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Connecting at Sofia Airport - useful tips for transit passengers

Sofia International Airport (SOF) is the biggest international airport of Bulgaria and is located near its capital Sofia. It serves around 5 million passengers annually, out of which only a fraction are transit passengers. This article contains helpful information for anyone planning a transfer at Sofia International Airport. 

Writing airline reviews | Useful tips

Reviews enable us to take informed decisions about buying products. They are fundamental in today’s knowledge-based economy. Review pioneers such as booking.com and tripadvisor.com have changed the way we book travel. Hotel ratings are crucial in choosing one hotel over another. Reviews are somewhat less popular when we talk about airlines and booking air travel. Very few online travel agencies show airline ratings in the list of ther search results. Some do show information such as the seat pitch or on time rating, but this is as far as it goes. The main driver behind airfare purchase decisions has been the price followed by flight times and trip length. Airline quality comes after.

Ryanair, are connecting flights possible?

Ryanair has been strictly point-to-point airline, and while plans for connecting flights were revealed in 2017, it still remains oriented towards direct flights. Currently official Ryanair connecting flights are offered via a limited number of connecting airports. These airports are Rome Fiumicino (FCO), Milan Bergamo (BGY), and Porto (OPO). 

Long layover in Istanbul - The airport hotels are a good option

If you have an overnight connection at Istanbul Ataturk airport, there is good news for you - There is abundance of hotels in the area that can help you relax well, before your next day flight. In any case where the airline doesn't cater for your overnight transfer, you may consider this option as it will cost you around USD 100 or maybe even less, and this is a rate for 2 people sharing a room. 

Connecting flight: Meaning and Definitions | Useful information for passengers

‚ÄčIn short, a connecting flight is one that requires passengers to change from one aircraft to another at a hub airport on the way to their final destination. The following paragraphs explain in greater detail what connecting flights are.

How to address the risks of missing connecting flights?

Many travellers around the world fear the possibility of missing their connecting flights. Whether you are traveling on a single ticket or on two separate tickets, the consequences of missed connections are grave for everyone (maybe except those who are not in a hurry and hope to benefit from monetary compensations).  Let’s look at some factors that affect the flight connections. Understanding these factors can help us predict and possibly avoid risky connections.

Self-connecting flights, how to book them?

Self-connecting is the process when one travels on two or more connecting flights, booked separately on different tickets. From an aviation standpoint, these are regarded as separate journeys (point to point flights), and the carriers take no responsibilities for missed connections, schedule changes, cancellations, etc. In other words, the risk lies fully within the passenger.

Choosing between connecting and direct flight

In this article, we shall try to outline the differences between flying direct versus flying with connections, focusing on the pros and cons of both options. 

8 tips on airport transiting: how to make the best out of your connecting flights

Are you a transit passengers who struggles all the time with flight connections? Flight delays, security checks, loss of baggage, transit visas, long layovers, missed connections…is this causing you troubles? We have put together for you 8 tips to make your transiting a pleasant experience.

Connecting flights: When should we shrink wrap our baggage

We bet you have noticed the shrink wrapping machines situated at the check in areas of most major airports. These devices are there for a reason - people use them. Passengers shrink wrap their baggage for a number of reasons, in most cases related to safety. When do you need to shrink wrap your baggage? Read further to find out. 

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