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When State Department alerts put travel plans in doubt

Question: What if you have airline tickets to a country and near the departure date the State Department says this is a dangerous area to travel to? What are the chances of getting a change of destination? Refund? Credit to use tickets later? I'm speaking of nonrefundable tickets. Sylvia Boyd Pacific Palisades Answer: Boyd's second question is easiest to answer: You can almost always change your destination on an airline ticket, even on a nonrefundable one — but it's probably going to cost you, and the change is even more expensive on an international flight. You generally will get a credit for the unused ticket, but you may have to use that ticket within a...

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