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Vacation, Airline Refunds Never Easy, Not Impossible

When it comes to dealing with airlines, it isn't easy to get a refund, but it can be done.

For those preparing for flights to Egypt, if you're going to the cities and areas around the Nile, which are subject to a travel advisory warning, then you are entitled to cancel your trip or tour. However, if you are traveling to areas outside the affected region, such as the beach resorts, airlines and tour companies are saying they will not allow refunds for cancellations, the National Geographic blog reports.

That doesn't mean it isn't worth trying if you really feel strongly about not going. Social media, e-mail and 1-800 numbers can be your allies in these kinds of situations. It never hurts to firmly and politely state your case and give it a shot. Also, if you opted to purchase travel insurance, you should check to see if your policy will cover you.

However, if your airline has stopped making flights to Egypt, then they are likely to cancel your flight and then you will be entitled to a full refund.

If you're going on a cruise that is supposed to stop in Egypt, the ship will probably not stop there. If the ship makes another stop somewhere else, you are probably not entitled to anything. If however, the ship does not make up the stop, you are entitled to a refund of the port fees.

If you are already stuck in a dangerous area in Egypt, register with the US embassy in Egypt to get the heck out!

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