TERMS AND CONDITIONS – Please read carefully, Blue Ribbon Business Travel International, Inc. makes reservations and issues tickets subject to these Booking Conditions.
USE OF THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS-DISCLAIMER. In making reservations and other travel arrangements on behalf of its customers, Blue Ribbon Business Travel acts as an agent of various third party suppliers, who are independent of Blue Ribbon Business Travel. Such third party suppliers are exclusively responsible for providing services contracted for including transportation, lodging, etc. Blue Ribbon Business Travel maintains no control over the operation, equipment or personnel of such suppliers and therefore assumes no liability or responsibility for any personal injury, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, caused by any wrongful or negligent act or omission on the part of any service provider. You agree to look solely to the actual suppliers of the services for any remedy in the event of any loss, damage, injury or claim. Blue Ribbon Business Travel has no special knowledge of any supplier’s financial condition, and has no liability for recommending a credit, also has no liability for a supplier’s failure to honor future trip credits.
Airline Ticketing/Cancellation. If you cancel your reservation, a cancellation fee may be imposed by the airline. In addition to paying the cancellation fee, you will remain responsible for payment of Blue Ribbon Business Travel’s service fee for the tickets issued.
Creative Ticketing Liability Acknowledgement. Blue Ribbon Business Travel International, Inc. is an agent for all major airlines and therefore must adhere to airline ticketing regulations and restrictions. Back-to-back ticketing and hidden city ticketing are two of the more common creative ticketing methods which are considered to be a breach of contract (between the agency, passenger and the airline) and are considered to be common-law fraud in many states. Although these ticketing practices can result in significant cost savings, it also has consequences for companies and their travelers. For instance, airlines have begun to detect these ticketing practices at the airport, bump travelers from their flights and require full coach fare payment. Use of creative ticketing may also result in removal of company and individuals from airline incentive and award programs. To provide your company and its traveler’s maximum savings and security, Blue Ribbon Business Travel International, Inc. will not engage in creative ticketing practices, and cannot allow you the customer to engage in these ticketing practices while using our online booking systems or agent assisted process. You or your company will be billed for any airline chargebacks resulting from any such improper ticketing.
Travel Advisories. It is the responsibility of the passenger to be aware of the US State Department travel advisory for the countries visited. For information on various travel advisories, you should check the U.S. State Department’s website at www.travel.state.gov
It is the passenger’s responsibility to have a valid passport and the necessary visas for any countries being visited. Many countries require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the date of entry. Please take a moment to verify the expiration date of your passport now to allow time to renew prior to departure if necessary. Blue Ribbon Business Travel accepts no responsibility if you do not have the correct documentation for your trip. Check the U.S. State Department’s website at www.travel.state.gov
Limitation of Liability. In addition to the waiver of certain claims as provided herein, Customer agrees that in no event shall Blue Ribbon Business Travel be liable to Customer for lost business, lost profits, or any other consequential, incidental, special, punitive or exemplary damage. In addition to all other waivers and limitations herein, Customer agrees that Blue Ribbon Travel’s maximum liability under any legal theory whatsoever, shall be limited to the greater of the ticket price (plus service fee) for the transaction that is the subject of this Agreement, or $1000.00.
Attorneys Fees. In the event of an action to enforce this Agreement or to seek remedies for breach of this agreement, including the failure to make timely payment, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover from the other party its costs, disbursements and reasonable attorneys fees.
Governing Law/Jurisdiction. This Agreement and any disputes arising in connection herewith shall be governed by the internal laws of the State of Minnesota, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. All actions relating to this Agreement shall be brought and tried in the Hennepin County District Court, 4th Judicial District, State of Minnesota. The parties hereby consent to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such court and to venue therein.
COVID-19 TRAVEL WAIVER. As a customer of Blue Ribbon Business Travel/Blue Ribbon Vacations and Cruises, I acknowledge that when travel bookings are secured on my behalf, that the worldwide COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic remains ongoing at this time. I acknowledge that for this reason, and other reasons not reasonably foreseeable at this time, my travel plans may be interrupted or cancelled by the supplier that is providing them, a government entity or other third party over which Blue Ribbon Travel has no control. I further acknowledge that the supplier’s own cancellation, rebooking and refund policies, subject to any applicable law that is now or may later be in effect, will govern my rights and remedies, including my right to receive a refund, in such an event. Moreover, I understand that should I elect to purchase travel insurance, the terms of the policy will dictate whether, and to what extent, coverage for any financial loss may exist under the circumstances. I hereby agree to hold Blue Ribbon Travel harmless and release it from any and all liability for any damages, including but not limited to monetary losses, I may incur as a result of such interruption or cancellation of my travel plans.