Travel Suppliers Vacation Protection Info and Terms & Conditions
DRIVERS LICENSE for travel within the USA ONLY except for the following states:
Drivers Licenses from 9 states won’t be valid for domestic flights starting in 2018. Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will need to use alternative forms of ID starting in 2018 such as military ID, permanent resident card, or passport.
IMPT: DOMESTIC USA Travel - REAL ID driver’s licenses have a star in the upper right hand corner. Extended to October 1, 2021, travelers who present a driver's license that is not REAL ID compliant WILL NOT be permitted to fly. They'll have to bring another form of acceptable ID to the airport instead or be turned away. The list of acceptable IDs includes a passport; a military ID; a border ID card; a trusted traveler card, such as Global Entry; a permanent resident card; and other documents.
Coronavirus info: Please review
Passport required for International travel. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the latest info on passports and travel Travel advisories is a new program recently rolled out by the State Dept. Review the destination advisories at travel.state.gov website. It seems that many popular destinations have a level 2 advisory (exercise increased caution) and not a level 3 reconsider or level 4 do not travel. Click here to search and view the advisories by specific destination https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html
PUNTA CANA QUOTES:
Quote does not include tourist fee of $10 US pp ea paid in exact cash only collected at the airport by the Dominican Republic government at the airport on arrival in Punta Cana.
UPDATE: You no longer need to buy this card at the airport. The airlines are applying an extra $10 to your plane tickets on behalf of the Dominican government.
Tourist Card: MEXICO Before you arrive in Mexico, the airline may give you paperwork to complete on the plane. One paper is your tourist card that you keep while in Mexico. Keep it in a safe place like inside your passport book as you must surrender the tourist card when you leave the country. If you do not have the tourist card to surrender you will be fined.
This may also apply to other countries. You will need to check the country that you are visiting tourism web site to see if this applies.
UPDATE: NEW Online Mexico Tourist Card
MEXICO online tourist card please complete prior to travel to avoid delay at customs. Since the card is available online the airlines may not provide them on the plane. Click here for instructions and a link to the online form
“To ease the immigration entry process you can now fill out the Mexico Immigration Forms online prior to travel. Go to https://www.inm.gob.mx/fmme/publico/en/solicitud.html to complete the online forms.
You will need your passport, flight information, address or name of the hotel where you are staying and a printer to print your completed tourist card(s).
Please note that the tourist card must be completed for every person travelling, regardless of age and how long you are staying in Mexico.”
JAMAICA QUOTES - CLUB MOBAY:
Club MoBay - Arrival & Departure VIP Service - Montego Bay Airport VIP Lounge & Fast Track (valid for any passenger) ADD $80 pp each to the total
With this VIP Arrival "Meet and Greet" Service you will be: Greeted upon arrival by a dedicated representative. Provided with information about arrival procedure as well as the airport services. Escorted & Fast Tracked through Immigration & Customs. Assisted with luggage retrieval. Accompanied to the Arrivals Lounge to enjoy the lounge's wide array of amenities including private restrooms, comfortable seating, complimentary WiFi snacks and beverages. For your departure service, your tickets and detailed instructions for accessing the Club MoBay Departure lounge will be presented to you by a Club MoBay Representative. Departure Service: Fast track privileges through Immigration & Security. Access to the Departure Lounge for a unique luxury departure lounge experience with complimentary Jamaican snacks, beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), unlimited WiFi and use of equipped business center.
ALL APPLE LEISURE GROUP (United Vacations, Funjet Vacations, Southwest Vacations, Travel Impressions, etc.) TRAVEL SUPPLIERS (except listed below)
To review full plan details online, go to Tripmate.com/wpN430F prior to your purchase, or for a summary of this information, review the Travel Protection section below.
Inclusions: Pre-Departure Penalty Waiver Provided by Funjet Vacations (non-insurance features)
• Cancel for ANY reason and get a full refund in the form of a travel credit less the cost of the travel protection
• No change fees that could quickly add up
• Our lowest price guarantee on Mexico, Caribbean, Hawaii and Central America vacations
• No need to worry about the weather with our Hurricane Travel Credit
Travel Protection Plus - full travel credit pricing of all vacation packages and destinations*
Per passenger package value**
$0 to $799.99: 13 years and older = $59.99 / 12 years and under = $29.99
$800 to $1,499.99: 13 years and older = $89.99 / 12 years and under = $44.99
$1,500 to $2,999.99: 13 years and older = $119.99 / 12 years and under = $59.99
$3,000 and up: 13 years and older = $149.99 / 12 years and under = $74.99
*Travel Protection Plus is not offered on scheduled air only vacations.
**Holiday surcharge (12/18-12/30) per passenger: Add $30 for 13 years and older / Add $15 for 12 years and under
Additional Information: Eligibility: This plan is only available to U.S. (except Puerto Rico) residents booking their travel with Funjet Vacations.
Note to Minnesota, Missouri and New York residents only: You are not required to purchase the Post-Departure Travel Insurance in order to purchase the Pre-Departure Penalty Waiver.
The following items are not refundable under Travel Protection Plus
• "No Show" situations where the traveler does not check in and denied boarding situations are not covered
• Non-refundable hotel rates
• Air not purchased from the travel supplier
• If the number of individuals occupying a room decreases, the remaining travelers will be responsible for additional costs incurred as a result of a change in the per person occupancy rate
• Nonrefundable travel agent fees may be included in your package price. Please consult your travel agent.
• No name changes or substitutions on travel protection plans
• Cost to change to an alternate scheduled airline as a result of an airline schedule change prior to departure
• The cost of the travel protection plan
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes. Hotel change/cancellation penalties apply.
If travel protection is included in your quote. Deduct it if you do not want it. Deposit may be higher without vacation protection. Everyone on the booking must take it to have it and it is paid for with the deposit.
AMERICAN AIRLINES VACATIONS:
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes. Hotel change/cancellation penalties apply.
All prices are quoted in US dollars
Price exclusions: For car rental, additional taxes and fees apply. For itineraries that include flights, checked baggage fees may apply. For hotel stays, resort fees, incidental fees and parking fees may apply.
Tax Exemptions: For some international destinations you may qualify for a refund of a portion of the air taxes after you've finished booking. To claim an exemption, you may be asked to show proof of residency / citizenship at the airport.Tax exemptions and refund information.
Additional Baggage Fee Detail:
Policies: All AAV Package Cancellations without Pre-Departure Protection (PDP) will be subject to the following penalties: • 15 days or more prior to departure, $200 per person + any third party fees • 14 days or less, 100% penalty All AAV Package Cancellations with Pre-Departure Protection (PDP) will be subject to the following penalties. • Prior to scheduled departure, cost of waivers** • After departure, 100% penalty *Cancellations for hotel packages (no air component) must be requested by 11:59 PM (Central Time) the day before check-in for PDP cancellation protection to be valid. After 11:59 PM the day before check-in, the full package becomes non-refundable. ** Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Resorts become non-refundable on the 15 day prior to travel and at that point are not covered by PDP.
If you would like Pre Travel Vacation Waiver ADD $89 pp each (non refundable) to the total and it is paid for with the deposit.
Pre-Departure Protection Waiver For $89.00 purchase travel protection for all travelers in this package.
All changes or revisions made to existing reservations are subject to change fees that vary by destination and dates of travel. Flight, date or hotel changes cannot be made 8 days or less prior to departure. Some packages or portions of packages are non-changeable. Changes in a package including, but not limited to, a change in origin, departure date, destination or hotel room category/configuration are subject to change fees in effect at the time changes are made. If changes involve a change in rate, payment will be required at the time of change. Standard change fees are $50 per person plus third party fees plus change in package price. Within 15 days of travel, the passenger is subject to a $200 per person reissue fee for domestic, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean packages, $350 per person for all other packages. If no PDP was purchased, name changes made to packages more than 15 days prior to departure may be subject to a $200 per person charge. Name changes are not permitted 15 days or less prior to departure. The standard change fee of $50 per person may be waived in the following circumstances: •Pre-Departure Protection was purchased with the package (see "Changes with Pre-Departure Protection) •A change that results in a higher price in the non-air components of the package •Changes to a return flight during travel are subject to availability, airline contractual agreements and/or additional change fees. AAV will not be liable to pay any compensation or damages if it cancels or in any way changes a trip or package as a result of unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond its control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even with all due care. These include but are not limited to problems with transportation, acts of God, war or threat of war, civil strife, industrial disputes, natural disaster, weather, epidemic or terrorist threat or activity.
Pre-Departure Protection (PDP)
The Pre-Departure Protection, an optional plan that can be purchased, allows you to revise your booking up to and including the 8th day prior to departure or to cancel the booking entirely at any time prior to your originally scheduled departure time, without incurring any revision or cancellation fees. Revisions may be possible within 7 days from travel however third party fees may apply. Please call reservations at 800-321-2121 for more information. PDP does not waive an increase to your vacation package price as a result of a change and any increase in price must be paid for in full at the time the change is made. PDP does not protect against airline flight/schedule changes. However, certain promotional tours, specific room categories and activities that are identified in the booking path as non-refundable or advance purchase are not covered by the PDP. Additionally, if booked on/before March 24, 20.16 Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Resorts become non-refundable on the 15th day prior to travel and will not be covered by PDP at that point, if booking after March 24, 2016 Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Resorts become non-refundable on the 30th day prior to travel and will not be covered by PDP at that point. PDP does not apply to any changes or cancellations once travel has begun.
PDP protects passengers up to 15 days prior to departure for name changes without penalty. Name changes are not permitted 15 days or less prior to departure. PDP does not apply to any changes or cancellations once travel has begun. PDP does not eliminate charges or cancellation fees for no shows. PDP is non-refundable in whole or part.
If one passenger purchases the PDP, it is mandatory for all other passengers (adults and children of any age) booked in the same package to purchase the PDP.
The PDP may only be purchased when the initial reservation is made and may not be added after any payment has been made in relation to the reservation.
Due to coronavirus as of 12/28/2020 ADD $35 pp each (subject to change without notice)
All changes or revisions made to existing reservations are subject to change fees that vary by destination and dates of travel. Flight, date or hotel changes cannot be made 8 days or less prior to departure. Some packages or portions of packages are non-changeable. Changes in a package including, but not limited to, a change in origin, departure date, destination or hotel room category/configuration are subject to change fees in effect at the time changes are made. If changes involve a change in rate, payment will be required at the time of change. Standard change fees are $50 per person plus third party fees plus change in package price. Within 15 days of travel, the passenger is subject to a $200 per person reissue fee for domestic, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean packages, $350 per person for all other packages. If no PDP was purchased, name changes made to packages more than 15 days prior to departure may be subject to a $200 per person charge. Name changes are not permitted 15 days or less prior to departure. The standard change fee of $50 per person may be waived in the following circumstances: • Pre-Departure Protection was purchased with the package (see "Changes with Pre-Departure Protection) • A change that results in a higher price in the non-air components of the package • Changes to a return flight during travel are subject to availability, airline contractual agreements and/or additional change fees. AAV will not be liable to pay any compensation or damages if it cancels or in any way changes a trip or package as a result of unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond its control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even with all due care. These include but are not limited to problems with transportation, acts of God, war or threat of war, civil strife, industrial disputes, natural disaster, weather, epidemic or terrorist threat or activity.
PDP payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable
Embargo periods may apply during which the PDP is not applicable. These embargo periods are at the sole discretion of AAV. There may be black out dates that the PDP is not offered.
VACATION EXPRESS (not Apple Leisure Group):
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes.
Travel Insurance Protection Plan (TIP)
For Air/Land packages: $129.00 per adult and $69.00 per child [age 2-12]
The TIP is underwritten by U.S. Fire Insurance Company and the travel protection coverages are in excess of all other valid and collectible insurance or indemnity, and shall apply only after such other benefits have been paid. Below is a brief description of the benefits included within the TIP. For full details please click on the link at the bottom of this page.
TIP allows you to cancel for any uncovered reason and receive a refund [in a form Tripmate deems appropriate] equal to 75% of the unused non-refundable prepaid expense, less TIP fee, provided that you cancel your trip 48 hours or more before your scheduled trip departure time and that your premium payment is received within 14 days of initial deposit/payment for your trip.
TIP allows you to cancel for any covered reason and receive a refund [in a form Tripmate deems appropriate] equal to 100% of the unused non-refundable prepaid expense, less the TIP fee, provided that your premium payment is received within 14 days of initial deposit/payment for your trip.
Please note: This policy must be purchased within 14 days of deposit date or before final payment is due, whichever occurs first.
GOGO VACATIONS (not Apple Leisure Group):
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes. Hotel/change cancellation penalty ties apply.
Travel Ins. Essentials $196.50, Options $321.54
VAX Published AIR (Apple Leisure Group):
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes. Vacation Protection is not available from this supplier for air only bookings.
Terms and Conditions
VAX VacationAccess, 777 W. Glencoe Place, Milwaukee, WI 53217
Thank you for choosing a VAX Agency Air (”Operator”) vacation. To ensure that you understand the conditions of your particular vacation, please read the following policies and procedures completely. All policies and procedures are subject to change at any time in Operator’s sole discretion without notice.
All published airfare bookings require payment at the time of booking. A credit card is required at the time of booking and will be charged immediately. A surcharge may apply for bookings made over the phone to Operator’s reservation center instead of booking electronically. Separate payment policies apply to holiday and special event periods. Please consult your travel agent.
If your plans change, your right to a refund is limited. All fees outlined below are per person. In addition to assessed airline revision and cancellation fees, you will be charged a $25 fee to make changes or cancellations to a ticket that allows revisions and $25 for a change to a non-refundable ticket, unless you make the change within 48 hours and in that case the revision/cancellation fee is $100 plus any supplier revision fees. A written refund request (subject to the penalties herein) must be submitted to VAX Agency Air no later than 90 days after the scheduled departure date or any payments and deposits shall be forfeited. Published Air Refunds will be on request and are subject to the rules of the fare that are imposed by the supplier. Most air carriers consider a name change to be a cancellation; to avoid penalties, full and complete names are required at time of booking. Separate cancellation penalties may apply to holiday or special event departures in addition to nonrefundable deposits. Refund requests should be sent to VAX Agency Air Refunds, 8969 N. Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217.
All published scheduled air tickets are 100% nonrefundable. However reusable tickets may be applied towards the air portion of a future air ticket, subject to the applicable airline re ticketing fee, any increase in the airfare cost, and applicable VAX Agency Air revision fees. Ticket reuse is only available if the air is paid in full at time of cancellation.
NOTE: WHEN A CANCELLATION IS MADE ALL REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE ORIGINAL FORM OF PAYMENT. NONREFUNDABLE TRAVEL AGENT FEES MAY BE INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE PRICE
Operator Penalties: All Operator penalties will be in addition to any supplier penalties (including airline penalties) and are subject to change any time. Your travel agent must request any refunds by sending a written request to Operator at the time of telephone cancellation or revision. For customer service issues, please consult your travel agent or Operator at 1-888-987-7801.
III. FLIGHT INFORMATION
Read your travel documentation carefully for arrival and departure instructions, including terminal information, check-in locations and flight times. Flight times are tentative and subject to change. Some countries may require aircraft cabin insecticide treatment for in-bound foreign flights. A list of such countries is available at http://www.dot.gov/office-policy/aviation-policy/aircraft-disinsection-requirements.
IV. PASSPORT REQUIREMENT
All international travelers must present a government issued passport for U.S. Customs re-entry after air, land or sea travel. For more information please visit the State Department’s consular website www.travel.state.gov or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s website www.dhs.gov. Please consult your travel agent or the Destination Consulate for further information. It is the traveler’s responsibility to provide proper documentation. Married or divorced women traveling under names other than what is printed on their travel documents, must supply a marriage license and/or divorce decree. Failure to possess required documents may result in denied boarding. No refunds will be made to passengers who fail to possess proper documentation and are denied boarding or entry into the destination. Foreign travelers, visit your local consulate for travel requirements (VISA or other written verification).
V. BAGGAGE LIMITATIONS AND CLAIMS
Baggage limitations vary by carrier. Many airlines impose additional charges for checked luggage which is collected by the airline at check-in. Please contact the airline or refer to its website for current fees and policies. Claims on checked baggage will be limited to the carrier liability of approximately $3,300 per person for domestic flights and $9.07 per pound for international flights subject to the Warsaw Convention, and 1100 Special Drawing Rights per person for international flights subject to the Montreal Convention, unless you declare a higher value and pay any applicable charges. All claims for loss and damage to luggage must be handled by the air carrier at the airport, subject to any requirements and time limits set by U.S. law for domestic responsibility for items such as soft-sided luggage, fragile or perishable items. Carryon baggage may be limited, please check with the airline.
Travel Agents’ Responsibilities: The travel agent is responsible for providing information to you, examining and verifying all information, and ensuring that you understand all of the policies, fees and requirements to which you are subject. Any travel agent who makes a reservation on your behalf acknowledges this responsibility.
Operator’s Responsibilities: Operator is responsible to you for making arrangements for services offered, provided that in the absence of gross negligence on the part of Operator, Operator’s responsibility does not extend to any liability for personal injury or property damage arising out of or caused by any negligent act or omission on the part of any airline, hotel or motel operator, ground transportation contractor, optional tour operator or any person rendering any services being offered. Operator is not responsible for damage, delay or vacations affected by weather, air delays or cancellation or other force majeure events beyond the control of Operator. In no event shall any party be liable for consequential damages. Operator reserves the right to substitute and to make alterations in the itinerary, if necessary, due to circumstances beyond the control of Operator. Specials may be withdrawn at any time. Rates are based on availability.
Passenger Responsibilities: You must check in at least 2½ hours prior to the scheduled departure and report to the gate at least 30 minutes before departure time. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in the loss of your seat. You must examine all information to ensure accuracy and call to verify flight times prior to departure. Your rights and remedies set forth herein are in addition to any other rights and remedies under applicable law, but if you agree to a refund, you waive all other remedies.
All prices are shown in U.S. dollars.
Applicable Law: It is agreed by and between you and the Operator that all disputes and matters whatsoever arising under or in connection with or incident to these policies and procedures shall be litigated, if at all, in and before a court located in the State of Wisconsin, U.S.A., to the exclusion of the courts of any other state or country.
Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on your person. A violation can result in five years' imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles, and radio-pharmaceuticals. There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried on your person. For further information contact your airline representative. Please refer to the full list of TSA prohibited items at http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items.
CRUISE LINES: please review:
For cruise travel departing from/returning to the same US port: Birth certificate (original or official copy NOT a photocopy) and photo ID (driver's license)/Valid Passport is used for travel. NOTE: Passport required for sailings departing from/returning to international ports and if you need to fly to an international port during your cruise or back to the US from an international port. Also needed if visiting an international country before or after your cruise and if going on a shore excursion that crosses by land into another country from a US port during your cruise.
Carnival: cancellation/change policy
Vacation Protection info let me know if you need a quote. It is added to the total and paid for with the deposit or at time added prior to final payment to include the cancel any reason receive up to 75% future cruise credit.
Vacation Protection info
Royal Caribbean: Cancellation/change policy
Celebrity: Cancellation/change Policy
Rate quotes are based on availability, subject to change until booked. Restrictions apply. Not responsible for errors or omissions.
Owner, The Creole Poet
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