The coronavirus pandemic has canceled a lot of things, but your summer vacation doesn’t have to be one of them. USA TODAY
When James Irwin’s tour operator canceled his upcoming trip to Germany, he had no idea he’d have to pay a pandemic cancellation fee. When he asked for his money back, the company deducted $1,150 from the refund.
“We had not canceled,” explains Irwin, a retired supply systems analyst from Boothwyn, Pennsylvania. “The coronavirus had canceled the trip.”
Pandemic fees are spreading nearly . Some, like Irwin’s, have always existed, but we’re seeing more of them now as trips are being canceled. Others, like service fees automatically added by restaurants and