is it safe to book travel

Is it safe to cruise? is it safe to book a airline ticket or hotel?

Many people have been eyeing bargain basement prices and asking, ‘Should I book a airline ticket or cruise?’

Is it safe to book your 2021 or 2022 cruise? or Book Cheap Tickets ? Advice is conflicting!

Don’t book anything, where you end up getting refunds as Credit

Travel Industry like to tell everyone:
“While it’s critically important to remain vigilant and take useful precautions in times like these, it’s equally important to make calm, rational and fact-based decisions.”

Check cancellation policies of all the Cruise lines and Airlines.

Some of these cruise liners and airlines will end up filing for bankruptcy and you will be taken to the cleaners!

Cruise Cancellation Policy

Cruise Liner
Norwegian Cruise Line future cruise credit is useless
Royal Caribbean Cruises future cruise credit good through 2021.
Carnival Keep Away from Carnival
The future cruise credit must be used on a cruise within 24 months from the date of cancellation and can only be applied to your cruise fare. Any unused portion will be forfeited.
Princess Cruises retroactively give you a Future Cruise Credit for 100% of your cancellation fees automatically where applicable.

Airline Cancellation Policy

Am I Entitled to a Refund?
Refunds : US Department of Transportation

Example of Refund Policy @ Jet Blue
Customers can change or cancel tickets booked through March 31, 2021, for no fee, though only one change will be permitted for existing tickets changed after that date. If passengers rebook flights, they may have to pay the difference in cost between the original ticket and the new fare. If customers cancel their travel or move to a lower-cost flight, JetBlue will issue a credit valid for 12 months.

All they are talking about is issuing a credit but no Refund

For domestic travel, tickets must be reissued and travel completed within one year of the original ticket date.
For international travel, tickets must be reissued to the same or another international destination, and travel must begin within one year of the original ticket date.
United Airlines refund Credit valued for 24 months!
American Airlines you can rebook without change fees, but only credit, No cash refunds
Does Spirit offer refundable fares?

Qatar Airways is refunding real cash

Qatar Airways Remains Committed to Honouring Refunds, Paying Out Over USD $1.2 Billion to Customers Since March

All other Airlines suck with refund vouchers, even after they got loans and free money from feds – double dipping at the best!

Hotel Cancellation Policy

Hotel Booking
Hotels are at 25% Occupancy, useless credit voucher is common!

The entire hotel industry is experiencing an unprecedented increase in service requests from customers due to the overwhelming impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

For customers who have booked a refundable rate, please visit our Customer Service Portal to change or cancel.

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