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European tour Dec. 2021

European tour Dec. 2021

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Hi guys! My boyfriend and I are thinking of doing a European tour from Rome to London for 10 days. We will be passing by Venice, Florence, Switzerland. We are thinking of booking this tour group company called Globus. Would you recommend going to Europe first week of December? Also, what are your thoughts on group tours? TIA! submitted by /u/parttimeher0ine [link] [comments]
Traveling in Mexico bank cards

Traveling in Mexico bank cards

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I’m going to Mexico in a few weeks to stay at a resort. The resort runs up a tab of all the food and drinks we buy and other activities we do while we are there and we pay it when we go to check out. Last time my husband and I were there my husbands credit card and debit card did not work. Luckily my father in law had a credit card that did work and paid for us. We are not wanting to get any kind of credit card and we don’t want to carry over $800 dollar in USD while we travel on the plane and then to just keep it in the safe all week. Also not wanting to use any sketchy ATMs while we are there to withdraw money. So what I’m asking is what have any of you guys done before? Is there a prepaid debit card out there I can get? Do you think my bank debit card will work if I let them know wher...
I have a problem. Virgin Atlantic cancelled my direct flight from IAD to LHR, but did not cancel the return direct flight.

I have a problem. Virgin Atlantic cancelled my direct flight from IAD to LHR, but did not cancel the return direct flight.

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I just received notice that flight VS22 has been cancelled, and in doing research, I see they have completely removed that flight from the schedule. They still have the VS21 return direct flight, which is odd to me. I booked these tickets several months ago at a decent rate and had my seats reserved. Now the trips IAD to LHR are all connecting through Delta and many have very long layovers. Does anybody have advice on what to do? I plan on calling them, but I'd really REALLY like to be armed with some pro advice from you frequent travellers. submitted by /u/MustangGuy1965 [link] [comments]
South of Italy (Naples) suggestions?

South of Italy (Naples) suggestions?

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I'm holding out hope that ill get to Italy for 2 weeks in September. We will be flying in and out Naples and will be in Italy for just under 2 weeks. Will probably stay a few days in the amalfi coast but unsure where to go after that? Will most likely will rent a car so we can get around. We are into anything hiking, food, history and the odd beach. Does anyone have any suggestions of nice areas that are not the amalfi coast? I noticed a lot of people have recommended Sassi di Matera, do you think its worth the journey? Cheers! submitted by /u/awhir [link] [comments]
Check-in struggle

Check-in struggle

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Hello! I checked the FAQ and didn't find this question so I'm making this post. I booked a ticket via a 3rd party website and booked online check-in as an extra service. The flight was cancelled and I chose a new time for this flight. This worked and I got the confirmation from the airline itself, not the 3rd party website, although it's updated in my itinerary there as well. Since I didn't receive any notification from the website I wonder whether the online check-in still will work. Contacting the support remains unsuccessful after multiple weeks. Will I still be able to do the check-in in person at the airport itself? I apologize if this is a stupid question but I've only traveled via plane once before so there are still many uncertainties for me and I just want e...
Orbitz Platinum $50 Reimbursement Scam

Orbitz Platinum $50 Reimbursement Scam

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Has anyone experienced this? As a Platinum rewards member one of the benefits is an annual $50 reimbursement for things such as activities booked on Orbitz, baggage fees, wifi fees, etc. I booked an activity and was not given the reimbursement. I called 6 times, for a total of 4 hours. Each time I called, there was a different answer and customer agents shifting blame, I was getting the run around. The activity was actually $10 more expensive than other websites but I booked on Orbitz, trusting the promise of a reimbursement, but did not get it. So I ended up overpaying by $10 and wasting 4 hours of my time chasing a loss cause. I asked if the activity was qualified and all of them said yes, I even called before booking it. submitted by /u/Effective-Ad1299 [link] [...
Need advice on changing reservation dates (Priceline)

Need advice on changing reservation dates (Priceline)

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I recently booked a 3 night stay for a hotel via Priceline that comes with free cancellation/changes. I'd now like to change that reservation to only the last night. However, the room is completely sold out and so I'm reluctant to use the "change reservation" function on Priceline because I read that instead of simply amending the dates, they cancel the entire reservation and then re-book. What are the odds that they'd be able to re-book my canceled room immediately? Is there a possibility that my released room could get snatched up by someone else in that time? I know one option is to call the hotel and see if they'd change the dates for me manually, but then how to go about getting refunded the extra 2 nights by Priceline? submitted by /u/pinpointc...