Whether it’s the Holiday season or you’re jetting off on any trip, unforeseen events can come up and totally ruin your travel plans. It is best that you remain prepared on all accounts so check out these 16 tips to follow if an airline messes up your travel plans!
If anything should go wrong with your flight, anything at all, no matter how big or small, there is one huge thing you need to remember, be kind. Be kind to every single airline employee because trust us, they are doing everything in their power to help you. They are not responsible for what went wrong, so be patient and be kind, don’t scream or curse at them, that won’t help the situation at all.
Be On Time
This one goes without saying, be on time. Even if you are just seconds late, it doesn’t matter, no one is waiting for you! If you missed your flight because you were late, go to the airline’s front desk and they will help you out. Do remember that the airline is not obligated to get you on the next flight out, although that does vary with all airlines.
If your travel plans are ever changed because of overbooking and you’re in America or in the EU then you could be entitled to a cash compensation from the airline. We are not joking, this is serious. You could even be entitled to a meal voucher or a hotel room. Always check with the airline just in case anything goes wrong.
Charge Your Phone
If things get changed in your travel schedule, it is best to keep your phone charged at all times! If you’re like me, you can’t remember everyone’s phone numbers by heart so its best to keep your phone charged in case you need it in the event of an emergency. You’ll see that quite a few airports even have charging stations which are huge lifesavers.