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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Just found out that the travel company that we made our honeymoon reservations through went bankrupt. I already put in a $600 deposit which I won't be getting back because it's outside the 90-day window. Couple weeks ago we paid the full amount with a different credit card, but lucky for us we haven't paid the cred card, so they'll have to deal with it on their own. I need to figure out what to do about the $600. Anyone a travel agent on here? I was thinking about telling the travel agent to make reservations through a different company and credit us the $600. We only have a month left.
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I would think you'd be fine since all the travel agency is doing is acting as a middle man.
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unless the TA took the $$ but didnt make the reservations..?

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unless the TA took the $$ but didnt make the reservations..?
Then the company would be in a lot more trouble then just filing bankruptcy.
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Then the company would be in a lot more trouble then just filing bankruptcy.
is his concern the bankrupt TA or his bonermoon?

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Everything was paid for. My deposit is lost because it was over 90 days ago. The full amount was charged on a different credit card which we haven't paid off yet.
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Everything was paid for. My deposit is lost because it was over 90 days ago. The full amount was charged on a different credit card which we haven't paid off yet.

That's fine I think we understand that, but how about the reservations, have they been made?

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is his concern the bankrupt TA or his bonermoon?

Just because a company files bankruptcy, it doesn't mean they don't have to make good on their debts. I would think that since there is some sort of a contract, they would have to make good for it. What I was referring to was the company just can't take people's money and say "Too bad."

I would think you should be fine for your honeymoon. I would, however, call the airlines and hotel to verify reservations/rooms/tickets.
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Let's sum it up:

As long as the travel agency BOOKED your reservations with the END DESTINATIONS (The Hotel directly, The airlines, etc) you should be good.

If they took your money and DID NOT finalize everything with your destination points, then it gets interesting.

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Let's sum it up:

As long as the travel agency BOOKED your reservations with the END DESTINATIONS (The Hotel directly, The airlines, etc) you should be good.

If they took your money and DID NOT finalize everything with your destination points, then it gets interesting.
What he said. Were the reservations made? Do you have record-locator numbers?

What kind of trip was this? A cruise, flights, hotels, rental cars, what else?

Come on man, you have to give some info if you want help.

I have access to many travel databases and might be able to help.

Like what was said above, the TA is just a middle-man. You're not booked with them, you're booked with the actual travel provider.

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Thanks for the input. Sorry for lack of info. We got it all sorted out. The travel provider took the money and didn't make any reservations. That's how we found out that they went bankrupt. We'll let the credit card company figure out how to get their money back. This is a two week trip to Tahiti so it's not pocket change.
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