As of March 2011, the L.A. Times (newspaper) no longer gives credit when you suspend your delivery for a vacation. (Notice of this change in service is buried in the FAQ section in a question unrelated to physical delivery.) Prior to that, if you went on vacation for 1 week and suspended delivery while you were gone, the date of your next payment would be extended by 1 week.
Now, you're still charged for that 1 week of non-delivery, despite the fact they they did not provide any product to you.
I questioned the legality of this and was told that they are charging for a "subscription service," not the physical delivery of papers. I still have access to the online edition during the vacation hold (which I have never looked at and does no good anyway if I have no Internet access).
I pointed out that now when I go on vacation I will be cancelling my subscription then starting a new one when I return, which will create a lot more work for them as well as for me. Not to mention their transaction costs of refunding the remaining balance to my credit card each time.