The TAS Flight Service will get you through to your first paycheck!
Preparing to move to another country can be an expensive endeavor. Completing the visa process, paying student loan payments, doctor’s visits etc. can all add up and make it extremely difficult to purchase an expensive flight to Korea while leaving enough money to get through to the first paycheck in Korea. The vast majority of employers and schools (both public and private), require their employees to purchase their plane ticket to Korea upfront and then reimburse them for the ticket after their arrival. Unfortunately, this hurdle keeps many qualified employees and teachers from being able to accept the great opportunity to work abroad.
TAS Flight Service to the rescue!
How it works:
- The customer purchases the Flight Service via www.TheArrivalStore.com
- Customer signs the TAS Flight Service Agreement via “Docusign”
- Our travel agent partner will contact you to work out the details of your ticket (we arranges competitively priced tickets so that reimbursement will be simple with your employer)
- Customer OKs flight option and flight price
- TAS pays for the ticket and provides the customer with:
- Flight itinerary (e-Ticket)
- A form letter in Korean and English that explains the TAS flight service and includes the ticket purchase price and receipt that can be submitted along with the itinerary to the employer for hassle-free reimbursement.
- After you arrive, TAS will invoice the customer for the cost of the flight
- The customer is responsible for paying the invoiced amount within 60 days of their arrival into Korea
- The customer can choose how the invoice will be paid
- They can pay TAS via credit card, check, or Korean bank transfer
- Or they can arrange to have the employer pay TAS for the ticket price directly by credit card or Korean bank transfer (please note: although the employer is paying the invoice, the TAS customer is liable for the invoiced amount and any fees associated with late payments)
Please see the next tab FAQS and EXTRAS for a sample TAS Flight Service Loan Agreement.
These are the Terms and Conditions you agree to when purchasing the TAS Flight Service. There is no need to print out the below and sign it, as agreeing to these terms and conditions and checking out will act as a legally binding contract.
The Arrival Store TAS Flight Service Loan Agreement
This loan agreement and promissory note, is made ___________________ (Date) by and among __________________ (name), (hereinafter known as “BORROWER”) and The Arrival Store Inc. a Corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware and holding a business license in Washington (hereinafter known as “LENDER”) and South Korea. BORROWER and LENDER shall collectively be known herein as “the Parties.” In determining the rights and duties of the Parties under this Loan Agreement, the entire document must be read as a whole.
For value received, BORROWER promises to pay the order of LENDER, the sum of the total purchase price of the airline ticket plus all applicable fees purchased by LENDER on behalf of the BORROWER. The entire outstanding Loan Balance shall become fully due and payable to the BORROWER within 60 days the Borrower’s Arrival to Korea using the ticket purchased under this agreement. Should the BORROWER fail to make payment in full to LENDER within 60 days, BORROWER shall be in default of the terms of this loan agreement. This agreement is subject to additional terms found below.
Additional Loan Terms
The BORROWER and LENDER hereby further set forth their rights and obligations to one another under this Loan Agreement and Promissory Note and agree to be legal bound as follows:
A. Loan Payment Terms. BORROWER to pay entire Loan Balance in one or more payments within 60 days of the arrival date as listed on the plane ticket itinerary.
B. Invoice by LENDER. The LENDER will provide an invoice to the BORROWER that will include: total amount owing in Korean Won and United States Dollars, the payment due date, available payment methods, and late fee penalty description.
C. TAS Flight Service purchase price. The BORROWER is required to purchase the TAS Flight service for $150.00 from The Arrival Store Inc. The $150.00 TAS Flight Service cost will not be reimbursed to the BORROWER and will not be applied to the balance of the invoice. The BORROWER acknowledges that this is a fee charged to engage the TAS Flight Service.
D. Method of Payment. The BORROWER shall make all payments called for under this loan agreement through one of the following methods:
a. Korean Bank Transfer to:
KEB (Korea Exchange Bank)
Account Number: 630-006955-595
Beneficiary: 디어라이벌스토어 (The Arrival Store)
b. Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express Credit Card (please request payment details by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org)
E. Default: The occurrence of any of the following events shall constitute a default by the BORROWER of the terms of this loan agreement and promissory note:
a. BORROWER’S failure to pay any amount due on the date required under this loan agreement within 60 days of arriving in South Korea on the flight purchased by the TAS Flight Service.
b. BORROWER seeks an order of relief under the Federal Bankruptcy laws
c. BORROWER becomes insolvent
d. A federal tax lien is filed against the assets of BORROWER
F. Additional Provisions Regarding Default:
a. Penalty for Late Payment: There shall also be imposed upon the BORROWER a 10% fee of the total cost of the ticket for any late payment unless other payment arrangements have been made by the BORROWER with the LENDER.
b. LENDER shall give BORROWER initial notice of default via email. Emailing of notice by LENDER to BORROWER shall constitute prima facie evidence of delivery. Borrower shall have fifteen (15) days after receipt of email notice of default from LENDER to cure the said default.
c. LENDER maintains the right to charge the credit card number acquired from the BORROWER during the purchase of the TAS Flight Service the full amount stated above in USD for the ticket purchased. If the card cannot be charged, the BORROWER will remain in default until all charges are paid in full.
G. If the BORROWER fails to cure any default on or before the expiration of the fifteen day cure period that starts on the date BORROWER receives email notice from LENDER that an event of default has occurred under this loan agreement, the entire unpaid amount and penalties under this loan agreement shall become due and payable immediately. Upon expiry of fifteen (15) day notice from LENDER to BORROWER via email, a written notice of default will be sent via U.S. Postal Service Certified Mail (or other certified mailing service) and shall constitute further evidence of default.
Addressee and Address to which Lender is to give Borrower written notice of default is located at the bottom of this agreement.
If BORROWER gives written notice to LENDER that a different address shall be used, Lender shall use that address for giving notice of default (or any other notice called for herein) to Borrower. BORROWER shall be responsible for mailing costs, which will be added to the invoiced amount.
H. Indemnification of Attorney Fees and Out-of-Pocket Costs, and Collection Fees. Should any party materially breach this agreement, the non-breaching party shall be indemnified by the breaching party for its reasonable attorney’s fees, and out-of-pocket costs, and collection fees which in any way relate to, or were precipitated by, the breach of this agreement. A default by BORROWER which is not cured within 15 days after receiving email notice of default from LENDER constitutes a material breach of this agreement by BORROWER.
I. BORROWER Solely Responsible for Reimbursement of Invoiced Amount and Penalties. The BORROWER acknowledges that they are the responsible party for this loan, and are liable for the invoiced amount and any other fees associated with the airline ticket that they incur.
J. Fees/Penalties/Charges associated with Airline Ticket. The BORROWER is fully liable for all fees/penalties or other costs associated with or related to the airline ticket (examples of such charges may include, but are not limited to: cancellation fees, change fees, extra baggage charges). If the BORROWER chooses to cancel the ticket and money is returned from the Airline or Travel Agent to the LENDER and charges total an amount smaller than the invoiced amount as said in this agreement, the LENDER will adjust the invoiced amount to match the outstanding fees and charges. If such charges are greater than the invoiced amount, those charges will be added to the invoiced amount and be subject to this agreement. If no related charges or fees are found, the invoiced amount will be forgiven. The $150.00 TAS Flight Service Purchase price will not be returned unless LENDER and BORROWER make a separate arrangements.
K. Parties That Are Not Individuals. If any party to this agreement is other than an individual (i.e. a corporation), said party, and the individual signing on behalf of said Party, hereby represents and warrants that all steps and actions have been taken under the entity’s governing instruments to authorize the entry into this loan agreement. Breach of any representation contained in this paragraph is considered a material breach of the Loan Agreement.
L. Integration. This agreement, including the attachments mentioned in the body as incorporated by reference, sets forth the entire agreement between the Parties with regard to the subject matter hereof. All prior agreements, representations and warranties, express or implied, oral or written, with respect to the subject matter hereof, are hereby superseded by this agreement. This is an integrated agreement.
M. Severability. In the event any provision of this agreement is deemed to be void, invalid, or unenforceable, that provision shall be severed from the remainder of this agreement so as not to cause the invalidity or unenforceability of the remainder of this agreement. All remaining provisions of this agreement shall then continue in full force and effect. If any provision shall be deemed invalid due to its scope or breadth, such provision shall be deemed valid to the extent of the scope breadth permitted by law.
N. Modification. Except as otherwise provided in this document, this agreement may be modified, superseded, or voided only upon the written and signed agreement of the parties. Further, the physical destruction or loss of this document shall not be construed as a modification or termination of the agreement contained herein.
O. Exclusive Jurisdiction for Suit in Case of Breach. The parties, by entering into this agreement, submit to jurisdiction in King County, Washington for adjudication of any disputes and/or claims between the parties under this agreement. Furthermore, the parties herby agree that the courts of King County, WA shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes between the parties relative to this agreement, whether said disputes sounds in contract, tort, or other areas of the law.
P. State Law. This agreement shall be interpreted under, and governed by, the laws of the state of Washington.
I acknowledging accept and agree of the foregoing, BORROWER and LENDER affix their signatures hereto and by choosing to accept these terms and conditions I have entered into a legally binding agreement.
RatingReviewed by Ashley
I am so glad I found out about TAS Flight Service so I don't have to worry about spending all the money I saved up paying for my own flight. TAS Customer Service was helpful and super patient with me and all my silly questions, and the travel agent helped me book a great flight!
RatingReviewed by Dana B.
I ordered the flight package but I got a refund because of some personal reasons. BUT if I needed the package, I would have been extremely grateful.
RatingReviewed by Rashuan
Without the Flight Service, I would not have been able to come to South Korea, I really appreciate that. Although, I would like to add that I had to inform the TAS team that my flight had been purchase, basically, I had to initiate the agreement between myself and them to pay the flight money back. I didn't like that part, other than that, I am satisfied and I would highly recommend you all to future expats.
RatingReviewed by Aisha
I love that I got a personal call. One of the best phone calls I ever had with a company, it was the best. Even though I ended up with a flight from my recruiter, as soon as I told TAS they issued a refund automatically. I'm definitely going to order some goodies from them. Knowing that TAS exists helps me prepare for my trip to Korea without freaking out where I can get certain things. Amazing company that I'm recommending to my friends.
Reviewed by fmervick
Literally cannot fault these guys for this at all. I only got a few weeks' notice that I'd got a job in Korea and using the TAS flight service took away a massive load of stress. I ordered it on Tuesday and had my ticket printed by Friday. Five stars!
Reviewed by kevin
realy good product