• 1. How far in advance should I make airline reservations?

    A – The lowest airfares usually need at least a 21-day advance prior to departure, to get the lowest fare. The further ahead ticket is booked, almost always assures you of the best price available.

  • 2. Do I need to purchase my ticket as soon as it is reserved?

    A – Domestic published airfares require purchase within 24 hours of being held. International airfares may allow up to 72 hours, but neither is guaranteed to remain as quoted past the end of the business day.

  • 3. Once ticket is purchased, can the fare price go down?

    A – Yes, that could happen, and you may get a refund if that happens, but you will be required to pay the change fees for your ticket. That can range from 200.00 to 500.00 and is always subject to change.

  • 4. What is the first thing I should do if my flight is cancelled?

    A – Go to the ticket counter immediately and find out your options. Call your travel agent if you booked your flight with them, if you booked it yourself with the airline, you can call them.

  • 5. How much luggage is allowed?

    A – That depends on the airline. Each airline has their own limit and cost. We recommend checking the website of your carrier before flying. If you purchased the ticket from us, you could always ask us, and we will be happy to provide you with that information.

  • 6. What travel documents are required?

    Everyone traveling internationally is required to have a valid passport. Your passport expiration date must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned return date. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need to contact your government to find out specific passport and visa requirements for your travels. Again, ask us if you need referrals or assistance with this.

  • 7. What credit/debit cards are accepted during international travel?

    A – Visa and MasterCard (Eurocard) are widely accepted. American Express is accepted at many hotels, high end restaurants and tourist sites. Discover Card is not usually accepted in Europe.

  • 8. Do you recommend purchasing travel insurance?

    A – Absolutely! Just ask us and we will be happy to explain the options and assist you in obtaining the best coverage and cost options for your particular trip.

  • 9. Should I apply for a known traveler number or TSA pre-check?

    A – If you are a frequent traveler, definitely. A Known Traveler Number (KTN), also called a Trusted Traveler Number, is a number issued by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Department of Defense (DOD). This number means you have undergone some type of pre-flight background check or another type of screening before checking in for a flight. Adding your Known Traveler Number to an airline reservation almost always enables you to use the TSA’s Pre-Check security screening lanes (saving time in line) at all participating U.S. airports.

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