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A month or so ago I decided to take a mini-vacation for labor day. Vegas and Orlando were my primary targets. I really wanted to go to Vegas but I was only going for 4 days so I was gonna be travelling for 2 of those 4, so I decided on Orlando. Now thanks to Frances I've cancelled those plans. I almost went but figured I'd have no good days and all rain. Add to that the fact that I may not be able to come back sunday.

Thanks Frances -- you ruined my mini-vacation. And no refunds either. :mad:
 

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my parents were gonna leave for miami today .. i guess they are not going anywhere and not getting a refund either .. that sucks cause i was gonna have a little shing ding at my place!
 

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I spoke to Eric's cousin who live in N. Miami today. He said school was closed and he's waiting to hear if they are going to evacuate. Waiting? Dude, I would've been on the plane already.
 

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when diana and i move to miami we will make it a habbit of going on vacation to see our family in dc when there is a hurricane this strong heading for miami ..
 

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ps .. our house will be about 20 minutes away from the ocean so we will not be scared of having it drown .. another thing is we are moving into a house that's 00+ in age and shall be sturdy enough to withstand many strong winds .. hurricane insurance is always a plus!
 

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I booked it thru Yahoo (Travelocity). It says about 101 places that it's not refundable as of today. A day or 2 ago I could have gotten some of the money back for the hotel, but none for the flight, so I still would have lost 75% of it. And I didn't decide not to go until this morning. I wish I had booked the hotel separate from the flight though. Supposedly I got a better rate by doing both, but I also get no refund which I've never had happen before. I've booked many a hotel room and you can usually cancel up to 6pm the day of arrival and get all your money back. I will call and check in to it though.
 

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there was some kinda emergency insurance that you can get for a few extra bucks through online registration sites like travelocity .. i'm glad nothing like that happened when diana and i went .. my parents got a chance to switch flights to a different day which was a good deal for them..
 

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I dont' recall having that choiced. I remember seeing it when I book my trip to Vegas (coincidentally I ended up chosing Orlando over Vegas :mad: ) But I dont' recall seeing it for Orlando. They were different sites.
 

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Most travel places sell "vacation insurance" its only like $50 but in the aug/sept timeframe anything on the East coast is vulnerable to Canes . Friend of mine went to OBX had booked for a week stayed for 3 days till he was kicked out he got a full refund.
 

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Originally posted by Beast
that's crappy Jim. I recommend drinking until you forget about this whole fiasco.
Also Jim, never deny the Vegas.
 

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Well I had 4 days/3 nights to work with. If you add up the 1 hour drive to the airport and 2 hours pre-arrival time then the 5-6 hour flight each way. The return flight left around noon also, so I was concerned that there wouldn't be enough fun time left. When I go I want to figure a day each way wasted on the trip, and a good 5 days in between of betting away all my money.
 
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