With UK flight or Land Only?
We offer you a choice of booking either a With UK flight or a Land Only package for all our expeditions and treks.
Dates shown in the brochure allow for international travel from the UK. The website shows dates for both the With UK flight package and the Land Only package.
All our courses are sold Land Only.
Details of With UK flight (Inclusive of international flights from the UK)
If you book a With UK flight package, your contract with Adventure Peaks starts and finishes at the UK airport. You are responsible for getting to the airport in time.
Within the total price of a With UK flight package is an element we have allowed to cover the cost of flights, which is either the difference between the Land Only and the With UK flight prices in the brochure, or the flight price shown as an extra on the website.
Flight costs are estimated based on an economy class low to mid season ticket on flights between LONDON and the destination city. Cost are stated in good faith and are based on research and costs in previous years, but are subject to change. On trips departing in high seasons / peak periods, flight supplements are likely to be required. (See below)
The actual price we pay for flights will vary depending on:
- Season of travel.
- Seat availability.
- Time before departure that seats are booked.
- Deals we have with various airlines.
We prefer to book flights as early as possible. However we cannot commit payment to flights until:
- The group has reached its minimum operational number and therefore…
- The trip is guaranteed to run.
- We have sufficient payment from you, our customer, to cover the flight element in full. Therefore at times we may need to request extra payment from you, before your final balance is due, if the airline demands such a payment in order to secure the seat.
We source flights though our flight consolidators (who deal exclusively with the travel trade) or budget airlines. We do not always go for the cheapest deal, but prefer to use our knowledge and experience to purchase a ticket which provides the best combination of cost, routing, flexibility and baggage allowance to suit your trip. The price you pay to us will include all fees, taxes, bonding costs, administration and ticketing fees. The final cost of a flight cannot be guaranteed until the ticket is issued.
You will be liable for any cost incurred for any changes to the ticket requested by you after the ticket has been issued. These costs are set by the airlines and vary considerably. Administration charges will also be added to any changes made at your request.
If you prefer to travel on a different airline, flight schedule, ticket class or from a different UK airport then we will gladly source a suitable flight for you, as long as it fits with the overseas scheduling of your trip. You will be liable for any cost above the element we have budgeted for the flight for your trip, and any extra hotel nights and transfers that may be required.
Details of Land Only (Exclusive of international flights)
If you book a Land Only package, your contract with Adventure Peaks starts at the first hotel in your holiday destination and ends when the group leaves for the airport at the end of the trip. In most cases a final night is included back at the hotel you started from. Please refer to the individual trip dossier to see at what time of day you should book your return flight.
Therefore, all travel to and from the destination will take place before and after the Land Only dates shown on our website.
The advantages of booking a With UK flight package are:
- Transfers between the overseas airport and the first/last hotel are included.
- Your trip is fully covered UK to UK by our Air Travel Organiser’s License (ATOL 5882) granted by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). For full information on ATOL protection please visit www.atol.org.uk.
- If you need to change your flight we will be on hand to assist you. However to make a change to a flight returning to the UK it may necessary for you to visit the local airline office in the country you are in to make the change. You will however be liable for any extra costs incurred.
Full details of flights booked by Adventure Peaks will be sent to you with your final letter within one month of departure, along with your e-ticket and/or boarding pass.
We will not book any international flight for you until we have received your full passport details in writing, or preferably a scan of your passport which you can upload to your client account on our website. This is to ensure that your details are input accurately into your flight booking. Errors in exact names and date of birth can incur inordinate fees if they need to be corrected at a later date.
Your Financial Security
Adventure Peaks Ltd is a fully licensed and bonded tour operator. Our ATOL number is 5882.
All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate