Swine flu not a reason to cancel

April 27, 2009 6:35:00 PM PDT
If you have a trip planned for Mexico and you want to cancel, it could be costly. Seven On Your Side's Michael Finney has been looking into that issue and has has some advice.

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If you have booked travel to Mexico and want to cancel the trip, you could run into problems.

Six major U.S. airlines (American, United, Continental, US Airways, Mexicana, and Air Canada) are allowing consumers to reschedule their trips, but other airlines are not. Other travel providers are also not going along with that. Travel attorney and author, Al Anolik, says so far hotels and tour operators are not bending.

"Until the government says, 'You can't go into that area,' like a hurricane area, you are responsible for the hotel rooms, the motor coach for everything you booked," said Anolik.

How about travel insurance? Anolik says most policies will not kick in unless the outbreak gets bigger and is directly in the city you are visiting.

Right now, you're on your own. The best you can do is try to argue.

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