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Flights done right

We do the planning, pick you up when you land, and more. Add our airfare package and we’ll take care of all the flight logistics for you.

Easy monthly payments
No need to spring for airfare all at once—pay for flights over time with AutoPay, our interest-free monthly payment plan.

Included transfers
You’ll get an airport pickup at your destination as well as drop-off on your tour’s standard arrival and departure days.

Major international airlines
We only book round-trip flights on established international airlines. You won’t find yourself on a no-frills airline.

Locked-in price
Say goodbye to tracking flights online for months! We guarantee a flight itinerary option at the price you see when adding your airfare package.

Booking flexibility
Our team will work with you to choose your ideal routing and if we make changes to your tour itinerary that impact flights, we’ll rebook them for you.

24-hour support
Need advice about how to handle flight changes? Our On-Tour Support Team is available around the clock.

Ready to add flights?

Select your departure city when reserving your tour online and we'll add the airfare package to your booking. It's that easy!

You can always call 1-800-597-0350 to talk to an expert about your flights.

“We flew to Málaga, Spain after our first Go Ahead tour of Dublin, Edinburgh & London, and stayed another ten days... Being able to do that is an excellent perk of traveling with Go Ahead. I don’t know of other tour companies that do that.”

— Dwight, 8-time Go Ahead traveler

Flights FAQ

Airfare package basics

Who can I talk to about my flights?

Our team of travel experts is here to talk all things airfare. If you’re planning your trip and would like to talk about adding our airfare package, call our team of Tour Consultants at 1-800-590-1161.

If you've already reserved your tour, our Customer Experience Team is available to answer your questions at 1-800-597-0350.

How do you choose my flights?

We have an in-house Flights Team that's 100% dedicated to getting you to and from tour smoothly. When airlines release their schedules—about a year out from your tour’s departure date—our Flights Team gets to work looking into the best itinerary for you. (Thanks to the EF global network and our partnerships with top airlines, there may be multiple to choose from.)

You can always call us to talk about your flight preferences. If we don’t hear from you, we'll select the most convenient option from your departure city and let you know your itinerary about two months before your trip.

Which airlines do you use?

All round-trip air travel for our tours is booked on regularly scheduled flights with major international airlines. We don't partner with no-frills airlines. If there's a certain airline you’d like to fly with, let us know. Call us to speak to a travel expert who will look into available flight itinerary options.

When will I know my flight details?

After booking our airfare package, you can check the status of your flight itinerary in your online account or call our Customer Experience Team at 1-800-597-0350.

You'll receive an email notification once your flight itinerary is finalized, typically about two months before your tour departs. From that point forward, you can find your flight itinerary in your account.

Can I add flights after I book my tour?

Yes, in most cases. If you're ready to reserve your tour but still deciding what to do about flights, that's okay! As long as you decide by your Tour Finalization Date (either 70 or 90 days before departure depending on your trip), adding our airfare package is as easy as giving us a call.

Can I earn or redeem airline miles?

While you’ll often earn frequent flier miles with our airfare package, we can’t guarantee mileage accrual with all airlines as policies vary.

We are not able to accept airline miles as payment for our airfare package. If you decide to use your miles to reserve flights on your own, we can arrange transfers between the airport and your hotels starting at $50 per person, round-trip.

What if my travel plans change?

Add AnyReason Protection from Go Ahead Tours, and you can cancel any time prior to checking in for your first scheduled flight and receive a voucher to rebook your tour. AnyReason covers flights booked with us, too, so you can book your trip and flights 100% worry-free.

Flight customization

Can I pick my seat?

Picking that perfect seat is important, and we'll make general seat requests (such as window or aisle) whenever possible as part of your airfare package. Seating is solely under control of the airline and subject to change up until your departure. Seating arrangements vary by airline, so please call us if you have any questions about how to proceed with seating for your flights.

In many cases, you must contact the airline directly to arrange your seating once you receive your finalized flight itinerary, about 30 days before departure. Some airlines will only allow you to make seat requests within 24 hours of departure, while others may charge a fee for advance seating assignments.

Can I get a direct flight from my departure city?

Direct flights are not guaranteed or even available from all departure cities—but if we can get you a direct flight, we will. Additional costs for direct flights may apply, so please call us for details. We want to make sure that you are booked on the most convenient flights possible.

Can I choose my own flight itinerary?

Different flight options are available on many tours, and we'll work with you to find the routing that best meets your preferences as part of your airfare package. Give us a call to request a particular routing, airline, or upgrade (and keep in mind that additional costs may apply). We'll work hard to find the right flights for you.

Can I upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class?

Flight upgrades are available on some flights upon request at an additional cost. Call us as early as possible, starting 10 months before your departure date, to talk to a travel expert about your options.

Can I fly ahead of time or stay after tour?

Yes! Customizing your trip starts with choosing the dates that work for you. If you’d like to spend time on your own before or after your tour, we’re happy to help make those flight and accommodation arrangements. Call to work with our team of travel experts to finalize your flight itinerary before your final payment is due, as additional costs may apply.

Can you arrange my transfers if I book my own flights?

If you book flights on your own, we can arrange transfers between the airport and your hotels starting at $50 per person, round-trip.

In order to be eligible for transfer arrangements, you must arrive and depart on the scheduled beginning and ending dates for your tour. Please call us to speak with us about your transfer options. With our airfare package, transfers between the airport and your hotels are included at no additional cost on your tour’s standard arrival and departure dates.

Can I meet up with a friend before an international flight?

Meeting up with your travel companion is a possibility for some itineraries at an additional cost. We can look into options for you to meet up at an airport in the U.S. and set out together. Reach out to us with questions about flying with a friend.