Finding low fares is not complicated …As some may believe you. With over 20 years in the travel / travel industry and Senior Editor for Luxury Romantic Vacations and Truth! Read the full report below.
You can of course spend hours searching web pages, spend countless dollars on travel subscriptions, review newspapers and ask friends for great knowledge about cheap fare protection and most likely you will find various options for low fares.
Let’s get started …An airline ticket is a product, a product that is for sale and based on the supply and demand policy. As the demand is high, so is the price of airline tickets.
You will have a contract with the wholesaler at the rate established by your general travel agency. You, the customer, will pay the running retail rate for the ticket. It’s so simple, like other products on the market. Is it possible to buy tickets directly from the wholesaler? It is very impossible. Wholesalers deal in huge quantities; Therefore, 1-ticket sales are neither time consuming nor affordable for the wholesaler.
There are travel agencies that buy several seats on certain flights and sell them at a reduced retail rate. Agencies also buy tickets at discounted wholesale prices due to bulk purchases. Agencies that typically buy bulk seats are specialized in specific areas. For example, an organization may specialize in Spain; Therefore, they want to purchase several
Market seats in advance as airlines and their specialties. They can offer fantastic rates in in-turn.
You can check out the Travel section, Yellow Pages and / or Library on Sundays to find these specialized agencies. There may be ways to search their database for SIC codes in your library. In the case of travel agencies, the SIC code is 4724-02. That’s why you need to make sure that the agencies are specialized in getting the highest possible rate in the region you want to travel to.
Internet flights …Some internet sites offer fewer planes but the system is really buzzing. In reality, these are involved in another travel agency, so, another mark-up and what you think is a good rate may not be in reality. There are some good internet sites that offer great savings and we will explore a few of them.
Travelogicity is one of the established leaders in low airfare protection from the Internet. With a slight overhead compared to general storefront travel agencies, Travelloc provides one of the lowest airports for almost all destinations.
Its site is easily navigated around and you know what you get. Because of the purchasing power of Travelocity, they are able to bargain for better deal rates and impose savings on you.
Orbitz is a great competitor looking for lower fares. Five airlines have launched Orbitz; American, Continental, Delta, Northwest and Connected. They have the power to give them seats at a discounted rate. One of them has more than 450 airlines to search from the database
BestRights.com is a travel member site. You do not have to be a member to view various promotions; However, if you
Anyone who wants to take the opportunity of promotion, membership is required.
There are some hidden costs associated with Bestpress membership sites, so be careful. We are not happy about that
The best road.
The best routes will reveal some great travel opportunities; However these are usually very limited in terms of travel dates, seats and other restrictions Also, their bookings are higher than average. We’ve found that when everything goes on board, it’s not a good deal to see in front of a good deal … it may not be as low as you think.
Craig Dahl – Senior Editor