Important information to know before & after booking a flight!
If you don’t book direct with the airline be sure to look at reviews on the travel agents website before booking. I recently booked with Omega Flight Store instead of going direct to Singapore Airlines. When I needed to contact the customer services team, I received really poor service. When I looked online post booking I started to see lots of bad reviews!Be sure to check all name spellings, even an extra letter is a name change and can be costly (dependant on airline). The minimum it will set you back is £65 if you catch it soon enough and normally there will be an admin charge. It can be hundreds and much more expensive depending on timings. Read the terms and conditions in full as I found that booking through an agent, between booking and the agent receiving the payment for the flight, if the flight price changes they can cancel the booking. It can take a few days and if it’s a cheap deal prices can easily change. When booking internal flights in Australia don’t forget the price you see on skyscanner is not the price you pay at the end if you take more than hand luggage.Check your passport expiry date as this can cause issues for visas later down the line.
If you have travelled long haul. Check if you can claim miles and make sure you do this within the timescales. This is normally 6 months.
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