American Airline Reservation: What to Remember Before you Make One
by Amy Finley
Before making an American Airline reservation
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, to visit family or friends or to meet with clients, an American Airline reservation is a great idea. American Airlines are trusted flight providers who fly to Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, and North and South America.
While it making your American Airline reservation is a cinch either via phone or the web, there are several things that you should try to remember before making your flight reservation that could really make or break your trip.
Common sense details smart people sometimes overlook
With today’s busy schedules, there are many common sense details that otherwise highly intelligent and industrious people may overlook. That’s why I’m suggesting making sure to remember some of these things before making your American Airline reservation to reduce the risk of your dream trip becoming a nightmare.
Pets and plants
Remember your pets and plants. If you are only going to be gone a day or two, your plants should survive. Rover, however, might not be so lucky. And even if your cousin Fred always takes care of your pets for you when you go out of town, make sure you check with him before you make your American Airline reservation to be sure he doesn’t have plans to go out of town during the same time period.
Bill due dates
Know when your bills are due. Even for those of us who try to keep a fairly good schedule of when the bills are due, planning and going on a trip sometimes turns life a little topsy-turvy. That’s why it’s important to know the due dates of when your bills are due and schedule accordingly. If you know you have bills due around certain times of the month, plan ahead to have the money to pay them early. Otherwise you run the risk of incurring late charges and, in the case of credit cards, higher interest rates.
Check your calendar
Be flexible. Before you make your American Airline reservation, know how flexible you can be in terms on dates and times of departures. Cheaper flights can often be found if you’re willing to go earlier, or later, or stay over a Saturday night, for example. Be prepared with several date and time combinations if possible before you make your flight reservation.
Ask about discounts. Sometimes there are certain unadvertised discounts you may qualify for if you as before you make your flight reservation. For example, my mother-in-law recently needed to make quick travel arrangements to visit her father who was facing heart surgery. The airline company she called offered her a reduced rate when she told them her circumstances.
Make a list of questions to ask regarding special needs or circumstances. Making such a list ahead of time reduces the chance of forgetting something when you are on the phone or web making your flight reservation. American Airlines has a strong commitment to customer service, so they should be willing to honor most reasonable requests.
Well, there you have it. You’re free to book your American Airline reservation. By taking a few moments to plan ahead, you’ll do so with greater peace of mind (and maybe even a better rate)!
In addition to being a freelance writer for Pulsemed International, Amy Finley is a graduate student working on her M. A. in English Literature at Cleveland State University, a creative writer, and an editor with Editfast. Ms. Finley is also the mother of three young children.
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