Your Money: Where do you stand when things go wrong
3 November 2012 Last updated at 12:56 GMT
It has been a week of changed plans.
For some their travel or accommodation has been affected by super-storm Sandy.
In the UK, anyone with goods on order from Comet might be wondering if they will get them.
In this week's Your Money, Declan Curry looks at your rights when things go wrong.