It’s a simple tip, but it can save your life: If you fly with an airline, you should take the time to read the airline’s website and get the best information possible about their service.
It’s also worth taking the time out of your busy schedule to make a phone call and ask your carrier for help if you find out something about the plane that you don’t understand.
“I would say it’s probably the most important thing you can do,” said Scott Drexler, who owns a travel consulting firm and specializes in airline reviews.
“You can save yourself a lot of grief if you just get the information out there.”
Drexler said he was shocked when he read the FAA’s website on the subject of safe travel.
He says he checked it out at least once and didn’t find much helpful.
He also took the time when he was looking for advice on how to get the most out of his flight to do a phone interview with an experienced airline passenger who had flown with the company.
“He was very helpful and very professional, and he did an excellent job of telling me exactly what to do,” Drexlers told Business Insider.
“He even had a great story to share about what happened during the disaster.”
Doxi, a travel insurance agent in Chicago, says she found out she had been named the worst flight in the country on the website.
She was not the first to fly in that day, according to the website, which has been updated multiple times.
“The website is broken.
There is no way I can help with this,” Doxi said.
“It’s like someone stole my credit card information.”
But even though it was difficult for Doxio to pinpoint exactly what happened, she did tell her story.
She was one of the passengers on a flight from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C., and it took nearly two hours to get to Washington.
She says that as soon as she got off the plane, she had a panic attack.
“This is my first time in this kind of crisis,” she said.
“When I woke up, I was a little nervous, but I knew I was fine.
And I went home and slept in.
And it was almost two hours before I woke my family up.”
After she finally made it to her house, Doxie went to the emergency room.
She felt sick, so she was rushed to the hospital, where doctors took a sample of her blood and gave her antibiotics.
Doxia also was treated for a cold and an ear infection.
She says she has never been more worried about traveling again, and that her first priority is getting to Washington as soon a possible.
“If it’s a bad flight, I’m definitely going to get in the car, but if it’s not, I’ll probably just stay home and try to stay in touch with my family,” she told Business Insights.