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Passenger Locked Aboard Airplane — and How to Prevent That From Possibly Happening to You

At one time or another, you probably have eventually wound up falling asleep as passenger aboard an airplane — but when Tom Wagner took his hat off and grabbed a quick nap in a window seat near the back of the airplane which operated as United Express flight 4245 from Lafayette in Louisiana this past Friday, he woke up inside of a cold and dark cabin of a locked regional jet aircraft at…

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How to Avoid Being Charged for Fuel When Returning a Rental Car With a Full Tank of Gasoline

Back in the days when gasoline was $1.49 per gallon in the United States, it was rather easy to return a rental vehicle without being scrutinized for your consumption of fuel — depending on the company from which you rented your car, of course. With prices currently hovering between $3.25 and $4.25 per gallon in the United States and the potential to lose significantly more money, rental car companies seem to be far more stringent these days on how much gasoline is in the fuel tank — sometimes to the point of charging you for fuel even though you returned the rental vehicle with a full tank of gasoline, as has apparently happened to…

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Budget Rent A Car Accused of Scamming Customers — and What You Can Do to Prevent From Becoming a Victim

Customers of Budget Rent A Car are accusing the company of overcharging them for minor damage to vehicles in British Columbia — and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating the allegations, as the alleged infractions have reportedly occurred in multiple locations. Worse, former employees admit to consciously lying to customers and purposely bilking them by charging them significantly more than what it cost for minor repairs — some of which have never been done, allowing employees to charge multiple customers for the same damage. If that was not already bad enough, international customers were especially targeted. Claiming that he had cracked the right bottom front light of a vehicle he rented, FlyerTalk member…

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