Monday - Sunday: 24/7ASAP Tickets wants to hear from you! ASAP Tickets is constantly evolving to provide easier, more convenient service. Let us know how we're doing! If you are having any difficulties, please see the FAQ section for answers to the most common questions from our customers.
How does ASAP Tickets offer such low fares?
ASAP Tickets, a brand belonging to International Travel Network, has access to unpublished fares negotiated by ITN and partner consolidators that do not sell directly to the general public. Unlike most consolidators in the US who cater only to travel agents, ASAP Tickets sells directly to passengers. ITN has negotiated discounted fares with airlines such as Philippine Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Qatar Airways, Jet Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Gulf Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Air Berlin, El Al Airlines, Egypt Air, and Turkish Airlines. In addition, we have access to discounted fares of Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa, British Airways, South African Airlines, Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Emirates Airlines, Swiss Airlines, Austrian Airlines, and many others.
Do I need a passport? Visa?
Passport: You will need a valid passport to travel internationally. For more information on
passports, visit Travel.State.Gov
Visa: Requirements for Visas vary depending on the country. Some countries even require transit Visas. It is best you check with the foreign consulate of the country you are going to, as well as, transit countries.
ASAP Tickets has partnered with VisaHQ to advise on Visas and Passports and help with the necessary documents at discount prices. Passport and Visa services are provided by VisaHQ. ASAP Tickets and International Travel Network (ITN) will not be responsible for any services and information provided by VisaHQ. To apply for Visa or Passport, please Go Here!
Can I exchange or get a refund from my tickets?
Most discounted tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. However, this varies depending on the airline. Airlines that allow exchanges or refunds may charge a penalty fee for the service, which your agent will quote at the time of purchase. Penalty fees are subject to airline rules. Exchanges: If fare rules allow for exchanges, a $250 processing fee will be charged along with any airline penalty and fare difference. Refunds: If fare rules allow for refunds, a $250 processing fee will be charged along with any airline penalty.
Can I cancel my ticket?
If you know you cannot travel, you must cancel your tickets with ASAP Tickets or with the airline. All bookings must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance. If you fail to cancel your ticket, the airline will treat the ticket as a "No Show" and the ticket automatically loses its value; therefore cannot be exchanged nor refunded. Note: If you have a paper ticket rather than an e-ticket, you must return the paper ticket to ASAP Tickets before we can process any kind of refund or exchange.
How do I cancel or exchange my tickets?
For reservations changes, please contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 750-2238 to speak to one of our representatives who will assist you with the proper online forms to fill out and submit. Once submitted, the customer service representative will process your request. ASAP Tickets customer service representatives are available by phone Monday through Sunday, 24/7.
What if I miss my flight?
Missed flights are considered by the airline as a “No Show” and immediately suspended. Suspended tickets have no value and cannot be exchanged nor refunded. ASAP Tickets is unable to reinstate tickets that have been suspended by airlines.
What if my name/flight/fare is incorrect on my ticket?
Once a ticket has been issued, ASAP Tickets has a 24 hour grace period to void the ticket transaction without any airline penalties. Once this period is over, the fare restrictions determine whether we are able to make any corrections and any penalties that may be assessed. Also, a voided ticket does not ensure the same ticket is available to book again. Passenger names provided must match the names shown on passports. Even a small mistake in the name can cause a major inconvenience for passengers during their travel. Sometimes a mistake can even prevent a passenger from using their tickets. Additionally, the process of correcting names on previously issued tickets is complicated and many airlines do not allow it. We kindly ask that you double check the names you provide.
Are my tickets transferable?
All tickets are non-transferable and name changes are not permitted.
Can I book tickets online?
No. Although you can access our fare database online based on your search criteria, most of our discounted fares are unpublished and can only be booked by calling one of our ASAP Tickets agents at 800-750-2238. When planning and reviewing a quote online, keep in mind that discounted fares go very fast. What you see in your online quote is the lowest applicable fare for the selected cities and dates, and may not reflect actual seat availability. Our agents are happy to find you the specific fare you see in our database for the dates you have selected or suggest alternative dates for that fare. In most cases, the more flexible you are in your planning, the better your chances of booking the best fare.
What’s an e-ticket?
An e-ticket is an electronic ticket which replaces traditional paper tickets. Once you confirm and pay for your itinerary, an electronic ticket is issued and an electronic ticket file is attached to your reservation and can be accessed by the airline(s).
How is my ticket shipped and can I track it?
ASAP Tickets issues mostly e-tickets. Once your electronic tickets are issued, you will receive an email confirmation which will include the ticket number, and the reservation numbers for each airline you’ll be traveling on. For paper tickets, you can choose to ship your tickets through UPS or Fedex. When shipping Fedex or UPS, your agent can provide a tracking number you can use to track your ticket. ASAP Tickets is not liable for lost or delayed tickets.
When will I receive my ticket?
E-ticket confirmation will be e-mailed to you after ASAP Tickets has ensured the ticket has been issued. General shipping for paper tickets is three to fifteen business days. When necessary, please check with your agent to arrange rush delivery.
How can I view my itinerary?
ASAP Tickets agents will email the itinerary to you, however, you can view and access your itinerary anytime at View Trip by entering your 6 digit reservation number and last name.
When are agents available?
ASAP Tickets travel agents are available by phone and email 24 hours Monday through Sunday.
Can I get a ticket last minute?
Yes, ASAP Tickets specializes in discounted last minute deals, so we’re likely to find you a seat, even hours before a flight!
I don't know when I'm coming home. Can I buy an open-ended ticket?
No, unfortunately ASAP Tickets no longer sells open ended tickets.
Can I buy a one-way ticket?
Yes, ASAP Tickets has specially negotiated one way fares. However, please ensure you are eligible. Many countries restrict entry on one way tickets to their citizens and will require proof of return ticket. Please check with an agent.
Can I accrue mileage?
Mileage accrual depends on airline rules. Some fares do not allow mileage accrual, while others can earn you more than 100% on miles. Its good to check with the airlines, as ASAP Tickets is not responsible for mileage credits.
Can I get a seat for an infant?
Most airlines will let you purchase a seat for an infant, but you will need to pay a child fare. Some airlines will not allow an infant on a separate seat. Please check with an agent.
What kind of extra discounts can I get for infants and children? What about seniors, military, or youth discounts?
Infants and children discounts: Most airlines provide discounts for infants up to 24 months old,
and children from 2-11 years of age. The fare for infants is usually 10% of an adult fare, while
the usual fare for children is 75% of an adult fare, plus taxes and fees. However, some
discounted tickets have no additional reductions for infants or children. Please check with an
agent for discount information.
Senior, military or youth discounts: Often, our discounted fares are already less expensive than most regularly published fares. Any additional discounts depend on the airline. For example, while some airlines provide a 10% discount for youth, others don’t. So it’s worth it to ask an agent.
What about the baggage allowance and fees?
Baggage allowance and fees vary depending on the airline. Please check directly with the airline for the most up to date baggage allowance, fees and restrictions. See airlines links here.
Where do I get my luggage?
Although there are exceptions, generally when traveling from the US abroad, you will be able to collect your luggage at your final destination. Generally, on return trips back, passengers have to go through immigration and customs at their first point of entry into the US. This means presenting your passport and clearing immigration at your first point of entry in the US. Once you clear immigration, you will then collect your luggage and go through customs clearing. If connecting to another domestic flight in the US, you will have to drop off your luggage with the connecting carrier. Usually, airlines will have counters near customs, where bags can be dropped off by connecting passengers. Much depends on the customs laws and regulation of the country you are in. Check with an agent, should you have questions.
Can I request seat assignments, meals, or a wheelchair?
Yes, contact your ASAP Tickets agent. From seat assignments to meal options, your agent can provide service on your special requests.
What should I do in the event of an involuntary schedule change on my reservation?
Should an involuntary schedule change occur, please email ASAP Tickets Customer Service with your contact information and reservation information, or call (800) 750-2238 . We strongly encourage you to always reconfirm all flights with airlines at least 72 hours before departure.
Lowest Fare Guarantee
Fraud Prevention Measures
International Travel Network, as a leading consolidator to Africa, is committed to offer
competitive fares to our customers residing in the US. We know many of our customers have
relatives and friends abroad who may want to visit our customer in the US or even relocate
permanently. That is why we offer competitive one-way and round-trip fares from a wide selection
of departure points abroad. Recently, some of our customers have become victims of a scam.
Scammers are increasingly sophisticated, and it no longer takes a "fool" to be a victim. Perpetrators of fraudulent campaigns invest careful time with their victims, setting up a relationship of trust, confidence and if possible, even romantic involvement. Once a close relationship is established, a request or plea for help is usually made. Typically, a state of emergency is created and our clients are asked for help with visa, airline ticket, a large inheritance, or other legal problem.
It is possible to have a real, honest and lasting relationship with someone from abroad. Nevertheless, no matter where you met and what the circumstances are, we strongly encourage all our customers to be cautious when purchasing tickets for individuals residing abroad. Due to the extreme level of scam activity in some countries, we strongly advise a background check.
International Travel Network requires credit card verifications for all third party credit card transactions. It protects us against daily fraud attempts. We are very unhappy to learn about any fraud that affects our customers. This is why we are sharing this recent experience with you - our customers. We hope that this information is helpful and wish your friends and relatives a safe flight and satisfying stay in the US.
Please note: The billing address must match exactly the address on the credit card statement. Those customers who wish to purchase tickets for relatives or friends will be contacted by an ITN billing support representative to initiate a three way call to authorise the purchase directly with the issuing bank. Some credit and/or debit cards may have daily limits; please ensure with your bank that you have sufficient funds for the purchase of your ticket(s). The fares are not guaranteed until the tickets are issued.
The names of the passengers provided must match the names shown on the passports. Once the
tickets are issued, they are non transferable. Even a small mistake in the name can cause a
major inconvenience for the passengers during their travel. Sometimes this mistake can even
prevent the passengers from using their tickets. Remember that many of the deeply discounted
fares are non refundable.
Collecting personal data
The TSA (TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION) requires us to transmit information collected from you. Providing this information is mandatory. Issuing your tickets will not be possible without this information. TSA may share information you provide with law enforcement or intelligence agencies or others under its records notice. For more on TSA privacy policies or to view the records notice and the privacy impact assessment, see TSA's web site at TSA.gov.
Change Of Aircraft En Route
Sometimes you must change aircraft en route even though your ticket may show only one flight number and have only one coupon for that flight. Further, in the case of some travel, one of your flights may not be identified at the airport by the number on your ticket, or it may be identified by other flight numbers in addition to the one on your ticket. At your request, the seller of this ticket will give you details of your change of aircraft, such as where it will occur and what aircraft types are involved.
Travel documents required for all tickets (paper, e-tickets, or paperless) include a valid
Passport, which must be presented for all international flights. Some countries may require a
visa and/or health card. It is the passenger's responsibility to have all necessary travel
documents in possession at check-in. The passengers shall verify the visa requirements for all
the stops as some of the countries may require a transit visa. Those passengers transiting via
or connecting between the airports within the European Union - Schengen Zone may need a Schengen
Entry visa. Travelling on a one way ticket may be restricted. If you are travelling on a one way
ticket, it is your responsibility to make sure you are eligible. ITN agents do not advise
passengers on visa requirements. Please contact the embassy of the country you are going to
visit or transit through to get the up-to-date requirements.
In addition, passport and visa information may be obtained by contacting the Travel Advisory Section of the U.S. State Department at (1) 202 647 5225 or by visiting the State Department's Web site at Travel.State.Gov. Non-U.S. passport holders should be sure to contact the embassies of their destination and transit countries to obtain entrance requirements. To obtain medical information, you may contact the centres for Disease Control at (1) 404 332 4559 or visit the CDC's Web site at CDC.gov.
International Travel Network has partnered with VisaHQ to help you with Visas and Passports at discount rates. If you need a Visa or a Passport, please, use VisaHQ services by Clicking Here! Please note: ASAP Tickets and International Travel Network (ITN) will not be responsible for any services and information provided by VisaHQ as we are not a source or supplier of these services and acts solely as an agent for the actual suppliers of such services.
General Rules and Conditions
Fare Restrictions and Rules
1. Cancellations and refunds
a) Cancellation and refunds before departure not permitted. b) Cancellation and refunds after departure not permitted. 2. Exchanges
a) Changes before departure not permitted. b) Changes after departure not permitted.
The above confirmed tickets are non reroutable and non transferable.
If fare rules allow refunds and/or exchanges, a $ 250.00 ITN fee will be charged to process any refund and/or exchange request. This fee will be collected in addition to the penalties charged directly by the airline and/or recalled by the airline from ITN. Reservations for tickets to be refunded and/or exchanged must be cancelled at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure - NO SHOW ticket(s) will not be processed for refund and/or exchange. Cancellation of reservation does not automatically initiate refund. All exchanges can be made only prior to scheduled departure.
After the tickets are issued, any changes or refunds are subject to the restrictions of the fares used. Generally speaking, discounted fares are more restrictive and in many cases they are non refundable and non exchangeable. Please pay attention to the fare restrictions of your tickets. I f you need more flexibility with your tickets in terms of refunds and exchanges, please consult your agent and request a less restrictive fare. Airlines offer a wide range of fares, including those that offer exchanges and refunds without any restrictions and penalties. The airlines strictly follow their policies, and do not permit exchanges or refunds in case the fare restrictions do not allow it. The airlines determine the restrictions of the fares, and ITN has no power to override these restrictions.
The airlines change their fares and the availability of the seats on daily basis. Most airlines file their fares with the Airline Tariff Publishing Company. These file updates can occur several times a day. The airlines manage their seat inventory through their reservation systems. In most cases, they decrease or increase the seat inventory (and thus the fare availability) based on many factors which may include for example reservation cancellations or load factor on certain flights. ITN cannot predict the fare value nor can it guarantee that the airlines will not release cheaper seat inventory. Once the tickets are issued, they are subject to fare restrictions.
The airline(s) may require you to pay additional fees at the airport if your baggage exceeds certain limitations, such as the number, weight, size, and dimensions of your bags. Some airlines do not offer any free baggage allowance. Baggage allowance policies and baggage fees associated with checked or carry-on baggage vary widely and are subject to change by the airlines at any time. Be advised to check directly with the airline for the latest baggage allowance information.
International Travel Network (ITN) strongly recommends travel insurance. At this time the flight departure and arrival times are correct. However, the airlines frequently change times and/or flight numbers. ITN is not responsible for any schedule changes. Please, contact the airlines to verify the current flight information and reconfirm your flights 72 hours prior to your scheduled departure. Failure to use any reservations may result in an automatic cancellation of all continuing and return reservations and suspension of the tickets; contact ITN or the airline prior to your scheduled departure to cancel your existing reservation and retain the original value of the ticket if applicable. Check in time recommended for all international flights is a minimum of 3 hours, even if you are travelling on a domestic carrier to another airport and connecting to your international flight. Travel documents required for all tickets (paper, e-tickets, or paperless) include a valid Passport, which must be presented for all international flights. Some countries may require a Visa and/or health card. It is the passenger's responsibility to have all necessary travel documents in the possession at check-in. In the event of non reconfirmation, or visa/passport issues, ITN shall not be responsible for denied boarding. ITN is not responsible for transportation to and from airports and between airports and does not provide hotel accommodation. Once the tickets are issued, ITN is unable to make any changes. All changes are subject to fare restrictions and rules once the tickets are issued. ITN reserves the right to charge service fees already included in the above total. The customer understands all the stipulations, rules and conditions pertaining to the purchased tickets. The fares are not guaranteed until ticketed. To view your itinerary at any time, please use the following link http://www.viewtrip.com/ and your confirmation.
I understand that International Travel Network is not the source or supplier of the travel services I have requested, and acts solely as an agent for the actual suppliers of such services. I have been advised that the suppliers whose names appear in the information supplied to me are those who are actually responsible for providing the travel services I have purchased. I consent to and request the use of those suppliers and agree not to hold International Travel Network responsible should any of these suppliers: 1. Fail to provide the travel services I have purchased 2. Fail to comply with any applicable law 3. Engage in any negligent act or omission that causes me any sort of injury, damage, delay or inconvenience
I accept that International Travel Network is not responsible for, nor will I attempt to hold it liable for, any injury, damage or loss I may suffer on account of any conditions, actions or omissions that are beyond its reasonable control. I have been advised to use a credit card as this may offer me the opportunity to dispute the charge should a vendor cease operating. I understand that I may purchase travel insurance to cover certain risks inherent in travel such as supplier bankruptcy and the inability to travel due to a medical or personal emergency. International Travel Network does not provide or sell travel insurance.
View Your Itinerary & Booking with ASAP Tickets
Get detailed information about your booked itinerary online with Travelport ViewTrip at www.ViewTrip.com. ASAP Tickets and Travelport give you the ability to check and confirm your itinerary as booked by your ASAP Tickets agent.
View Your Itinerary with Travelport ViewTrip
Travelport ViewTrip is your personal travel website that displays up-to-the-minute itinerary information. Check names, contact details and your flight itinerary for up to 24 hours after your trip. The site is secure and can only be accessed with your reservation number. To view your itinerary, you will need your reservation number (PNR/Record Locator number) and traveler's last name.
For all customer service related questions, please email us at email@example.com
About Travelport ViewTrip
Over three million travelers per month choose Travelport ViewTrip as their website to view, print and e-mail their itinerary, electronic ticket receipt and electronic expense receipt on-line anytime. Information is available in twenty-three languages on-line anytime to users who have an Apollo or Galileo reservation. ViewTrip users can also access essential travel tools including currency converters, passport and visa information, travel health advice and the latest information about events specific to your intended destination.
Travelport is one of the world’s largest travel conglomerates. The company operates three
primary businesses - a global distribution system business, which comprises the Galileo and
Worldspan brands; a supplier services and data analysis business, Shepherd Systems; and a group
travel and wholesale hotel business through its brand GTA. Travelport also owns a controlling
interest in Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW), a leading global online travel company. With 2006
revenues (including Worldspan) of approximately $3.4 billion, Travelport operates in 145
countries and has approximately 7,500 employees.
Travelport is a private company owned by The Blackstone Group and One Equity Partners of New York and Technology Crossover Ventures of Palo Alto, California.
Payment Methods Available with ASAP Tickets
Please take a minute to look over the payment options ASAP Tickets accepts when you purchase
tickets with us.
Credit and Debit Cards
We accept all major credit or debit cards for bookings. Please note that your credit and/or
debit card may have a daily spending limit. We recommend you to ensure with your bank that you
have sufficient funds for the purchase of your ticket(s) prior to booking. If you use a debit
card for booking, funds will be withdrawn from your bank account immediately after we process
We accept all major credit cards issued in the United States: Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover Card. *Please note: Discover Card may not be accepted by some airlines. In case your chosen airline will not accept Discover Card, your travel agent will let you know about these restrictions and ask for alternative payment method.
Multiple Credit Cards
Unlike with online bookings, we accept multiple credit cards to purchase your ticket(s), i.e. you can make bookings using more than one credit card for one booking. Please note, additional booking and service fees may apply.
International Credit Cards
If you want to use a credit card issued in another country or use multiple credit cards to purchase your ticket(s), please, contact your Travel Agent for help. Certain rules and restrictions may be associated based on the credit card issuing bank origin. Please note, additional booking and service fees may apply.
Third Party Credit Cards
Those customers who wish to purchase tickets for relatives or friends will be contacted by an
ITN billing support representative to initiate a three way call to authorize the purchase
directly with the issuing bank.
Some credit and/or debit cards may have daily limits; please ensure with your bank that you have sufficient funds for the purchase of your ticket(s). The fares are not guaranteed until the tickets are issued.
Virtual Credit Cards
We do not accept Virtual Credit Cards (also known as Prepaid Cards, Online Cards or any single purchase cards).
Other Forms of Payment
If you want to use other forms of payment: checks, wire transfer, direct deposit or
other, please, contact your travel agent for help and further instructions.
PLEASE NOTE: additional booking and service fees may apply.
Wire Transfer & Cash Deposits
ASAP Tickets accepts wire transfers and cash deposits from clients purchasing airline tickets. No tickets will be issued until the wire transfer posts on our account. No personal checks are accepted.
PLEASE NOTE: the fares are not guaranteed until the tickets are issued. For all payment options, contact your travel agent!
ASAP Tickets issues mostly e-tickets. Once your electronic tickets are issued, you will receive
an email confirmation which will include the ticket number, and the reservation numbers for each
airline you’ll be traveling on.
You can also get detailed information about your itinerary as booked by your ASAP Tickets agent online with
For more details how to view your e-ticket and detailed itinerary, please, go to View Your Booking section.
For paper tickets, you can choose to ship your tickets through UPS or FedEx. When shipping Fedex or UPS, your agent can provide a tracking number you can use to track your ticket. ASAP Tickets is not liable for lost or delayed tickets. General shipping for paper tickets is three to fifteen business days. When necessary, please check with your agent to arrange rush delivery.
If your paper ticket was sent through US postal service, UPS, or UPS Ground and you have already received your tracking number, you can track your package by going to www.UPS.com.
If your paper ticket was sent through FedEx and you have received your tracking number, you can track your FedEx package by going to www.FedEx.com. For all customer service related questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Travel Arrangements by ASAP Tickets
Seat assignment: You can ask an agent to assign aisle or window seats. For
security reasons, the airline will not allow us to assign emergency exit rows. Emergency exit
row seating is assigned the day of departure at the airport. Passengers have to meet airline
requirements in order to be seated in emergency rows.
Aircraft specifics: Our agents are happy to let you know information about the aircraft you'll be flying in. Agents are aware of details about the type of aircraft. The agent will let you know whether you are flying on a jet or propeller, wide body or narrow body aircraft, number of engines, etc. and will describe the aircraft if requested.
Meals: ASAP Tickets can always request special meals. These meals can be vegetarian, lactose free, low cholesterol, kosher, Moslem, Hindu, for a baby or child, diabetic, etc. Different airlines have different options, but ASAP Tickets will work to accommodate your preferences.
Other assistance: If you need special assistance, ASAP Tickets agents can request wheelchairs or find other ways to make you more comfortable. Please speak to an agent and let them know your needs.
Unaccompanied minors: Children can fly by themselves; however, a parent or guardian will need to be present to complete paperwork at the airport. In addition, there will an approximately $100 fee at the airport, and children's discounts will not apply. To receive a children's discount, an adult must be in the same reservation as the child.
Baggage: Baggage allowance depends on the airline and the destination. Most airlines allow up to 2 bags each, with a maximum 50 pounds, as well as one carry on and a purse or laptop. Always check directly with the airline for up-to-date information. Exceptions for some destinations apply.
Conditions of contract and other important notices
Please read the regulations below. Note: When you purchase this ticket, you agree to accept these rules and restrictions.
Warsaw convention and montreal convention
PASSENGERS ON A JOURNEY INVOLVING AN ULTIMATE DESTINATION OR A STOP IN A COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE COUNTRY OF DEPARTURE ARE ADVISED THAT INTERNATIONAL TREATIES KNOWN AS THE MONTREAL CONVENTION, OR ITS PREDECESSOR, THE WARSAW CONVENTION, INCLUDING ITS AMENDMENTS (THE WARSAW CONVENTION SYSTEM), MAY APPLY TO THE ENTIRE JOURNEY, INCLUDING ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN A COUNTRY. FOR SUCH PASSENGERS, THE APPLICABLE TREATY, INCLUDING SPECIAL CONTRACTS OF CARRIAGE EMBODIED IN ANY APPLICABLE TARIFFS, GOVERNS AND MAY LIMIT THE LIABILITY OF THE CARRIER.
Notice of liability limitations
The Montreal Convention or the Warsaw Convention system may be applicable to your journey and these Conventions govern and may limit the liability of air carriers for death or bodily injury, for loss of or damage to baggage, and for delay.
Where the Montreal Convention applies, the limits of liability are as follows:
- There are no financial limits in respect of death or bodily injury.
- In respect of destruction, loss of, or damage or delay to baggage, 1,100 Special Drawing Rights (approximately EUR 1,300; US $1,700) per passenger in most cases.
- For damage occasioned by delay to your journey, 4,694 Special Drawing Rights (approximately EUR 5,400; US $7,100) per passenger in most cases.
EC Regulation No. 889/2002 requires European Community carriers to apply the provisions of the Montreal Convention limits to all carriage by them of passengers and their baggage by air.Many non-European Community carriers have elected to do so in respect of the carriage of passengers and their baggage.
Where the Warsaw Convention system applies, the following limits of liability may apply:
- 16,600 Special Drawing Rights (approximately EUR 20,000; US $20,000) in respect of death or bodily injury if the Hague Protocol to the Convention applies, or 8,300 Special Drawing Rights (approximately EUR 10,000; US $10,000) if only the Warsaw Convention applies. Many carriers have voluntarily waived these limits in their entirety, and US regulations require that, for journeys to, from or with an agreed stopping place in the US, the limit may not be less than US $75,000.
- 17 Special Drawing Rights (approximately EUR 20; US $20) per kg for loss of or damage or delay to checked baggage, and 332 Special Drawing Rights (approximately EUR 400; US $400) for unchecked baggage.
- The carrier may also be liable for damage occasioned by delay.
Further information may be obtained from the carrier as to the limits applicable to your journey. If your journey involves carriage by different carriers, you should contact each carrier for information on the applicable limits of liability.
Regardless of which Convention applies to your journey, you may benefit from a higher limit of liability for loss of, damage or delay to baggage by making at check-in a special declaration of the value of your baggage and paying any supplementary fee that may apply. Alternatively, if the value of your baggage exceeds the applicable limit of liability, you should fully insure it before you travel.
Time limit for action: Any action in court to claim damages must be brought within two years from the date of arrival of the aircraft, or from the date on which the aircraft ought to have arrived. Baggage claims: Written notice to the carrier must be made within 7 days of the receipt of checked baggage in the case of damage, and, in the case of delay, within 21 days from the date on which it was placed at the disposal of the passenger.
Notice of contract terms incorporated by reference
- Your contract of carriage with the carrier that provides you with carriage by air, whether international, domestic or a domestic portion of an international journey is subject to this notice; to any notice or receipt of the carrier; and to the carrier\'s individual terms and conditions (Conditions), related rules, regulations and policies (Regulations) and any applicable tariffs.
- If your carriage is by more than one carrier, different Conditions, Regulations and any applicable tariffs may apply for each carrier.
- The Conditions, Regulations and any applicable tariffs of each carrier are, by this notice, incorporated by reference into and made part of your contract of carriage.
- The Conditions may include, but are not restricted to:
- Conditions and limits on the carrier\'s liability for the bodily injury or death of passengers.
- Conditions and limits on the carrier\'s liability for the loss of, damage to or delay of goods and baggage, including fragile or perishable goods.
- Rules for declaring a higher value for baggage and for paying any supplementary fee that may apply.
- Application of the carrier\'s Conditions and limits of liability to the acts of the carrier\'s agents, servants and representatives, including any person providing either equipment or services to the carrier.
- Claims restrictions, including time limits by which passengers must file claims or bring actions against the carrier.
- Rules about reconfirmations or reservations; check in times; the use, duration and validity of air transportation services; and the carrier\'s right to refuse carriage.
- Rights of the carrier and limits on the carrier\'s liability for delay or failure to perform a service, including schedule changes, substitution of alternative carriers or aircraft and re-routing, and, when required by applicable law, the obligation of the carrier to notify passengers of the identity of the operating carrier or substituted aircraft.
- Rights of the carrier to refuse carriage to passengers who fail to comply with applicable laws or who fail to present all necessary travel documents.
- You can obtain more information about your contract of carriage, and find out how to request a copy, at places where transportation on the carrier is sold. Many carriers also have this information on their websites. When required by applicable law, you have the right to inspect the full text of your contract of carriage at the carrier\'s airport and sales offices, and upon request, to receive a copy by mail or other delivery service from each carrier free of charge.
- If a carrier sells air transportation services or checks baggage specifying carriage on another carrier, it does so only as agent for the other carrier.
YOU CANNOT TRAVEL IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ALL REQUIRED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, SUCH AS PASSPORT AND VISA.
GOVERNMENTS MAY REQUIRE YOUR CARRIER TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON OR PERMIT ACCESS TO PASSENGER DATA.
DENIED BOARDING: Airline flights may be overbooked, and there is a slight chance that a seat will not be available on a flight for which a person has a confirmed reservation. If the flight is overbooked, no one will be denied a seat until airline personnel first ask for volunteers willing to give up their reservation in exchange for compensation of the airline\'s choosing. If there are not enough volunteers, the airline will deny boarding to other persons in accordance with its particular boarding priority. With few exceptions, including failure to comply with the carrier\'s check-in deadline (carrier shall insert either "of _ minutes prior to each flight segment" or "(which are available upon request from the air carrier)" here), persons denied boarding involuntarily are entitled to compensation. The complete rules for the payment of compensation and each airline\'s boarding priorities are available at all airport ticket counters and boarding locations. Some airlines do not apply these consumer protections to travel from some foreign countries, although other consumer protections may be available. Check with your airline or your travel agent. BAGGAGE: Excess valuation may be declared on certain types of articles. Carriers may apply special rules for fragile, valuable, or perishable articles. Check with your carrier. Checked Baggage: Carriers may permit a free checked baggage allowance, which is set by the carrier and may differ by class, and/or route. Carriers may apply extra charges for checked baggage in excess of their permitted allowance. Check with your carrier. Cabin (Unchecked) Baggage:Carriers may permit a free cabin baggage allowance, which is set by the carrier and may differ by class, route, and/or aircraft type. It is recommended that cabin baggage be kept to a minimum. Check with your carrier. If more than one carrier is providing the transportation for your journey, each carrier may apply different rules on baggage (both checked and cabin). SPECIAL BAGGAGE LIABILITY LIMITATIONS FOR US TRAVEL: For domestic travel wholly between US points, federal rules require any limit on a carrier\'s baggage liability to be at least US$3400.00 per passenger, or the amount currently mandated by 14 CFR 254.5.
CHECK-IN TIMES. The time shown on the itinerary/receipt is the departure time of the aircraft. Flight departure time is not the same as the time you must check-in or the time you must be available for boarding. Your carrier may refuse you carriage if you are late. Check-in times, as advised by your carrier, are the latest times at which passengers can be accepted for travel; boarding times, as advised by your carrier, are the latest times at which passengers must present themselves for boarding.
DANGEROUS GOODS (HAZARDOUS MATERIALS). For safety reasons, dangerous goods must not be packed in checked or cabin (unchecked) baggage except as specifically permitted. Dangerous goods include but are not limited to: compressed gases, corrosives, explosives, flammable liquids and solids, radioactive materials, oxidising materials, poisons, infectious substances, and briefcases with installed alarm devices. For security reasons, other restrictions may apply. Check with your carrier.