Check In Counter - A location in the air terminal designated for passenger and
baggage check in.
Assistance - Currently some fares provided on the website do not have real time
availability or booking functions. Therefore, these booking require
assistance by our staff. Once a travel request is submitted,
then a travel agent will contact you by telephone or my email
to acknowledge your request and proceed your travel request.
Record Locator Number - A unique confirmation number issued by an air carrier when a
reservation is booked.
could pertain to air/hotel or car which means if space is open
to sell to the public.
Fare - Is
the airfare with no taxes or service fees added to this amount.
Allowance - Amount of baggage a passenger may transport without having to
pay extra charges. This allowance is determined by each air carrier.
Boarding Pass - A paper document
issued to the passenger that allows boarding on a ship, plane,
train, or other form of transportation.
- The class of service between first class and coach class, most
commonly offered on international flights as a popular alternative
to the more expensive first class.
Fee/Cancellation Penalty or Refund - The amount charged when a traveler cancels
- Fees collected by the airlines when a passenger makes changes
to a restricted or penalty ticket.
- air carrier that operates smaller aircraft and provides service
to airports that cannot support large jet equipment.
Concourse - The area in an airline
terminal where the gates are located. Many airports have multiple
Confirmation - The acceptance and
acknowledgment of a reservation by a travel supplier.
- Air transportation arrangement that requires a passenger to
change planes before reaching their final destination.
Destination - The point at which
a trip ends.
- A flight that does not require a passenger to change planes
although there may be intermediate stops. Also known as a through
- A hotel room for occupancy by two people which may contain a
double, queen or king-size bed.
Occupancy Rate - The rate for a room shared by two people. The rate is quoted
for the room and not on a per person basis.
- An additional fee that is often charged by a car rental company
when the customer rents a car in one location and returns it to
- Also known as tourist or coach class.
Effective Range - Airfares are valid only
between these departure dates.
Flying Time - Estimated flying time between departure city and destination
or connecting point.
Equipment - Type of aircraft
- To distinguish one fare level from another, the airlines assign
special purchasing rules and restrictions. Generally, the lower
the fare, the more restrictions a fare has (such as 21 day advance
purchase or Saturday night stay or travel on a certain day of
Aviation Administration (FAA) - The government agency responsible for the
regulation of civil aviation in the United States; functions include
airline security regulation and enforcement, air traffic control,
aircraft maintenance and pilot licensing.
Flier Program - A membership program offered directly to the traveler by the
air carrier enabling members to accumulate miles (points) and
redeem them according to the terms and conditions of the air carrier.
Gate - The area in an airport
where passengers board a plane.
Reservation - A lodging reservation held for a passenger's late arrival, usually
secured by a credit card obligation to pay even if the traveler
never arrives at the hotel.
- Entertainment, meals, beverages and miscellaneous items available
during a flight.
Itinerary - The complete schedule
of a trip.
Room - A room with a king-size
Layover - The amount of time
a connecting passenger has between flights, before reaching the
Mileage Allowance - The number of miles included in the car rental rate before additional
per mile charges are accessed.
- Charge made for each mile a rental car is driven beyond the
established limited mileage allowance for the rental rate used.
- A fare requirement that requires the passenger to stay for a
designated period of time. (Example: one week, or over a Saturday
- A journey from point A to point B to point C, and back to point
Airport or Multiple Airport City - A term used to describe a city or
metropolitan area that has more than one major, commercial airport.
(Examples: Chicago O'Hare and Chicago Midway, New York JFK and New York LaGuardia, etc.)
- "No money back" purchases. Although nonrefundable
tickets cannot be returned for a refund, the cost of an unused
nonrefundable ticket may be applied to future travel. The airline
may charge a change or reissue fee for modifying a non-refundable
Nonstop - A flight that does
not stop between point of departure and destination.
- The tax levied by many cities on a hotel stay. In addition to
local taxes, there may be a set tax per room or per person added
to the hotel bill.
- A flight that starts in one location and ends in another location,
without returning to the starting point.
Origin - The point at which
a trip begins.
Type - Provide
the capability to specifiy fare related to classifications for
Facility Charge (PFC) - A per passenger airport tax authorized by the US Congress for
upgrading and expanding local airport facilities. Currently, the
tax can amount to no more than $3 for any one airport and no more
than $12 for any single itinerary.
Penalty - The amount charged
for canceling or changing a reservation.
Fares - This
is a negotiated contract rate between the airline carrier and
Gateway Tourist. These fares are normally discounted from the
Refund Comment - Provides Cancellation penalty/fee for
a refund on this private fare.
Change Comment - Provides Change fees on this private fare.
Other Comment - Additional rules on this private fare.
of Citizenship - A government issued document that establishes the traveler's
nationality to the satisfaction of a foreign government. It may
be an original or certified copy of a birth certificate, or a
- A government issued document that establishes a traveler's identity.
Proof of identity may be a driver's license, birth certificate,
or a passport
Fares - Normal fares provided from
the airlines that are available to the public for domestic and
Penatly or Refundable Fare - Refundable tickets can be returned for a refund to your credit
card and allow you to make changes without paying a penalty.
- Airlines serving specified areas or regions of the country.
- Special fares available only for specified times of day, or
days of the week.
Travel Dates - Specific period during which specials fare or rates apply.
Tax - State or local tax
charged on hotel stays.
- A journey from point A to point B and back to point A. Different
from a multi-leg trip.
specific city pairs by which an airline designates to travel.
Fees - This
fee is non-refundable ticket fee This may appear as a separate
charge on your credit card statement.
- An airline term that designates a passenger who has special
requests, such as requiring assistance boarding or departing the
aircraft, or special meal requirements.
- This amount is added
to the base fare to make up the total airfare. Each destination
and routing will determine taxes. There are US ticket tax, Passenger
Facility charges, surcharges, Federal Segment fees, 9/11 security
fee and non-us destinations taxes. Not including internatinational
taxes or domestic taxes. These taxes are per ticket and include,
Ticket - When completed and
validated, the electronic ticket or paper ticket becomes a contract
for transportation between a carrier and a passenger.
Protection - A combination of travel insurance benefits and emergency hotline
services, designed to give you protection for your travel investment,
health and belongings while traveling.
- A rental car rate that allows the renter to drive an unlimited
number of miles without additional mileage charges.
- If fare permits, you
may use your frequent flyer miles to upgrade when using this fare.
Although, you need to meet the mileage program eligibility, need
sufficient miles in your account and meet other requirements given
by your mileage account per airlines program.
Visa - A validating document
placed in a passport by a foreign government, indicating that
the traveler's passport has been examined and the passport holder
may travel to that specific country. Not all countries require