Joe Barrett booked tickets through ExploreTrip for a flight to Italy. Unfortunately, on the day of his departure, he arrived at the airport too late for check-in and missed his flight. And if that wasn’t bad enough, he quickly finds out that neither the airline or ExploreTrip will help him rebook. “Here’s what happens when you use a consolidator and then miss your flight”
Booking an international flight on multiple airlines with separate itineraries can be risky. The potential for problems can far outweigh the savings.
Elizabeth Marini found this out the hard way. Her parents purchased her a ticket on TAP Portugal flying out of John F. Kennedy International Airport. She then booked her connecting flight from Boston to JFK on a separate itinerary on Delta Air Lines.
This became the precursor for her distressing trip. “Why you should never, ever book your flights this way”