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Vacation flight recommendations

Prior to the Pandemic, most Travel Agents were the go-to for booking flights. However, the landscape has shifted dramatically in recent years. Airlines have faced numerous challenges, from a lack of employees to outdated systems and financial struggles due to mismanagement.

Why Aren't Travel Agents Booking Flights Anymore?

Today, many Travel Agents have stopped booking airfares, and for good reason. It is now in your best interest to book directly with the airline. Avoid booking through third-party sites as well!

Benefits of Booking Directly with Airlines

When you book your flight directly with an airline, you gain the advantage of being able to seek assistance at the service desk in case of any issues at the airport. On the other hand, if you book through a Travel Agent or a third-party site and encounter a problem, the service desk may not be able to help you. 

You will then have to contact who ever did the booking for you, which may mean several calls, especially if you are contacting a call center. This can create a very stressful situation.

The exception would be if your Travel Agent is booking a package that includes airfare. Just verify that the supplier for this package has 24/7 support should there be an issue while you are traveling.

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