10 Common Mistakes Travelers Make When Booking Flights

| April 10, 2017

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Flight Network completed an analysis of over 400,000 flight bookings and discovered 10 common mistakes travelers make when booking flights. Forgetting to check passport expiry dates was listed as the most common while, entering incorrect names quickly followed as number two. All of these mistakes can be very costly and easily avoidable.

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