Buy your plane tickets with a credit card to avoid getting stiffed
Everyone knows that flights get delayed, canceled, moved, and now, airlines may also go bankrupt at a moment’s notice.
What’s the best way to make sure you aren’t caught with your pants down? Apparently the answer is to make sure you buy your tickets with a credit card.
What makes this different than a debit card, according to the New York Times, is that you can actually claim your money from the credit card company instead of from the airline:
Under the federal Fair Credit Billing Act, a credit card company is required to return your money for a service not supplied, like an airplane trip. Debit payment agencies are not.
In other words, by law, the credit card company can’t make you foot the bill for a canceled flight. This way they deal with the airline, and you keep your money and your time.