I know this has been addressed from various vantage points, but am looking for some specific answers and thought I'd start here.
Any way to get $ for flight and prepaid hotel back via Travel Guard? I know they aren't honoring any arrangements made once COVID was on the horizon, but we made our airline reservations in November 2019, and got the insurance within a week. No one was aware of COVID back then. Would they honor that if either (1) our trip is cancelled by RS or (2) Air Canada cancels our flights? I understand Air Canada is only giving vouchers. As for hotel, we made reservations in early January (and added the cost to our insurance right away). COVID was happening in Wuhan at the time, but nowhere else. Has anyone had success with Travel Guard??????
Anyone had success getting money back from Air Canada via their credit card company? We live in Upstate NY and were planning to fly in/out of Toronto. It's not an airline voucher we could use easily....and who knows when we'll even be allowed to cross the border to get on an Air Canada plane. How about getting a prepaid hotel reimbursed through the credit card company?
Has anyone been successful getting a refund from Travel Guard due to health reasons? I was wondering whether we might have more luck going that route from the get go. We did get the insurance that covers pre-existing conditions. My partner has one knee that's been replaced and another knee that is bone on bone/causes a great deal of pain. Our original plan for our September trip was that she would start P/T in March, and that -- combined with diet and a cortisone shot right before the trip -- would get us through the trip, and she'd wait another year for the 2nd knee replacement surgery. Well, PT didn't happen because of the virus, the pain has increased, she's just had the shot, she's met with the surgeon, and it looks like she may be able to have the surgery in September. Has anyone gotten their travel expenses reimbursed in a similar situation?
Aside from the two major expenses, each more than $1000, we only have a few little things I'm hoping will be reimbursed (supposed to be a 72 hour cancellation policy IF the companies/hotel are even still in business) and a deposit made to a small B&B I'm not going to ask them to reimburse. They probably need the money more than we do.
I know this topic has been discussed a great deal already, but appreciate any advice you may have.