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Asia trips and coronavirus

Discussion in 'General Asia' started by ChrisM, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
    3,360
    2,766
    Oh, no. I have a half charter on a boat. Half of my half charter are from countries (Germany, UK) that have an official ban. We are not even talking a refund. We are talking about a re-schedule. The op is currently refusing to reschedule. My agent is still in talks. I am not naming names until this is final...But even that isn't enough for some ops.
     
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  2. pclark2

    pclark2 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Wilmette, IL
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    I'm just going by what my Raja Ampat resort said. They said:
     
  3. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
    3,360
    2,766

    Old news...there are many travel restrictions for Indonesia for folks from certain countries. Not just China.

    A lockdown might be in our favor (a la Philippines) but with some ops, as I mentioned, a country being banned entirely is not enough.
     
  4. Jay

    Jay Need to dive more!

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Melbourne, OZ.
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    566
    I'm in a similar spot ... their first response was hopeful thinking but that was several days ago. I'll also give it some time for things to settle and see if we can work out a re-schedule or a refund with a haircut.
     
  5. Diver Rick

    Diver Rick Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: East of Toronto Canada
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    Hi Jenlyn, my wife and I might be at Misool at the same time as you? (9D May 12 to 20). So far Misool is unwilling to re-schedule. We also have a live aboard Bali to Komodo after Misool. Whole trip is supposed to be May 8 through Jun 4th.

    The two airlines involved, Eva Air and Garuda, are both making full refunds or re-scheduling, but only for bookings to the end of April. That target is a moving one, and we are counting on those dates moving into May in the near future. It would appear that both Misool and the live aboard will both refund or re-book as long as the flight cancellations are confirmed.
     
  6. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Contributor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Taiwan
    1,440
    984
    I was able to get refunds from airlines and two places resorts in Bali. Another resort told us to get stuffed no refund.
     
  7. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Contributor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Taiwan
    1,440
    984

    From EVA Air to me Dear xxxx

    Your refund application has been submitted successfully and will be processed as soon as possible. The refund amount (if there is any refund value after the value of used portions and service charge deducted) will be credited into your credit card account, which was used to pay for the ticket. If the credit card is no longer available at the time of refund application, please contact your card issuing bank for the alternative way of your refund. Should you have any inquiries regarding the progression of your refund application, please contact EVA Air ticketing office for assistance.
     
  8. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
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  9. drk5036

    drk5036 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sapporo, Japan
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    i also applied for a refund with EVA. I got the same email you posted on March 4th. Then On March 17th I received a "receipt of refund" ...still waiting for the money to credit to my account, though.
     
  10. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Contributor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Taiwan
    1,440
    984
    The last resort that refused a refund has now agreed to a reschedule after lots of negotiations. Hopefully they won't have changed hands or gone out of business by the time we take up their offer.
     

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