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Certification in Project Management (Online)

This program is available as a customized program onsite (or virtually) at your organization. Contact a learning consultant for more information.

Whether you’re studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® exam, learning the basics of project management, or preparing to transition into a different career, Rutgers Executive Education delivers the training and guidance you need to help you meet and exceed your goals. The Certification in Project Management program serves as a great way to build the skills to keep your projects on task, on time and on budget. This program also fulfills the required project management education hours for PMP ® certification.

In this highly interactive curriculum—delivered fully online —you will learn how to apply project management practices to achieve success. The emphasis of this program is on providing the practical skills and tools necessary so that you can begin managing projects of any scale immediately upon your return to the workplace.

1. Enjoy One-on-One Support from Experts in Project Management

This program is developed and facilitated by Project Management Professional (PMP) ® subject experts with extensive industry experience. A subject matter expert will serve as your dedicated advisor-instructor, guiding and mentoring throughout the entire program. They will provide insight into the practice of Project Management in a variety of industries and how to successfully manage your projects from start to finish.

2. Study a Robust Curriculum in Alignment with The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ® Guide) Fifth Edition

As a registered education provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute, Rutgers Project Management curriculum is directly tied to The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ® Guide) Fifth Edition. The curriculum consists of a variety of learning assets including:

  • 61 hours of dynamic, state of the art e-learning (all activities including e-learning estimated at 100 hours)
  • Dedicated one-on-one meetings with your Rutgers advisor-instructor
  • An optional PMP ® Online Test Prep module that will help prepare you for PMI’s ® PMP ® or CAPM ® certification.
  • 6 months access to the robust e-Learning Library, so you can continue learning even after your program is complete

3. Earn a Rutgers University Professional Certificate

Upon completion, you will be presented with an official Rutgers University Professional Certificate. Update your LinkedIn profile, hang your certificate on your wall and share your accomplishments with your supervisor and colleagues. Celebrate your accomplishment!

Your professional certificate adequately prepares you to apply for PMI’s ® PMP ® or CAPM ® certification. You will satisfy the education requirement* necessary to apply for these highly sought-after certifications and benefit from extended access to the eLearning library so you can continue to refresh your knowledge before you sit for the exam.

PMI, PMBOK, PMP, CAPM and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

*Please visit the PMI® website for PMP ® credential requirements beyond the 35 hours of professional education needed to sit for the exam. http://www.pmi.org/Certification/Project-Management-Professional-PMP.aspx

  • This program is self-paced; you can begin your program within 1-2 business days of your online registration
  • Enjoy the support of a Rutgers advisor who will provide real world case studies and experience to add to the value of your learning experience
  • You will work one-on-one with your Rutgers mentor to set a flexible schedule that will allow you to incorporate your learning into your schedule and complete in a time frame that works for you.

Our certificate program is intended for both new and experienced project managers who have little formal education in project management. Our program will give you the tools, skills, theories, and techniques necessary to be successful.

  • Managing Projects within Organizations
  • Project Management Overview
  • Project Management Process Groups
  • Integrated Initiation and Planning
  • Integrated Project Execution, Monitoring, and Control
  • Integrated Project Change Control and Close
  • Project Requirements and Defining Scope
  • Create Work Breakdown Structure
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Scope
  • Defining and Sequencing Project Activities
  • Estimating Activity Resources and Durations
  • Developing and Controlling the Project Schedule
  • Estimating and Budgeting Project Costs
  • Controlling Costs
  • Project Quality Planning
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Planning Project Human Resources
  • Managing Project Human Resources
  • Stakeholders and the Communication Management Plan
  • Processes for Managing Project Communications
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Performing Risk Analysis
  • Risk Response, Monitor, and Control
  • Identifying Project Risks
  • Planning Project Procurement
  • Managing Procurements
  • The Role of Ethics in Project Management
  • Core PMI® Values and Ethical Standards
  • Planning and Managing Project Human Resources Simulation
  • Communicating Effectively with Project Stakeholders Simulation

Rutgers Executive Education is a registered Project Management Institute (PMI) sup ® /sup Education Provider and our Certification in Project Management program provides 61 hours of e-learning education aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge 5th edition (PMBOK® Guide).

If you are interested in pursuing PMP® certification, our program more than satisfies PMI s® education requirement. Details about PMI s® certification and exam requirements are available at: www.pmi.org

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PMI, PMBOK Guide PMP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

In order to support your organization’s training and growth, Executive Education will provide you with additional savings if three or more individuals from your organization enroll in the same certificate program. Please contact a learning consultant for more information.

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12/09/2017

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Cancel For Any Reason, Change Your Mind Travel Insurance #vegas #travel

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Cancel For Any Reason Travel Insurance Plans

The Cancel For Any Reason is just that cancelling your entire trip for a reason that is normally not covered (e.g. changing your mind). It s not Delay For Any Reason nor Interrupt For Any Reason .

Read Steve s helpful Blog post called Cancel Your Plane Ticket Or Pay The Change Fee? to learn how to correctly cancel your plane ticket so your Cancel For Any Reason coverage reimburses you for your airfare .

Here are some common trip cancellation reasons that aren t covered by Travel insurance as a standard reason, yet are covered by a Cancel For Any Reason Plan. Any of these events (and a lot more) are covered by a Cancel For Any Reason Plan:

  • You want to cancel your trip because you don t feel safe at your destination. With the rise of global terrorism, there are a lot of places in the world that were fine to visit, but now they can give you pause.
  • Along these lines, Civil Unrest and War aren t covered. If these things are happening at your destination, you probably won t want to go on your trip, either.
  • You just don t feel right about leaving. Maybe you just have a feeling it s not a good time to go on your trip. Ever had that feeling and you were glad you listened to it? I have: I was very close to my Paternal Grandparents. On August 29, 1997 I had a strong feeling I should, without delay, visit my Grandma who lived 200 miles away. I left immediately and had the best visit I ever had with her! Exactly 2 weeks later she died in her sleep. And, I was privileged to give the eulogy at her funeral.
  • You change your mind and don t want to go on your trip
  • You get a new job and your boss won t let you have the time off
  • Your adult children are idiots and their melodramas might cause you to cancel your trip
  • Your child or grandchild s team which is normally in last place is now in the State Championship Finals
  • Your already approved vacation comes at a bad time and you know it would be better if you didn t take your trip
  • Even though you and your significant other are madly in love , you still want to have a way out (maybe that plants a seed of discord?). More on this below .

Here Are The Purchase Deadlines:

  • The CSA Freestyle Luxe deadline is no later than 24 hours after your initial trip payment
  • The Travel Guard Gold s Travel Guard Platinum s deadline is no later than 14 days after the date you made your initial trip payment
  • The MH Ross Complete plan s deadline is no later than 15 days after the date you made your initial trip payment
  • The Travel Insured Plus and plans deadlines are no later than 21 days after the date you made your initial trip payment
  • The Travelex Max plan s deadline is no later than 30 days after the date you made your initial trip payment

All plans require:

  1. You insure 100% of your expected prepaid trip costs that would be non-refundable if you got hit by a cement truck on the day you were leaving for your trip and had to cancel at the last minute. Note this exception. The MH Ross Complete and TravelSafe Classic Plus plans allow you to insure the full prepaid cost of any specific travel arrangement without having to insure the full value of all your travel arrangements. For example, if you are flying to a cruise and you select Air / Cruise as your Type of Trip on the purchase application, you have to insure 100% of the cost of the airfare and the cruise to have CFAR coverage on the air and cruise. If you just insure the cruise, but not the full prepaid cost of the airfare you won t have CFAR on the air and cruise.;
  2. You also insure within 14 30 days (depending on the plan) of the payment for those arrangements including the cost of any subsequent arrangements (or any other subsequent arrangements not made through your travel agent) added to your Trip; and
  3. You are not disabled from travel at the time you pay your premium and
  4. You cancel your Trip more than two days (MH Ross, Travelex Max TravelSafe) or forty-eight hours (CSA, Travel Guard Travel Insured) prior to Your Scheduled Departure Date. Tip: 48 hours does not equal 2 calendar days. Click here to see why not .

Important: There will be no coverage available under the Optional Cancel For Any Reason Benefit, if purchased if you insure an amount less than your total prepaid trip costs that are subject to any scheduled penalty on your Departure Date.

This is handy to know: I use the term scheduled penalty below. A scheduled penalty is the total amount of money you d lose at the time you cancel your trip. Cruises Tours typically have a penalty schedule. And if you have a non-refundable airline ticket the entire cost will be the penalty because technically you can t get any of your money back if you cancel your trip.

Here s a big drawback (besides the price the fact you don t get a 100% refund) in the Cancel For Any Reason coverage:

A trip cancellation claim that is paid under the Cancel For Any Reason coverage means that any benefit you would get from cancelling your trip for a covered reason is lost. For example:

  • 2 people (significant others) are sharing a cabin on a cruise
  • Even though they are madly in love they still get Cancel For Any Reason coverage (maybe that plants a seed of discord?)
  • They have a falling out and one of them cancels their trip using their Cancel For Any Reason benefit
  • The other person does not receive the benefit (as in getting any money from the claim) of the additional cost incurred during the Covered Trip as a result of a change in the per person occupancy rate (single supplement ).

If you carefully examine this policy wording, you ll see what I mean: (italics mine)

The Company will reimburse You, up to the maximum shown on the Confirmation of Coverage for Trip Cancellation, for the additional cost incurred during the Covered Trip as a result of a change in the per person occupancy rate for prepaid travel arrangements if a person booked to share accommodations with You has his/her Covered Trip delayed, canceled, or interrupted for a covered reason and You do not cancel.

The reason the traveler still going on the trip doesn t get their single supplement costs paid in a claim is because the Cancel For Any Reason coverage allows a person to cancel for a not-covered reason .

Here s how much these plans reimburse you if you use the Cancel For Any Reason benefit:

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AHRC-funded studentships at Imperial College – 2 Awards

The Department of Humanities at Imperial College is pleased to announce AHRC-funded studentships. We have two professional preparation studentships to support study on the MSc Science Communication, under the specific subject area of Journalism and Publishing studies. This funding will cover tuition fees for EU students. UK students also receive a monthly bursary payment of approximately £900 for the duration of the course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding you must meet certain criteria which are set out in the AHRC’s student funding guide: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/GuidetoStudentFunding.pdf

Application Procedure

Applicants who have already received an offer of a place on the course should submit a statement to Liam Watson (Science Communication administrator) at [email protected] demonstrating suitability for a studentship in the relevant subject area and explaining how the funding will benefit your future career. Applicants who have not yet applied for a place on the course must in addition complete the online application form by the deadline below.Further details on the course can be found at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/humanities/sciencecommunicationgroupThe deadline for submission of your statement is Friday 27th May, and you are likely to receive a decision by mid June.

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AHRC-funded studentships at Imperial College – Single Award

The Department of Humanities at Imperial College is pleased to announce AHRC-funded studentships. We have two professional preparation studentships to support study on the MSc Communication, under the specific subject area of Museum Studies. This funding will cover tuition fees for EU students. UK students also receive a monthly bursary payment of approximately £900 for the duration of the course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding you must meet certain criteria which are set out in the AHRC’s student funding guide: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/GuidetoStudentFunding.pdf

Application Procedure

Applicants who have already received an offer of a place on the course should submit a statement to Liam Watson (Science Communication Group administrator) at [email protected] demonstrating suitability for a studentship in the relevant subject area, and explaining how the funding will benefit your future career. Applicants who have not yet applied for a place on the course must in addition complete the online application form by the deadline below.Further details on the course can be found at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/humanities/sciencecommunicationgroupThe deadline for submission of your statement is Friday 27th May, and you are likely to receive a decision by mid June.

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Entry Requirements

Candidates normally require a good Honours degree in a scientific or science-related subject from a UK or equivalent overseas university or college of higher education

Course Fees

To find up-to-date information on our fees please visit our Student Finance page (View Website )

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07/09/2017

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Contact the St. Cloud VA Health Care System

St. Cloud VA Health Care System offers a variety of health services to meet the needs of our nation’s Veterans. For additional contact information you may also view our phone directory or A to Z List of Services .

Contacting a Patient

If you come to visit a patient, please see our maps for directions and parking locations.

If you would like to send a card, gift or flowers to a patient, the mailing address is:

Patient Name (Patient Room Number)
c/o VA Medical Center
4801 Veterans Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303

For the location of an inpatient or their phone number, dial the Health Care System at (320) 252-1670 or toll free at 1 (800) 247-1739.

Telephone Care

Please contact our telephone care line if you need medical advice, have a question about your medication, or need to schedule a non-urgent appointment. Your location determines which number to use.

  • Within St. Cloud VA area: 252-1670
  • Outside of the St. Cloud calling area:
    Toll-free 1(866) 687-7382

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (320) 255-6339.

If you have a compliment, complaint, or other issue which you believe requires resolution, please contact one of our Patient Representatives at (320) 255-6353.

Release of Information

If you need to get information from your medical records, please contact our Release of Information Office at (320) 255-6336.

Inquiry Routing and Information System

VA has establised an inquiry routing and information system which provides answers to frequently-asked questions. You may also use this system to submit a comment, question, or concern.

News Media

Members of the news media should contact our Public Affairs Office at (320) 255-6353.

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24/08/2017

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Gaining network activity insights and keeping abreast about firewall log is a challenging task as the security tool generates a huge quantity of traffic logs. Introducing Firewall Analyzer, an agent less log analytics and configuration management software that helps network administrators to understand how bandwidth is being used in their network. Firewall Analyzer is vendor-agnostic and supports almost all open source and commercial network firewalls such as Check Point, Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, Palo Alto and more,

Compliance Management

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Get instant notification about the changes made and get a complete trail of all the changes done to your firewall configuration with Change Management reports.

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18/08/2017

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Cuba s Travel Change: What To Expect From Airlines And Cruise

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Cuba’s Travel Change: What To Expect From Airlines And Cruise Lines

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NEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about travel to Cuba, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of Americans who were authorized to travel to Cuba last year. The number was 124,000, not 170,000.

A corrected version of the story is below:

US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

US travel industry has been quietly looking to expand into Cuba; plans could now accelerate

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ

AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour’s flight from Miami.

But the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro and the subsequent Cold War embargo of the communist island nation put an end to that.

President Barack Obama’s announcement Wednesday of plans to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba doesn’t suddenly lift the ban on U.S. tourism. It does, however, give hope to airlines, hotel chains and cruise companies — all which have been quietly eyeing a removal of the travel ban — that they soon will be able to bring U.S. tourists to the Caribbean nation.

“Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean, so there’s some exciting possibilities,” said Roger Frizzell, spokesman for Carnival Corp. He said “some infrastructure for cruising already exists in the country,” although other issues “need to be taken into consideration if this market opens up.”

A handful of international companies already operate in Cuba. For instance, Spanish hotel chain Melia has 26 properties on the island. U.S. companies, like Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International — the two largest chains by rooms — say they welcome any future opportunities to include Cuba in their rapidly growing global footprint.

“We will take our cues from the U.S. government, but look forward to opening hotels in Cuba, as companies from others countries have done already,” Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said via an emailed statement.

While most Americans are prohibited from traveling to Cuba and spending money there, close relatives of Cubans, academics and people on accredited cultural education programs can visit. And there is a tiny, but robust business in transporting people to Cuba.

Most operators are tiny storefront travel agents in the Miami area with names like Alina’s Travel Co. and Gina’s Travel Services. Those agents then charter planes from carriers like American Airlines to transport the groups.

About 124,000 U.S. citizens flew nonstop to Cuba last year, up from 77,000 in 2012, according to the Department of Commerce.

“Once people get a glimpse of Cuba, they always want to see more,” said Katharine Bonner, a senior executive at Connecticut-based tour operator Tauck, which runs tours there under a cultural exchange license. “Americans are very curious about a country that is 90 miles off our coast but has been off limits for so long.”

It is that isolation, in part, that is so appealing. There’s no McDonalds, no Starbucks. Bonner said once travel opens, there will be a rush to see Cuba before its gets “Americanized.”

“It’s almost like a country that has been frozen in time,” she said. “There’s going to be a desire to see Cuba before it changes.”

The challenge for the industry will be to offer trips to Cuba for eager tourists without alienating anti-Castro Cuban-Americans who stay in hotels or take cruises elsewhere. Regardless, for now, senior Obama administration officials say that travel to Cuba for tourist activities will remain prohibited.

U.S. airlines have been quietly dipping their toes in Cuba’s warm waters for years.

American Airlines dominates many of the routes to Latin America with its hub in Miami. It’s run charters to Cuba for more than 15 years, according to spokeswoman Martha Pantin. It now operates 20 weekly flights from Miami to Havana, Holguin, Santa Clara and Cienfuegos and from Tampa to Havana and Holguin.

JetBlue Airways started flying Cuba charters in September 2011. It’s a very small part of the airline’s business; just three weekly flights on Airbus A320s with 50 to 80 customers, either to Havana or Santa Clara.

CEO David Barger told The Associated Press last year that the charters are a way of “just understanding what happens, if in fact there’s a normalization.”

Delta Air Lines, which operated more than 240 charter flights between October 2011 and December 2012, said it has no immediate plans to fly to Cuba. But, spokesman Anthony Black noted that “having served there through our charter operations, the groundwork has been laid for us to possibly serve the market if an opportunity becomes available.”

Airlines are granted the right to fly international routes through bilateral agreements between U.S. and foreign governments. A similar agreement would need to be reached with Cuba first. There is one dating back to 1953 — it was last updated on July 30, 1957 — that allows specific routes from New York, Washington D.C. Houston, New Orleans and the Florida cities of Miami, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

The one immediate change for licensed travelers: they will now be able to return to the U.S. with $400 in Cuban goods, including tobacco and alcohol. Limited amounts of Cuban cigars might be the new hot souvenir.

With reports from Josh Lederman in Washington D.C.

Scott Mayerowitz can be reached at http://twitter.com/GlobeTrotScott.

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13/08/2017

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For 50 years, UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences has been at the forefront of crucial environmental research that will shape the future of our world.

Some of the most important climate research takes place at UEA, as well as life-changing work on natural hazards, sustainable communities, oceans, rivers, meteorology, geophysics and more.

We have one of the largest interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences departments in Europe, offering a huge range of degree courses – both general and specialist – informed by pioneering research that makes a real difference. In fact, we’re ranked 1 st in the UK for the impact of our research (REF 2014) and have received numerous accolades for the quality of our teaching.

We’re looking ahead to another 50 years of important work to address the major sustainability and environmental challenges of the 21 st century – a task that relies on equipping the next generation of environmental scientists with the skills to tackle existential challenges like energy security, climate change and biodiversity conservation.

Study with us to join an exciting, innovative, dynamic department and be a part of our ambitious project.

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09/08/2017

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The challenge:
America is constantly on the move. Each year over 44 million Americans change addresses but old data typically remains in databases. This means lost opportunities, lower recovery, reduced ROI. and ultimately wasted money. And don’t forget frustration.

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08/08/2017

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How to Change the Name on an Airline Ticket #cheap #vacation

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How to Change the Name on an Airline Ticket

Changing the name on a ticket is possible under the right circumstances. (Photo: ticket image by CORRADO RIVA from Fotolia.com )

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Ask almost anyone in the travel industry about changing a name on an airplane ticket and the response will be: You can’t. Sometimes that is the case. If your name changed, or is misspelled on the ticket, you may be able to get it changed. However, it is extremely unlikely that the airline will allow you to transfer a ticket to someone else. Exceptions are made, though, and rather than accept the no-name-change policy as absolute, there are steps you can take to try and get the name on the ticket corrected.

Step 1

Read the ticket. If your ticket says it’s non-refundable and non-transferable, then you will have a bigger struggle changing your name on it. However, if you purchased it with cash and it is refundable, you will have more options.

Step 2

Visit your airline’s website. They will usually have a list of issues that can be fixed easily, but for an additional fee. Some of these issues include changing the name on the ticket if there has been a misspelling or typo or if you purchased your ticket months in advance and then your name changed (through marriage, divorce or other circumstances).

Call your airline. Explain your situation to your airline. Some airlines are more flexible than others in this regard. If you can’t go on the trip explain why and ask that the ticket be given to the person you’d like to give it to. More often than not, the airline will comply as long as the person has valid identification and you agree to pay any difference in fare and additional fees.

Confer with a travel agent. A travel agent who has an established relationship with the airline will often be successful in getting a name changed on a ticket. A travel agent is usually a trusted third party and can help the airline decide if there is a security risk in allowing the name change.

05/08/2017

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Cancel For Any Reason, Change Your Mind Travel Insurance #travel #agents

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Cancel For Any Reason Travel Insurance Plans

The Cancel For Any Reason is just that cancelling your entire trip for a reason that is normally not covered (e.g. changing your mind). It s not Delay For Any Reason nor Interrupt For Any Reason .

Read Steve s helpful Blog post called Cancel Your Plane Ticket Or Pay The Change Fee? to learn how to correctly cancel your plane ticket so your Cancel For Any Reason coverage reimburses you for your airfare .

Here are some common trip cancellation reasons that aren t covered by Travel insurance as a standard reason, yet are covered by a Cancel For Any Reason Plan. Any of these events (and a lot more) are covered by a Cancel For Any Reason Plan:

  • You want to cancel your trip because you don t feel safe at your destination. With the rise of global terrorism, there are a lot of places in the world that were fine to visit, but now they can give you pause.
  • Along these lines, Civil Unrest and War aren t covered. If these things are happening at your destination, you probably won t want to go on your trip, either.
  • You just don t feel right about leaving. Maybe you just have a feeling it s not a good time to go on your trip. Ever had that feeling and you were glad you listened to it? I have: I was very close to my Paternal Grandparents. On August 29, 1997 I had a strong feeling I should, without delay, visit my Grandma who lived 200 miles away. I left immediately and had the best visit I ever had with her! Exactly 2 weeks later she died in her sleep. And, I was privileged to give the eulogy at her funeral.
  • You change your mind and don t want to go on your trip
  • You get a new job and your boss won t let you have the time off
  • Your adult children are idiots and their melodramas might cause you to cancel your trip
  • Your child or grandchild s team which is normally in last place is now in the State Championship Finals
  • Your already approved vacation comes at a bad time and you know it would be better if you didn t take your trip
  • Even though you and your significant other are madly in love , you still want to have a way out (maybe that plants a seed of discord?). More on this below .

Here Are The Purchase Deadlines:

  • The CSA Freestyle Luxe deadline is no later than 24 hours after your initial trip payment
  • The Travel Guard Gold s Travel Guard Platinum s deadline is no later than 14 days after the date you made your initial trip payment
  • The MH Ross Complete plan s deadline is no later than 15 days after the date you made your initial trip payment
  • The Travel Insured Plus and plans deadlines are no later than 21 days after the date you made your initial trip payment
  • The Travelex Max plan s deadline is no later than 30 days after the date you made your initial trip payment

All plans require:

  1. You insure 100% of your expected prepaid trip costs that would be non-refundable if you got hit by a cement truck on the day you were leaving for your trip and had to cancel at the last minute. Note this exception. The MH Ross Complete and TravelSafe Classic Plus plans allow you to insure the full prepaid cost of any specific travel arrangement without having to insure the full value of all your travel arrangements. For example, if you are flying to a cruise and you select Air / Cruise as your Type of Trip on the purchase application, you have to insure 100% of the cost of the airfare and the cruise to have CFAR coverage on the air and cruise. If you just insure the cruise, but not the full prepaid cost of the airfare you won t have CFAR on the air and cruise.;
  2. You also insure within 14 30 days (depending on the plan) of the payment for those arrangements including the cost of any subsequent arrangements (or any other subsequent arrangements not made through your travel agent) added to your Trip; and
  3. You are not disabled from travel at the time you pay your premium and
  4. You cancel your Trip more than two days (MH Ross, Travelex Max TravelSafe) or forty-eight hours (CSA, Travel Guard Travel Insured) prior to Your Scheduled Departure Date. Tip: 48 hours does not equal 2 calendar days. Click here to see why not .

Important: There will be no coverage available under the Optional Cancel For Any Reason Benefit, if purchased if you insure an amount less than your total prepaid trip costs that are subject to any scheduled penalty on your Departure Date.

This is handy to know: I use the term scheduled penalty below. A scheduled penalty is the total amount of money you d lose at the time you cancel your trip. Cruises Tours typically have a penalty schedule. And if you have a non-refundable airline ticket the entire cost will be the penalty because technically you can t get any of your money back if you cancel your trip.

Here s a big drawback (besides the price the fact you don t get a 100% refund) in the Cancel For Any Reason coverage:

A trip cancellation claim that is paid under the Cancel For Any Reason coverage means that any benefit you would get from cancelling your trip for a covered reason is lost. For example:

  • 2 people (significant others) are sharing a cabin on a cruise
  • Even though they are madly in love they still get Cancel For Any Reason coverage (maybe that plants a seed of discord?)
  • They have a falling out and one of them cancels their trip using their Cancel For Any Reason benefit
  • The other person does not receive the benefit (as in getting any money from the claim) of the additional cost incurred during the Covered Trip as a result of a change in the per person occupancy rate (single supplement ).

If you carefully examine this policy wording, you ll see what I mean: (italics mine)

The Company will reimburse You, up to the maximum shown on the Confirmation of Coverage for Trip Cancellation, for the additional cost incurred during the Covered Trip as a result of a change in the per person occupancy rate for prepaid travel arrangements if a person booked to share accommodations with You has his/her Covered Trip delayed, canceled, or interrupted for a covered reason and You do not cancel.

The reason the traveler still going on the trip doesn t get their single supplement costs paid in a claim is because the Cancel For Any Reason coverage allows a person to cancel for a not-covered reason .

Here s how much these plans reimburse you if you use the Cancel For Any Reason benefit:

02/08/2017

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Airline Ticket Refunds and Change Fees #travel #to #london

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Airline Ticket Refunds and Change Fees

Has this happened to you? An event gets canceled and since there s no other reason to make the trip, you contact your airline for a refund. The problem is,  getting your money back only happens under certain narrow circumstances and even making an itinerary change will usually cost you. Welcome to the wonderful world of refundable vs. non-refundable tickets.

Refundable vs. Non-Refundable Tickets

With most airlines, you get what you pay for. Expensive, last-minute tickets that are typically purchased by business travelers tend to be refundable one of the perks of paying more is the ability to get a refund if needed.

So-called leisure travel tickets airfare purchased for vacations or non-business travel are almost always cheaper, and almost always non-refundable. Look at the fine print next time you peruse deals on an airline website and chances are you ll see non-refundable somewhere in there.

Refunds for Non-Refundable Tickets

Some airlines will refund non-refundable tickets in the event of a family member s death or other serious event contact the airline but be prepared to provide thorough documentation. However, airline policies vary greatly in this regard: Spirit, for example, refused to refund the non-refundable ticket of a dying veteran. citing its strict no-refunds policy. However, even that policy changed after the story received heavy media attention and an anti-Spirit Facebook campaign forced the airline s hand.

Non-Refundable Tickets and Change Fees

Changing a non-refundable ticket is relatively simple, and in most cases, you are usually allowed a year to rebook travel. However, there is a catch: changing most non-refundable tickets will cost you a steep change fee ranging from $30 to $150 (and the more expensive price is more common). Plus, if the price of airfare to your destination rises for the future time period you change your ticket to, you will also have to pay the difference. The only U.S. airline without a change fee is Southwest.

Airline Change Fees

Click on the airline name for more details about change fee policies. [Editor s note. Airline fees change all the time so check with your carrier for the latest information.]

International Change Fees Even More Expensive

Change fees shown above are for domestic travel only. The fees for international tickets can be much higher for example, Delta and others charge a $250 change fee for travel outside the U.S.

31/07/2017

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Airlines change from miles to price-based rewards #travel #magazine

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By Tony Mecia

The three biggest U.S. airlines embraced identical frequent flier programs that dramatically alter how passengers earn reward miles for free flights — and for most travelers, it’s bad news.

On Nov. 17, American Airlines announced that beginning in the second half of 2016, it is joining United and Delta in overhauling how fliers earn frequent flier miles. Instead of basing miles on the distance of the flight, the airlines are pegging rewards earnings to price of the plane ticket. Delta started the price-based approach in January 2015. United followed suit in March 2015.

The altered way to earn miles should cause credit card holders to reassess their travel reward cards, to see if the ones they have match their travel and spending habits. Travelers might also need to adjust their expectations of airline award programs, which for all but hard-core travelers are becoming less generous.

Like the era of low fares that has passed us, the era of cheap awards has just about reached its end, says Robert Mann, an airline-industry analyst with R.W. Mann Co. in Port Washington, New York.

With the changes, most travelers are likely to earn fewer miles from flying than in the past. The most-frequent fliers, however, are likely to earn more. American and the other airlines are also increasing the miles needed for some award tickets, especially those in business and first class.

HOW PRICE-BASED REWARDS WORK

Instead of awarding frequent flier miles by the distance flown, all major U.S. airlines will award them based on the cost of the ticket. Features of the new programs:

1. Most customers (those without elite status) will receive frequent flier miles equal to the cost of the fare multiplied by five. Elite fliers have a higher multiplier, up to 11.

2. Earnings from credit cards will remain the same: 1 mile per $1.

3. Airlines have also been increasing the number of miles needed for free flights, especially in business and first class.

Use of airline credit cards will continue to earn miles at the same rates as they did previously, typically one mile per $1 charged.

Analysts say that changes to airline reward programs could sour customers on airline credit cards, if they perceive that awards are now too hard to earn, on top of perceptions that frequent flier miles are already too difficult to redeem.

One could argue that the moves that are being made now are going to disenfranchise or disadvantage the rank-and-file members, many of whom hold a credit card, says Jay Sorensen, president of IdeaWorks Co. a Wisconsin-based airline consulting firm. This creates the opportunity for competing cards to perhaps poach members who feel disaffected.

Other types of cards, such as general travel reward cards or cash-back cards, generally have more straightforward ways to earn and redeem reward points. However, airline cards tend to offer perks that other cards can’t offer, such as free checked bags and expedited boarding. They typically come with generous sign-up bonuses that offer enough miles for one or two domestic round-trip tickets.

Coach fliers hardest hit

In announcing the changes. American said it is taking the first step in the evolution of its frequent flier program. The airline said it wants to ensure we’re rewarding our most loyal customers with the benefits they value the most.

Those at the top — Executive Platinum members — will almost certainly wind up with more miles than before. To get that status you need to fly 120 flight segments a year or a minimum number of miles that varies based on whether they’re flying coach, business or first class.

Casual coach travelers are likely to earn far fewer miles per trip and receive rewards less frequently.

For instance, say you live in Seattle and fly American to see your mother in Philadelphia three times a year, on a nonstop coach ticket that costs $400 round trip each time. Since the round-trip distance between those cities is about 4,740 miles, you would earn 14,220 miles per year from flying under the current plan. Every two years (six trips), you would accumulate enough miles for a free domestic round-trip coach ticket, which is 25,000 AAdvantage miles. To earn that ticket, you’d hypothetically have spent $2,400 on airfare.

But under the new plan, if you do not have elite status, you earn miles equivalent to five times the cost of your ticket, so each $400 trip earns 2,000 miles. At that rate, you would need more than 13 trips — four years’ worth — to earn a free ticket to visit mom. For that ticket, you will have spent $5,200 — more than twice as much as under the current program.

People might start asking, ‘Would I be better off just taking the 2 percent cash rebate that a lot of these cards now offer?’

30/07/2017

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Cuba s Travel Change: What To Expect From Airlines And Cruise

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Cuba’s Travel Change: What To Expect From Airlines And Cruise Lines

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NEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about travel to Cuba, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of Americans who were authorized to travel to Cuba last year. The number was 124,000, not 170,000.

A corrected version of the story is below:

US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

US travel industry has been quietly looking to expand into Cuba; plans could now accelerate

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ

AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour’s flight from Miami.

But the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro and the subsequent Cold War embargo of the communist island nation put an end to that.

President Barack Obama’s announcement Wednesday of plans to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba doesn’t suddenly lift the ban on U.S. tourism. It does, however, give hope to airlines, hotel chains and cruise companies — all which have been quietly eyeing a removal of the travel ban — that they soon will be able to bring U.S. tourists to the Caribbean nation.

“Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean, so there’s some exciting possibilities,” said Roger Frizzell, spokesman for Carnival Corp. He said “some infrastructure for cruising already exists in the country,” although other issues “need to be taken into consideration if this market opens up.”

A handful of international companies already operate in Cuba. For instance, Spanish hotel chain Melia has 26 properties on the island. U.S. companies, like Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International — the two largest chains by rooms — say they welcome any future opportunities to include Cuba in their rapidly growing global footprint.

“We will take our cues from the U.S. government, but look forward to opening hotels in Cuba, as companies from others countries have done already,” Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said via an emailed statement.

While most Americans are prohibited from traveling to Cuba and spending money there, close relatives of Cubans, academics and people on accredited cultural education programs can visit. And there is a tiny, but robust business in transporting people to Cuba.

Most operators are tiny storefront travel agents in the Miami area with names like Alina’s Travel Co. and Gina’s Travel Services. Those agents then charter planes from carriers like American Airlines to transport the groups.

About 124,000 U.S. citizens flew nonstop to Cuba last year, up from 77,000 in 2012, according to the Department of Commerce.

“Once people get a glimpse of Cuba, they always want to see more,” said Katharine Bonner, a senior executive at Connecticut-based tour operator Tauck, which runs tours there under a cultural exchange license. “Americans are very curious about a country that is 90 miles off our coast but has been off limits for so long.”

It is that isolation, in part, that is so appealing. There’s no McDonalds, no Starbucks. Bonner said once travel opens, there will be a rush to see Cuba before its gets “Americanized.”

“It’s almost like a country that has been frozen in time,” she said. “There’s going to be a desire to see Cuba before it changes.”

The challenge for the industry will be to offer trips to Cuba for eager tourists without alienating anti-Castro Cuban-Americans who stay in hotels or take cruises elsewhere. Regardless, for now, senior Obama administration officials say that travel to Cuba for tourist activities will remain prohibited.

U.S. airlines have been quietly dipping their toes in Cuba’s warm waters for years.

American Airlines dominates many of the routes to Latin America with its hub in Miami. It’s run charters to Cuba for more than 15 years, according to spokeswoman Martha Pantin. It now operates 20 weekly flights from Miami to Havana, Holguin, Santa Clara and Cienfuegos and from Tampa to Havana and Holguin.

JetBlue Airways started flying Cuba charters in September 2011. It’s a very small part of the airline’s business; just three weekly flights on Airbus A320s with 50 to 80 customers, either to Havana or Santa Clara.

CEO David Barger told The Associated Press last year that the charters are a way of “just understanding what happens, if in fact there’s a normalization.”

Delta Air Lines, which operated more than 240 charter flights between October 2011 and December 2012, said it has no immediate plans to fly to Cuba. But, spokesman Anthony Black noted that “having served there through our charter operations, the groundwork has been laid for us to possibly serve the market if an opportunity becomes available.”

Airlines are granted the right to fly international routes through bilateral agreements between U.S. and foreign governments. A similar agreement would need to be reached with Cuba first. There is one dating back to 1953 — it was last updated on July 30, 1957 — that allows specific routes from New York, Washington D.C. Houston, New Orleans and the Florida cities of Miami, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

The one immediate change for licensed travelers: they will now be able to return to the U.S. with $400 in Cuban goods, including tobacco and alcohol. Limited amounts of Cuban cigars might be the new hot souvenir.

With reports from Josh Lederman in Washington D.C.

Scott Mayerowitz can be reached at http://twitter.com/GlobeTrotScott.

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07/04/2017

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How to Change the Name on an Airline Ticket #britax #travel

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How to Change the Name on an Airline Ticket

Changing the name on a ticket is possible under the right circumstances. (Photo: ticket image by CORRADO RIVA from Fotolia.com )

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Ask almost anyone in the travel industry about changing a name on an airplane ticket and the response will be: You can’t. Sometimes that is the case. If your name changed, or is misspelled on the ticket, you may be able to get it changed. However, it is extremely unlikely that the airline will allow you to transfer a ticket to someone else. Exceptions are made, though, and rather than accept the no-name-change policy as absolute, there are steps you can take to try and get the name on the ticket corrected.

Step 1

Read the ticket. If your ticket says it’s non-refundable and non-transferable, then you will have a bigger struggle changing your name on it. However, if you purchased it with cash and it is refundable, you will have more options.

Step 2

Visit your airline’s website. They will usually have a list of issues that can be fixed easily, but for an additional fee. Some of these issues include changing the name on the ticket if there has been a misspelling or typo or if you purchased your ticket months in advance and then your name changed (through marriage, divorce or other circumstances).

Call your airline. Explain your situation to your airline. Some airlines are more flexible than others in this regard. If you can’t go on the trip explain why and ask that the ticket be given to the person you’d like to give it to. More often than not, the airline will comply as long as the person has valid identification and you agree to pay any difference in fare and additional fees.

Confer with a travel agent. A travel agent who has an established relationship with the airline will often be successful in getting a name changed on a ticket. A travel agent is usually a trusted third party and can help the airline decide if there is a security risk in allowing the name change.

24/03/2017

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Cancel For Any Reason, Change Your Mind Travel Insurance #travel #new

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Cancel For Any Reason Travel Insurance Plans

The Cancel For Any Reason is just that cancelling your entire trip for a reason that is normally not covered (e.g. changing your mind). It s not Delay For Any Reason nor Interrupt For Any Reason .

Read Steve s helpful Blog post called Cancel Your Plane Ticket Or Pay The Change Fee? to learn how to correctly cancel your plane ticket so your Cancel For Any Reason coverage reimburses you for your airfare .

Here are some common trip cancellation reasons that aren t covered by Travel insurance as a standard reason, yet are covered by a Cancel For Any Reason Plan. Any of these events (and a lot more) are covered by a Cancel For Any Reason Plan:

  • You want to cancel your trip because you don t feel safe at your destination. With the rise of global terrorism, there are a lot of places in the world that were fine to visit, but now they can give you pause.
  • Along these lines, Civil Unrest and War aren t covered. If these things are happening at your destination, you probably won t want to go on your trip, either.
  • You just don t feel right about leaving. Maybe you just have a feeling it s not a good time to go on your trip. Ever had that feeling and you were glad you listened to it? I have: I was very close to my Paternal Grandparents. On August 29, 1997 I had a strong feeling I should, without delay, visit my Grandma who lived 200 miles away. I left immediately and had the best visit I ever had with her! Exactly 2 weeks later she died in her sleep. And, I was privileged to give the eulogy at her funeral.
  • You change your mind and don t want to go on your trip
  • You get a new job and your boss won t let you have the time off
  • Your adult children are idiots and their melodramas might cause you to cancel your trip
  • Your child or grandchild s team which is normally in last place is now in the State Championship Finals
  • Your already approved vacation comes at a bad time and you know it would be better if you didn t take your trip
  • Even though you and your significant other are madly in love , you still want to have a way out (maybe that plants a seed of discord?). More on this below .

Here Are The Purchase Deadlines:

  • The CSA Freestyle Luxe deadline is no later than 24 hours after your initial trip payment
  • The Travel Guard Gold s Travel Guard Platinum s deadline is no later than 14 days after the date you made your initial trip payment
  • The MH Ross Complete plan s deadline is no later than 15 days after the date you made your initial trip payment
  • The Travel Insured Plus and plans deadlines are no later than 21 days after the date you made your initial trip payment
  • The Travelex Max plan s deadline is no later than 30 days after the date you made your initial trip payment

All plans require:

  1. You insure 100% of your expected prepaid trip costs that would be non-refundable if you got hit by a cement truck on the day you were leaving for your trip and had to cancel at the last minute. Note this exception. The MH Ross Complete and TravelSafe Classic Plus plans allow you to insure the full prepaid cost of any specific travel arrangement without having to insure the full value of all your travel arrangements. For example, if you are flying to a cruise and you select Air / Cruise as your Type of Trip on the purchase application, you have to insure 100% of the cost of the airfare and the cruise to have CFAR coverage on the air and cruise. If you just insure the cruise, but not the full prepaid cost of the airfare you won t have CFAR on the air and cruise.;
  2. You also insure within 14 30 days (depending on the plan) of the payment for those arrangements including the cost of any subsequent arrangements (or any other subsequent arrangements not made through your travel agent) added to your Trip; and
  3. You are not disabled from travel at the time you pay your premium and
  4. You cancel your Trip more than two days (MH Ross, Travelex Max TravelSafe) or forty-eight hours (CSA, Travel Guard Travel Insured) prior to Your Scheduled Departure Date. Tip: 48 hours does not equal 2 calendar days. Click here to see why not .

Important: There will be no coverage available under the Optional Cancel For Any Reason Benefit, if purchased if you insure an amount less than your total prepaid trip costs that are subject to any scheduled penalty on your Departure Date.

This is handy to know: I use the term scheduled penalty below. A scheduled penalty is the total amount of money you d lose at the time you cancel your trip. Cruises Tours typically have a penalty schedule. And if you have a non-refundable airline ticket the entire cost will be the penalty because technically you can t get any of your money back if you cancel your trip.

Here s a big drawback (besides the price the fact you don t get a 100% refund) in the Cancel For Any Reason coverage:

A trip cancellation claim that is paid under the Cancel For Any Reason coverage means that any benefit you would get from cancelling your trip for a covered reason is lost. For example:

  • 2 people (significant others) are sharing a cabin on a cruise
  • Even though they are madly in love they still get Cancel For Any Reason coverage (maybe that plants a seed of discord?)
  • They have a falling out and one of them cancels their trip using their Cancel For Any Reason benefit
  • The other person does not receive the benefit (as in getting any money from the claim) of the additional cost incurred during the Covered Trip as a result of a change in the per person occupancy rate (single supplement ).

If you carefully examine this policy wording, you ll see what I mean: (italics mine)

The Company will reimburse You, up to the maximum shown on the Confirmation of Coverage for Trip Cancellation, for the additional cost incurred during the Covered Trip as a result of a change in the per person occupancy rate for prepaid travel arrangements if a person booked to share accommodations with You has his/her Covered Trip delayed, canceled, or interrupted for a covered reason and You do not cancel.

The reason the traveler still going on the trip doesn t get their single supplement costs paid in a claim is because the Cancel For Any Reason coverage allows a person to cancel for a not-covered reason .

Here s how much these plans reimburse you if you use the Cancel For Any Reason benefit:

14/03/2017

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Airline Ticket Refunds and Change Fees #travel #nursing #companies

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Airline Ticket Refunds and Change Fees

Has this happened to you? An event gets canceled and since there s no other reason to make the trip, you contact your airline for a refund. The problem is,  getting your money back only happens under certain narrow circumstances and even making an itinerary change will usually cost you. Welcome to the wonderful world of refundable vs. non-refundable tickets.

Refundable vs. Non-Refundable Tickets

With most airlines, you get what you pay for. Expensive, last-minute tickets that are typically purchased by business travelers tend to be refundable one of the perks of paying more is the ability to get a refund if needed.

So-called leisure travel tickets airfare purchased for vacations or non-business travel are almost always cheaper, and almost always non-refundable. Look at the fine print next time you peruse deals on an airline website and chances are you ll see non-refundable somewhere in there.

Refunds for Non-Refundable Tickets

Some airlines will refund non-refundable tickets in the event of a family member s death or other serious event contact the airline but be prepared to provide thorough documentation. However, airline policies vary greatly in this regard: Spirit, for example, refused to refund the non-refundable ticket of a dying veteran. citing its strict no-refunds policy. However, even that policy changed after the story received heavy media attention and an anti-Spirit Facebook campaign forced the airline s hand.

Non-Refundable Tickets and Change Fees

Changing a non-refundable ticket is relatively simple, and in most cases, you are usually allowed a year to rebook travel. However, there is a catch: changing most non-refundable tickets will cost you a steep change fee ranging from $30 to $150 (and the more expensive price is more common). Plus, if the price of airfare to your destination rises for the future time period you change your ticket to, you will also have to pay the difference. The only U.S. airline without a change fee is Southwest.

Airline Change Fees

Click on the airline name for more details about change fee policies. [Editor s note. Airline fees change all the time so check with your carrier for the latest information.]

International Change Fees Even More Expensive

Change fees shown above are for domestic travel only. The fees for international tickets can be much higher for example, Delta and others charge a $250 change fee for travel outside the U.S.

12/02/2017

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