Is it possible to get a refund on your accommodation and university course?



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Thousands of university students across the country are currently holed up in their first year accommodation after reports of coronavirus cases sweeping through halls.

Those in Manchester and Glasgow have been hit with restrictions, with some reporting being physically locked in their buildings.  

Many stuck in lockdown want to go back home to their parents – with some even wishing to continue

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Here are the guidelines for refund of airline tickets booked during the lockdown period issued by the DGCA



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Here are the guidelines for refund of airline tickets booked during the lockdown period issued by the DGCA

  • Indian Aviation regulator DGCA has issued detailed guidelines for the refund process of the flights cancelled between March 25 and May 24.
  • The DGCA has characterised passengers seeking a refund of tickets in three different categories.
  • Here are the detailed guidelines for all passengers, whose flights were cancelled during the
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Can I get a refund on my university course and accommodation?

Thousands of university students across the country are currently holed up in their first year accommodation after reports of coronavirus cases sweeping through halls.

Those in Manchester and Glasgow have been hit with restrictions, with some reporting being physically locked in their buildings.  

Many stuck in lockdown want to go back home to their parents – with some even wishing to continue their university course from the comfort of their

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INSURER REFUSED A REFUND WHEN I COULDN’T TRAVEL

R.C. writes: My wife and I have had insurance from Hiscox for many years, and for the year to July 2020 our annual travel policy cost £600. It has quoted £888 for another year, a whopping rise of nearly 50 per cent – and with pandemic cover excluded. I declined, to which Hiscox responded that it would not commit to covering us in the future. I then asked for a

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Brussels Airlines Accelerates Process to Resolve Refund Backlog

Since the start of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, Brussels Airlines was forced to cancel on average 83 percent of its scheduled flight program, affecting the travel plans of 3 million of its passengers. The pandemic and the worldwide travel restrictions caused a three-month grounding of the airline’s fleet (from March 21 until June 14).

As a result, Brussels Airlines had to cancel more than 36,000 flights in total since the

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Family contacts News 5 Investigates for help getting travel refund from Expedia

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Airline refund woes lead to calls for a new ombudsman scheme

Which? says that the current rules do not work for consumers and risk further damaging trust in the travel sector. Photo: Getty
Which? says that the current rules do not work for consumers and risk further damaging trust in the travel sector. Photo: Getty

Consumer group Which? has urged the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to introduce a new aviation ombudsman scheme to improve the “broken” passenger complaints system, as part of its upcoming recovery plan.

The review of the broken complaints system comes as consumer trust in the aviation industry continues to

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Where’s my promised Expedia refund?

DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: I recently flew to Papua New Guinea with a colleague. We booked the tickets through EVA Air and Expedia. While we were there, my colleague fell and busted her kneecap at our hotel. She had to be hospitalized and medically evacuated to Brisbane.

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Christopher Elliott, the Travel Troubleshooter 

I contacted EVA Air and canceled her flight. When I asked EVA Air for a refund for the return

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University colleges, student residences could face legal action over accommodation refund demands

University college boarders and their families have continued to come forward telling of their struggles to recoup thousands of dollars in prepaid accommodation that wasn’t used, as others speak of their success.

But there may be an easy and cheap solution through states’ legal systems for those families and students chasing refunds from boarding colleges and student accommodation providers.

It follows revelations of families chasing thousands of dollars in refunds

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NUI Galway to refund students who don’t take up places in campus accommodation this year



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STUDENTS AT NUI Galway who no longer wish to take up places in on-campus housing this year are set to be refunded by the company in charge of the accommodation.

Students at the university were informed late in August that their time on campus may be limited during 2020/21 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, many students had already booked accommodation at Corrib Village and Goldcrest developments

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Coronavirus travel refund battles expose deposit shell game

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Here are 6 tips to know before you book your flight during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Grand Palladium resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, was a swank respite in March for Leigh Anne Belcher and her daughter until they got a call to stop by the front desk about a billing question. 

Their travel agency, swamped with coronavirus cancellations, had abruptly closed its doors and disconnected its

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No refund on lockdown flights originating outside India, Centre clarifies





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Refund of air tickets for international travel during the lockdown period will be restricted only for flights originating from the country (ex-India) and will not extend to flights scheduled to arrive in India, irrespective of whether they are Indian or foreign carriers.

The latest clarification from the Centre came on an affidavit filed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in answer to queries

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PAL Refund Updates for Flights Affected by COVID-19

Philippine Airlines (PAL) passengers weren’t spared when the airline industry was forced to stop operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the longer the lockdown in the Philippines persists, the more questions have been raised with regard to delayed PAL refunds, one of a few options offered by the airline for flight cancellations.

Days after the country’s largest low-cost carrier spoke about the same issue, the Philippines’ flag carrier took

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TUI holiday refunds coronavirus update – Travel agent agrees to refund cancelled package holidays by end of the month

One of the UK’s biggest package holiday operators, TUI, has agreed to pay out all refunds to customers whose trips were cancelled due to coronavirus.

TUI vowed to make the payments by the end of this month after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) revealed it had received thousands of complaints from passengers claiming travel firms were withholding their cash.

The competition watchdog pointed out that consumer protection law requires

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Travel Troubleshooter: Airbnb rental was surrounded by loiterers and weed smokers. Can we get a refund?

Q: We booked an Airbnb for three weeks in Orlando. When we arrived at the property, my wife and I feared for our safety. While the apartment was nice and clean, the area around the apartment smelled of marijuana. Even with it being a gated community, there were cars sneaking around the gates and getting in and a lot of groups of people hanging around cars.

After looking further into

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Fox News Sues Hilton-Branded Hotels for $377,000 Over Lodging Refund for Canceled DNC

Fox News has sued three Milwaukee hotels under the Hilton brand for refusing to refund the network a total of about $377,000 for lodging in light of canceled in-person events at this year’s Democratic National Convention.

Filed as three separate lawsuits against the Milwaukee-area Home2 Suites, Homewood Suites and Tru by Hilton, which are independently owned and operated, the network pointed to a clause in the agreements reached with each

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