Things to look out for in the small print when you book a flight
Terms and conditions are attached to almost everything; invoices, press advertisements, credit cards and bills, just to name a few.
When you book your flights for your holiday or business trip, your terms and conditions will outline your obligations and the airline’s obligations, and you agree to abide by them when you purchase your ticket.
There are a lot of things to consider when booking such as; how much hand luggage allowance do I have? Do I need extra luggage allowance? How do I book special assistance? Can I fly if I am pregnant? What will happen if my flight is delayed or cancelled?
Information from the airline on these issues is often buried in the terms and conditions and what you are looking for will not always be easy to find. The terms and conditions will not necessarily give you all the information you need as much of it may be set out elsewhere on the website.
We have reviewed the websites and the terms and conditions of the top twenty airlines that fly in and out of the UK. Based on this, we have come up with the top ten things to consider before you book your holiday. Click on the links below for more information.
Top ten things to consider before you book your holiday
2) Baggage allowance: Is this included in my ticket price? Does the allowance include my mobility aid?
3) Delays and cancellations: What are my rights? What does the airline have to provide me if I am delayed or my flight is cancelled?
5) Cancellation and amendment times: Do I have to pay extra to make changes to my booking? Can I get a refund if I have to cancel my booking?
7) Add ons and Extras: What else do I have to pay?