Our Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions

Tracy Stewart, June 07, 2011
Fares from Washington DC, District of Columbia:

    We get asked a lot of questions here at AFWD and --chalk it up to great minds thinking alike --some questions we see in our inbox on an almost daily basis. So we thought we'd take a sec to round-up some of these frequently asked questions (besides the usual "Who does your hair?" Ok, no one ever asks that. But hey, you could show a little interest!). If you haven't pondered the answer to at least one of these, chances are you will down the road.

    Bereavement Fares

    Q. There's been a death in the family and I need to fly to _______ tomorrow. All the fares I've seen for a last minute trip are beyond expensive. Are bereavement fares still an option?

    A. Read On...

    Consolidator Fares

    Q. I hear about consolidators all the time. Which ones, if any, are reliable? Should I even consider it?

    A. Find out... 

    Travel Insurance

    Q. Do you recommend buying travel insurance, even on shorter trips? And is it possible to buy after booking my flight?

    A. Read On...

    When to Buy?

    Q. When is the best time of the week to find the lowest fares? I've always been told Tuesdays and Wednesays. Is that true?

    A. Find out...

    Split Fares

    Q. I wanted to buy a ticket from A to C but it was $1000. Then I discovered that the fare from A to B was only $300, and a second fare from B to C would only cost $200 round-trip. I called the airline rep and was told I'd have to buy a through ticket and couldn't split the fare. Why not?

    A. Find out...

    Fair Credit Billing Act

    Q. What happens if I buy a ticket and the airline goes belly up?  Will travel insurance protect me?

    A. Read On...

    Nonstop vs. Direct

    Q. What's the difference between a nonstop flight and a "direct" flight? Or are they the same thing?

    A. Find Out...

    Against all Odds

    Q. I have a very narrow window of time in which to make my connection from ______ to _____ and I'm worried I may miss it. What are my chances?

    A. Read On... 

    Skipping a leg of your trip

    Q. I recently was trying to get a good fare from A to B, and was not having much luck when I thought I would try departing from C. I found a great deal but then saw it connects in A. Can I just scrap C and get on in A, like I wanted to in the first place?

    A. Find Out... 

    Lost Luggage

    Q. My luggage was lost and the sum the airline is offering in compensation is nowhere near their limit of liability. What can I do?

    A. Read On...