One of the worst things about booking your travelling experience or multi-city break is the confusing array of terms used by the travel industry.
They may not be designed to make it complicated but they certainly succeed! This should help you to book your next travelling trip with a little more confidence.
Direct, Non-Stop & Connecting
When you get a flight that states its non-stop then you know you are leaving one place and flying straight to another.
But, a direct flight is not the same!
Your direct flight could stop at least one place on the route. You’ll stay on the same plane with the same flight number but the flight may take longer than you expect.
Connecting flights means that you’ll need to change planes when you stop; again this could be in multi-city destinations. It is advisable to allow yourself at least 60 minutes between connecting flights.
These are the firms you often find online that search through all the offers for you to find you the cheapest fares. They earn commission from directing you to a seller.
But be warned, if you’re not buying directly from the airline you may have less protection if something goes wrong.
These are firms that purchase large blocks of plane tickets and then sell them onto you at a markup. They can generally offer you a cheaper deal than the airline but there may be conditions attached.
This is simply a term for the oldest airlines; they will have been operating before 1978 and will probably offer you a better quality service than the low-cost airlines which have taken over the skies.
These agreements are essential to your travelling arrangements; especially if you’re going multi-city or to several destinations.
They allow your luggage to be transferred between connecting flights even if the airline is different. If you didn’t have these then you’d have to collect your bags and re-do the check-in procedure; including security.
These are simple people that look to complete their travelling experience without having to pay a cent. Their tickets are covered by loyalty programs, air miles and other schemes.
End On End Ticketing
The usual approach to travelling is to purchase a return ticket. However, it can be cheaper to buy two return tickets with a stopover in between. This is called end on end ticketing.
When you land at one airport and then visit multi-city or other destinations you can return to your starting airport from your final destination instead of your arrival point.
This is known as open jaw tickets.
The Pink Eye
This refers to flights that land just after midnight; they’re usually cheaper but your sleep may suffer.
The air for the cabin is drawn in via the jet engines before it reaches the combustion stage. But if the seals are damaged it is possible for the air to be contaminated by the substances in the engines.
You’ll feel nausea, blurred vision, headaches, fatigue and respiratory issues. In severe cases, it can cause death.
So now you know! Book your next travelling multi-city break at Sky-Tours