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    Discounted Business Class Airline Tickets

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    There are many websites that claim to offer business class tickets at reduced rates, some of which the same or cheaper than the advertized economy class ticket. Although there are a few online airfare agencies that can offer airline fares at a discount, the price for business class is not the same as an economy […]

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    Independent vs. Escorted Vacations

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    One of the many questions asked by clients is which is better….an independent or an escorted tour however there is no concise answer to this question. Deciding on the best type of land vacation depends on the individual travelers, their specific needs and what type of experience they desire. Both independent and escorted vacations can […]

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    Cruise vs. All-inclusive Resorts

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    Many clients ask which is better, a cruise or an all-inclusive resort? This seems like a simple question however it is far from that. Deciding on whether to take a cruise or book an all-inclusive resort depends on a number of factors such as budget and the type of experience desired. Cruise lines and resorts […]

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    Disabled/Low-Mobility Passenger Rights

    Posted on April 29, 2013 by in MJST Prep School

    The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) was passed by congress to ensure people with disabilities could not be discriminated against in air travel. Though the act covers a lot of information, here is an overview to get you started. All airlines must provide requested accommodations that are required by law. Preflight notification of disability is […]

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    Airline Passenger Rights – Part IV

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    Airlines are still allowed to overbook flights however passengers are eligible for higher compensation when involuntarily bumped. The amount varies by length of delay and cost of airfare. For those passengers who are involuntarily bumped, they must receive a written statement informing them of their rights and describing how the carrier makes its’ decision on […]

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    Airline Passenger Rights – Part III

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    The full disclosure regulation mandates that airlines disclose all potential fees on their websites including but not limited to baggage, meals, penalties for cancellations or changes, and advanced or upgraded seating. All government fees and taxes also must be included in all quotes. The airlines and ticket agents are now required to refer passengers to […]

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    Airline Passenger Rights – Part II

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    The mandated grace period requires airlines to hold reservations at the quoted price without payment for 24 hrs. It also requires airlines to allow cancellations without penalty for at least 24 hrs after the reservation is made for all reservations made at least 1 wk prior to flight departure.  The notification clause mandates “prompt” notification […]

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    Airline Passenger Rights – Part I

    Posted on April 29, 2013 by in MJST Prep School

    In April 2011, the US Department of Transportation issued a new set of federal rules to expand rights of airline passengers.  They were implemented in two phases, the first being August 2011 and the final in Jan 2012.There are several regulations that were put into place that can be categorized into 6 main areas: tarmac […]

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    Travel Types

    Posted on April 29, 2013 by in MJST Prep School

    There are many types of travelers in many different categories depending on the source. However there are 5 main types that are recognized throughout the travel industry. They are as follows: Holiday Traveler- those who prefer to get away during holidays or seek out specific locations for specific holiday experiences; Business Traveler- those who travel […]

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    Benefits of Concierge-Style Travel

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    There are many options to booking travel these days from online engines to using budget travel agencies/agents. However these methods leave you with mediocre accommodations, inconvenient/limited travel itineraries and “unexpected” or hidden costs all the while being left to navigate these obstacles alone. Concierge-style travel is just the opposite. A travel concierge not only works […]

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