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Our Top 4 Insider Tips to Deal With Common Travel Issues

While there’s no sure-fire way to avoid travel issues, never fear: it is possible to minimise their impact with a few simple steps.

· Airlines,flight changes,baggage issues,travel disruption,travel hotlines

One of the most stressful problems a traveler can face is rushing around at the last minute trying to sort out baggage issues, or facing flight uncertainties just before departure. While travel issues are top of the list of things everyone subconsciously prepares to avoid, they’re something that will eventually happen to most of us at least once in our lives. While there’s no sure-fire way to avoid such travel problems, never fear: it is possible to minimise their impact with a few simple steps. So save your frets for another day as we take you through a list of exactly how to deal with such situations when they happen.

We begin with just a few general tips to keep in mind to make the initial process much smoother.

Tip 1: “Existing reservation”

The moment you make that call to your airline’s hotline, tell them you have an existing reservation. It doesn’t matter if you do have one or not but the point is to jump far further ahead in the queue as you can. Customers with no existing reservations are generally made to wait in line for a far longer time before being attended to. Saying you have an existing reservation puts you on the fast-track to being connected to a service agent.

Tip 2: Frequent flyer numbers

If given the option, always enter your frequent flyer number. It will almost definitely get you connected and attended to instantly. If you don’t have one, just spend a few minutes and sign up at the relevant websites. You have to remember that airlines value loyalty, so take advantage of that and milk it as much as possible.

Tip 3: Always be courteous

As frustrating as being held up and pressed for time can be, remember to always keep a cool head and never take it out on the customer service staff. Keep in mind that they are just as clueless as you are at the onset and they have nothing to do with your problems. It goes a long way especially as they could make or break your plans depending on how far they are willing to go to help you out.

Tip 4: Calling on the go is a no-no

Imagine spending tons of time trying to explain your situation to an agent only to be cut off midway through having to go through the same arduous process of getting connected all over again, racking up insane roaming call fees to boot. Keep calm, sit yourself down in an area with a good, free WiFi connection and contact the relevant hotlines and departments. Better yet, get on one of those voice calling software or applications that allow you to make calls over internet connections. A fine example of such an application is TravelVoc.

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To top things off, below is a comprehensive list of the best hotlines to call for some of the regions most prominent and frequented airlines. Thank us later.

Singapore Customer Service : +65 6223 8888

Japan: +81 3 3213 3431

South Korea: +82 2 755 1226

Hong Kong: +852 25202233

China: 86-10-65052233

Thailand: (66) 2 353-6000

Indonesia: +62 21 52997 888

Singapore: +65 6223 8888

Japan: +81 3 3213 3431

South Korea: +82 2 755 1226

Hong Kong: +852 25202233

China: 86-10-65052233

Thailand: (66) 2 353-6000

Indonesia: +62 21 52997 888

Singapore: +65-6796-2001

Japan: 0088-21-2001 (Toll-free)

South Korea: +82-2-2656-2001

Hong Kong: +852-2366-2001

China: 40065-88888

Thailand: +66-2-620-6900

Indonesia: +62-21-521-2180

Singapore: +65 6723-1378

Japan: +81-3-6746-1000

South Korea: +82 2 3483-5395

Hong Kong: +852 2747-7838

China: 400 888 6628

Thailand: 02-787-3366

Indonesia: +852 2747 3342

Singapore: +65 6223 8888

Japan: +81 3 3213 3431

South Korea: +82 2 755 1226

Hong Kong: (852) 2179 7710

China: 0086 10 8515 0088

Thailand: (66-2) 356-1111

Indonesia: (62-21) 390-3588

Singapore: (65) 62502888

Japan: (81-3) 32406161

South Korea: (82-2) 7732092

Hong Kong: (85-2) 28400000

China: (86-10) 8525 3339

Thailand: (66-2) 2856470

Indonesia: (62-911) 355796

Hopefully, this list can and will allow travelers to deal with future travel complications with far less stress and a lot more efficiency. Here at TravelVoc we believe in easily accessed, seamless and widespread connectivity for travelers and we truly hope to promote this to the best of our ability.

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