Be sure to always have a plan b!As in everyday life, things on a trip can go wrong in a split second. Especially when you’re in a different country where internet connections might not always be available to you, having an alternative trip schedule at hand can be very valuable in case somethings gets disorganized. This can be especially helpful if you are making use of busses, trains, metro’s etcetera.
An effective way to set up a plan b is to make sure that crossover points are available between your main form of transport and your backup one. This way if you miss a connection this won’t be of significant impact to you trip because you’ve already arranged alternatives along the way that can provide transportation to your next stop.
Make use of Flight Radar to track flights in real-timeAnother powerful free recourse at your disposal is flightradar.co.uk on which you can check the real-time status of any flight. This can be specifically helpful when you’re in a hurry and don’t want to miss a connection, but also if you must pick up friends or family at the airport and want to keep track of their whereabouts. For the flight radar to function you will need an internet connection. It’s also helpful to have some details of the flight you want to track at hand, for instance it’s flight number. When properly used, flight radar can be a very powerful tool that can substantially reduce any delays caused by having to wait for arriving flights.
Also tracking airplanes can be a lot of fun when not on holiday, so in any case we would recommend you give it a try.
Is delay insurance worthwhile?The simple answer is yes, it is! Especially if your trip is a more complex one with multiple layover flights and thus more potential of failure. The little bit of extra cash you must spend on additional insurance can, in case of something going wrong or planes being delayed, certainly go a long way.
These kinds of measures aren’t necessary for every trip. As stated before, it works best to consider the risk the trip brings with it before deciding to go for additional insurance. This is something experience travel agents can also help you with.