BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Your booking contract is with worldstartravels.co.uk, Whose registered office is in Oceanair House Business Centre, 201 First Floor, 750 High Road Leytonstone London E11 3AW
When you book travel arrangements with us you enter into a contract with us.
WHO ARE YOU?
You are any client of ours who books your travel arrangements with us and who is named on the confirmation invoice.
WHAT ARE PAYMENT TERMS?
The person in whose name the booking is made acts on behalf of all other persons named and becomes responsible to us for all payments in respect of the booking. If you are making a payment less than eight weeks prior to departure you must pay the total cost of your travel arrangements. If you do not pay as described above, your travel arrangements will be automatically cancelled. We do not send reminders. We are entitled to cancel your travel arrangements for non-payment as specified. Should we have to cancel your travel arrangements because you have failed to pay, you will be liable to pay us cancellation charges. Our back offices are located in different cities including UK and India. The processing of your reservation and payment might take place at any of these back offices, including back offices outside UK. In order to avoid fraudulent use of cards we may undertake measures which would involve the card holder to confirm certain details with the bank about the transaction. Failing to do so may lead to cancellation of the reservation.
Where deposits are taken this only guarantees the seat NOT any tax increase and fare increase. The deposits are non Refundable. Your fare is guaranteed only once you make the full payment. Your seat is guaranteed only after your tickets are issued by our agency and we send you the e-tickets.
AIRPORT CHARGES AND DEPARTURE TAXES
Action by UK or Overseas Governments and other Authorities including mandatory increases or new charges are not covered by the company`s price guarantee. UK Air passenger Duty and Airport departure Taxes are included in our prices.
If after booking you wish to change your travel arrangements, we will do our utmost to meet this new instruction as long as they are received by us in writing and accompanied by an amendment fee. Please enquire for more details with your consultant. Alterations cannot be made to passenger names and it is your obligations to book under the correct names as they appear in the relevant passport. Name changes will be treated as cancellations and will be subject to the cancellation charges set out below. Please note that some travel arrangements cannot be changed after a reservation has been made and any alterations will incur a 100%cancellation charge. All fares are subject to change, sometimes without advance notice: it is therefore in your own interest to finalize payment as soon as possible, as fares can only be guaranteed if full payment has been received.
CANCELLATION BY THE PASSENGER
You may cancel your booking at any time as long as it is communicated to us in writing. As this incurs administration costs, we will retain your deposit (deposits are non-refundable) and additional cancellation charges may apply. Cancellation charges on airline tickets are dependent on the airline, the fare type and when cancellation takes place, varying from 25%to 100%; please check at the time of booking. It should be noted that the majority of discounted airline tickets carry a 100% cancellation charge. Refunds can take anything between 12-14 weeks. If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of an insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.
CREDIT/DEBIT CARD CHARGES
Bookings where payments made by credit/debit card are liable for the following surcharges: 2.5% on Visa & Master Card. 3.5% on American Express and Diner`s Club. If you wish to avoid paying the surcharge, you may transfer/deposit funds into one of our bank account. Although this is advisable only if your departure date is more than 5 days away. Please make sure you consult with our Travel consultant before/after making any bank transfer or cash deposit.
In the event of the company making a request on your behalf, e.g. Meals, Seats, Room requests etc., we will communicate that request to those responsible. A request cannot be guaranteed and therefore we cannot be held responsible if your request is not fulfilled.
We advise you to take a travel insurance policy from worldstartravel.co.uk Our consultants have been trained by the Insurance companies to offer customized Travel Insurance, covering maximum risk in minimum cost. Please check with our sales consultants about most suitable Travel Insurance Policy as per your travel requirements.
All the tickets are issued as E-tickets. E-ticket will be emailed to the passenger at his/her email ID. In special cases where the client doesn’t have email ID, we will post the printed version of E-ticket to the client’s postal address. Insurance policy will always be posted to the customer’s postal address.
RECONFIRMATION OF FLIGHTS / CHECK-IN
You are required to check in 3 hours prior to departure on long-haul and 2 hours prior to departure for short-haul flights. Reconfirmation of onward / return flights must be made with the airline at least 72 hours prior to departure.
FLIGHT PROGRAMME CHANGES
All prices, dates, times, routes and choice of airline are subject to alteration or cancellation should worldstartravel.co.uk find it necessary to effect any such alteration or cancellation. They will use their best Endeavour to provide passengers with suitable alternatives. All arrangements for transportation are made by worldstartravel.co.uk upon the express understanding that it acts as booking agent only. Any claim for damage, injury, death, loss or delay in connections or inconvenience caused or suffered by any passenger or his property howsoever arising shall be made direct against the carrier or other responsible person, firm or company concerned. The liability of worldstartravel.co.uk shall cease in any event if worldstartravel.co.uk has exercised due diligence in acting as booking agent. worldstartravel.co.uk will not be bound by any statement or representation unless it be in writing and signed by a duly authorized official or their office staff, and save as aforesaid, no representative employee or agent of worldstartravel.co.uk is authorized to commit them to any liability or make any representation on their behalf whatsoever. Refunds will not be paid in the event of cancellations or changes made by us caused by circumstances amounting to Force Majeure including amongst others: war, threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorism, industrial disputes and strikes, natural and other disasters, fire, technical problems with transport adverse weather conditions, closure or congestion of airports and other events beyond our control. After E-tickets have been issued, in case the Airline cancels the flight for any unforeseen reasons, it’s the Airline’s responsibility to offer an alternate schedule to the effected customers. We will inform the customers about all possible alternate schedules offered by the Airline. In case customer doesnâ€™t wish to accept the alternate schedule(s), we will apply for refund from the Airline. In case of Refund, World Star Travel will only refund the amount that it receives from the Airline. Which also means that World Star Travel reserves the right to not refund the commission/mark-up which was a part of the selling price and which covers all the direct/indirect expenses incurred by World Star Travel for issuing your E-tickets
VALIDITY OF TICKETS, FLIGHT TIMINGS AND SCHEDULED CARRIERS
Return tickets are valid for the dates and routing specified thereon. No refunds will be made in respect of unused tickets other than as provided for herein. Flights, timings and schedules are subject to changes at the insistence of National Aviation Authorities or the carriers for operational or other reasons. Neither the company nor the Carrier concerned will accept liability for the flight cancellations, delays or diversions outside the company`s or the carrier`s control. Timings in itineraries or elsewhere are not guaranteed and do not form part of the contract. Air Carriers may substitute alternative aircraft and carriers, include or omit stops and neither the company nor the carrier accepts responsibility for making connections and / or delays.
It is your responsibility to have valid travel documentation. You will be liable for any fines together with any related expenses, which may be imposed on worldstartravel.co.uk or the carrier as a result of your improper or incorrect documentation. Before your departure date, you shall make sure that you have all valid Visas, including destination and transit Visa(s).
Please note that a flight described as "direct" will not necessarily be non-stop. All departure/arrival times are provided by the airlines concerned and are estimates only. They may change due to air traffic control restrictions, weather conditions, operational/maintenance requirements and the requirement for passengers to check in on time. World Star Travel will advise if there is any change to a departure/ arrival time previously given to you or shown on your ticket but you are also strongly advised to reconfirm your flights, including departure times, with the airline, 72 hours prior to departure. We are unable to make any special arrangements for you if you are delayed; these matters are at the sole discretion of the airline concerned
If a problem occurs, whilst you are abroad, you must inform the relevant supplier (e.g. hotel, tour operator, car rental company, airline) immediately so that the matter can be put right. If the supplier cannot resolve the problem to your satisfaction, at the time, you must also contact us immediately by telephoning London 0208 1333 998 so that we are given the opportunity to help. In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the time, you must write to us within 28 days of your return, quoting your original booking reference and giving all relevant information. Failure to take these steps will hinder our ability to resolve the problem and/or investigate it fully and in consequence, any right to compensation you may have may be extinguished or reduced.
If you have questions or concerns related to your travel Plan, please contact customer care on 0207 0187 400 or firstname.lastname@example.org or meet us at Oceanair House Business Centre, 201 First Floor, 750 High Road Leytonstone London E11 3AW.
When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.
We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable).”
“If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those
Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.”
PASSPORT, VISAS, HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AND DRIVING LICENCE
Please ensure that you are aware of all passport, visa and health requirements and that you allow adequate time to obtain them. You must check applicable requirements with the relevant Embassy, Consulate or Passport Agency. Please note that many countries require that your passport is valid for six months beyond the period of your stay. Requirements can change and it is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with applicable passport, visa and health requirements and take all necessary documents with you to gain access to any country or region to which you make travel arrangements or transit through. World Star Travel cannot accept any responsibility for customers who do not possess the correct documents and if you fail to do so, you will be solely responsible for any cost, loss or damage that you incur as a result of your failure. Helpful information can be found on the websites http://www.fco.gov.uk/travel and http://www.doh.gov.uk.