This wouldn’t be an honest travel blog if I didn’t tell you about my travel drama.
I booked my vacation package through a traveling agency. The flight was on an airline I never heard of named XL. It’s a small airline, very small.
I won’t go into much detail but I arrived at the ticket counter one hour before boarding and they turned me away. I was getting off another flight. I thought in that moment, a hour was plenty time to get from one flight to another.
They said they just closed the baggage thing that sends the luggage back and to speak to a manger because they couldn’t help me.
The manager was at the gate and no one would call her for me.
To make a long story short even though I was there and the plane hadn’t even boarded yet, they would not give me a boarding pass. I missed my flight and had to pay FULL price for another ticket that left the next day.
Customer service says they don’t do refunds and I emailed corporate and never received a response.
So, if you ever come across XL airlines RUN. Don’t do it. It is AWFUL!!!!
I was flying from Rome to Paris. I was already in the airport but because it was two different airlines they refused to help me. There was a over a hour in between the flights. The Paris airport is huge so it does take time to get through it.
The lessoned learned here is allow 2-3 hours between international flights.
I was stranded in Paris for the night. I got the cheapest hotel in the area which still was over $100 on top of paying full price for a new ticket the next morning.
I made sure I was 3 hours early the next day for the flight and stood in line almost 2 hours. I guess I see why the hour wasn’t enough time but still it sucked.
Needless to say I made it home safely and the trip was well worth a little extra stress and cash. But again, stay away from XL airlines. They suck!
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