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Easy Steps To Reschedule Your Flight Ticket And Save Cost.

Do you know you can save extra cost on flight tickets when you decide not to travel on a confirmed flight?

Airlines make more revenue on flight tickets, one of which is through fees and charges known as NOSHOW charge.

Now, the fees for international flights are charged in major currencies like Dollars or Euros. It ranges from 50-250 Dollars or Euros depending on if it is a cheap flight ticket, for instance, a promotional ticket, discounted tickets on economy cabin or first class and business class tickets. It may also depend on the Airline, the route and the fare rules on such class.

While for domestic flights in Nigeria, the fees vary between 2,000-7,500 Naira, depending on the Airline and class of booking/travel (Business or Economy).

Noshow occurs when a passenger with a confirmed seat on a flight, fails to check-in and board the flight, without a prior notification to the Airline to cancel the seat before flight departure and the penalty as a result of Noshow is known as Noshow fee.

Airlines claim there is a revenue loss for flying the seat empty, a term referred to as Spoilage, which is the reason for the fees charged.

Therefore you can avoid this charge and save extra cost by simply doing these;

1 Log on to the Airline’s website and cancel the seat, by entering your details on the “manage my booking” section. Do this before flight departure date. You can also rebook for a new date early enough, say 2-3 weeks, to avoid last minute hikes in charges

OR

2. Call the Airline’s call centre to cancel the seat before flight departure date and rebook for a new date.

3. Contact your travel Agent to cancel, if purchase through the Agent.

We hope this tip is helpful.

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Have you ever been stranded during a holiday trip?

Have you been stranded during a holiday trip, especially returning from a nice vacation? I have! Permit me to share my story.

Some time ago, I planned to have a nice Christmas in Calabar for the carnival, so I checked for the carnival schedule so I could determine the days to spent but could not find any. Then a friend told me the adult parade takes place on boxing day, since she hails from that region.

I got my ticket, hotel, cab service all sorted out. Here comes my travel date, got to the airport only to be told the flight was cancelled, I quickly got another airline and Calabar here I was with so much excitement. By the way, did I mention it was my first time (winks). The moment I arrived, checked-in to a hotel, we started to explore the beautiful city, from bar to museums, to resorts and so on. The next day 25th Dec., I joined a band, attended their meeting, since I wanted full participation and not a spectator. I was only going to be in the train, as the dance training and rehearsals were already concluded before my arrival. However, I was still prepared for more fun. While I was having all the fun, I never knew the main carnival was slated for the day I was going to leave. Hmmm!

Here comes the shocker, I just got to know the main carnival was to take place on the 27th Dec., which was my flight date, see gbege (challenge)! I tried to change my flight to the next day, even though I was to resume work on the 27th, sadly, all the Airlines were fully booked. In the morning of 27th, my cab man called to inform me that we have to leave before they barricade the streets for the event, I could not believe I was going to miss the main reason why I came to this City. I got to the airport 40 mins to departure, the counter was closed because the airline had overbooked their flight. After much argument, all the affected passengers got their refunds, meanwhile getting another flight was an issue. Fortunately, I got another airline because a passenger had just cancelled and that at a higher fare. I needed to pay the extra fare, but the challenge was I had to pay cash as POS machines were not functioning and I had no cash. ATMs were not dispensing at the airport. We were back to town in search of ATMs, but how were we going to get there when the roads had been barricaded.

We were able to maneuver till we got to the city and began moving from one ATM machine to another in search of cash. At this time, I was moving past the carnival trains and not even minding the fact that I had missed out on the reason for the trip in the first place. Eventually, I met a good Samaritan, a branch Manager of the same bank I bank with, who saw tears rolled down my cheeks and offered to give me cash while I gave him a cheque. We then maneuvered back to the airport. All the while, the cab man was so nice, he neither complained nor charged me for the extra time spent but was only concerned about my predicament. I finally got on the flight back to Lagos.

This became a constant reminder for proper and adequate holiday and other travel planning.

We learn each day, right?

Thanks for letting me share.

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My flight and Traffic wahala

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Congested cities are synonymous with traffic, most especially where there are infrastructural deficit. So if you live in a place like Lagos, meeting up with your appointments can be quite challenging due to heavy traffic jams.

So you have a flight to catch, here’s what to do to help plan, manage your time and ensure you do not miss the flight.

Note for departures from MMA2 (Murtala Mohammed domestic terminal 2, Lagos), you may need to validate your boarding pass at the check-in counter.

  • do a web check-in at least 24 hours before flight departure
  • confirm when the check-in counter will close in case you have a luggage to check-in (note each airline may have different procedure)
  • know your baggage allowance and the cost for excess luggage ahead of time.
  • Print your boarding pass and have it handy (have a copy in your email)
  • check distance to the airport from your location
  • Before leaving for airport, get traffic update on the available routes, for a guide
  • If you do not have luggage for check-in, arrive the airport at least 20 minutes to your departure (for domestic and 1 hour for international flight) then proceed to the screening point. Ensure to confirm the flight’s boarding gate.
  • for check-in luggage, arrive the airport at least 45 minutes for local flights and 2 hours for international flight

Now you are seated waiting for take off. You see, it is easy. 😊

Bon voyage!!!