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Since the pandemic started, many of us are still waiting on refunds for canceled or postponed trips and events. It’s frustrating to wait, especially when the money is necessary for new trips or even basic necessities during pandemic job losses.
Here are some refunds I’m still waiting on:
Gymnastics Olympic Trials: I already got my hotel points back, but I still haven’t gotten a refund for our tickets to the gymnastics olympic trials that were supposed to happen later this month. Ticketmaster is only refunding for events that have either been canceled or events that have a new date. USA gymnastics has listed this event as postponed with a date TBD, so people can’t get refunds under that status.
AA Miles for Florida Trip: Since our Disney World trip was canceled for late May/early June, we received a refund on our Spirit flights and a refund of points for our AA flights that we booked through British Airways (along with a refund of our taxes about a month later). But, we had booked one flight with AA miles directly, and we are still waiting for those miles to be refunded. I think it’s just a matter of us holding on the phone for a long time to speak with an agent.
Flights to Mexico: My family was supposed to fly to Cancun in a few weeks, but we decided to scrap the trip. I was hoping that Sun Country would cancel our flights, but so far they are still on. One of our flights did have a significant schedule change, so I hope we can get a refund based on that. I’m still working on it.
University Overnight Camp: My oldest was registered for a week-long overnight tennis camp at a college. We still haven’t received the refund. It would be nice to get it so that we could use the money for other tennis day camps in the area.
In total, the refunds are worth a few thousand dollars. I’m so ready to get past this pandemic and start planning significant travel again.
Are you still waiting on travel refunds?
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Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.