Here is my list of the worst airline companies in the world!
1. TACA AIRLINES (PERU BASED)
In Peru you should make sure you never fly with Taca. They are cheap and they are shit, they are one of the worst airline companies around. They cancel flights all the time with no warning and they don’t show any signs of customer service.
2. JETSTAR (budget airline owned by QANTAS, AUSTRALIA)
Despite initially loving their cheap kick-ass fares, Jetstar quickly proved their lack of customer service to me in 2011. I had started a new job and been lucky to be given a whopping THREE days off in my first month, just so I could fly all the way back to the UK to attend a wedding. One of my best mates as a child was Michael McClelland and so I wanted to be there in Belfast for his big day. It would also be my first time in Northern Ireland for some 800 days – my longest ever time away from my native land. So I booked 2 flights with Jet Star as it was just so cheap even with connections, I then booked another two flights with Air Asia and Easyjet meaning I could get home to Michael’s wedding, but would have 4 flights to take, a half day in Kuala Lumpur and a full day in Paris on route. Two cities I’d been to before, but hey I could see family and attend a wedding and keep my job as a school teacher in Hong Kong. All the flights were cheap. All looking good.
3. AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS
In Argentina I had a nightmare with Aerolineas as they scheduled a flight of mine before the first flight had even left the city the second flight needed to be in, in order for it to arrive on time.
– changed the time of my first flight THREE times
– moved me to a completely different airport in Buenos Aires
– cancelled one of my flights (the third flight)
– delayed the new flight they put me on (refusing to even give me a FREE COFFEE)
– and most ridiculous of all they later scheduled me onto a second flight which would leave before the first flight had landed. Their excuse for this was a computer error.
4. Airline Company Cathay Pacific
They lost my bag in 2012 on a long haul flight from Hong Kong to Heathrow. When my bag didn’t arrive in Heathrow I had no time to waste as my connection to Belfast City Airport was in 55 minutes so I had no time to even complain. Again I have to thank my girlfriend who sourced my bag in the end. It was still in Hong Kong 3 days later and was found. Cathay Pacific offered NOTHING in compensation, but eventually delivered my bag (safe and sound) to my parents home where I was staying for a week.
5. Horrible company Air Asia
Where do I start – Air Asia are fucking atrocious! I have been on about 7 – 8 Air Asia flights down the years and they have never ever once been on time. They never offer you any kind of compensation and their customer service level is shocking. I can’t begin to say how much I despise Air Asia. Please take my advice and NEVER use them. My recent Air Asia experience in Hong Kong Airport was actually the catalyst for this blog post. Here’s a quick overview of what happened.
– Air Asia are a shit airline company
So fellow travellers, please let me know what airline companies you think are terrible. This is my list of 5 shit airline companies, all from personal travel experiences. I won’t be booking with them again or recommending them. And a travel writer and blogger is exactly the person they don’t need to upset.
So chin up and happy travels and don’t let these horrible companies get you down!
You are probably second-guessing your vacation in this year because of the bad economy. You are about to be provided with tips that will gain some helpful insight on how to save money while traveling.
Find out if you need a visa to enter the country you are travelling to. It can take some time for visa processing, as the processing times for visas can be quite long.
You should get the National Parks Pass if you visit them often. They only cost $50 and remain good for one year at all of the parks.
Sometimes you can choose where you want to sit on the plane, but there are times when you have no choice. Once you have reserved your flight, continue to revisit your booking site until this option becomes available. This can enhance your trip and give you a big difference over taking whatever is available.
Pack light, and make a plan beforehand of what you are going to do while you are at your chosen location. Efficiency ensures a great trip that is both fun and enjoyable.
Pack only the essentials when traveling, and do laundry there if possible. Efficiency ensures a great trip full of fun and enjoyable.
Research your destination online to find reviews of hotels, resorts and attractions before deciding on your travel plans.
Always bring a contact case wherever you are out and about. These items are great for carrying gels and lotions if you only need a small amount of liquids.
TSA will randomly inspect packages thus ruining the nice wrapping right off. Instead, pack sheets of wrapping paper, or purchase it when you arrive.
You should buy a National Parks Pass if you visit them often. They are only $50 and remain good for use that year at any national park.
You don’t have a great deal of fun weekend get-away. There are many things to do in your state or the neighboring ones. You can support local economy by remaining close to home. You can be delighted to discover a great place you never knew existed.
Make sure your children are carrying some form of ID with them when traveling. Give your kids a cab or make a call in an emergency.
The markup on these small products is disproportionate compared to the amount of space that you save.Try rolling shirts instead of folding and lessen the chance of wrinkles. These techniques will help you to pack more in your bag.
Do not panic if your luggage is not there when you get to your destination. Find out from airport staff where to report your lost luggage, present the officials there with your baggage claim tickets and complete any necessary paperwork. Most of the time your luggage will be found, your baggage will be found and given back to you in short order.
Make sure you take clothespins with you on your next vacation. While you may not usually think of packing clothespins, clothespins can perform many functions.
You will have to plan ahead and make important decisions before you travel. However, with the right information and some good advice, you can plan a great trip with less stress. Much of that advice is provided in this article, so apply it to your next trip, and find out for yourself how effortless it can be to arrange an effective travel plan.
There are a couple fears in life that defy what seems logical. The fear of snakes may be one, fear of elevators is another, and even a fear of flying is another. Every single day, hundreds of thousands of aircraft take off and land around the globe, carrying millions and millions of people safely to their end destination. Flying is really one of the safest, if not the most safe, way of travel out there. It is much safer than getting in the automobile, yet over 1/3 of the people still have a fear of flying.
Quite a few people cite various concerns when speaking of their flying fear. Of those, many state a lack of confidence in the navigational systems or even a fear that a routine error on the surface can cause a disaster in the air. Then there are fears of problems with the airplane itself. Quite a few people saw the pictures of the impressive concord crash several years ago and when you’re about to get on an aircraft, just a few feet from the roaring jet engines humming steadily, it seems very difficult to believe that not one single thing could go wrong with such a aircraft or man made engine. Sometimes the very appearance and shape of the airplane does very little to inspire confidence in people who are already having doubts and fears about the ability of the plane.
Then there are the reports of people obtaining deep vein thrombosis.
The fact of the matter however, is that flying is extremely safe. It is one of the wonders of technology that air travel, with all the multitude of potential failures, keep delivering flight after flight, on time and without a hitch. In fact, in contrast to almost all other forms of travel, air travel is becoming safer and safer every year.
The statistics speak for themselves. Do you know what the chances are of having a single fatality on a flight? Well according to the BBC, it is 1 in 16 million. And in the vast majority of accidents where there are fatalities, more than half of the other passengers survive. What this means is that even if you defy all the odds and are on one of the few unlucky flights that does crash, you are still more likely to survive than die in the accident.
However, there is one issue with air travel that the statistics don’t commend so highly. Delays, lost luggage and missing flights are still frequent issues that plague passengers. Luckily, all of these can be covered for with some good, comprehensive travel insurance.