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Bumped: What Are My Rights if My Flight Is Overbooked?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Air travel has become a nightmare with oversold flights, staff shortages, flight delays, and cancellations. Being bumped from a flight is an all-too-common occurrence these days. But people do not realize that, despite paying for a ticket in advance, the terms of purchase don't entitle you to a particular flight. They merely promise you transportation from one city to another.

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What Do I Need to Know When My Child Travels as an 'Unaccompanied Minor'?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Your child may travel internationally or domestically, as part of a class trip, or with an adult who is not their legal guardian. When they do, they will need a child travel consent form. Additionally, if divorced or legally separated, you may need to show a child travel consent form signed by their other parent to travel with your child. This consent prevents child abductions where a parent takes their child to another country in violation of the International Parental Child Abduction Act. In some cases, the parent may also need to provide the child's birth certificate.

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10 Things That Can Get You Booted From a Flight

By Holly South

An old video recently resurfaced on TikTok showing a woman getting quite upset over being seated next to a mother and her infant. She screamed at a flight attendant and threatened to cost the woman her job if she wasn't moved. The outburst got her kicked off the flight. Like this incident, many more have been recorded in the past few years involving airline passengers who go Karen crazy and are kicked off the flight. But what instances warrant being kicked off or bumped from a flight?

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What Should I Do If My Airline Cancels My Flight And I Miss My Cruise?

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Cruises are popular vacations for millions of Americans, especially during the summer months. And why not? For many, it's paradise. You get to visit scenic destinations while sailing on a floating full-scale resort that caters to your every whim. But the promise of paradise can vanish the moment you show up at the airport. You get to the gate, eager to board, and watch as the flight information screen switches your flight to the dreaded word: "canceled."

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The Crackdown on Catalytic Converter Theft

By Alex Sirek

Over the past two years, thefts of catalytic converters have skyrocketed. The thefts of these emission control devices have increased by roughly 300% each year, and tens of thousands of drivers have been forced to pay for replacements. However, this epidemic of car-part theft has caught the attention of public officials and lawmakers, who are responding with new bills, laws, and regulations.

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Know Before You Go: The Latest COVID-19 Restrictions for International Travel

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Traveling to another country can be a pleasant hassle. Speaking a new language, finding your way around, or even making sure you are not eating something you would rather not. However, COVID-19 restrictions are continuing to add another layer of complexity to overseas travel. If you are planning an international vacation this summer, know the rules before you run into an unexpected roadblock.

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