Can You Cancel Travel Tickets After a Terrorist Attacks ?

In Bush v. Protravel International, Inc. (192 Misc 2d 743, 746 N.Y.S.2d 790), the court held that parties trying to cancel travel tickets after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 could be excused from performing under the contract, because of the extraordinary situation which arose after that occurrence, which allegedly defeated the parties' attempts to cancel the trip due to the alleged disruption of telephone service between the attacks and September 27, 2001. In Bush, the court was clear to point out the extreme and unforeseeable circumstances which contributed to the parties' inability to perform under the agreement with their travel agents.