We Will Be With YOU All the Way
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HELP - WHAT KIND OF TRAVEL VISA DO I HAVE ?

Service – Service – Service   A client needed to return to Australia to visit family, a few months after having already obtained a visa and completed the original trip that they booked through Brandywine Travel.  The question “was the original visa issued a single entry or a multiple entry visa?” If single then they need to apply for a another visa.  For many countries, the Embassy inserts a piece of paper into the passport and handwrites the expiration date etc and so you can easily find out the status of the visa.   However in the days of technology, even visas are changing – the Australian government uses a totally electronic system now, with nothing in the passport.  So how do you know if you were issued a single or multiple entry visa.  After some digging in our database, we were able to find out that they needed to apply for a new one.  Brandywine Travel is With You All the Way - before and after your trip! Because you booked your trip through Brandywine Travel we were able to access the right information and give you the answer you needed!  Would an Online Travel Agency would have provided that level of service?

 

HURRICANE IRMA -  ”We are with YOU all the way” 

Image result for cruise ship picturesDuring  Hurricane Irma one of our client families was vacationing on  a  7 day Caribbean cruise.   The ship had departed from Fort Lauderdale but could not get back in to port  because of the path of the hurricane.  So their 7 day cruise became a 10 day cruise!  Our clients had booked a post cruise night in Fort Lauderdale and had prepaid  for their transfers.  Now they would not use them.    They emailed us from the ship to keep us informed as to changes in itinerary as they were announced on board the ship.   As soon as we knew they would not be back in time for the extra night, we phoned the cruise line, and after a 35 minute wait on the phone, we  were able to ensure that the cruise line had cancelled the post cruise hotel night and the transfers.  We then emailed back to our clients on the ship to reassure them that those bookings had been cancelled without any penalty.   When you book your travel through Brandywine Travel  ”We are with YOU all the way”  You can call someone you know, who is familiar with your travel itinerary, and we can do our best to resolve the issue and give you the peace of mind so you can  enjoy your vacation with no worries!

 

Air New Zealand Innovative flat bed in Economy ClassPersistence – We won’t accept less than our client has paid for & expects!  WE have your back! 

A jet fuel pipeline supplying Auckland Intl Airport ruptured, and that immediately impacted some Air New Zealand flights.   Our client was on one of the few long haul flights that was cancelled.  Our client had insisted on the “Skycouch” seat upgrade (a great unique upgrade so that you can lie down flat in economy class) and we knew how important it was to her.   To reserve a Skycouch, you must first buy the plane ticket, and then you buy the Skycouch upgrade.  We called Air New Zealand  and our travel partner in New Zealand to make sure she was not only rerouted on another flight but also was given the Skycouch that she had already paid for.  The airline rerouted her, but did not bother to transfer the reservation upgrade for the Skycouch.  For our travel partner and Air New Zealand, their concern was getting her a seat on a flight, and felt that their responsibility was complete, but NO, that was not acceptable to Brandywine Travel!  We knew how important it was to her to have the Skycouch, and we wanted to make sure that despite the stress of a cancelled, then a rerouted flight, her travel home would be in comfort.   We wanted to make sure that nothing would spoil her trip of a lifetime.  In order for her to upgrade to a Skycouch on the new flight, Air New Zealand cancelled the old upgrade, issued a refund, and our client had to pay again for the upgrade on the rerouted flight.  Through all this we were in constant communication with our client in Auckland, and her family here in Nashville.   After two hours of persistence and follow up on the phone, we were assured the upgrade had been issued.   Our client was delighted to text us from Auckland Airport when she had her precious Skycouch boarding pass in hand.  It was only Brandywine Travel that insisted that our client be able to purchase the Skycouch upgrade, our travel partner and Air New Zealand felt that a seat on the plane was good enough – that is the Brandywine Travel difference and why we say “We Will be With YOU All the Way!

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Persistence Does Pay Off  –  we insist on a refund for our client

Image result for refund iconOur client had requested an Economy Comfort seat and had paid the additional fees to the airline.  (An economy comfort seat gives you about 4 – 6 inches of extra space front to back, it doesn’t sound like much but it makes a world of difference!) The morning of the flight we received notification that the flight had been  cancelled due to mechanical problems.  We immediately called the airline to get an updated status,  and noted that they were rerouted on the same airline, with a new seat assignment that was not Economy Comfort. We then notified the client by text of the issue.  Once back at home,  we contacted the airline.  After an hour on the phone with customer service, the airline finally agreed to give the client her refund – but said it would take 3 to 4 weeks for the client to see it back on her credit card.  We were pleased to hear from our clients that they actually received the refund quite quickly.  Knowing that a passenger has the right to ask for the refund, and then persisting on the phone until the airline agrees  to give the refund; is the benefit of the  Professional Expertise and Consultation Services that booking your trip through Brandywine Travel  gives you.

 

 

We are just a phone call away - when you have a concern 

The client saw two charges from the supplier on her credit card statement and was concerned  – she thought that perhaps she had been over charged and called Brandywine Travel.   Our Professional Travel consultant  immediately called up the supplier, asked to review the charges, found out exactly what the two charges covered and called back the client to reassure her that everything was in order.  Knowing who to call and the right questions to ask is the benefit of booking your trip through Brandywine Travel.

 

A Look at the Budget

We follow up and stay on the phone when there is a concern - so you don't have to!  We booked  1  cabin for a family on a major cruise line.  Then an additional family member joined the group so  our client  booked a second cabin.  Weeks later our clients checked on the Cruise Manager  Internet Portal  for  cruise line passengers to look at the booking.  Our client became concerned when the system  showed only one cabin booked instead of the two, and called Brandywine Travel.  We immediately called the cruise line reservation office.  We provided all the details regarding the two bookings and they said they would call us right back.   After 3 hours and no call back, we called the cruise line again to follow up.    We knew the client was worried and needed an answer right away.  We provided all the details again, and this time we were informed that the cruise line had been experiencing problems with the cruise portal ever since Hurricane Irma hit Miami.   We called the client back and confirmed  that the bookings were in order, and that the issue was a temporary technical problem with the web site.   Staying on the phone, following up when calls are not returned as promised, and confirming that the booking is all in order is what we do to provide the extra level of service, so our client does not have to!  Brandywine Travel is with you all the way!