<font color=blue>Oh Darn it, I was 'forced' to buy
- Oct 8, 2003
We’re in a similar position. Our back to back trips are Southeast Asia and China. We’re just stuck in limbo. We can’t buy flights or get approved for visas even if we wanted to. If they don’t cancel by final payment we will have to move our deposits, which we can only do one time, and are then ineligible for any discounts, even if they later decide to cancel these trips. Not comfortable going anywhere near China currently. It’s definitely a frustrating situation.We cancelled Italy/Switzerland and Scotland. And, yes, I understand that they might cancel eventually.
The reason we cancelled is because our trips begin at the end of June. Based on Disney's poor approach and stringing everyone along IF they cancel it probably won't be until the end of April. And they may just try to do these trips, we just don't know. And we are most definitely not interested in going anywhere near Italy anytime soon. By using our CFAR insurance we'll lose about $9,000 on the whole trip (flights, etc.) and just be done with it and hopefully get our money back a bit sooner. The longer we wait and Disney doesn't cancel, the less money we get back, too. Our trips don't fall into the longer cancellation period - YET. They might eventually, who knows.
That's why I'm so angry, they're just going with the corporate line in the face of a historic pandemic. I expected more. If they let us cancel now and get our money back they would certainly get it back in spades over the next 20 years. We sent an email...crickets. Our TA talked to them...got nowhere. If Disney looked up our accounts for the last 20 years (as with most of you folks I'm sure) they would realize that we like Disney, we spend the vast majority of our travel dollars with them, and that we are REALLY GOOD customers. I guess that doesn't matter to Disney. Guess that's how they roll.
Of course, other folks are going through MUCH MUCH bigger problems than us. People are DYING. Losing a few grand is NOTHING compared to that. And to all you doctor folks on the front lines, you are HEROES. Truly. As I've said, right now heroes don't wear capes, they wear scrubs.
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