The first thing to do to make a journey by air is of course the purchase of tickets. Prices are usually very variable depending on several factors. To better understand the mechanism by which the seats are sold on an airplane you need to know some things.
- There are two main world systems selling airline tickets, Economy and First Class in addition to the Albanian system and the In practice, there is a need to block an airline seat sold so that it can not be assigned to anyone else anywhere in the world. To achieve this we need a system that has a global database of jobs all flights for all airlines, air travel, as it often provides the connecting flights with different airlines or otherwise. Saber and Amadeus are two databases in the world for the air ticket competition, so airlines allocate a proportion of seats of each flight by one, the other party to the other. The two databases are not communicating; so the seats on a flight could be completed and available on a Saber on Amadeus, while on another flight might be the reverse. Travel agents who sell tickets usually have a direct connection with one of the two systems, so when you are told that the flight is full, it may be that on the system there are still some places.
- The posts before being assigned to the global reservation systems are placed in different price categories. In practice, some are released at full price, some at prices more and more discounted. The full cost can usually change your flight until the last moment or decide to return with a certain freedom, while lower prices have limitations: they can not be changed, the return must take place within a set time, the flight must occur at certain times or certain days of the week etc.. Of course, this tourist class ticket for those in first or business class are priced even higher but they give different services: wider seats (in fact mandatory for obese children), alcohol consumption included, richer menu of meals, currency reserved for check-in, the greater weight of luggage, etc..
- The booking of a flight does not include any charge for those who undertakes. This of course is true for those with access to the international reservation system, such as travel agencies and tour operators, while the client still requires the agency to repay the advance service in case of cancellation. This allows you to tour operators and agencies to reserve seats on an airplane in anticipation of potential customers to package tours without having to commit financially. The only thing to do to keep the reservation of seats is periodically connect to the system and confirm the reservation. In this way, many places are occupied but have not yet been sold, and these posts can not be issued either at the time of the flight, so do not have to pay them. The airlines should start to avoid the planes with many empty seats remaining unsold, shall be authorized to carry on a certain percentage of overbooking, that is to sell more tickets than there are seats on the plane. Upon check-in might be of the highest number of seats available travelers: who comes first or who is part of an organized trip will take the assigned seat, the others would not start.
Companies typically use overbooking sparingly so as not to let down your customers, but in some cases there may be many dozens of passengers in possession of valid tickets left on the ground.
- In some cases, airlines sell tickets on the waiting list, in this case there appears the word OK in the box of the ticket (column “Status”). Make sure your agency give you the tickets you have the OK on flights to all flights, including return, otherwise you risk having to start with later flights.
Pay less for air travel and then buy your ticket well in advance, controlled periods of high and low season for each company. There are some very cheap tickets which do not provide the start, go up only if they remain of free places: use this only if you want to travel into periods of holiday classics, when the planes are all full.