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They said, ‘collect moments, not things’; what they didn’t say is that collecting moments and things could be a more intriguing prospect. Today’s younger generation is driven by itchy feet and a restless soul. As much as they love traveling, they also love to stay trendy, flash chic gadgets and brag about it to the world.

Here’s the list of best 30 uber-cool travel accessories to help you travel smart. Not all of them are available in India, but you can always ask a friend abroad to slip you one or two.

Best Travel Accessories

Micro-filter Bottle Set: Your Portable Water Purifier
Compressed Towels: Super-space Savers
Female Urination Device: More Power To You Girls
Oral Care Swabs With Dentifrice: Carry Your Dental Care Along
Toothpaste Tablets: Perfect Replacement For Toothpaste
Squeezable Travel Tube: The Ultimate Toiletry
Portable Bidet: Because Hygiene Is Everyone’s Prerogative
Scrubba Wash Bag: Your Portable Washing Machine


Check out the below-mentioned hygiene essentials before heading for your next vacation!

  1. Micro-filter Bottle Set: Your Portable Water Purifier

This chemical-free filtration system from Vapor is a perfect accomplice for your journey to the difficult places where basic necessities don’t come easy. Boasting of advanced hollow fiber membrane technology the Vapor microfilter bottle gets rid of 99% germs and water-borne bacteria such as E.Coli and Cholera.

Capable of purifying water from rivers, streams, waterfalls, and stray taps, this water purifier is your reliable travel partner. It comes in vibrant colors and that makes it cool and trendy.

More info | Price: INR 3350 approximately

  1. Compressed Towels: Super-space Savers
    Compressed towels in attractive packings
    These compressed towels are perfect substitutes to the bulky ones that cover up lots of space of your backpack. Available in coin shape, these towels are feather soft and are tailor-made for traveling. All you need to do is, soak the towel in a bowl for a few minutes and soon it’ll take shape of a regular towel.

These reusable compressed towels can be an ideal choice for a picnic, a weekend trip, or a week long excursion. Stuff your side pockets with these little coins and off you go!

More info | Price: INR 900 approximately

  1. Female Urination Device: More Power To You Girls
    Female urination device by Go Girl

Gone are the days when finding a toilet was one of the major concerns for women while setting off for a long journey. Brands like Gogirl and Urinelle among others have seriously got your toileting worries sorted. The female urination device allows women to urinate while standing up. The silicone made cupped device conforms to the body and can be reused by washing it with a soap, thus making it a safe and hygienic option for women.

The package includes a reusable storage tube with a baggie and a tissue. With Gogirl as your reliable travel companion, finding proper toilets is not a priority anymore. After all, why should men have all the fun!

More info | Price: INR 625 approximately

  1. Oral Care Swabs With Dentifrice: Carry Your Dental Care Along
    Swab sticks for easy brushing while traveling

If bad breath left you flummoxed during your recent excursions, this one is for your travel kit for sure. Swabsticks are made of long plastic handles that prevent touch-contamination and work on your teeth and gums. They gently go beyond the ridges between the teeth and clean them.

More info | Price: INR 400 approximately

  1. Toothpaste Tablets: Perfect Replacement For Toothpaste
    Toothpaste tablets in mint flavor

Archtek toothpaste tablets are the perfect alternative to toothpaste tubes. Pop in a toothpaste tablet, chew it and then brush it away. It leaves the mouth fresh and clean.

More info | Price: INR 520 approximately

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  1. Squeezable Travel Tube: The Ultimate Toiletry
    Squeezable travel tube by GoToob

Another chic utility travel accessory that deserves to be a part of your packing. This pack of three squeezable travel tubes can easily decant your shampoo, lotion, and hand wash. The tubes also have a suction cup which enables them to hang on the bathroom wall.

Made up of soft yet rugged silicone, these squeezable tubes come with a special no-drip valve that helps the cap stay clean.

More info | Price: INR 1450 approximately

  1. Portable Bidet: Because Hygiene Is Everyone’s Prerogative
    How to fit a portable bidet on a bottle

Touted as the world’s most portable bidet, the Hygienna Solo can be discreetly carried in your pocket, or bag. Its unique structure allows it to reach the desired wash area. It proves to be a reliable option while traveling to unknown and deserted places.

Attach it to the top of a bottle and use it as per your needs. Squeeze the bottle to regulate the water flow.

More info | Price: INR 750 approximately

  1. Scrubba Wash Bag: Your Portable Washing Machine
    Green colored Scrubba washbag for easy laundry while traveling

Scrubba wash bag is a portable and the world’s smallest washing machine. The utility quotient makes this bag an ultimate travel and camping essential.

The bag allows you to travel clean and hygienically and ultimately helps you travel lighter and saves money, time and water. Weighing less than 142g, the Scrubba wash bag is a modern approach that works for the cause of living off the grid. It’s hygienic and keeps away that filthy stink off your clothes.

More info | Price: INR 3700 approximately

Smart travel Gadgets: Cool Travel Accessories
Hoodie Pillow: It’s Dark And Comfy Here
Air-conditioned Cooling Shirt: Don’t Lose Your Cool
Illuminating Belt: Light It Up
Thermal Blankets: Stay Warm
Slanket: The Blanket With Sleeves
Foot Warmers: Charge Thy Feet
Slot Flop Sandals: Keep Your Cards Safe
Modular Tech Travel Shoe: Change Your Shoes As You Travel
Beach Mat: 100% Sand Free!
Sleep Headphones: Headphones For Eyes And Aars

  1. Hoodie Pillow: It’s Dark And Comfy Here
    A traveler wearing a hoodie pillow

This inflatable travel neck pillow is rightly made for napping during airline travel, road trips, and small breaks. Slip-in if you are looking for a little privacy or some relaxing moments no matter where you are. Life underneath the hood is dark and calm.

Also, this hoodie pillow is an ultimate space saver. The adjustable drawstrings can be pulled over to create an added eye coverage thus blocking the unwanted view around.

More info | Price: INR 1700 approximately

  1. Air-conditioned Cooling Shirt: Don’t Lose Your Cool
    How air conditioned shirts regulate the air

Don’t lose your cool over the unwanted heat and unbearable odour of your sweat! The air conditioned shirt comes with two fans fitted at the back. They regulate the air around your body and keep you comfortable.

More info | Price: INR 12700 approximately

  1. Illuminating Belt: Light It Up
    Illuminating belt

This handsfree illuminating belt proves to be crucial in your night run, camping, night excursions, and nature-walking during wee hours. The strap gets tied to your waist thus allowing you to use your hand for other activities.

The LED on the belt can be regulated to three different light intensities, and adjusted at 110° horizontally, which can be used either as a wide-angle floodlight or a narrow spotlight.

More info | Price: INR 2700 approximately

  1. Thermal Blankets: Stay Warm
    A traveler sleeping in a thermal blanket
    Made up of Mylar, a rugged durable insulated material, this blanket is perfect for all conditions. Mostly used by the travelers ascending to difficult heights in low-temperature conditions, the thermal blanket constantly retains and reflects 90% of body heat. This must be surely part of your travel accessories list before heading for next expedition.

Its folded compact size and easy storage make it a perfect travel accessory. Don’t forget to stick it inside your first-aid kit when you travel the next time. Yeah, it’s that easy to carry!

More info | Price: INR 315 approximately

  1. Slanket: The Blanket With Sleeves
    A woman wearing a slanket

This blanket with sleeves or slanket as they call it, is one of the most convenient blankets you would have seen. Slip underneath it, read a book or toggle your smartphone or change channels of your TV – slanket allows you to do stay cozy without giving you the pain of lifting the entire blanket. No wonder this blanket turns is the best value for money and looks stylish in blue. This unique travel accessories will surely make your stay comfortable!

More info | Price: INR 3100 approximately

  1. Foot Warmers: Charge Thy Feet
    Foot warmers that keep your feet warm from inside

Another cool travel accessory that keeps you warm in the most hostile weather conditions. The foot warmer can be easily operated by a wireless remote control as it stays inside your shoes or boots. Powered by lithium-ion batteries, it can be charged up to 500 times using the charger that comes with the kit. Also, this foot-warmer can be adjusted to three modes pertaining to the weather conditions, i.e. low heat, medium heat (100 degrees), and high heat (110 degrees).

The foot warmer uses hi-tech wireless thermal technology and is quite convenient to use. Add it to your travel kit and be assured to stay warm as you walk those frozen lakes and thick sheets of ice.

More info | Price: INR 5650 approximately

  1. Slot Flop Sandals: Keep Your Cards Safe
    A traveler inserting a card in his slot flops

Flip flops are your latest storage device that can secure belongings like cards bills and important papers while you are traveling. A slot on the either side of slippers takes care of your tiny valuables more than the pockets of your clothes. Stash your belongings and walk with your hands-free, slot flops have got you covered!
Uhh, but don’t lose them!

More info | Price: INR 1670 approximately

  1. Modular Tech Travel Shoe: Change Your Shoes As You Travel
    Travelers wearing the modular tech travel shoes

Covering things from the utility point of view, the modular tech travel shoes from Shoezz is a must-have travel accessory. Boasting of multiple body and sole options, the shoe is fastened by a zip and can be detached if and when the need arises.

The customizable nature of the shoe makes it an ideal choice and also reduces the carbon footprint. Go ahead and pre-order one for yourself now!

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  1. Beach Mat: 100% Sand Free!
    A woman sunbathing on a beach mat
    Beach partying comes with the additional baggage of unwanted sand sticking along your belongings, which is irritating of course. With this sand-free multimat with dual layer mesh technology your sand worries just got sorted. While the sleek mat makes the dirt and sand disappear, UV stabilizer prevents the mat from fading.

More info | Price: INR 5400 approximately

  1. Sleep Headphones: Headphones For Eyes And Aars
    Napping while wearing sleep headphones
    So, basically, this is a combo of headphones and headband to fetch you a comfortable sleep without further interference. Wear it throughout the night and your ears won’t hurt either. The headband can be used as an eye mask as well.

Another pro is that the 3.5 mm jack of headphones is compatible with your gadgets. In case it gets dirty, wash the polar fleece material of headband only after detaching the headphones carefully.

More info | Price: INR 2550 approximately

Utility gadgets: Cool Travel Accessories
Check out the below-mentioned utility gadgets before heading for your next vacation!

Earphone Holder: Because Knots Are Notty
Here One Earbuds: Finally, At Peace With Yourself
Inflatable Light: Sustainability At Its Best
Travel Steam Iron: Ensures Sharp Creases Even As You Travel
Flashlight, Speaker, Charger In-one: Centralized Gadgeting Experience
4-in-1 Lens For iPhone: Turn Your iPhone Into A DSLR

  1. Earphone Holder: Because Knots Are Notty
    A detangle earphone holder
    Tangled earphones are a pain. With the earphone holder in our baggage, the tangled worries stay at bay. This value for money travel accessory is soft yet holds the wire firmly in place. It comes in 8 color variants and it’s utility quotient makes it a key travel accessory.

More info | Price: INR 670 approximately

  1. Here One Earbuds: Finally, At Peace With Yourself
    Here One earbuds

Here One earbuds are here to control the sounds around you. Whether it’s reducing the sounds of an aircraft or amplifying someone’s speech, Here One has got you covered. This is amongst the best luxury travel accessories.

Adaptive filtering technology gives you the luxury of hearing only the things that you want to. Also, it works with Siri, Cortana, and Google Now. As of now Here One is available only in the United States.

Pre-order here | Price: 20000 approximately

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  1. Inflatable Light: Sustainability At Its Best
    Illuminating inflatable LED light

This solar powered waterproof inflatable light is a must-have for your trip to secluded areas where you plan on camping. For 7 hours of direct sunlight, it gives a backup of 16 hours. The LED light source is PVC free and made out of some lightweight semitransparent material to diffuse the LED light and create a lantern effect. This is one of the best travel gadgets and accessories for trekkers!
Stick it along your travel kit as you plan on your next adventure.

More info | Price: INR 1350 approximately

  1. Travel Steam Iron: Ensures Sharp Creases Even As You Travel
    The smallest portable iron

The world’s smallest steam iron could be your answer to unwanted wrinkles. Its light weight and compact size make it a reliable travel accessory if you look forward to giving your garments a final touch-up before donning them. This is an essential travel gadgets for everyone.

Three temperature settings and a super fast 15-seconds heat-up time add to the advantage of having this handy travel accessory.

More info | Price: INR 1680 approximately

  1. Flashlight, Speaker, Charger In-one: Centralized Gadgeting Experience
    Bluetooth speaker cum flashlight that plays music and charging phone at the same time

This gizmo – buckshot pro portable Bluetooth speaker with flashlight and USB cable – is for tech junkies who love to travel properly equipped. It can be paired with your phone and laptop and make your outdoor camping even more exciting. The speaker cum flashlight is powered by a lithium-ion battery and indeed a cool travel accessory that you must carry.

More info | Price: INR 3750 approximately

  1. 4-in-1 Lens For iPhone: Turn Your iPhone Into A DSLR
    4-in-1 lens – refining the photography experience

Comprising of the wide and macro lens, this iPhone accessory from Olloclip gives you a photography experience that matches the standard of a DSLR. Affix it at the top of your phone and take get ready to take amazing photographs. This is one of the best travel gadgets and accessories for nature lovers!

More info | Price: INR 6000 approximately

Travel Essentials
Still looking for cool travel gears? The following are the travel essentials, every wanderer must surely have with heading for an excursion!

Gopax Solar Backpack: The Universal Charger
Wheeled Bag-luggage Scooter: When Luggage Turned Into A Vehicle
Hammock Tents: The Suspended Delight For You
Umbrella Tent: Camping Under Stars Made Easy
GoTenna: Never Lose The Track Of Your Buddies
Waterproof City Map: You Have The Right Coordinates

  1. Gopax Solar Backpack: The Universal Charger
    Gopax solar backpack charging a smartphone

This backpack comes with an upgraded battery that fully charges any smartphone up to 6 times. The outer layer is made up of ballistic grade nylon and kevlar stitching which is good enough to sustain small wear and tear. The inbuilt USB tri-cord system ensures the smooth functionality.

The lightweight bag is water-resistant and comes with a 2-litre capacity water bladder.

More info | Price: INR 12000 approximately

  1. Wheeled Bag-luggage Scooter: When Luggage Turned Into A Vehicle
    Wheeled bag opens up to turn into an easy scooter

This three-wheeled micro luggage scooter with a roll-behind carry-on case is easily maneuverable and a good travel companion. It has separate compartments for laptop, documents and, other utility products. Hop on your luggage and go rolling around! Believe it or not its emerging as the cool travel accessories these days! This unique travel accessories will surely make your vacation comfortable!

More info | Price: INR 20200 approximately

  1. Hammock Tents: The Suspended Delight For You
    A traveler relaxing in a hammock tent

This nylon tent is made up of parachute fabric and has an inbuilt mosquito net, which means that it is your perfect sojourn if you are planning to camp amidst mountains and trees. Tie it on three sides and get ready to relax on a perfect platform that’s an allure for most of the adventure fanatics.

More info | Price: INR 4550 approximately

  1. Umbrella Tent: Camping Under Stars Made Easy
    An umbrella tent on the beach
    Camp along the course of a river, under the stars, or amid the lush meadows; with umbrella tent camping just got easier and better. Relying on the strength of steel poles, the umbrella tent with its spider-like structure can be erected within a minute.

Fully integrated sewn-in groundsheet ensures, clean, and bug-free camping. This unique fire retardant umbrella tent’s large version can house four persons at a time.

More info | Price: INR 6000 approximately

  1. GoTenna: Never Lose The Track Of Your Buddies
    goTenna device – it helps keep a tab on fellow travelers

goTenna ensures you don’t lose track of your travel gang when you are out in unexplored terrains. Once it gets paired with your cell phone, goTenna uses VHF radio waves to send text messages and GPS locations to other goTennas in the area. It covers miles and doesn’t require towers, routers or satellites to communicate. This is one of the most helpful cool travel accessories when you are traveling with your friends.

With such a cool and useful travel gadget, why trust mobile networks anymore. Just convert your smartphone into an off-grid communication tool and stay connected all the time!

More info | Price: INR 13400 approximately

  1. Waterproof City Map: You Have The Right Coordinates
    A crumbled waterproof map in a man’s hand
    Maps and compass have always proved to be a crucial communication tool for travelers across the globe. But a rugged travel accessory is always recommended when you are out venturing the off beaten path. Carry this soft city maps for urban jungles from Crumpled City and travel the world assured.

More info | Price: INR 1850 approximately

Bring home these cool travel accessories and travel smart on your next great adventure! Plan your next trip with Traveliogroup and enjoy vacationing with us!

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What are the best travel accessories?
The best travel accessories include the following:

  1. Document organizer
  2. Packing cubes
  3. Travel Bottles
  4. Digital organizer
  5. Duffle Bag
  6. International Travel Adapter
  7. Multi USB Charger

What are travel accessories?
Travel accessories are those things that make your travel convenient and comfortable such as passport wallet, pill organizer, electronic cord organizer, etc.

What every traveler needs?
The following are the things that every traveler must have:

  1. Travel insurance
  2. Travel reward cards
  3. Travel apps
  4. Travel Pillow
  5. Battery Power Bank
  6. Safe Scarf
  7. Money Belt
  8. Comfy Shoes

How can I personalize my luggage?
You can use a luggage tag or colorful tape to personalize your luggage.

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List of Top Amazing Places to Must Visit in 2022

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Are you a newly married couple searching for new experiences and recollections collectively with out denting your financial savings account, or do you wish to plan a household journey with out spending your retirement or emergency funds? 

You may contemplate taking a travel loan from famend monetary establishments or NBFCs at reasonably priced rates of interest. Nonetheless, chances are you’ll be confused about which locations it is best to go to which can be on virtually each traveler’s record. So, listed below are probably the most appreciated locations in India and overseas the place you’ll be able to plan your journey utilizing a private mortgage. 

Listing of Prime Wonderful Locations to Should Go to in 2022

  • Assam – India

Amongst many stunning states, Assam is one with a definite id and is on the precedence record for nature lovers. There are various sanctuaries and nationwide parks the place you’ll be able to see animals just like the one-horned Rhino. You may go to many fantastically designed historical temples. Vacationers can take pleasure in quite a few scenic parks like Nehru Park, the place you’ll be able to see imposing granite sculptures.

  • Switzerland

Switzerland is the choice of people who wish to take pleasure in snow-capped mountains. A metropolis in Switzerland – Lucerne, is understood for its medieval structure in stunning mountains. Swiss chocolate and Swiss timepieces are ready for you – the one place to expertise them. Put an finish to your worries about touring bills. Take a journey mortgage with a versatile compensation facility of 12-60 months. Now you can plan the holiday you could have at all times desired.

  • Paris – France 

Paris is a vibrant and alluring touring spot recognized for the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum – the Palace of French kings, and varied different thrilling and delightful locations. You may go to iconic monuments just like the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral, which is within the rebuilding course of, apart from the town’s quaint cafes and avant-garde artwork galleries. So, put together for a Paris journey and make your dream come true.

  • Bangkok – Thailand

Bangkok is an iconic spot for a trip. Its variety within the world-famous scrumptious road meals have to be alluring for a lot of. The largest buying centre – MBK Centre – is located in Bangkok. You may go to the Grand Palace – the official residence of the king of Thailand. Thai delicacies can be there for you.

  • London – the UK

London is likely one of the cities that has one thing for each traveller. Historical past lovers can go to the British Museum to see Egyptian mummies and Buckingham Palace to benefit from the change of guard day by day. Artwork lovers can go to the Nationwide Gallery, the place work by Leonardo Da Vinci are the important thing sights. You can too see the conflict room utilized by Churchill in World Battle 2.

  • Hong Kong 

There’s an growing variety of vacationers visiting Hong Kong, and there are various causes for this. There’s a well-known gentle present in Hong Kong Harbour. The skyline is simply as fabulous, with a particular level known as Victoria Peak. You may have a look at the sight views utilizing telescopes. There are the most important Buddha statues and scenic magnificence lined by forests. After all, how are you going to keep away from the enduring Disneyland in Hong Kong? Take pleasure in all of the rides within the Disney theme parks impressed by Chinese language tradition.

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DOT proposes new airline refund rules amid travel chaos

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The Department for Transport has proposed new rules to better protect travelers if their flight is delayed, canceled or otherwise significantly changed – in response to the “barrage of complaints about air travel” the department has received since the coronavirus pandemic began , it said in a press release.

By defining when a flight can be considered canceled or significantly changed, the proposal aims to fill a gap in the Department of Transportation’s ability to prevent what it sees as unfair practices in the transportation industry and airlines to oblige consumers who they believe are victims of these practices to be reimbursed.

If it goes into effect, it would be the “biggest expansion of travelers’ rights in decades,” according to Scott Keyes, founder of a website that helps travelers search cheap flightshe wrote on Twitter.

So what does it mean for you?

What are the proposed rules?

Under the proposal, which is subject to a 90-day public consultation period, airlines and ticket sellers would have to refund consumers if they “significantly” change their flights.

This applies to domestic flights delayed by three hours or more or international flights delayed by six hours or more. It would also apply if the departure or arrival airport is changed, if additional connections are added, or if the class of service or aircraft type is changed, e.g. than expected.

If an airline published a flight in its online reservation system when the ticket was sold but ultimately did not operate the flight for any reason, it would be considered canceled under the new rules.

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“When Americans buy a plane ticket, they should get to their destination safely, reliably and affordably,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in the release. “This new proposed rule would protect travelers’ rights and help ensure they receive the timely refunds they deserve from airlines.”

The new rules would also require airlines to issue ticket holders who decide not to travel because they are ill or are unable to travel due to government travel restrictions, including, for example, imposing a quarantine requirement on incoming passengers, with no expiration date. In the case of airlines receiving future government bailouts, the rule would require them to issue refunds instead of credits.

But there are limitations. For example, if someone books a flight but later new public health restrictions are imposed that would render the trip “pointless”, that person would be eligible for a non-expiring voucher or credit. But if someone does not check what is required for the trip, such as B. PCR tests, and cannot travel, he is not eligible.

How do they differ from the current rules?

Under current rulesTravelers to and from the United States are already eligible for a refund if their flight is canceled or significantly delayed and they choose not to take another option, or if they were involuntarily downgraded to a lower tier than what they paid for , to be demoted.

However, because the Department of Transportation does not define “substantial delay,” the question of whether travelers are eligible for a refund depended in practice on many factors “including the length of the delay, the length of the flight” and individual circumstances, it said. When a complaint is made, the individual process for the department to determine whether a refund is required takes a long time, she warns consumers.

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The lack of clarity about what constitutes a canceled or significantly delayed flight has led to “disagreements between airlines about when passengers are eligible for a refund,” the transport ministry said in the press release.

Meanwhile, passengers who choose not to travel because they are ill or are particularly susceptible to illness are generally not protected by current regulations. For this reason, people who are ill and could infect others, or people who are particularly at risk of becoming seriously ill, can still travel so as not to lose the money they spent on their ticket. “This type of action by consumers is not in the public interest,” the department said.

Welcome to the travel hell of summer with lots of gas and canceled flights

When would this take effect?

The Department of Transportation’s proposed rule still has a while to go before it can be enacted. After the period of public hearing 90 days ends, the department reviews the comments and decides whether to keep the proposed rule unchanged, modify it, or withdraw it.

Anyone can comment, including businesses that would be affected by the rule. If the rules are enacted, companies can apply for an exception, which the department will only consider if it finds that “unique circumstances were not taken into account in the rule-making”.

What rights do I have if my flight is delayed now?

Travelers have reported a spike in travel issues this summer – from canceled or delayed flights to lost luggage and strikes – as many countries eased or eliminated all pandemic-related restrictions, which has led to higher demand and airports and airlines have been unable to cope.

Have nearly 550,000 flights been delayed So far this year, the United States has operated more than twice as many such flights in all of 2021, according to the Department of Transportation. More than 88,000 flights were canceled, about 3.2 percent of all flights, compared to less than 1.6 percent of flights last year.

If your flight is one of them, the current rules still apply. For a flight arriving or departing from the United States, you are eligible for a refund if your flight is canceled or significantly delayed and you decide not to choose another option. This also applies if you are involuntarily downgraded to a lower service than you paid for.

How to get refunds from an airline if your flight is cancelled

You are also entitled to compensation if you were denied boarding because your flight was overbooked and you did not voluntarily give up your seat. Airlines are allowed to overbook flights and there is no minimum they have to offer when asking travelers if someone is willing to take a later flight. passengers have reported that airlines have offered thousands of dollars for people who voluntarily get kicked off their flights.

If you are involuntarily bumped, airlines should provide you with a form detailing your compensation claims, which are often tied to arrival at your final destination. Keep in mind that most airlines require you to be checked in or at the boarding gate by a certain time in order to be eligible for compensation over and above the cost of the flight.





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First EU travel route with only digital ID pends approval: Finland to Croatia

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Passengers could soon fly to Croatia from Vantaa Airport in Helsinki using a digital ID on their phones instead of a physical ID card or passport, subject to approval by the European Commission. However, in the initial phase of the project, passengers would still have to take their passports with them to return home, the reports Sanomat newspaper Helsinginvia online translation.

Finnish authorities will need guinea pigs to test the first cross-border route, but they have yet to pack their tiny suitcases. The first step is to complete the application by the end of August and await the European Commission’s decision on whether to fund the pilot. If approved, a multi-stage pilot would begin, with the Commission reportedly keen to see the results of such pilots, with a view to rolling out digital travel documents across the EU.

If approved, the project could begin by the end of the year, although there are no direct flights between the two Finland and Croatia until spring 2023. Finland is therefore considering other destinations. The Netherlands and Canada are also mentioned.

Mikko Väisänen, inspector of staff at the Finnish Border Guard, said the Commission had contacted Finland to see if it was interested in participating. The use of digital ID cards could help speed up checks.

phase out of the physical

In the first stage, a passport would still be required. Väisänen told Helsingin Sanomat that a traveler would have an app on their phone containing a digital travel document. Before the trip, they would send the information in the document to the border authorities electronically and in advance. The data will be deleted after the trip.

At the border control, a photo of the passenger is taken for identification. The passenger would have to hold the passport over the reader but not open it for a scan. This would be to read the chip. In a later step, the passenger could hold their mobile phone over the reader.

Similar plans exist for Croatia, but passengers would be required to carry physical ID to ensure they can complete all stages of the journey.

Helsinki’s Vantaa Airport would have a line for departing and arriving passengers to pass through border controls during the digital ID pilot.

The digital travel document could also eliminate the need for boarding passes and other documents, as facial recognition could be used at security and boarding instead, says Väisänen.

Finland may also plan to use it Biometrics from civil and tourist traffic Serious Crime Investigation Register.

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