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Flights & Travel Arrangements

MAKE TRAVEL EASY!

Participants book their international flights through Global Works. It’s the best way to assure a stress-free, successful travel day! We have Group Flight reservations for all of our international programs.

WHAT TRAVEL SERVICES ARE OFFERED WITH THE GROUP FLIGHT?
  • Global Works Leaders chaperone the flights (available for all programs except Puerto Rico).
  • Global Works Leaders meet students at departure airport on opening day and will not leave the airport on closing days until all students have boarded their connecting flights or have been picked up by a parent/guardian.
  • Global Works Leaders care for students who miss the international Group Flight until they are re-booked on another flight.
  • We have 24-hour Travel Assistance.
  • We have access to all flight records.
  • We assist in re-booking in the case of delays and/or cancellations.
  • We investigate lost luggage.
  • We facilitate changing seat assignments.
WHAT ARE THE FLIGHT SCHEDULES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL GROUP FLIGHT?

Please contact our office at info@globalworkstravel.com or 303-545-2202 and we would be happy to provide you with the flight itineraries. For participants who are already enrolled, the Group Flight schedule and cost can be found on your Login Page.

HOW MUCH DOES THE INTERNATIONAL GROUP FLIGHT COST? AND, WHERE DOES IT DEPART FROM?

See our Dates and Tuition page for Group Flight costs and departure airports.

WHEN DO I RESERVE THE INTERNATIONAL GROUP FLIGHT (AND MY CONNECTING FLIGHTS) WITH GLOBAL WORKS?

After enrolling on a Global Works program, you will be asked to complete the on-line Travel Reservation Form indicating your ticketing information and whether you need a connecting flight to the departure airport. Our travel agent partners at Cain Travel will provide you with connecting flight quotes. Cain Travel looks to maximize your cost savings under pre-negotiated Global Works rates that are not available through independent reservations. Trip participants and their parents receive the e-ticket confirmations via email.

WHAT IF I NEED TO BOOK A CONNECTING FLIGHT TO THE GROUP FLIGHT DEPARTURE AIRPORT?

You can book your connecting flight on your own or through our travel partner Cain Travel. Cain Travel looks to maximize your cost savings under pre-negotiated Global Works rates and can often provide connecting flights under one ticket with the Group Flight. In order to book through Cain Travel, it is required that you first complete the Travel Reservation form (found on your Login Page). Upon receipt of the Travel Reservation form, our travel agent provides schedule options and quotes. There is no obligation to purchase the quotes that she provides. However, if you do make the reservations, there is a $20 ticketing fee for this service. Cain Travel requires payment at the time of booking. The Global Works Home Office does not handle arrangements or billing of any connecting flights; only the international Group Flights.

Cain Travel is Global Works travel agent partner. Based out of Boulder, Colorado, Cain Travel is a full service travel agent who provides our Group Flight reservations and can also assist with connecting flight reservations. Amanda LaMoy manages all Global Works reservations; her contact information is amandal@caintravel.com

CAN I BOOK MY OWN FLIGHTS?

We strongly recommend that all students travel on the group flight. If you make travel reservations independently for the international Group Flight and/or your connecting flight, you must plan to arrive/depart within the travel window indicated on your Login Page. Once confirmed, upload all flight information to your Login Page or email your itinerary to info@globalworkstravel.com. Participants who arrive or depart outside of the designated travel window are subject to an Alternative Travel Arrangements Fee of $150 each way. Global Works leaders will facilitate meeting students upon arrival and will communicate with you the time and place to meet prior to the trip. Parents will be called upon arrival to assure that the participant made it safely!

CAN I ARRIVE OR DEPART EARLY/LATE?

Please contact us at 303-545-2202 and we will let you know if your specific request is possible. Participants who arrive or depart outside of the designated travel window are subject to an Alternative Travel Arrangements Fee of $150 each way. Global Works can assist with logistics and special arrangements, when necessary.

WHAT DOES OPENING TRAVEL DAY LOOK LIKE?

Global Works Trip Leaders or staff will meet participants at the check-in counter (for participants driving to the departure airport) or departure gate (for participants flying to the departure airport). All staff and participants will wear Global Works t-shirts on travel days so they are easy to spot! Upon arrival to your destination, Global Works Trip Leaders collect passports, a copy of the passport, departure tax / extra money for baggage fees in envelope (if applicable) and medication that leaders should administer (if applicable). Students will make phone calls home and the Home Office sends an email letting parents know that the flight has arrived. Most groups post photos and travel day stories on our blog to let you know they are off to a great start!

WILL MY SON/DAUGHTER BE SUPERVISED IN THE AIRPORT IN CASE OF A DELAY OR FLIGHT CANCELLATION?

Yes! The Group Flight and Airport Chaperone Service is included for all participants who reserve travel on the Global Works Group Flight. This service costs $99 and covers:

  • Reserving flights and providing updates for flight schedule changes.
  • Staff chaperoned flights and airport supervision.
  • Assistance at group flight check-in counter at departure airport.
  • Assisting in re-booking in case of flight delays and/or cancellations.
  • Hotel and travel expenses in case of flight delays and/or cancellations.
  • Supervision by a trained Global Works staff member in case of flight delays and/or cancellations.
  • Access to all flight records.
  • Investigating lost luggage.
  • Choosing seat assignments and/or meal preferences.
  • Potential to receive airline credit in case of cancellation of international group flight.
IS IT OK FOR MY FAMILY TO MEET ME AT THE END?

Yes! We’ll help you to rendezvous with your parents on the morning of the last day of the trip. Indicate your plans on your Travel Reservation Form and we can assist you with booking your return flights separate from the group.

WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH UNACCOMPANIED MINORS (UAM)?

Each airline has different UAM policies. Some require students under 15 to fly as an Unaccompanied Minor. Airline attendants check you in and escort you through connecting cities. Global Works leaders will meet and sign for you at the gate upon arrival at your final destination.

CAN I USE AIR MILES?

Unfortunately, the airlines do not permit using air miles for our pre-reserved international group flights. Some families book the Global Works group flight on their own in order to take advantage of using air miles. You may accrue miles on our international group flights. Email us your frequent flier miles and we will ensure that it is applied to your group flight.

DO I NEED A PASSPORT?

Yes, except for Puerto Rico, all Global Works programs require you to have a passport. Please do not delay in applying for or renewing your passport. As a general rule, most countries expect that your passport will be valid at least 6 months after your trip start date. Go to http://www.visacentral.com/globalworks to find our more information, apply for, or renew your passport.

DO I NEED A VISA? IF YES, WHERE CAN I OBTAIN ONE?

It is each participant’s responsibility to obtain, if necessary, a visa for entry. For U.S. passport holders, visas ARE required for the following Global Works programs: China, Cuba, and Nepal. If your child is not a US citizen, it is your responsibility to determine whether a visa is necessary for entry. Non-U.S. citizens must contact the appropriate embassies and consulates to inquire about any visa requirements for all countries to be visited. You may also opt to go through an agency that will provide advice and services. Global Works partners with Visa Central/ CIBT Visas who offer student discounts for their services. Input your information into the box at http://www.visacentral.com/globalworks to determine your visa requirements and obtain the necessary paperwork. Global Works participants receive a discounted price for services. We suggest that this process be completed two months prior to departure.