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What is the cheapest way to buy airplane tickets (international), travel agency or online??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Jan. 4, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Probably a travel agency. I searched online for a ticket for dh to come home from Korea and I was looking at about $1400. He got his ticket through an agency there for $1000.

    But I would do both, call some agencies and search online...shop and compare!
    all4mymarine

    Answer by all4mymarine at 9:01 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • I would suggest comparing both. I like travelocity.com myself. A travel agent gets a percentage, so I would assume buying online would be cheaper.
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 9:01 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • I'd go with a reputable agent. I got stuck in Amsterdam one time bc the online company didn't pay for my ticket and there was no one answering their phone! It wasn't a great experience
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:55 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • Last time we flew, we searched online and couldn't find much, went to a travel agent and got 4 round-trip tickets, for 4 adults, for just a smidge over $800 total (so $200 each) including the agent's $50/each fee! Hubby just flew to Texas and found tickets online, but I'm wishing now he'd have called an agent to try to find something cheaper.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:13 AM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • If you will not be checking luggage, try a consolidator. Definitely check lots of websites.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:59 AM on Jan. 5, 2010

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