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What to do when a hurricane blows away your vacation plans

When a hurricane blows away your vacation plans, travel expert Pauline Frommer suggests going online, getting on the phone, checking if the fine print allows for refunds and being aware for future travel

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By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

What do you do when a hurricane blows away your vacation plans? Go online, get on the phone and hope the fine print allows for refunds.

Travel expert Pauline Frommer says some airlines are waiving change fees if you rebook travel to an affected area within a certain period of time. Some cruises are changing itineraries.

Frommer notes that third-party booking sites are just middlemen. They may help you try to reach the owner of the vacation rental you put a deposit on, but most of them will not refund you directly.

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