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Traveling can be stressful, whether it’s booking your flight, avoiding delays, or last minute rescheduling you are entitled to always get what your deserve when it comes to air travel. These are the 10 best tips for avoiding any travel issues.
3 Hour Delay, You Don’t Stay
For whatever reason, people seem to believe that once you’re on the airplane you are no longer able to get off. Wrong! If there has been a big delay for your flight it is your right to get off and get your money back!
With Bag Delay, They Will Pay
If you don’t get your luggage on time you should definitely make a complaint! The airline will do whatever they can to compensate you, sometimes up to $3,000!
Some airlines will do whatever they can to make sure their flyers are satisfied. If an angry customer needs calming down they might even be refunded with a ticket! Just remember you are always entitled to a full refund.
Get What You Deserve
If your airline reschedules your flight significantly later then it was supposed to take off, even if they give you a new ticket, you fully deserve to be compensated for the trouble.
24 Hour Cancellation
There are many airlines that insist on a 7 day refund policy, but some offer a 24 hour cancellation period. American Airlines is one of the few that will refund your money, even if you cancel only 24 hours before take off.
If you keep your cool and don’t immediately demand compensation, you are more likely to get a better deal. Trying too hard might cause the employee to get defensive, being flexible and easy going will always work out better.
We’ve all heard that Wednesday’s and Thursday’s are the cheapest days to fly, but that doesn’t mean you have to book your ticket Tuesday night. Book whenever and fly when it’s cheap!
Keep That Ticket
If you do get re-assigned, keep your original ticket and take a second vacation!
Non-Refundable Into Refundable
If the reason, delay, or any other circumstances are truly significant, even non-refundable tickets can be refunded.
Take The Upgrade
If for whatever reason the airline has to put you on a new flight, if the only seat left is in first class then it’s up to the airline to cover the extra expense! Accept the change, sit back, and enjoy a more luxurious seat to your choice destination.