When you’re headed for a vacation, your mind should be on all the upcoming fun you’re about to have. But too often the inconveniences of travel get in the way of fully enjoying your trip. The only thing that could help? Talking to a customer service rep about the issues you’re having and how to fix them. Which is why Clark.com put together a handy list of the best ways to reach customer service on the airlines that are flown the most.
The first steps to reaching out are usually through websites and difficult to navigate automated phone systems. These tips allow you to skip those frustrations and make contact with an actual human at:
Delta Airlines has a customer service 1-800-455-2720 and you can also call their non toll free number of 404-765-5000 if you have a SkyMiles account. They are also active on social media including Twitter and Facebook but do note that it can take a few hours to receive a response that way, which won’t help if you are in more immediate need of help.
Southwest Airlines can be reached at 800-435-9792. You can leave your name and have them call you back rather than waiting in line. You can also use their online form to report issues and some customers have also found success reaching out on Twitter—although some of the responses from the company can be a little salty.
United Airlines is said to have the easiest automated system for getting through to a live person, with fewer prompts before you make your connection. They can be reached at 1-800-864-833. You can also use their online form but they don’t tend to be very responsive to customers that reach out via Twitter.
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