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Have You Missed A Flight Lately? Be Sure It Doesn't Happen The Next Time With Low Fare Airlines

Aug 18, 2007
It is not very uncommon. Occasionally our schedules are so packed with things to do, that we might even miss out on something as important as boarding a flight. This happens very commonly with people who have to fly out almost every week for their job. Such people have such hectic and choc-a-bloc planning managers that it is entirely possible that they might simply miss out on a flight. If that happens, they will definitely miss out on the scheduled work that was going to be conducted, but they will also lost the funds they spent on booking the flight, and we very well know how exorbitant air travel is.

Although, there are some airline services that are sensitive to this problem faced by business travelers. Low-fare airlines are example. In order that their travelers do bear the travel date in mind and do not miss out on a flight, they have included a feature on their website that is simply called as flight reminder. As the name suggests, flight reminders remind people of their flights so that they do not miss out, something like the alarm on a clock.

With low-fare airlines, you can get a flight reminder up to four hours in advance, though other flight services that have this feature would have more or less reminder time than this. Generally, four hours is ample time to arrive at the airport, check in, check your luggage in and select your seats on the aircraft; provided you live within the same city. For business travelers who have completely missed out on the day of the flight, four hours is more than enough time to even pack their baggage and set off, even if the reminder has just woken them from their sleep. In short, with a flight reminder, the possibility of missing a flight ever again is very slim.

There are double options to be informed of the flight. You can opt for an email message, or you can opt for an SMS on a phone. Of course, the second one is the better option because one may not be logged in all the time. There are reminders for both flight arrivals and departures; so whether you are picking someone up, or are boarding a flight yourself, the flight reminders can be of help.

It is understandable that flight reminders will be subject to the time of the flight itself. There are several cases when flights could be delayed, rerouted or even before schedule. Very flight operators low-fare airlines included would arrange their reminders to coincide with the changed timings of the flight, but that is not always possible. So, they always suggest their passengers to track the progress of the flight once they have been reminded. That would give them a better idea of when to leave for the airport.

In short, flight reminders are one of the friendliest features airlines have incorporated in their services for the betterment of their passengers. Business travelers must definitely make use of them to keep up with their distant appointments.
About the Author
Sean will never forget the time when he narrowly escaped missing a flight, all thanks to the flight reminder feature of WestJet . He writes about other features of this airline service on his review site, which is located at:
http://www.west-jet.org
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