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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT AIR TRAVEL – TRAVELJUNCTION

This post is designed to answer passengers some commonly-asked questions related to trips, baggage, special needs, and much more. Also includes recommendations for meeting airline commitments and interacting efficiently with travelers.

These are meant to help both airlines and passengers understand what factors would consider if a passenger complained to the CTA about airline communication.

Read Passengers Some Frequently Asked Questions of Air Travel Below:

1. DO AIRLINES OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR AN INFANT OR A CHILD?

Most major airlines allow children under the age of 2 to fly free as lap children, resting on an adult’s lap for the duration of the flight. But you’ll typically be charged full fare for a child who is 2 years old and up. Luckily, some airlines occasionally offer kids fly free promotions.

2. HOW DO I EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE WITH AN AIRLINE?

Effective communication is a basic human requirement and in the aviation environment an essential pre-requisite to safety. So why do we continue to get it so wrong? – And we do get it wrong about 30% of the time.

3. HOW DO I CHANGE AN EXISTING RESERVATION?

You can modify all bookings (including prices and length of stay) on or after the check-in date through the Reservations tab on the Extranet, by following these steps:

  • Click the reservation number or guest name.
  • Select an option from the menu on the right-hand side of the screen, under Update this reservation.

4. WHAT DO I DO IF PAPER TICKETS ARE LOST?

  • First, look everywhere for them. Be sure they’re really gone. You will feel like a total dumbass if you find them later.
  • Call the issuing airline or your travel agent immediately and ask for further instructions. The steps which follow are those which apply in my specific case, but yours may be different. (I’m checking ahead; fortunately I haven’t lost any flight coupons yet).
  • It’s quite possible that you would be even more screwed than me, because, as I understand it, some airlines just shrug and tell you that it’s not their problem, and you’ll have to buy a new ticket.
  • United Airlines, in my case, has a policy that when a ticket is lost or stolen, the passenger will need to purchase a new ticket at the current rate, and fill out a lost/stolen-ticket form.
  • After 90 days, if the original ticket has not turned up, and not been used by anyone, it will be considered finally lost, and a refund will be issued to the passenger.
  • Refund will most likely be sent by mail to the original passenger’s address. Just pray that the check doesn’t get lost also.

5. CAN I MAKE A NAME CHANGE TO MY FLIGHTS?

Yes. You can change the name on a flight ticket but the airline will normally charge you an administration fee to do so. Some airlines will allow you to change the name on your reservation because of a spelling mistake but won’t allow you to transfer your flight to somebody else.

6. WHAT DOCUMENTATION OR TYPES OF PHOTO IDENTIFICATION WILL I NEED TO TRAVEL?

Acceptable valid identification includes: passport (an international passport is acceptable if it includes the name, date of birth, photo and signature of the applicant and is accompanied by a professionally translated version if not in French or English) driver’s license. Enhanced driver’s license.

7. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BARGAIN AND EXCLUSIVE FARES?

Bargain Fares: Shopping for Bargain Fares is just like shopping for any other flight. Bargain Fares are displayed in your search results, next to branded fares, so you’ll instantly see how much money you can save by booking one. The fares you see are final*—all taxes and surcharges are included.

Exclusive Fares: Member Exclusive fares offer great value with exclusive discounts. Member Exclusive fares are shown alongside our other fares when you book online. This provides you with all the flight price details in one place, so you can make the best flight choice for your needs.

8. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT CLASSES OF SERVICE ON THE PLANE?

Airlines traditionally have three travel classes, which are;

  • First Class
  • Business Class
  • Economy Class

Depending on the cabin configuration will determine how many classes of service are offered.

9. CAN I PURCHASE A TICKETS FOR SOMENONE ELSE.

Want to buy a plane ticket for someone else and pay using your own details? Alternative Airlines allows you to buy airline tickets for someone else online and pay with an option of over 40 different payment methods, even if your payment details are different to the passenger that is travelling!

10. WHERE CAN I FIND AIRLINES TOLL-FREE NUMBERS?

Speak to a representative to book a flight, travel anywhere within the US, Europe, Asia or around the world. Or, you can check existing reservations, change your itinerary, or speak to someone about your mileage account. And in any case if you need to talk to airline customer service representative.

Also Read:  15 Air Travel Tips for Smooth Flying Experience

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