that I could book a new flight. But since then, they’ve been updating me every week that they can’t get in touch with Air India. In their last e-mail, they said, “We would like to inform you that we are still trying to coordinate with the airlines about your concern. We will keep you posted as soon as we receive their reply.” I want to cancel this whole … [Read more...] about Travel Troubleshooter: Delta canceled the first leg of my trip to Dehli, but Air India won’t refund me
Q: I recently flew from Paris to Mumbai on Jet Airways. My flight was delayed and eventually canceled. Jet Airways promised me $1,360 under EC 261, the European airline consumer protection regulation. I sent Jet Airways an EC 261 claim. Within three days, the airline responded, and it agreed to pay 600 euros each to my wife and me. Jet Airways requested copies of our passports, the boarding passes and our signatures on a release and discharge letter. I sent everything it was requesting that same day, but have not heard back from the airline since. It’s been more than a week since I sent the forms. Should I be worried? A: You should not be worried. Processing a claim under EC 261 takes time — weeks, months and, in some rare cases, even years. But one thing you should worry about a little is whether you had a valid claim. In recent weeks, I’ve seen an uptick of cases involving an airline promising a refund under EC 261 but then not delivering. What’s EC 261? … [Read more...] about Travel Troubleshooter: Airline seems to be taking a long time to compensate us for canceled flight to Mumbai
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | How to Safeguard Your Tech, and Your Money, While Traveling Supported by ByJane L. Levere Feb. 4, 2019 Travel companies were hit by one data breach after another last year — firms including Marriott, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and the travel booking site Orbitz. Marriott estimates that as a result of its breach — in which the reservation database of Starwood-branded hotels in its portfolio was hacked — 383 million guest records could have been affected and 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were possibly compromised. And experts expect breaches in the travel sector will continue. “Travel companies are a prime target of cyberthefts” because they have “highly sensitive, personally identifiable information,” said Eva Velasquez, chief executive of the … [Read more...] about How to Safeguard Your Tech, and Your Money, While Traveling