Fear of flying is more common than you think. It hits one person in three. It can start due to a turbulent flight, but also for no apparent reason. NOT IN CONTROL The average age of onset is twenty-seven. That’s according to research at SOAR, Inc whose president, licensed therapist and retired airline captain Tom… Read more »
Category: Travel rights
When we last wrote about the top 15 travel hacks you should know about, we planned to give you even more because there really are dozens more to share. There are so many ways you can manipulate your travel plans to fly more enjoyably and more efficiently.
Wondering how to get seat upgrades at the airport if you’ve only got a coach ticket? We’ve come up with a list of 10 ways to get upgraded on your next flight. And, while these tips may not work every time, they have bumped up many a passenger into a spacious first-class or business seat.
One thing that makes many airline travelers anxious is the thought of dealing with airport security. While most will agree that thorough security checks are necessary to keep air passengers – and those on the ground – safe, they often anticipate lengthy experiences and look with dread on the entire security process.
Has your flight been delayed? Or worse… has it been cancelled? Or even worst…has it been overbooked? Has it all happened in Europe?
It may be a traveller’s worst nightmare. And do not deceive yourself in believing that it will never happen to you. You might and you will one day find out that you’re stuck in an airport as your flight was CANCELLED or even DELAYED. You might as well discover that you’re left behind, that the… Read more »
I guess there is no more infuriating sight that seeing your baggage all damaged or destroyed. Besides cancellations, delays and overbookings, lost or damaged baggage may all part of air travel experience.
Irrespective of your disability, you have as much the right to travel as anybody else. This means that airline companies have a legal obligation to make sure that they are able to assist you in case of IMPAIRMENT.
Reduced mobility does not mean that you have LESS travelling possibilities. You have as many travelling possibilities as anyone else. You only need to STAY INFORMED in so far as your rights are concerned. Moreover, just as any other potential airline passenger, it is wise to follow certain guidelines, so better said tips and tricks… Read more »
Despite the fact that nothing out of the ordinary usually happens during a flight (which is exactly what any airline traveller wishes for) there are a great deal of events that may delay or cancel a flight. For instance, flight is unquestionably weather-bound. Adverse weather often makes an airplane come later than scheduled or would… Read more »
Most of American airline passengers have heard of “Rule 240”. Many of them have already made use of it more than once. On the other hand, many of them tried to use it but were unsuccessful. How come? Is “Rule 240” a genuine ace up in the sleeve or is it a mere myth?
If we were to refer to an European equivalent of the American Rule 240, we would certainly refer to the Regulation passed by the European Commission, No 61/2004 establishing common rules on COMPENSATION and ASSISTANCE to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights.
First of all, let us point out that the American Airlines are demanded by the Department of Transportation to give their clients whatever information is needed in order to file in a complaint with the company. They have to display these details on their web sites, all e-ticket confirmations, as well as ticket counters or gates.
Suppose you were denied boarding, or were stranded in an European airport because your flight was cancelled or delayed and are not satisfied with the way the airline company handled your case, than you may as well try complaining.
AIR TRAVELERS’ RIGHTS are protected in Canada by the Airline Passenger Charter which has been approved by most of the Canadian airlines. In 2007 the Parliament of Canada adopted Bill C-11 whose aim was to strengthen the Canada Transportation Act. This statutory document laid down the airline passengers’ rights in Canada.
It is widely known that things do not always go as planned, that schedules are not always complied with and that we sometimes need to solve our problems by filling in a complaint. If you happen to feel that your rights were not observed in CANADA, you should know that The Canadian Transportation Agency managed… Read more »