This morning I stopped by a local travel agency to confirm my flight for tomorrow from Freetown (Sierra Leone) to Banjul (The Gambia) on Slok Air International.
Travel agent: “That airline isn’t flying.”
“They haven’t flown since November.”
“But I just bought this ticket ten days ago.”
Shrug. “You would have to fly Gambia International Airways on Wednesday. Can I book you the ticket?”
Lesson: Always confirm your ticket. In case the airline is still selling tickets but not actually flying anywhere.