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In Case You Get Hit by a Bus: How to Organize Your Life Now for When You're Not Around Later

Task: Digital Accounts: Travel & Transportation & Ticketing

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It might be hard to think of travel at this moment in time, but let’s be positive and look ahead.

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Airbnb accounts for travel (not providers) are tied to one person, so it might not make sense to transfer it or delete it. Those who use discount travel sites like Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline can have someone take it over by changing the email and profile name if there are worthy rewards available.

Airlines and car rental accounts can’t be transferred since they too are almost always tied to one person. There’s a difference between logging into someone’s account and showing up at an airport pretending to be them. This doesn’t mean you should delete them, because there could be lots of miles or free rental days available. If that’s the case then they should contact them, explain the situation, and find out how you can transfer available miles or free days into your account.

Ride sharing apps like Uber and Lyft follow a similar pattern; the person controlling the account matters, especially if something goes wrong (hence the high or low ratings). Still, if there are any discounts or credits they can still be used before deleting the account.

If you purchased tickets through Ticketmaster or StubHub to a big event far in advance -- some concerts and shows sell them upwards of a year before a tour or maybe you’re a season ticket holder -- your family would need access to this account to attend the event, get a refund, or sell them. If you had any movie reward programs like Fandango or through a theater chain, it’s mainly about making sure rewards or refunds don’t go to waste (like free tickets or popcorn).

Your Task

Identify all your travel, transportation and ticketing accounts, and instructions on how to close them without losing any of the rewards. If you use a password manager you can write it directly in the notes field, if you use a digital document you can put it there, and last but not least you can put it in the Digital Accounts section of your Everplan.

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