Raising the minimum seat width, the death of the travel brochure, storm in UK causes cancellations


A traveler made a reservation canceled because of a storm. The hotel would be happy to cancel his reservation, he was told, but because he’d made the booking through Expedia, a refund would be up to the agency. Expedia wouldn’t give him his money, citing its published refund policy.


The deadly storms that left large swaths of the East Coast without power just before the Fourth of July holiday provided an uncomfortable lesson to hotel guests like Ken White: Always call to confirm your reservation — especially when the place you’re visiting is reeling from a natural disaster.


Tropical storm Fay may not look like much at the moment, but forecasters expect her to become a hurricane by late Tuesday. Here’s what travelers need to know about this cyclone.

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