Just wanted to let you know that even I, who is a strong supporter of travel agents, can try to take things into my own hands and not do so well….
This morning I saw that Southwest was having a sale on Fall air fares and thought I should book my air fare for our upcoming New York trip. The best Southwest could do was around $600 per person (three of us traveling) and we’d be traveling to two or more cities with long layovers. I tried Jet Blue and found a great fare outbound $190…but no availability for three on the return. So I called Our Travel Manager, Janet Anderson . . . . should have done this in the first place! She booked us on Delta for a round trip fare of $270 each with a one hour layover in Minneapolis, right out of Orange County (don’t’ need to drive to LAX)!
This illustrates to me once again that travel agents are a very valuable resource for travelers and that you don’t always get the best deal booking yourself or booking on the “cheap” airlines! I don’t think I’ll try booking on my own again! Oh yes, this fare to NY is lower than what my husband pays for tickets to Phoenix on his business site!
Way to go PTW!!!