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Stuck At The Airport? Tips For Flight Cancellations or Delays
Getting to the airport and finding out your flight is delayed or canceled can be a frustrating experience. You may be excited to get on your trip or to return home. Or maybe you have an important event or meeting on the other side of your flight. This need to travel and get there at expected times, combined with staffing shortages among almost every airline, has led to severe delays, interruptions, and lost baggage. In light of the new rules that protect refunds to travelers if an airline cancels or delays flights, what else can you do when stuck at the airport? Check out our tips on what to do if you are stuck at the airport.
1. Rebook/Change Flights
The Department of Transportation has made it clear that travelers’ current difficulties with canceled or delayed flights are unacceptable. They have outlined how airlines must support travelers when faced with interruptions. The newly released airline customer service dashboard shows which airlines will rebook passengers on another flight at no additional cost. Some airlines even offer to rebook on an entirely different airline for free.
If you get stuck at the airport, look at this dashboard before speaking with airport agents to know your rights. When you talk with an agent, explain your situation, and see what options you have to reach your final destination. If you have a significant amount of time before your new flight, you can ask to be put up in a hotel.
2. Get a Refund If You Are Stuck At the Airport
If rebooking or changing flights will not work with your schedule, you can get a refund . Under new guidance from the Department of Transportation, airlines would have to provide refunds to the original form of payment for significant delays or cancellations when passengers elect not to rebook.
The DoT has defined a significant change as the following, changes:
- That affect the departure and/or arrival times by three hours or more for a domestic flight or six hours or more for an international flight
- To the departure or arrival airport
- That increase the number of connections in the itinerary
- To the type of aircraft flown if it causes a significant downgrade in the air travel experience or amenities available onboard the flight
Your best bet to receive a refund would be to call the customer service line for your airline. Agents at the airport do not have much power to issue refunds. So call the help desk to get an idea of your options.
You can also go to the customer service counter at the airport if you prefer to talk to someone face-to-face. As seen in the airline customer service dashboard , each of the major airlines has its own procedures to respond to delays and cancellations. Check the dashboard to see what your airline can do for you.
Note that you will not receive this refund if you accept alternate transportation. And these rules only apply to US domestic flights, so know that your rights differ for international flights. For example, when traveling to Europe, EU Flight Compensation Regulation 261/2004 protects you. It provides an even more comprehensive coverage.
3. Go To the Lounge
One of the best things to do at the airport is hanging out at an airport lounge. Lounges offer complimentary food and drinks, have plenty of seating and fast wifi, and some even have showers or massages. Going to a lounge can keep you calm and decrease stress levels when dealing with changed flights.
The easiest way to access a lounge has a credit card that grants you lounge access. Some cards give you a priority pass membership, providing you access to more than 1300 lounges worldwide. Here is a list of all the cards that offer you Priority Pass:
- Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card
- Chase Sapphire Reserve
- The Platinum Card from American Express
- Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card
- Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card
- U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite Card
- Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card
You can also get co-branded airline cards that will give you access to their lounge when flying with that airline. These include:
- Delta Skymiles Reserve American Express Card
- United Club Infinite Card
- Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard
If you do not have a credit card that gives you lounge access, you can pay for a day pass to your chosen lounge. Day passes typically range from $40 to $70, which might sound expensive, but can save you money if you have a significant delay. It is worth every penny when you add all the food, drinks, and comfort you receive.
4. Pass the Time If You Are Stuck At the Airport
Airports are like miniature cities, with bars, restaurants, shopping, chapels, and hundreds of people you can meet. Wander through the airport and find different things to do.
- Shopping : Go through the duty-free shops to see if you can get any deals on goods. Some international airports have designer stores you can wander through, which is always entertaining. Some of the most incredible airports in the world have movie theaters, butterfly gardens, yoga rooms, and napping pods. While going for a walk to see what amenities are on offer, stop by a customer service desk and ask about some ways to kill time.
- Get Work Done or Watch Shows: If you have your laptop, passing the time is even easier. You can do work, plan a vacation, or watch Netflix. Airports typically offer free wifi, so you can get ahead on your to-do list while waiting for your next flight.
- Be Social : If you are feeling social, offer to buy someone a drink while sitting at the airport bar or loan someone a phone charger that looks like they need one. Performing small acts of kindness can be a great way to get conversations flowing, and you might meet a lifelong friend or partner this way. You just have to be open to the possibilities.
- Leave the Airport : If you have enough time, you can leave the airport. You can head home or explore a new city. Keep in mind visa regulations when traveling internationally. Always ensure you have plenty of time to get back to the airport. Many airports offer lockers or baggage storage for a fee, so you can go for a few hours without worrying about your luggage. You can take a taxi or public transport into the city and go sightseeing for the day before returning to the airport. If you elect this option, do note that you will have to go back through security when you return to the airport, so you will want to budget enough time. Even if your layover is in a city you would never plan to explore; there are fun things to do just about anywhere. A long layover can give you a unique opportunity to see something you would not usually see.
Always Be Ready
You never know when you will experience flight cancellations or delays, but it doesn’t hurt to be ready. This way, if you do get trapped in a long delay, it is not entirely unexpected and frustrating.
As part of your planning, pack all essential medications in your carry-on, as well as a change of clothes, some snacks, headphones, a book, or anything else that will make you more comfortable.
Knowing your options, rights, and possibilities will make long layovers feel short. If you are lucky enough not to experience a delay, you are prepared just in case.
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I booked a flight with them and unfortunately I had to cancel the flight . I carefully read the terms and conditions for flight cancellations. The charge for flight cancellation should be £60 per ticket plus the airline company fee for flight cancellation.
Travel trolley not only charged me with an extra £130, they increased and change the charge fee every time I contacted them. The staff attending my phone calls was incredibly rude and unhelpful. I asked them for an explanation and they kept being rude and didn't answer my questions.
What are you talking about?
They very clearly told you why in their T&C's that YOU agreed to when you purchased.
Another case of rude and unhelpful = didn't give me what I want.
However why do you need to cancel? Did you buy a fully refundable ticket? The key word here is "fully" . Because otherwise all your getting is your tax back, not the taxes, charges and fees, just the tax.
Taken from their website are their terms below. Another case of somebody not understanding the contract they are entering into then rather than accepting their mistake blaming someone else.
If they were rude and didn't answer your questions then yes that may be poor customer service, however I suspect you probably refused to accept that you were wrong in your assumption that only a £60 admin charge was payable.
Air tickets returned to us for a refund are subject to an administration charge of £60 per ticket, irrespective of the number of tickets returned and you will be required to pay a per ticket cancellation charge imposed by the airline or the consolidator pursuant to their terms and conditions. There is no automatic right to a refund and, when you return an air ticket to us, we will arrange for it to be presented to the respective airline or consolidator to assess eligibility for a possible refund in accordance with the relevant airline's or consolidator's terms and conditions. We recommend that you return such air tickets to us by special delivery post as we do not accept responsibility for documents mislaid or lost by the Royal Mail.
If a recoverable air ticket refund is less than the above administration charge, the ticket will be deemed to be fully non-refundable. An administration fee of £60 per ticket will be levied on any non-refundable ticket where a tax refund application is made by us at your request and on your behalf. If the recoverable tax components for your ticket are less than the administration charge the ticket will be deemed to be fully non-refundable. Refunds will not be paid to you until they have been received by us from the relevant airline or consolidator. In the case of airline ticket refunds this is normally 10-12 weeks from the point the tickets are submitted for consideration to the airline .
I assume that most of these third parties sell non-changeable, non-refundable tickets so would be some taxes back only. In addition because you chose not to book direct with the airline and through a third party, the £60 would be deducted from anything you may be due back
Did you do any research before buying the ticket or just choose whichever site popped up as advertising the cheapest price without checking any reviews?
The crucial question whether this adds up to
>>>>charged me with an extra £130<<<<
or whether the TT fee was increased to £130 per ticket plus the airline fee as the OP appears to claim.
Now if Travel Trolley should charge more than GBP 60 then the OP complaints rightly.
My advice is to first fully understand the charges and then to go back to Travel Trolley if their charge is higher than GBP 60 per ticket.
As the OP joined TA today, to post this, will be interesting to see if they bother coming back to their thread to make any further comments
"interesting to see if they bother coming back"
I know what my prediction is.
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Travel Trolley is an online travel agent, and is actually the online name of Southall Travel, one of the largest travel agencies in the UK. During Covid, many millions of passengers had flights cancelled and were left chasing refunds from Southall and other online travel agents like BudgetAir, eDreams and Hays Travel.
The UK regulator the CMA is even conducting an investigation into whether airlines breached consumer rights laws during Coronavirus. But unlike airlines, travel agents aren't regulated.
How to get a refund on a cancelled Travel Trolley flight?
If you're one of the many unlucky Travel Trolley customers waiting on a cancelled flight refund due to Coronavirus travel bans, you have a few options. Some options require more time than others, and with varying chances of working.
What are all the flight refund options available during Covid-19?
Option 1: contact travel trolley.
You can call, email or use social media to get in touch directly with Travel Trolley. Unfortunately, this is what everyone else is doing (2 million others) so you'll have to join the queue.
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Effort breakdown, option 2: use a complaints website.
These sites help you send a polite letter of complaint, based on EU law. Unfortunately this can be like screaming at a brick wall (or banging your head against it), since a lot of the time the airline has already reimbursed the travel agent so they claim it's not their problem anymore.
Even worse, if you do win your case through a complaints site, they'll take 25% of your refund, leaving you with no holiday and no money to book one in the future.
Option 3: chargeback on your credit card.
You can ask your bank or credit card company to process a refund, also called a chargeback. During Coronavirus, this has become more difficult, and can take months.
Option 4: Take legal action against the travel agent
By using a licensed solicitor to commence legal proceedings against the travel agent, you can get them to sit up and pay attention.
The solicitor gathers details of the case using our online platform (5 minutes)
The solicitor prepares a letter before action (no time or effort for you, handled by a licensed solicitor)
The letter is sent by the solicitor to the travel agent (no time or effort for you)
If you want a licensed solicitor to take legal action against the travel agent, that's your strongest option. It's also more affordable than you think (starting at £149) by using Lawhive.
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With Lawhive, you get the advantages of a licensed solicitor helping you get your money back, but for a fraction of the cost of going to a law firm. Like a complaints website, Lawhive is completely online, but it's much cheaper since you won't have to give away 25% of your refund.
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Travel Trolley demanded a £75 admin fee for a refund
My flight was cancelled by the airline but the agent still insisted on a credit note
I booked flights through Skyscanner.net. The issuing agent was Travel Trolley. Like thousands of others, we have been impacted by the coronavirus travel ban when my flights were cancelled. Travel Trolley has offered a credit note for the full amount and when I requested a refund it demanded a £75 admin fee to pass on the money already repaid by the airline! It can’t be legal to hold me to ransom like this. SB, London Other readers have written in with the same complaint. Travel Trolley, owned by multi-millionaire tycoon Kuljinder Bahia has insisted all passengers pay £75 if they want a cash refund rather than a credit note, despite the fact that its terms and conditions only mention the charge if a passenger, rather than the airline, cancels a flight. Skyscanner has publicly condemned the policy. “We’ve been supporting travellers who contact us and have been working closely with providers to try and ensure that any admin fees for refunds are reasonable,” it says. “We’ve seen success in some partners changing their policies as a result, and will continue discussions with providers to ensure travellers are being treated fairly. We’re asking Travel Trolley to treat cases from Skyscanner referrals as priority.”
Travel Trolley failed to respond to requests for a comment. The trade association, ABTA, of which Travel Trolley is a member, says: “Travel agents may charge an admin fee to cover the cost of the work they have done in relation to a cancelled booking. However, these fees must be reasonable and clearly set out in their terms and conditions. If they have not reserved the right to do so, they should not charge a fee.”
It referred the company to its legal team after the Observer alerted it. A notice has since appeared on Travel Trolley’s website announcing that it will cancel its fee and refund customers who have already paid it. “Whilst this is of significant financial loss to our business, our customers are of paramount importance to us,” it says. “As customers are facing huge financial difficulties, we hope that removing the fee will go in some way to ease their personal burdens.”
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They are good at taking your money but…
They are good at taking your money but not refunding you when you are due. I booked a ticket during COVID-19 and was told to keep it for future use. The airline updated their policy and said those tickets would be valid for one year. I was not informed of this update and now they won’t issue a refund.
Date of experience : October 29, 2023
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Dear Oliver, You are important to us. We are dedicated to responding quickly to any questions, concerns, or complaints our customers may have. We kindly ask you to please share your booking reference number so that we can investigate further. Regards, Travel Trolley
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Karan Bali was very helpful with changing my flight tickets. He went out of his way to help my husband and I to come back together from our holiday. I would definitely recommend liaising with him at southall travel
Date of experience : November 02, 2023
Dear Customer, We really hope your purchase will satisfy you. We constantly want to give our clients like you the finest services possible. Regards, Travel Trolley
Watch out when making changes
I was trying to change my return flight ticket and told the agent my new travel date. The agent also replied back verbally the correct date. I followed his instructions and clicked on the link to make the payment. He also told me to reply back to his email to confirm I had paid. I followed 100% of his instructions. He even repeated verbally the travel date for me which is correct. When I received the E ticket later, I noticed the agent had made a mistake, he got the month wrong. So I called back, they said the link that I clicked and the email that I replied has the travel date, which I didn't know I was supposed to check, so they blamed the mistake on me. I had to pay extra £125 to correct their mistake. I kept on asking for their call recording to prove that it was their mistake, they said they only record calls randomly. I don't think I will use Travel Trolley again after this bad experience.
Date of experience : November 05, 2023
Dear Joseph , It's our responsibility to accommodate all your travel needs in the most suitable manner. To accomplish this, we only implement any changes to the ticket after receiving email confirmation from our customers. Our records indicate that adjustments to your travel date were made subsequent to your email confirmation. We value your trust in us and we assure you that we will do our best for our customers. Kind Regards, Travel Trolley
Amazing people and very co-operative.
Amazing people and very co-operative. Their service is second-to-none. Special thanks to the senior travel consultant Karan Bali who helped us. He did absolute wonders! He was very kind and understanding throughout the process. Honestly can't recommend him enough and will definitely want him to handle our future bookings.
Date of experience : October 27, 2023
Dear Punit , We are very grateful for your trust and we're committed to continue providing you with the high level of service that you can always rely on. Thank you for your appreciating words for Karan and our company. This means a lot to us. Warm Regards Travel Trolley
Mr Noel provided exceptional service
Mr Noel provided exceptional service. He went above and beyond to support me and provide best possible solution for my case . He was super responsive and is definitely an asset for the company. Thanks again !! I will always use Travel Trolley for my future travels
Date of experience : October 28, 2023
Dear Akshay , We are delighted to hear about your positive experience with Mr. Noel and the exceptional service he provided. At Travel Trolley, we continuously strive to go above and beyond for our customers and it is always rewarding to hear we've achieved that. Thank you for choosing Travel Trolley for your future travels, we look forward to serving you again soon. Kind Regards, Travel Trolley
Great sales reps Divya
Great sales reps, I spoke to Divya, she was just amazing, really helped me change my flight. It really made such a stressful time so much better. Thank you Divya and travel trolley.
Date of experience : November 04, 2023
Dear Sunny , Your positive words are greatly encouraging and will be passed on to the team, especially to Divya. We strive to keep our service quality high so we can continue to meet your expectations and assist you in the best way possible. Thank you once again, and we look forward to serving you in the future. Kind Regards, Travel Trolley
AVOID WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY
They are good at taking your money but not at refunding you when you are due one. I booked a ticket during COVID and was told to keep it future use. The airline updated their policy and said those tickets will be valid for one year. I was not informed of this update and now they won’t issue a refund.
Date of experience : October 30, 2023
Dear Customer , Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We strive to answer any inquiries and resolve any issues our customers may have in a timely and efficient manner. According to our records, your issue was promptly addressed by our team upon receiving your email. If you still need further assistance regarding this matter, please respond to the last email we sent you. We guarantee you our utmost attention and strive to serve you better every time. Regards Travel Trolley
Helpful and efficient.
I haven't actually flown the flight yet but so far they have been absolutely great. The airline changed the time and which airport they were flying from and Travel Trolley emailed me and phoned me and talked me through my options and were so efficient. Great company - took all the stress out. I think I will only book with them in future.
Date of experience : October 26, 2023
Dear Sarah , Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear about your positive experiences with our customer service, as our team always strives to offer efficient and helpful support under any circumstances. Our goal is to always ensure that our customers are well-informed and feel supported during any unforeseen changes to their travel plans. Looking forward to your next booking with us! Regards Travel Trolley
Flight booking scam
I booked a flight to Colombo at a great price with a reasonable out bound of 5 hours wait and 1.5 inbound connection timings. After I finished the booking process and received the conformation mail and to my horror I noticed the outbound was a 7 hour wait and in 18.5 hour wait. Immediately calling the company they denied the mistake was their fault but promptly offered another flight which did not fit at all. I suggested this was a bait and switch fraud and requested a full refund. This they processed without hesitation, but with a £300 admin fee. Complete scam; they made £300 in minutes and can resell the flight to another unknowing customer thinking they are getting a great deal.
Date of experience : October 21, 2023
Dear Mark , We are sorry to learn that your experience with our company fell short of your expectations. We acknowledge that you have used our website to search and book your flights, and these were ticketed automatically without any manual intervention. Upon your approach to us, our team provided all possible alternative options in accordance with the ticket policy and processed them on your approval. We apologize for any inconvenience experienced. We request you to kindly view this as an isolated incident and give us the chance to provide better service in the future. Kind Regards, Travel Trolley
Customer service was really good
Customer service was really good. Patrick helped us a lot by giving good suggestions which made my decisions easier. Really appreciating his support and customer service provided by him.
Date of experience : October 24, 2023
Dear Dev , Thank you so much for your positive feedback and kind words about our staff member, Patrick. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch customer service and they will certainly be glad to know their efforts are appreciated. Thank you once again for your review. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Regards Traval Trolley
These guys were slick and helpful start…
These guys were slick and helpful start to finish, from booking, to cancellation to refund. All within time frame quoted. Will definitely use them again. Thanks again for all your help Travel Trolley. 😘
Date of experience : September 09, 2023
Dear Shobee, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a positive experience with our team at Travel Trolley. We appreciate your trust in us and we look forward to helping you with your future travel plans. Regards, Travel Trolley Team
I wanted to change my flights
I wanted to change my flights, and Karan Bali from Southall Travel was extremely accommodating. He was very pleasant and tried his utmost to successfully change my itinerary. Thank you so much. I recommend Southall travel to all travellers .😊
Date of experience : October 15, 2023
Dear Bindya , Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We always strive to provide the best service to our customers and it makes us proud to hear it reflected in your interaction with us. Your recommendation means a lot to us. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Best Regards Travel Trolley
1 star is too generous
Travel trolley booked me onto a flight I couldn’t go on. The airline themselves said they shouldn’t have been able to do that as they should be able to see the restrictions of travel. But travel trolley doesn’t care as long as they have your money in their pockets. Called customer service for help and they were not helpful at all. Rude staff who had the nerve to hang up on me and tell me it’s my fault. They wanted to charge me more than what I originally paid for my whole return ticket just to rebook a new return flight for 2 WEEKS LATER than the original date. I said that’s not a reasonable solution as I have a job and responsibilities to go home to. They responded with “if you really wanna go back home you’re just gonna have to pay”. Never received my refund. Not even an apology from any of the staff for the rude behaviour. Wasted my time on the phone transferring me to people too. DO NOT use travel trolley. It’s worth spending a little bit more to book directly with an airline as they will actually help you if something happens.
Date of experience : June 23, 2023
Dear Rain, We are saddened and surprised to hear about your unfavorable experience with one of our customer service representatives. At Travel Trolley, we take pride in our excellent customer service, and it's very disappointing to learn that we did not meet expectations during your recent interaction. We assure you that we have a zero-tolerance policy towards any kind of rude or disrespectful behavior from our staff. We're committed to investigating this issue to prevent similar occurrences in the future. To begin this investigation and trace the entire incident, could you please provide us with your booking reference number? This will help us identify necessary details and ensure a comprehensive investigation into the issue. We appreciate your patience, and we eagerly await you sharing your booking details with us at your earliest convenience. Kind Regards, Travel Trolley
Very good and excellent service good…
Very good and excellent service good talking and treated well happy about staff
Dear Customer , We appreciate your feedback. You are valuable to us . Providing exceptional and friendly service is our top priority. It's great to know that we have achieved our goal. Looking forward to serving you again in the future. Best Regards, Travel Trolley
Worst place to book tickets
Worst place to book tickets . Total scammers . No one replies for refund and worst is they have changed aviation laws ie in death of family member, the airline give full refund but it’s been 6 months am chasing them for refund . I would really wary than book through them . Hope no one has to go through this experience . It’s really official scamming business ie sister company of south hall travels ! Smartly they have replied and put it all on me ! I have proof of replying to every single email and have been promised multiple times people will call but no one calls . I will say stay away from this website
Date of experience : June 09, 2023
Dear Sonal, Thank you for providing your booking details. Our records indicate that you have brought up concerns about ticket cancellation and date changes as well. On each occasion, our team members have responded either by phone or email, offering their utmost attention and support. Since we have not received adequate consent for cancellation or date changes, we were unable to act on your request. We kindly ask that you get back to us with permission to carry out the cancellation or date changes. We guarantee our support during this challenging time for you. Kind Regards Travel Trolley
My previous review was removed because apparently I'm an ai bot. Lol. I cannot fault their booking system online and it's usually cheaper than anywhere else. It was recommended to me two years ago and I've made multiple purchases since with no problems. They do advertise low cost fares misleadingly, fares which never seem to be available, but I've learnt to ignore those offers. I recommend Travel Trolley 🛒 especially for Pakistan tickets and would use again.
Date of experience : September 22, 2023
Dear Sam , We are trying to do our best to always produce a great result to the customer's satisfaction. Thank you for your comment, we are trying continuously to improve our services and meet our customers expectations. Regards Travel Trolley
It was a amazing experience with…
It was a amazing experience with Ratika. Great assistance and corporation with booking process. Thanks a lot Nd for sure we will visit you again refer to our friends nd family as we are referred by our friend
Date of experience : October 09, 2023
Dear Amandeep , Your positive feedback is what motivates us to continue delivering excellent customer service. We will certainly share this with our team members. We greatly appreciate your recommendations to your friends and family. Rest assured, we will continue to provide top-tier services for all our customers. Kind Regards Travel Trolley
Best site to book your air ticket
One of the best platform have used so far, customer service is really awesome. kartik traveltrolley.co.uk You are Rock star ⭐️ 100% I will recommend this to everyone.
Date of experience : October 11, 2023
Dear Amit , Your kind words and support truly mean a lot to us. Our team member, Kartik, will be delighted to hear about your positive feedback, as we all work hard to ensure our customers receive the best service possible. Thank you again for your kind recommendation, and we look forward to serving you in the future! Best Regards Travel Trolley
Good and excellent ,service and also …
Good and excellent service and also discount as well. Thanks Travel Trolley, 😊
Dear Ullah , We will strive to offer the best deals and deliver the highest quality of services at all times. Thank you for booking with us. Wram Regards, Travel Trolley
Flight schedule changed by airlines
Flight schedule changed by airlines. No reasons given not suitable ask for refund, full refund allowed but informed it will take up-to six weeks. Flight which was rescheduled ticket available but higher cost.
Date of experience : September 25, 2023
Dear Salim, We want to let you know that the airline has complete authority to modify flight schedules, and as a travel agency, we have no influence over these changes. When we received the notification from the airline, we informed you and proceeded with the refund with your approval. We understand that the refund is taking longer than expected by you , but it will take some time for us to receive it from the airline. We had also communicated this information to you through email . We appreciate your patience and understanding. We will wait to assist you again for your future travel needs. Kind Regards Travel Trolley
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Travel Trolley has 1.9 star rating based on 5 customer reviews and ranks 120 of 902 among companies in Travel Agencies category. Consumers are mostly dissatisfied.
Recent recommendations regarding this business are as follows: "Travel Trolley should be more accommodating with their customers and support the customers. They are interested in selling tickets.", "Book with any other agency but Travel Trolley, when things go wrong on booking they will not help you.".
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Change of date
Haven't received confirmation yet
Preferred solution: Deliver product or service ordered
Payment wrongfully taken
To change my tickets..
User's recommendation: Travel Trolley should be more accommodating with their customers and support the customers. They are interested in selling tickets.
Refund not received
Preferred solution: Full refund
Poor Customer Service-rip off
Preferred solution: Apology
User's recommendation: Book with any other agency but Travel Trolley, when things go wrong on booking they will not help you.
My Call to yr office failed
Rip of merchants and dishonest.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution
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