Christopher Elliott

Type: Person
Name: Christopher Elliott
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

My wife is in intensive care -- what about her airline ticket?

_ Thomas Hinrichs' anniversary plans are derailed by a medical emergency. Can he change the name on his wife's ticket and take his son to Paris and London, instead?Q: Earlier this year, I booked flights with Expedia on Icelandair for a trip to Paris and ... [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Seven More Dirty Little Secrets of the Travel Industry

The travel industry seems transparent these days—real people will give you the scoop on your hotel on TripAdvisor, you can compare fares yourself with flight-search websites, and it's pretty much impossible for a terrible tour provider to hide its reputation ... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Travel Troubleshooter: Expedia made a goof

I’m writing you about our problems with a vacation package we booked on Expedia to Tamarindo, Costa Rica.A few weeks before our departure, we confirmed our accommodations and rental car with Expedia. But when we arrived, both the Dollar car rental location ... [Published Sacramento Bee - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Google gives UK “super flagger” powers

Google has granted the UK security services privileged “super flagger” status over YouTube videos, which enables the government to alert YouTube to videos deemed to threaten national security. It follows a campaign led by the government to persuade ISPs, ... [Published Lexology - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 2 reports

To Tip or Not to Tip – Intelligent Travel

Traveler Editor at Large Christopher Elliott[1] is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips.Here’s his latest advice:Reader Question: I’m going on a cruise. How much should ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

An empty vacation package from Expedia

_ Gladys Martin's Expedia vacation package is missing two key components. Should she have to pay for its mistake?Q: I'm writing you about our problems with a vacation package we booked on Expedia to Tamarindo, Costa Rica.A few weeks before our departure, ... [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Travel Troubleshooter: Air France drags heels on issuing fare refund

I’m a graduate student at the University of Texas and I was recently awarded a fellowship to conduct research for two months in Ibadan, Nigeria. Believing that I would be departing from New York and then returning to Austin, Texas, I booked the trip in ... [Published Sacramento Bee - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Google gives UK “super flagger” powers

[author: Christopher Elliott]Google has granted the UK security services privileged “super flagger” status over YouTube videos, which enables the government to alert YouTube to videos deemed to threaten national security.  It follows a campaign led by ... [Published JD Supra - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Wronged flier gets runaround from American

Q: I read your columns and appreciate what you have done to help especially the less fortunate among us who are being wronged with financial penalties because we did not receive a promised refund. For someone like me, who is nearly 67 years old, with ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Where's the refund for my Air France ticket?

_ Air France is holding $2,400 of Daniel Jean-Jacques' money for a fully refundable ticket. Why won't it surrender the money?Q: I'm a graduate student at the University of Texas and I was recently awarded a fellowship to conduct research for two months ... [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Budget's damage claim unsubstantiated

Question: I recently rented a car from Budget in Nashville and returned it to New Orleans. It was in perfect shape when I brought it back.A few weeks ago, I received a damage claim from the company. They asked me to pay more than $3,000 for repairs.I’m ... [Published HeraldNet - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 2 reports

Car renter gets big bill but photo isn’t his car

at 11:05 AM | Page modified March 25, 2014 at 11:14 AMQ: I recently rented a car from Budget in Nashville and returned it to New Orleans. It was in perfect shape when I brought it back.A few weeks ago, I received a damage claim from the company. They ... [Published Seattle Times - Mar 25 2014]

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Lawrence E. Elliott [Published Watertown Daily Times - Apr 11 2014]
Google gives UK “super flagger” powers [Published Lexology - Apr 09 2014]
To Tip or Not to Tip – Intelligent Travel [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 08 2014]
No hotel, no car — and no refund on vacation pa... [Published Seattle Times - Apr 08 2014]
An empty vacation package from Expedia [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 08 2014]
To Tip or Not to Tip [Published National Geographic - Apr 07 2014]
Travel Troubleshooter: Air France drags heels o... [Published Sacramento Bee - Apr 06 2014]
Travel Troubleshooter: Where's the refund for A... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 06 2014]
Google gives UK “super flagger” powers [Published JD Supra - Apr 04 2014]
Wronged flier gets runaround from American [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Apr 04 2014]
Where's the refund for my Air France ticket? [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 01 2014]
Budget's damage claim unsubstantiated [Published HeraldNet - Mar 28 2014]
Tips for the Road: When to buy airfare for summ... [Published Cleveland.com - Mar 27 2014]
Car renter gets big bill but photo isn’t his car [Published Seattle Times - Mar 25 2014]
Did Budget send me the wrong damage claim? [Published Chicago Tribune - Mar 25 2014]
Travel Troubleshooter: Package deal, minus a hotel [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Mar 22 2014]
AirTran-Southwest merger snarls flight refund [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 21 2014]
They didn't cancel my Air Canada ticket -- now ... [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Mar 20 2014]
Help! My vacation package is missing the hotel [Published Seattle Times - Mar 18 2014]
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