I usually do my homework whenever I’m looking for a good deal on airfare. I compare prices on sites like Kayak, and others. But even if you do your homework, there is not guarantee that a couple of days later the same airline you booked your flight with, will post a new lower fare on their website and then you are stuck with the price you paid.
So is there any way to protect your purchase against lower fares after you make your reservation?
I emailed several airline companies and asked them that question. Here is what each one had to say regarding their lower price guarantee policy.
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Tags: airfare, airlines, American Airline, Delta, Kayak, lowest fare gurantee, saving money on airfare, spirit air
If you ever thought that being a flight attendant is the coolest job in the world, I invite you to read this great article of Michelle Higgins, a travel columnist for the New York Times.
Michele spent two days as a flight attendant with American Airlines to write her article titled “Flying the unfriendly skies”
She reported that unruly passengers, crying children, long working hours, and relative low salaries make flight attendant jobs very hard. Gone are the days where stewards would fly for 4 hours, then hit the beach on an exotic destination to wait for her fly home the following morning.
Among the most interesting facts she found about flight attendant jobs are::
- Flight attendants make an average of $35,000 a year.
- They only get pay for the actual flight time (if the flight is delayed or if they have to spend the night over they only get $1.50 an hour flat rate)
- Flight attendants earn between 7 and 20 percent less today than before 9/11
- Though the benefits, like free flights for your entire family, still exist on paper, they are hard to claim as airlines continue to pack planes full of paying
The article was an eye opening for me, and I really recommend you read it if you are thinking on changing careers.
Tags: American Airline, flight attendant, jobs