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Re: Travel Agents Vs. online Booking
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2012, 07:43:55 PM »
seems to me there are two distinct kind of posts:
1. A response to a specific query, e.g. somebody asks for a deal on a specific ticket and "you" answer "I can get it for you for $x", which seems to me (not that my opinion is what counts) would be ok.
2. Randomly offering your services e.g. "PM me for the best prices on flights to Israel for Pesach" which I imagine is the same as any other advertising which is not allowed.

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Re: Travel Agents Vs. online Booking
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2012, 07:46:18 PM »
seems to me there are two distinct kind of posts:
1. A response to a specific query, e.g. somebody asks for a deal on a specific ticket and "you" answer "I can get it for you for $x", which seems to me (not that my opinion is what counts) would be ok.
2. Randomly offering your services e.g. "PM me for the best prices on flights to Israel for Pesach" which I imagine is the same as any other advertising which is not allowed.
+1 IMHO this should be the policy
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« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2012, 07:48:45 PM »
seems to me there are two distinct kind of posts:
1. A response to a specific query, e.g. somebody asks for a deal on a specific ticket and "you" answer "I can get it for you for $x", which seems to me (not that my opinion is what counts) would be ok.
2. Randomly offering your services e.g. "PM me for the best prices on flights to Israel for Pesach" which I imagine is the same as any other advertising which is not allowed.

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Re: Travel Agents Vs. online Booking
« Reply #48 on: March 15, 2012, 11:46:28 AM »
JFK-BRU 22MAR-19APR KL
Online: $624
Travel Agent: $699 (no added fees :) )

+1 Online :)

(No this is not an appeasement just transparency ;) )

SO YES in general, look online AND call an agent :) - not me specifically rather ANY ;)
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Re: Travel Agents Vs. online Booking
« Reply #49 on: March 21, 2012, 07:50:31 PM »
Are there still consolidators that buy large lots of tickets and then sell?

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« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2012, 09:12:36 PM »
Are there still consolidators that buy large lots of tickets and then sell?

Yes... Not always worth it...
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Re: Travel Agents Vs. online Booking
« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2012, 01:03:16 PM »
LAX-TLV 1 JUL   - AIR CANADA
TLV-LAX 22 JUL   - UNITED

SHORT CONNECTIONS

ONLINE: $1900's
TA:     $1647

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Re: Travel Agents Vs. online Booking
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2012, 04:44:32 PM »
ONE WAY JUNE 18 TLV-NYC

TA:
LOT: $637 ($171 SAVINGS)
AEROSVIT: $575 ($46 SAVINGS)

ONLINE(KAYAK):
LOT $808
AEROSVIT: $621

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Re: Travel Agents Vs. online Booking
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2012, 10:18:29 PM »
from my experience...they will either have same price as online or cheaper

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Re: Travel Agents Vs. online Booking
« Reply #54 on: June 14, 2012, 12:05:38 PM »
NYC-CDG JUNE 18-20

ONLINE (SKYSCANNER): $1295 STOPS BOTH WAYS
http://www.skyscanner.com/flights/nyca/cdg/120618/120620/airfares-from-new-york-to-paris-charles-de-gaulle-in-june-2012.html

TA: $1157 STOP THER, DIRECT HOME!

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Re: Travel Agents Vs. online Booking
« Reply #55 on: June 17, 2012, 10:53:40 PM »
ONE WAY NYC-TLV United 19 june

Online: $3934
TA: $2664 ;)

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Re: Travel Agents Vs. online Booking
« Reply #56 on: June 17, 2012, 10:55:38 PM »
ONE WAY NYC-TLV United 19 june

Online: $3934
TA: $2664 ;)

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Economy? :o
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Re: Travel Agents Vs. online Booking
« Reply #57 on: June 17, 2012, 11:07:50 PM »

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« Reply #58 on: June 18, 2012, 12:40:36 AM »
Come on!
http://www.kayak.com/#/flights/NYC-TLV/2012-06-19/nonstop
Firstly, 2664 is still a bargain
Secondly if you booked that flight for $3053 you would be sitting in economy :D

Please follow the link or better yet, here's a snapshot from united.com what their fare is:
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Re: Travel Agents Vs. online Booking
« Reply #59 on: June 18, 2012, 12:43:55 AM »
Firstly, 2664 is still a bargain
Secondly if you booked that flight for $3053 you would be sitting in economy :D

Please follow the link or better yet, here's a snapshot from united.com what their fare is:

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