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By Christopher Elliott
When Gary Kawesch books airline tickets through
Q: I recently booked a flight through
I checked the
Of course, I didn't notice this on my recent online flight reservation. And I've used
I'm surprised to see something like this from a major online travel agency like
Like other online travel sites,
And no, opting out of a purchase is not the same thing as opting in. Not by a long shot.
The best way to avoid this charge is to pay attention. Now more than ever, you have to read everything when you're buying online. It's not just the pre-checked boxes. Your name must be an exact match with your government ID or passport, otherwise you could run into trouble at the airport.
After seeing the insurance charge, I would have penned a quick, polite note to
A review of your file, however, suggests there was "a disconnect" between you and the company when you asked for your money back.
© Christopher Elliott
Travel | I Didn't Mean to Buy Travel Insurance