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Old June 20th, 2012, 06:52 PM
broberts broberts is offline
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Seems to me that you have just a couple of reasonable choices: cancel now and cheer loud enough to push your DD's team all the way; or plan to leave her behind and wish her luck. A variant of the second would be to plan on flying her to the next port-of-call once her team finished - this might be cost prohibitive given the last minute nature of such a booking.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 06:54 PM
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Hmmm... that's interesting.

This would be a way to get a single supplement at a discount provided at an insurance company's expense. Simply recruit a friend to appear on the booking, purchase an Any Reason cash policy, front the fare, cancel after the 100% penalty period, and presto! Single cabin for 25-50% + insurance premium! Given that many lines charge a 100% single supplement, that's a killer deal.

However, the insurance companies aren't stupid... I wonder how they prevent this, other than cutting you off after you try it more than once.

It's not even insurance fraud... Any Reason is just that, Any Reason. "The other person in the cabin doesn't want to share it with someone" is as good a reason as any.

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Old June 20th, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Hmmm... that's interesting.

This would be a way to get a single supplement at a discount provided at an insurance company's expense. Simply recruit a friend to appear on the booking, purchase an Any Reason cash policy, front the fare, cancel after the 100% penalty period, and presto! Single cabin for 25-50% + insurance premium! Given that many lines charge a 100% single supplement, that's a killer deal.

However, the insurance companies aren't stupid... I wonder how they prevent this, other than cutting you off after you try it more than once.

It's not even insurance fraud... Any Reason is just that, Any Reason. "The other person in the cabin doesn't want to share it with someone" is as good a reason as any.
I suspect you will find that a cabin constitutes the insured "booking" regardless of the occupant count.
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