More and more of us are jetting off for a winter break. But one thing which you shouldn't let catch you out is a little-known cause which could affect your return flight, or even any onward flights, if you were to miss your outbound flight for any reason. It seems that, on some airlines, if a passenger is unlucky enough to miss an outbound flight, their return flight could also be cancelled. According to the Daily Record, the problem revolves around tickets being "used in sequence".
While most of us fortunate enough to go on a holiday abroad will book our whole journey with the same airline, many do not realise a clause exists in the terms and conditions of some carriers. The clause may be little-known but it can disrupt travel plans if it is used. Before you book your next holiday, you may want to rethink the way you travel. The problem revolves around tickets being 'used in sequence', according to the Daily Record.
Next time you book a trip, it may be worthwhile booking your outbound and return flights with different airlines. While booking with the same airline can be cheaper and more convenient, travellers risk falling foul of a little known clause in the terms and conditions of some carriers. If a passenger is unlucky enough to miss an outbound flight with one of these airlines, their return flight may also be cancelled.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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