7 photos to take on your plane trips!
They say that a photo is worth a thousand words, a proverb that is true in tourism, but also in other delicate situations. Photos can capture the most impressive moments of travel, but also the delicate moments.
You are surely familiar with the photos taken at the sights, with selfies in wonderful places, but you pay too little time and special attention to the way to your destination. During a vacation, the road between home and destination is exposed to inconveniences such as congested traffic, delayed or canceled flight, luggage that does not arrive on time and many others.
We have for you some suggestions of 7 photos that you should take on your plane trips. And we're not talking about artistic photos, but those necessary frames for those moments when things don't go according to plan. For example, these photos can "speak" for you in case of canceled or delayed flights or if you have problems with your luggage.
Take a photo of your luggage at check-in!
Take a photo of your luggage at check-in! This will be of great help when the luggage arrives at its destination damaged following a flight from point A to B. This way, the airline or insurance company will not speculate that you want to get financial compensation from previous damages.
When you arrive at your destination, take photos of the luggage if it has significant damage, then go to the customer relations office of the company or the company representing the airline and claim financial compensation for damaged baggage. Very important: the claim for compensation must be made before leaving the airport.
It is advisable to take photos from several angles to cover all sides of the luggage, preferably right at the check-in desk (when you drop your luggage) or at the baggage lane (when you pick up your luggage).
Take photos of what you have in your luggage!
Take photos of what you have in your luggage! If there will be items damaged or missing from the flight, photos will help you prove it. While packing, take detailed photos of what you put in your suitcases, especially if you have valuables.
Take a photo of the baggage tag
Take a photo of your luggage tag when you drop it off at check-in! These are easy to lose or accidentally throw away, although most of the time they are stuck to the ticket. The idea is that this luggage tag is useful for you when you have problems with your luggage. It is important that all data is visible, clear.
Take a photo at the boarding gate
Take a photo at the boarding gate, preferably a selfie in which you also include the data displayed on the respective screens. If you arrive at the boarding gate and are denied boarding, you can prove that you arrived on time for the boarding process.
It is customary for some airlines to do Overbooking and, inevitably, there will be passengers who will be denied boarding. We note that they have the right to compensation up to €600 under EU law. Airlines only pay for passengers who are denied boarding through no fault of their own. So, this way you can prove that you strictly followed the rules.
Take photos of the food and drink consumed at the airport
Take photos of the food and drink consumed at the airport, in case of delayed flights! If your flight is delayed for a longer period of time, you may be entitled to a refund for food and drinks required during the wait, unless the airline will provide value vouchers or snacks.
Take a photo of the time to prove how long you've been stuck on a plane
Take a photo of the time to prove how long you've been stuck on a plane, if there is such a situation! There are laws that limit the length of time that planes can be held on the runway, and if you are not allowed to disembark within that time (unless there are safety concerns) you are entitled to compensation.
Take photos of expense receipts
Take photos of expense receipts that you did in case of canceled or delayed flights! For international flights, airlines are responsible for reimbursing passengers when they incur additional expenses as a result of a disrupted flight. It is important to also photograph the time and date of the respective receipt or receipts to demonstrate the delicate situation in which you found yourself.
Whether you need to buy toiletries because your luggage didn't arrive on time or you can't make it to your final destination because your flight arrived too late, take photos of all those receipts and receipts. Under the Montreal Convention, you can make a claim for reimbursement of additional expenses in certain situations where your trip is disrupted due to the airline's fault.
In conclusion, we recommend that you photograph, as much as you can and are allowed, just about anything that can help you in the process of recovering your money on compensations in case of canceled or delayed flights or when you have problems with your luggage. And in the case of denied boarding, it is good to take steps to demonstrate that you followed all the procedures in the flow from checks to boarding and, very importantly, to demonstrate that you arrived on time.