Why Is Getting a Refund From an Online Travel Agency So Hard?

Why Is Getting a Refund From an Online Travel Agency So Hard?

O.T.A.s say they couldn’t follow suit But an O.T.A. doesn’t have your money. When you book with a third-party site, they take your payment and parcel it out to the various suppliers of your vacation services. Online travel agencies are dependent on the decisions of their hotel and airline suppliers, so they can’t preemptively issue […]

Should We Still Go Shopping (Online)?

Should We Still Go Shopping (Online)?

Every day, since late last week, the emails have been landing in my inbox. “New Sale Markdowns!” “Enjoy an additional 20% off!” “Flash 40% Off Sale!”They are discomfiting and tempting, catnip to boredom and cabin fever. I’d rather look longingly at clothes I am no...