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What we’re reading: Raising the minimum seat width, the death of the travel brochure, storm in UK causes cancellations

Raising the minimum seat width, the death of the travel brochure, storm in UK causes cancellations

After the storm, who has your refund?

A traveler made a reservation canceled because of a storm. The hotel would be happy to cancel his reservation, he was told, but because he’d made the booking through Expedia, a refund would be up to the agency. Expedia wouldn’t give him his money, citing its published refund policy.

Unnatural disaster: What to do when your hotel doesn’t have room

The deadly storms that left large swaths of the East Coast without power just before the Fourth of July holiday provided an uncomfortable lesson to hotel guests like Ken White: Always call to confirm your reservation — especially when the place you’re visiting is reeling from a natural disaster.

Heads up! Tropical storm Fay takes aim at Florida

Tropical storm Fay may not look like much at the moment, but forecasters expect her to become a hurricane by late Tuesday. Here's what travelers need to know about this cyclone.