Travelling by plane (classes of travel, types of flights, types of air fares).
No wonder that one of the latest means of travelling is travelling by plane. Nowadays people mostly travel by air. It combines both comfort and speed and you will reach the place of destination very quickly. No doubt, travelling by air is the most convenient and comfortable means of traveling.
Modern planes have very comfortable seats in all cabins, and there are first class, business and economy class cabins. Inside the cabin the air is always fresh and warm. Before the plane takes off the stewardess helps everyone get comfortable in the seats and wishes them a pleasant trip. She also gives all the information about the flight, the speed and the altitude. During the flight you can have something to drink and to eat. You can read newspapers and magazines or simply look out of the pothole. You can buy first-class, second-class and third class.
Types of flights:
Scheduled flights are usually required to adhere to set departure and arrival times to accommodate air traffic controls and the efficient use of airport runways. Flexibility regarding scheduled flights is exercised in the case of emergencies, or weather conditions that prohibit flying. Such instances cause delays or cancellations.
City flights are defined as journeys between major cities, often to and from large airports such as Heathrow in London. They are often short, fast flights.
Long-haul flights are defined as a flight of six and a half hours or more, and, as such, are usually very long distance and often non-stop.
Short-haul flights are generally defined as being under 3 hours in duration or 2000 miles in length.
Non-stop flights are defined as any flight that does not have an intermediate stop. Usually, long-haul, non-stop flights (as opposed to direct flights) are chartered to cover long distances - e.g. Singapore to South America - in the shortest possible time.
Charter flights are usually booked by groups or individuals when their specific needs cannot be accommodated by commercial airlines.
There are mainly three different types of airfares:
Published fares are offered by literally every travel agency all around the world and also directly by airline companies. The fares are officially listed in and can be obtained from reservation systems. That is why they are called published.
Negotiated fares are special airfares which are based on some agreement between the travel agency and the airline company. These fares are not published. Travel agencies usually hold different agreements, why fares and conditions can vary if you choose to shop around. It's not uncommon that larger travel agency chains with representation all over the country have their own wholesaler.
World Travel Services is an independent travel agency and we hold agreements with most major wholesalers in Sweden. Therefore, we can choose the best solution for each customer.
Hot fares are special discount airfares offered during a limited time period. Hot fares are commonly used by airline companies to fill up free capacity during low traffic periods. Compared to ordinary fares, the Hot fares are substantially lower.
Date: 2016-03-03; view: 1050