It is being widely reported that American Airlines flights may be without pilots this holiday season. Due to a scheduling glitch they currently do not have pilots scheduled to man their upcoming flights and are figuring out how to move forward with their bookings. There is a possibility that international American Airline flights will be affected, flights may be cancelled or delayed because of their scheduling oversight. American Airlines is saying they don’t expect any cancellations, however, at the best of times on time flights are not a guarantee and this situation is exactly why you need to know your rights. American Airlines delays may mean extra cash for you! Everyday we track cancelled and delayed flight to, through, and from Europe, Turkey, and Israel so we know it happens across every airline. Outside of unforeseen circumstances that cause flight disruptions, it is a EU law that Airlines be held accountable for prolonged flight delays or cancellations by providing cash compensation to travelers affected.
We have shared some of our team members recent travel plans and travel insights in our Wanderlust posts. However, the following tips have been very helpful to several of our staffers recently so we wanted to share them with you too!
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Were you or someone you know affected by this weekend's British Airways IT mishap? Thousands of passengers were affected and under EU regulations are entitled to cash compensation for experiencing delays and/or cancellations. BA has committed to covering the cost of flights and to payout the necessary compensation. The process of claiming compensation can be arduous and prolonged, and with the thousands of affected passengers all seeking compensation for the same flights, it may be difficult to hear back from representatives on a personal level; so if you would like a team of professionals to handle your claim, Flightbucks has you covered. Claim compensation amounts for flights disrupted in Heathrow and Gatwick will vary depending on the length of the flight; distance is the determining factor. A flight from Gatwick to Barcelona is about 1,500km and would pay in the range of €250 per person, whereas a 3,500 km flight would pay out about €600. It's worth contacting us to see if we can handle the claim process on your behalf. After all of the chaos a little peace and payment via Flightbucks is your best bet, travelers!
Booking a trip today, and booking a trip 10 years ago are two completely different experiences. As the travel agents of the 80s and 90s gave way to the airfare search websites of the 2000s, we could all sense that changes were underway. But even the most frequent travelers among us probably couldn't envision the level of technology integration and convenience that modern travelers get to enjoy. Trips to Europe are no longer relegated to honeymooners or retirees only. Now, college students can use a number of apps on their smartphone to find affordable airfare, safe housing, restaurant recommendations, and read dozens of reviews on every aspect of their trip. Millennials don't have to wait for special coupons or flyers to arrive in the mail to alert them about a super affordable Caribbean cruise, instead they can just receive text alerts. Technology allows the travel industry to reach more people than it ever has before, and as a result, travelers are younger, better informed, and more tech savvy. Technology has forced the travel industry not only to step into the 21st century, but to embrace it wholeheartedly.
Ideally speaking, airplanes are meant to take passengers from point A to point B quickly, safely, and efficiently. Many travelers prefer flights to day-long train rides, or cramming the entire family into an SUV, and hoping for decent motels along the way. Flights are supposed to offer speed and convenience, which is exactly why many travelers choose to pay what can sometimes be very expensive airfare. Of course, this plan only clicks into place if the airline does what it's supposed to do. But what if it doesn't?
When traveling, experiencing a flight delay or cancellation can leave you literally stranded. Perhaps this delay will make you late for an important event. Perhaps your connecting flight was canceled, leaving you miles from home in an unfamiliar airport. However it happened, the facts are the same: this wasn't your fault, but it has a huge impact on you all the same.