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Editor’s Note: The choice to travel is a personal one. Whether you’re required to travel for work or choose to travel for pleasure, Airport Assistance Worldwide strongly encourages everyone to practice responsible health and safety measures when traveling. Wear a face covering, maintain social distancing, and wash hands regularly. And always be sure to check local, state, and government guidelines related to COVID-19 before traveling.
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Travel TIP Tuesday #8: Consult a Travel Advisor
Airport Assistance Worldwide is a strong supporter of our travel advisor friends and colleagues! We highly recommend everyone planning a future trip use one. Why should you use a travel advisor? Here are 5 excellent reasons:
They Do Soooo Much More Than Book Airfare and Hotels
A travel advisor doesn’t just book your airfare and hotel. They book an experience, from the air to the hotel, the car rental or personal chauffeur, dinner reservations, to exclusive private experiences. Travel advisors have built a network of contacts and personal connections that allow them to craft unique moments just for you.
Because COVID-Era Travel is Complicated and Confusing
Ok, this might not be our excuse forever, but since it may be a while before travel looks “normal” again, using a travel advisor will help you wade through the ever-changing COVID rules and restrictions. Will you need a negative PCR test, or can you get by with a rapid antigen test? Your travel advisor likely has the answers at their fingertips, and if they don’t, they will find out for you.
They Have Access to Special Offers and Deals That Aren’t Available to the General Public
Travel advisors typically have spent their entire careers building relationships with their suppliers. In many cases, they’re also members of exclusive travel networks with special member privileges. Looking for sold-out tickets to the latest Broadway play? Your travel advisor may have access to the only tickets in town.
Complex and Customized Itineraries Are Their Forte
Nonstop flights to some of our favorite destinations have been few and far between for the past 12 months. Can’t find the flight you’re looking for? Your travel advisor has access to routes often not found on Expedia or Google flights. They’ll customize the most efficient route to fit your needs and get you where you need to go.
They Are Only a Phone Call (or Text) Away in Case of Emergency
It’s easy to think, “It won’t happen to me,” but inevitably, it will.
“In July of 2019, my flight out of Colorado Springs was canceled less than an hour before departure. My family and I were sitting at the departure gate waiting to board when we received word of the cancellation. There were no gate agents anywhere to be found. We had to completely exit security and walk back to the ticket counters to rebook for the next flight. The line was a mile and forever long. But a quick phone call to my travel agent got us re-protected on the next available flight. All we had to do was show up to the ticket counter, and our spots were already reserved and waiting for us.”
Best of All, They Will Save you Valuable Time and Money by Doing All the Legwork For You in Planning Your Memorable Trip
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or someone who only flies once a year, consider using a travel advisor next time you travel.
Looking for more great Travel TIPS? Check out our past Travel TIPS below, and remember to bookmark this page to stay up to date on all things travel-related!
You can find our past Travel TIP Tuesdays here:
- Travel TIP Tuesday #1
- Travel TIP Tuesday #2
- Travel TIP Tuesday #3
- Travel TIP Tuesday #4
- Travel TIP Tuesday #5
- Travel TIP Tuesday #6
- Travel Tip Tuesday #7
If you missed our interview with Shout Out LA, check it out here:
America the Beautiful Series (ongoing series)
- America the Beautiful: Kenai Fjords, Alaska
- America the Beautiful: Cheaha State Park, Alabama
- America the Beautiful: Buffalo River, Arkansas
Black History Month Series (February 2021)
- Introduction to Black History Month
- Celebrating Black History Month: Achievements in Aviation History – Bessie Coleman
- Celebrating Black History Month: Achievements in Aviation History – Eugene Bullard
- Celebrating Black History Month: The Tuskegee Airmen
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- How to Get a Rapid Antigen Test at LAX
- ShoutOut LA: Interview with our Vice President
- Peace of Mind While Traveling
- Committed to You: A Message From the Owners
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Airport Assistance Worldwide has been providing passengers with airport meet and assist services at more than 500 airports around the globe for over 17 years. Our company founders have been on the front lines of the travel industry, helping passengers safely navigate the airports for more than three decades. We’re proudly headquartered in Los Angeles, just minutes from LAX airport. It’s where our niche industry was born in the late ‘80s, and it remains our main hub to this day.
Essential Airport Assistance Concierge Service
Our friendly agents will help with check-in, assist with luggage, escort through security, and make sure you get to your gate safely. We can also help with connections between flights, arrival services, assistance for families traveling with small children or the elderly, and more. Our airport escorts are trained professionals. They’ll know which security lines are quicker, what areas of the terminal are less crowded, and even where your favorite coffee kiosk is open. Need to grab a snack before your flight? We can help with that too. Elevate your next travel experience by reserving our airport assistance services today for your next journey.
We are in this Together
Things are changing rapidly, and Airport Assistance Worldwide remains dedicated to staying on top of your needs. When you’re ready, contact us to book our essential airport meet and assist services. We are in this together. When you’re ready to travel, we’ll be here to help get you through the airport swiftly and safely. Every step of the way.
— American travelers should check with Travel.State.Gov for the most up to date travel information. Travelers should also follow the guidelines of their local health services experts and government officials. All visitors should check with local health & safety requirements to learn what type of personal protective equipment is required, where and when it must be used, and other crucial regional information.
Coronavirus and Travel Resources
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The World Health Organization (WHO)
- Information on travel to other countries
- U.S. Department of State – Travel Advisories
- Travel Re-openings Global Timeline (Skift)
- To contact the CDC directly, please call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
Airport Assistance Worldwide is a privately held small family business. With roots in Los Angeles and a network that spans the globe, we have a rich history in the speciality travel sector. If you’d like to learn more about Airport Assistance Worldwide services, we encourage you to visit our home page or our About Us page, contact us via email, or follow us on social media!
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