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Booking your flights with Go Ahead Tours

Travel expertise to get you where you want to go—it's that simple

The best value

Thanks to the global EF network and our relationships with airlines, we are able to offer a wide range of round-trip flight options and provide you with the best tour prices, guaranteed.

Industry-leading support

When you book airfare with us, you'll get 24-hour support. Whether your flight is affected by an airline strike or you need advice on handling flight delays or cancellations, our On-Tour Support Team is here for you.

Ease & convenience

Our team of experts will create a personalized flight itinerary for you. We will also schedule included transfers to and from the airport at your destination to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

Your flights, your way

Whether you’d like to arrive early at your destination, stay behind to explore more or even add another city to your trip, our team of travel experts will help you customize your flight itinerary to fit your travel preferences.

Arrive early or stay longer
Customize your arrival and departure dates to spend more time getting to know your first or last destination on tour—we can arrange your flights and even help with additional nights of hotel accommodations.
Explore somewhere new
Make the most of your time abroad by visiting another destination before or after your tour. Flying in and out of different cities is something we can work into your itinerary.
Request an upgrade
Ask us about Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades—they are available for many flights.
Fly with a friend
If your travel companion lives across the country, we can arrange for you to meet up at an airport in the U.S. and set out together.
Make airline requests
Want to fly with a preferred airline? Just let us know of any specific flight requests you have and we'll work to find you the best possible itinerary.

Still have questions?

Please read our FAQ below for more information or give us a call at 1-800-597-0350 to speak with a member of our Customer Experience Team.

Which airlines do you use?

All round-trip air travel for our tours is booked on regularly scheduled flights with major airlines. We’re dedicated to getting you to and from your destination with ease. If there is a certain airline you’d like to fly with, let us know—our team of travel experts will look into available options to find a flight itinerary tailored to fit your preferences.

What are the advantages of booking my flights with Go Ahead Tours?

We have the expertise to handle all the details of your trip, so let us take care of planning it from start to finish. While it is possible to make your own flight arrangements for most tour itineraries, we strongly recommend that you book your round-trip flights with us. Our global network and relationships with airlines allow us to offer highly competitive rates, as well as personalized flight options that work best for your travel plans.

When you book your flights with us, you'll also get:

  • Included transfers to and from the airport at your destination on the standard arrival and departure dates for your tour.
  • Flexible rebooking options should your tour itinerary change. (Remember that if you choose to book flights on your own, you will be responsible for altering your plans as well as any resulting rebooking or cancellation fees.)
  • Rebooking support in the event of an airline strike.
  • The ability to fly into and out of different cities at a great value. With us, you'll never be forced to backtrack to your arrival city to avoid increased round-trip airfare costs.
  • Flexibility around your arrival and departure airports. You’ll have the option to fly into or out of most airports if you'd like to add a few days of independent travel to your tour to explore a new destination.
  • 24-hour support in the event of travel delays. You can always call our On-Tour Support Team should you need advice about how to handle flight delays and cancellations.
  • If you choose to book your own flights, please note that we handle all transportation during your tour. Any flights between cities mentioned on your itinerary are included in the price of your tour package. You can read more about the benefits of booking flights with us on our flights page.
If I book my flights with Go Ahead Tours, how do I get my flight itinerary?

You will receive an email notification once your flight itinerary is finalized. From that point forward, you will be able to find your personal flight itinerary in your account.

How many pieces of luggage should I bring with me? What are the weight limits?

Traveling light is always a good idea. We recommend that you bring a maximum of one carry-on bag and one piece of checked luggage. This makes it much easier to get around and ensures that everyone in the group will have space for transporting luggage on the bus. Some airlines may charge for checked baggage, so contact the airline directly or refer to its website for detailed information regarding their baggage policies and weight limits.

Can I choose my own flight itinerary?

Different flight options are available on many tours—give us a call at 1-800-597-0350 to speak with a member of our Customer Experience Team about the best flight itinerary for you.

Can I upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class on my flights?

Flight upgrades are available on some flights upon request. Please call 1-800-597-0350 to speak with a member of our Customer Experience Team for more information about your options.

Can I get a direct flight from my departure city?

We want to make sure that you are booked on the most convenient flights possible. While direct flights are not guaranteed or even available from all departure cities, if we can get you a direct flight, we will. Additional costs for direct flights may apply, so please contact our Customer Experience Team for details.

Can you guarantee or assign seating on the plane?

Picking that perfect seat is important, and we will make general seat requests (such as window or aisle) whenever possible. Seating arrangements vary by airline, so please call 1-800-597-0350 to speak with a member of our Customer Experience Team 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 (such as British Airways) will only allow you to make seat requests within 24 hours of departure, while others may charge a fee for advance seating assignments.

Are my travel dates flexible? Can I fly ahead of time or stay after?

Customizing your tour 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 arrangements. Work with our Customer Experience Team to finalize your itinerary before your final payment is due, as additional costs may apply.

Can you help me get from the airport to my hotel if I book my own flights?

When you book your flights with Go Ahead Tours and travel on your tour’s standard arrival and departure dates, transfers between the airport and your hotels are included at no additional cost. This is one of the many reasons we recommend booking your flights with us.

If you decide to reserve 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 1-800-597-0350 to speak with our team for more information about your transfer options.