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

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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.

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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.

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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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