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Tips for Travel Refunds

If you’ve had your flight either severely delayed or even cancelled due to the snow then here’s a guide to what you may or may not be covered for in terms of refunds and compensation.

Cancellations

Flight Cost Refunds
In the worst case scenario, if your flight was cancelled then the airline should allow you to rebook your trip on a later flight, on another day. Or, if you cannot take a later flight then airlines should allow passengers to get a refund.

Refund Time Scales
In terms of actually receiving the money for your refund, well that is different per airline. BA for example is currently saying they will try and reimburse refunded tickets as soon as they can but have not stipulated any time line. Ryanair have said around five days.

Transportation Cost Refunds
If you have arrived at the airport only to find your flight is cancelled and you incur costs to get home again these costs will not be refunded. It maybe that if you have adequate travel insurance any transportation costs will be refunded via your insurance policy so it’s worth asking as soon as you get home. If these costs are reimbursed then it is highly likely that you will need to have valid receipts or proof of travel so hold on to these. However, if you have a low grade travel insurance policy it’s unlikely that transportation costs will be covered.

Inconvenience Compensation
Do be aware though, however much you have been inconvenienced and however awful it was being stuck at the airport as a result of your flight being cancelled you will not get compensation for inconvenience. Airlines simply do not, never have done and never will compensate for this so don’t waste your time or energy on even trying!

Delays

Flight Cost Refunds
If your international flight or a simple flight has been delayed by such an amount of time that you consider it pointless going, a short city break for example, and you have booked your flight and accommodation independently i.e. not through a tour operator, then the airline should refund you the cost of the flight ticket only.

Hotel Cost Refunds
However, any other such costs associated with your trip will not be, for example hotel costs and car hire – this is something that the airline won’t budge on either, however hard you try to get refunds or reimbursement – the EU regulations clearly state the airline is not duty bound to compensate the traveller other than the flight. In this instance, check with your travel insurance policy under its ‘cancellation and curtailment’ section.

Package Holiday Cost Refunds
If you’ve booked your trip through an ABTA or ATOL tour operator, as a complete package, then you will have the entire trip compensated, or you will be offered a rebooking, whichever you prefer. This is the same whether your flight has been severely delayed or cancelled.

Citizens Advice
If you are having a lot of trouble getting applicable costs reimbursed from your airline or tour operator then it is worth contacting the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for help and advice. However, do be aware that claims may not be settled between you and the airline as quickly as usual. Hundreds and thousands of passengers were affected by the snow so an airline’s Customer Services Department is going to be extremely busy!

Finding discount air travel one of the best ways to get a cheaper trip

Traveling is the most expensive part in planning any holiday vacation. No matter what the reason, everyone needs to use at some point and for many it is a great expense and worry due to the high prices and associated costs of flying. Finding discount air travel can be one of the best ways that you can manage to get a cheaper trip. Cheap flights are becoming a much sought after commodity and people are beginning to find many different places where it is possible to find affordable cheaplocal and intrnational flights without a lot of hassle, time and effort. Many people who wish to travel cheap will want to go online and offline to find the best deals on their desired tickets.
There are many resources appearing now which are able to find cheap flights and compare many different routes and airlines so that you can be provided with the details of the best offers.
The invention of the Web portals plays an important role in promoting cheap airfare from websites. There are times where you can find good deals through online airline ticket purchase especially you are buying from low cost or budget airlines. Applying some useful tricks while buying your airline tickets, you can save a lot. Various web portals give you easy access to information, so that you can become familiar with various travel sites dealing with airlines and airline tickets. There are travel sites which claim to be the lowest fare, but you never know until you look around, and surfing the Internet for the best price may take some time, and time is money. Internet has become the most significant revolution in the tourism industry with the advent of commercial air traffic.
It has been seen that you can get cheap flights from website, incase you book your airline tickets late night and early morning hours. There can be some great airline deals to be found during off peak hours. Follow the trick to book your cheap airfare during weekdays. Weekdays may cost you much cheaper instead of weekends. Prices can skyrocket unexpectedly, therefore it will cost you cheap if you’re willing to fly on Saturday and return on Monday, than if you need to leave on Friday and return on Sunday. Generally on online travel sites you can book you airline tickets along with your complete information about your destination like about your desired location, destination weather, perfect time to visit, tourist attraction, accommodations, entertainment places and when and where should you go in your destination.
One of the easiest places you should search is the major airline websites. One can come across cheap airfare online if they desire to break their flight journey. Most of the times it is more expensive to buy a direct flight than to buy a flight that stops one or two (or even three) times on the way. Such issues have been seen while using an online travel or flight agency. Various airlines display information about inexpensive flights offer on their websites depending on the season, destinations and departures.  Browsing and comparing various cheap flights from websites ensures a traveler to get the best deal available. Don’t forget to take advantage of airline miles from credit cards and other rewards programs to pay for your flights.

Traveling is the most expensive part in planning any holiday vacation. No matter what the reason, everyone needs to use air travel at some point and for many it is a great expense and worry due to the high prices and associated costs of flying. Finding discount air travel can be one of the best ways that you can manage to get a cheaper trip. Cheap flights are becoming a much sought after commodity and people are beginning to find many different places where it is possible to find affordable cheap flights without a lot of hassle, time and effort. Many people who wish to travel cheap will want to go online and offline to find the best deals on their desired tickets. There are many resources appearing now which are able to find cheap flights and compare many different routes and airlines so that you can be provided with the details of the best offers.
The invention of the Web portals plays an important role in promoting cheap airfare from websites. There are times where you can find good deals through online airline ticket purchase especially you are buying from low cost or budget airlines. Applying some useful tricks while buying your airline tickets, you can save a lot. Various web portals give you easy access to information, so that you can become familiar with various travel sites dealing with airlines and airline tickets. There are travel sites which claim to be the lowest fare, but you never know until you look around, and surfing the Internet for the best price may take some time, and time is money. Internet has become the most significant revolution in the tourism industry with the advent of commercial air traffic.
It has been seen that you can get cheap flights from website, incase you book your airline tickets late night and early morning hours. There can be some great airline deals to be found during off peak hours. Follow the trick to book your cheap airfare during weekdays. Weekdays may cost you much cheaper instead of weekends. Prices can skyrocket unexpectedly, therefore it will cost you cheap if you’re willing to fly on Saturday and return on Monday, than if you need to leave on Friday and return on Sunday. Generally on online travel sites you can book you airline tickets along with your complete information about your destination like about your desired location, destination weather, perfect time to visit, tourist attraction, accommodations, entertainment places and when and where should you go in your destination.


One of the easiest places you should search is the major airline websites. One can come across cheap airfare online if they desire to break their flight journey. Most of the times it is more expensive to buy a direct flight than to buy a flight that stops one or two (or even three) times on the way. Such issues have been seen while using an online travel or flight agency. Various airlines display information about inexpensive flights offer on their websites depending on the season, destinations and departures.  Browsing and comparing various cheap flights from websites ensures a traveler to get the best deal available. Don’t forget to take advantage of airline miles from credit cards and other rewards programs to pay for your flights.

Current Airlines trend

Today, more and more people are searching for cheap hotels, discount hotel and hotel deals. Not only hotel deals and travel deals that attracted people to holiday, but also importantly flight deals. For that reason, more airlines are offering cheaper flight rates. In addition to that, more low class carrier airlines emerging in every country, extending their flight to popular travel destination.

In the post Global Financial Crisis era, there are many holiday travellers and business traveller downgrade their airlines class. Those who used to travel on first class downgraded their class to business class, and for those who travel on business downgraded to economy class. Even those who travel on traditional airlines economy class downgraded their airlines to low cost carrier airlines.

Business travellers, who used to travel in business class, now have to squeeze themselves in a long haul flight in economy class. It might not be a good choice if the business travellers have to attend a meeting a few hours after arrival however, for a company the downgrade has saved up to 20-30%. And by downgrading first class to business class, the company has saved up to 70% or even more in some airlines costs. Travellers with big family will surely choose the cheaper option for flight, such as economy class or even low cost carrier.

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With the competitive price in low cost carrier, the carrier company try to maximise their revenue by just offering travellers with the maximum 20kg bag per traveller. Some low cost carrier even put the maximum of 10kg per bag per traveller. Some low cost carrier even charge extra for 3rd checked in baggage, and some airlines is also planning to charge extra for hand luggage. This means, if you want to travel on long haul flight in a longer than just a few days holiday, which include shopping spree, you have pay extra charges for the overweight baggage. Some travellers end up paid more than travelling in traditional flight.

Europe travel update: Airlines advice to fliers; more delays expected from ash plume

Europe travel update: Airlines advice to fliers; more delays expected from ash plume

Shifting clouds of volcanic ash shut airports and disrupted flights in Spain, Portugal and Italy this weekend, but all airports were open Monday after the concentration of ash dissipated overnight, according to updates from the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation.

Travelers should remain on alert and check frequently with their travel agents and airlines because an ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano, lingering over the North Atlantic, may cause delays in transatlantic flights that must be rerouted to avoid the cloud, the agency said.

“There is an area of ash cloud in the middle of the North Atlantic, which is impacting transatlantic flights,” the statement said. “While most of these flights are operating, many are having to make significant reroutings to avoid the area of ash cloud coverage, resulting in delays.” The agency, known as Eurocontrol, said it expects about 28,500 flights to operate Monday over Europe – about 500 fewer than normal. Eruptions from the volcano last month forced a five-day suspension of air traffic over Europe.

On Sunday, Italy’s airports in Pisa, Milan and Florence were shut, as well as airports in Portugal and Spain. Airlines are struggling to keep fliers updated with the latest information through postings on websites, Twitter and text messages and e-mails.

Below is what some airlines are advising passengers to do if their flights have been affected by the volcano; if you booked your flight through a travel agent, contact him or her to rebook or file for a refund.

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Airlines add flights, waive fees after ash plume briefly shuts airports in Ireland, Scotland

Airlines add flights, waive fees after ash plume briefly shuts airports in Ireland, Scotland

Air service has resumed after another volcanic ash cloud from Iceland on Tuesday wafted over Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, shutting airports for several hours and causing flight delays and cancellations. The shutdown occurred on the same day that European transportation ministers met in Brussels to discuss disruptions from Iceland’s spewing Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which shut airspace over Europe for six days in April and caused the cancellation of about 100,000 flights.

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Low-cost airlines should attract fans to Cape Town

Low-cost airlines should attract fans to Cape Town

Cape Town Tourism and Cape Town Routes Unlimited, which are the South Africas travel industry principals, have united forces in a proposal to succeed Cape Town more visits from FIFAs World Cup 2010 admirers that will be situated in Gauteng. The communication is loud and apparent: Cape Town is one of the lifetimes regions and people who havent seen South Africa, havent been to Cape Town.

The movement follows a revolutionary arrangement with not too expensive airlines Mango, Kulula, and 1Time. Participants have agreed to contribute to the stage in a succession of advertisements driving consciousness of reasonably priced packages and airfares.

Gorgeous flight offers, one-way flights as low as R329, will be encouraged throughout in-flight adverts and webzine write-ups by all three airlines. A succession of print announcements will as well run in local mass media over the next three weekends, and a local and intercontinental PR operation will keep on driving the message that Cape Town cannot be missed.

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What You Need To Know About Airport Hotels

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Now that lot?s of people all around the world travel very often, we simply can?t live without airplanes and airports. No matter whether for vacation or business, air travel has become a part of common life. Thanks to the simplicity of use and ease of access as well as the affordability airlines is one of the most widely used way of transport nowadays. Furthermore, airlines has become the mainstay of travel around the world.

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Though airlines has a great demand nowadays still there are some problems that air travelers may encounter. In fact, one of the main problems associated with air travel is the fact that on occasion getting to the airport can have its problems as well as the unsociable timing of many flights. On the whole, there is a way out from this problem. Primarily, one of the solutions to this sort of problem is to utilize one of the variety of airport hotels, generally located in close proximity to major airports.

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