Myth 1: You will receive vouchers or get rescheduled when your current flight is canceled.
That being said, if your flight is within the EU, departs or arrives to EU from a non EU airport, or the airline company is based in the EU, you are somewhat protected by EU261 regulation and have the right to reimbursement, assistance and compensation. There's a caveat, though. Airlines can get out of providing compensation (they still have to reimburse you and assist you, though) if they are able to prove the cancellation was caused by extraordinary circumstances. If you're interested in EU261, how it protects you, when it applies, etc., we recommend you visit this site - it has everything you need to know in an easy to understand manner.
Despite what laws and regulations the airline companies are bound to and how they try to avoid reimbursing you, we value our customers and are happy to help you. If you book a flight with us that has multiple segments with different airline companies en route to your destination and one of the flights is delayed or cancelled resulting in you missing your next flight, we will do whatever we can to help you reach your destination. Depending on your situation this means we could:
- provide you with a reasonable alternative transport to your destination free of charge,
- give you a full refund for the affected flight(s),
- provide you with an alternative where you cover a part of the total costs
In any case, if something like this happens, rest assured, we are on your side.
Myth 2: The air on planes will make your sick.
Myth 3: Trust local knowledge.
Myth 4: Travel is expensive.
Myth 5: Traveling alone isn’t safe.
Nowhere in the world is 100% safe, of course. Whether you go solo or sign up for traveling with a group, if you wish to stay safe, be sure you are headed for an area that doesn’t have any travel warnings and is known to be friendly towards tourists. As always, be aware, protect your belongings, and you’ll be fine. And always trust your intuition. If something feels weird or amiss, if you feel like you've taken a wrong turn and landed in a bad neighbourhood, if you feel like your taxi driver is driving in the opposite direction from your destination.. get out of there as quickly as you can. In case you feel slightly uneasy due to the looks you've been getting from an unknown person, pretend you're making a phone call (or even better - actually make it, your family or your friends will be happy to hear from you and you can tell them where you are, just in case) and it'll be enough to make you feel safe and to make that person leave you alone, however, if you do feel like you are in a potentially life threatening situation, do not hesitate to call the authorities. Always err on the side of caution.
The myths surrounding travel are many, but luckily, almost all of them are untrue! We at Flyavel hope that by debunking some of these nonsensical travel myths, you can make the next trip the best one you’ve had in a long while. Simply be prepared, open-minded, and do your research. With that, any vacation is possible.