CUSTOMER SERVICE PLAN
 
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We are committed to providing safe, dependable and professional service to all our customers. We strive to make your experience with us positive, with the hope that you will continue to use our service in the future. Unfortunately, there are times when things do not go as planned. Our operation may be impacted by factors that are within our control and sometimes by factors that are outside of our control. This Customer Service Plan addresses a number of service goals that we have defined for ourselves, as your safety, comfort and convenience are our most important concerns.

Baggage Delivery
 
Caribbean Airlines is committed to delivering your checked baggage to you on time. If your checked baggage is delayed or misplaced, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that your baggage is returned to you within 24 hours.  Please be advised that frequency of flights as well as Customs procedures at your destination airport may impact on delivery times.

If you are unable to locate your bag upon arrival, you should notify a Caribbean Airlines Representative before exiting Customs. At that time a report will be taken and you will be provided with a brochure explaining our baggage recovery process. You will also be provided with contact information for Caribbean Airlines for follow up.
 
Delayed Baggage
 
If your baggage is delayed, we will compensate you for reasonable expenses.
 
Lost Baggage
 
If your baggage is lost we will compensate you in accordance with the Montreal and Warsaw Convention where applicable.
 
Refund of Baggage Fees
 
Should we fail to deliver a bag to you, that you have paid excess or overweight baggage fees and we enter into a claim for compensation of lost baggage, we will refund any fees collected for the transportation of this baggage.
 
Reservations
 
Reservations can be made on our web-site at www.caribbean-airlines.com, over the telephone through our International Call Centre or at any of our City/Airport Ticket offices. There are no additional charges associated with reservations made by our Call Centre or at our Ticket Offices.
 
Overbookings
 
Caribbean Airlines, like most airlines overbook flights. This is done as historical data shows that some people do not cancel their reservations when they change their travel plans.

If at departure time or during Check In we determine that there are more customers than seats available on the flight, we will ask for volunteers to give up their seat, in exchange for a seat on a later flight and compensation.  On rare occasions customers may be involuntarily denied boarding, if sufficient volunteers are not found.

In the event of involuntarily denied boarding, we will usually denied boarding based on Check- In time, however, our boarding priorities are (not listed in order)
 
Business Class Customers
Customers with Disabilities
Unaccompanied minors
Customers making Outward connections

Customers with In-bound connections

Fare paid
Customers who Checked- In on the web-site
 
Caribbean Airlines requires customers to Check-In for flights 3 hours (180 minutes) before scheduled departure as flights are closed 1 hour (60 minutes) prior to scheduled departure.

Caribbean Airlines will make available, Denied Boarding policy for voluntary and involuntary denied boarding customers and its compensation policies.  This will be available at all airports, ticket counters and our website at www.caribbean-airlines.com.
 
Cancellations, Delays and Diversions
 
Caribbean Airlines will notify customers of delays, cancelations and diversions. Notification may be given in any of the following forms: via www.caribbean-airlines.com, via telephone, flight information display system, airport announcement, onboard announcements.

Caribbean Airlines works hard to get you to your destination safely and on time, but weather, air traffic control and medical emergencies are amongst the reasons that may cause cancelations, delays or diversions..
 
Cancellations :
 
  1. 
We will do our best to contact you in advance regarding a flight cancelation using the contact information in your reservation.
  2.
We will work to confirm you on the next flight we operate that has seats available.
 
Delays :
 
When delays occur, we will make available, the most current and accurate information about the status of your flight, including:
 
  1.
We will explain the reason for the delay based on the information available.
  2. Update the information displayed at the airport.
  3. Make information on known delays available if you call us and on our web-site.
  4.
Depending on the nature of the delay, we will provide amenities to customers impacted by the delay
 
Onboard Delays :
 
Caribbean Airlines will not permit customers to remain on the tarmac for more than four hours unless the pilot-in-command determine there is a safety or security-related reason for remaining on the tarmac, or Air Traffic Control advises the pilot-in-command that returning to the gate or another disembarkation point elsewhere in order to deplane would significantly disrupt airport operations. Please see Caribbean Airlines Contingency Plan for Lengthy Tarmac Delays on our website at : www.caribbean-airlines.com
 
Diversions :
 
In case of a diversion, we will advise customers on board a flight the reason for diversion and the place we are diverting to..
 
 
Ticket Refunds
 
On tickets that permit refunds, Caribbean Airlines is committed to process refunds in a prompt manner. Requests for ticket refunds should be directed to the place you purchase your ticket, e.g. if you made your booking at the Call Centre or a Travel Agent, your ticket refund should be initiated by them.
 
Customers with Disabilities and Special Needs
 
Caribbean Airlines is prepared to accommodate any customer with a disability or requires a special need. We offer a variety of special services, including transportation to and from gates via wheelchair and enplaning and deplaning assistance. Caribbean Airlines will also accommodate customers with certain medical requirements, such as the use of an approved Portable Oxygen Concentrator. We have designated Complaint Resolution Officials in all airports and they are responsible for ensuring services are properly implemented for our customers with disabilities.

Children between the ages of 5 and 11 may travel unaccompanied. All specific details pertaining to unaccompanied minors must be presented to a Caribbean Airlines office at least 72 hours prior to their departure flight. A fee for this service will apply. During your child’s flight, we are dedicated to ensure that he or she is comfortable and follows the direction of the in-flight crew, including instructions on safety procedures. Upon arrival at his or her destination, our personnel will not release a minor travelling alone to anyone other than the person you have designated.
 
Customer Complaints
 
We will respond in a timely manner to customer complaints. Information on where to submit complaints is available on our website and is available upon request at the airports that we serve. Complaints may be submitted via our website. We will acknowledge written complaints within 30 days of receipt and will send a substantive response within 60 days of receiving a written complaint.
 
Please send your feedback to:
 Caribbean Airlines
 Customer Relations Department
 National Mail Centre
 P.O. Box 2094
 Piarco, Trinidad, W.I.
 Fax: +1 868-669-0336

 
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