Subject: Safety in using credit cards to pay for travel???
Hi Ziners: All information about making travel plans now seems to include the advice to make any advance payments by credit card to get some modicum of protection in case travel companies go bankrupt or there is some other reason for failure to provide the paid-for service. I can see that this would help if one paid only about a month or so before going; then one could simply not pay the bill if the trip did not come off. However, what possible protection could there be when, as we must do for the small-ship trip around the tip of South America in February, one must pay in full 90 days in advance. By then we would have paid our credit card bill and have little recourse. Or am I missing something in this advice? Can anyone enlighten me any more on this? Thanks. Pat in Baltimore