So, what is a Direct Flight, anyway?

So, what is a Direct Flight, anyway?

Travel nowadays is not as fun and glamorous as in the yesteryears, however we all have to travel. Be it corporate or leisure, we will have to board a train, plane, cruise ship, ferry… well, you get the idea.

So you call a travel agent and tell them you want a direct flight from Los Angeles to Miami. Your agent books a PNR (Passenger Name Record) with requested flight and you end up stopping in DTW (Detroit, Michigan) and now you are furious with your travel agent, because you, your children, your grandma and the dog, not only stopped in DTW, but also had to change planes.

So, what is a Direct Flight, anyway? 

A. A flight that makes one or more stops with no change of planes

B. A flight that makes one or more stops and may change planes

C. A flight that makes no stops

D. A flight that makes one or more stops with no flight number change

If your answer is D, you get a sticker! 

A direct flight is one that makes one or more stops with no flight number change; however, there may be a change of aircraft. So, it is very important that you check the flight’s operation so you are aware of any change of equipment.

I was amazed when I saw a major airline’s TV commercial and they called a Non-Stop flight “Direct”… Oh well… now you know!

by DaughterNature