Every delayed flight is delayed in its own way. Anyone who travels even semi-regularly has at least one bizarre story to tell about flight delays.
Getting first-class upgrades is almost impossible these days. But, airlines are now offering new “first-class products” that appear to be first class, however, don’t have all the perks and benefits.
Interline agreements make possible transfers of passengers from one airline to another when there are “irregular operations” and allow airlines to transfer baggage between different carriers. They are an important part of the transportation fabric.
Thanks to technology, travel can be booked with a few quick swipes and clicks. For most people, it means the process is much faster. It also means more mistakes.
A wise boss once told me, if you don’t have time to do something, you really don’t have time to do it over. That goes double for working on itineraries while traveling. A date mixed up or a flight time copies wrong can have serious consequences. Slow down.
Fuel surcharges aren’t subject to corporate discounts, travel agency commissions or government oversight. When oil prices go down and stay down, the profits keep piling into airline coffers.
A travel agent’s take on a new fee from Lufthansa and how it will make everyone’s travel booking life more difficult.
Airlines love to tout the benefits of code-share flights. But the truth is, the only people they really benefit are the airlines themselves.
When it comes to international travel and visas, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Recently, a traveler showed up at the airport on the 3rd of July to fly to Spain. His passport expired in 89 days. The airline wouldn’t let him on the plane because Spain requires no visa, but it requires a passport with 90 days of validity.
These days, almost all tickets are electronic, and most agencies don’t even have ticket printers. But while travelers may not need paper tickets, it’s still a good idea to be armed with e-ticket numbers.