It’s an unfortunate fact of today’s world: delays in flights are now more common than ever. More and more people are taking to the skies, airlines are experiencing problems of various natures, the weather is definitely getting crazier. All of this contributes to increasing difficulties in getting from A to B via the air.
The good news is that there are matters you can take into your own hands to greatly improve your chances of a positive air travel experience. These range from consulting the professionals to getting a travel package on your credit card to choosing the right airline. Let’s take a further look:
Choosing An Airline:
One big hint right off the bat: avoid choosing an airline that has recently merged with another airline or been sold or had other massive changes in upper management. These events tend to lead to at the very least some inefficiencies and inconveniences in the short term. Don’t go for that low hanging fruit that is the cheapest fare. Be courageous and pick the better airlines first. It’s not hard to find out which airlines have the best ratings for on-time performance and customer service. DO your due diligence and reap the rewards later when you have that smooth trip.
Travel insurance packages:
You may actually have one in your wallet! Check with your credit card companies to see what they have and what they may offer you as an add-on. Frequent travellers will find these packages to be worth their weight in gold.
The real big item on these packages is the coverage in the event of lost or delayed baggage; this can be a life saver. For example, your checked bag didn’t make it with you to your final destination. You have business meetings in a short while and need nice clothes. You can get an immediate cash reimbursement from these travel plans and go shopping and get the clothes you need without having to dig into your personal funds.
Consulting Legal Professionals:
This is a good option in really egregious cases, like massive delays or cancellations of flights due to negligence or incompetence on the part of the airline. It’s surprising in many cases how much more compensation a reputable law firm can get for you in these cases; don’t be afraid to explore your options in this area. You may be surprised just how much you are entitled to!