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Gnomeversation: Small Talk with a Ski Destination Expert

Gnome’s Note: Hello chaps, it’s the Travelocity Roaming Gnome! Even though I have a rather impressive list of travels under my belt, globetrotters like me still fancy a few new travel tidbits now and again. That’s why I’m interviewing Travelocity’s very own destination experts. Meet me here every Wednesday to learn about a smashing new place.

Good gracious! Is it November already? Even though it ruffles my feathers when I get mistaken for a holiday elf, I do consider it a rather splendid time of year. So does Rebecca Sharpe, Travelocity’s top ski aficionado. She actually lives in the ski resort town of Winter Park, Colo., so she’s champing at the bit for snow season to come around.

Here’s Rebecca skiing a blizzard in her hometown. That’s rather impressive!

Rebecca Sharpe, Travelocity

What if I miss my connection?

Dear Editors,

I am trying to book a flight and don’t have many options. There is one flight with a 45 minute layover through Denver and one that is more than three hours. What happens if I chance it with the shorter layover and miss my connection?

John

 


Hi John,

I always recommend booking a direct flight, but I know that’s not always an option. Denver is an easy airport for connections, so getting to your gate within 45 minutes shouldn’t be an issue – if your flight is on time! The short connection doesn’t leave room for errors, though.

Gnomeversation: Small Talk with an Aussie

Gnome’s Note: Hello chaps, it’s the Travelocity Roaming Gnome! Even though I have a rather impressive list of travels under my belt, globetrotters like me still fancy a few new travel tidbits now and again. That’s why I’m interviewing Travelocity’s very own destination experts. Meet me here every Wednesday to learn about a smashing new place.

Believe you me, the jaunt across that gigantic pond to Australia is well worth your pennies. Even Oprah is going there! And you know what they say: Oprah is the queen of…well…everything.

Can I buy a round-trip ticket but only use one leg?

Dear Editors,

I’ve been shopping for a one-way ticket to visit my sister, and I noticed that the one-way is actually higher than round-trip fare. How could this be? If I go ahead and buy a round-trip ticket, can I just use one leg?

Stephanie

 

 


 

Dear Stephanie,

The short answer: no, you can’t use just one leg. The practice is called throwaway ticketing, and it’s actually prohibited by most carriers. When customers do this, most airlines reserve the right to cancel any remaining part of the itinerary or even charge the customer for the remaining value of the ticket. That said, you should always read the fare rules and the Contract of Carriage before you purchase your airfare because rules do vary from airline to airline. (Although, not that much in most cases!)

Gnomeversation: Small Talk with an Orlando Expert

Gnome’s Note: Hello chaps, it’s the Travelocity Roaming Gnome! Even though I have a rather impressive list of travels under my belt, globetrotters like me still fancy a few new travel tidbits now and again. That’s why I’m interviewing Travelocity’s very own destination experts. Meet me here every Wednesday to learn about a smashing new place.

I must say, I do love an Orlando vacation! It’s almost as if I was made especially for this delightful place. The locals love me! I even managed to get in the good graces of this chap. He kept saying I was bite size….a compliment indeed!

Roaming Gnome with Albino Alligator
I made friends with this albino alligator at Gatorland!