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Old 02-19-2018, 03:26 PM
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How do you book your flights

I have been booking my own flights ever since the advent of online booking. But sometimes it's a headache to find flights on the days i want to travel, at a reasonable price, especially during peak travel.

I just discovered Flightfox.com. For a fee of $50 I had an advocate find me the flights i needed (to Europe) at the time of day I wanted to travel, with the layover times that worked for wife and i along with my baby girl. And, it came in hundreds less than anything I found myself. It took minutes to get it done.

I’m hooked.
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:59 PM
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I fly a lot. I just type in where I'm going from and to and I get many, many options. Flying is cheaper now than it ever has been. I won't ever be paying anyone $50 to do what I can do in 5 minutes. Travel-agents have been doing exactly for that for............at least 50 years. If you want to go somewhere, call your agent and they will book your trip.
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:23 PM
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I fly a lot. I just type in where I'm going from and to and I get many, many options. Flying is cheaper now than it ever has been. I won't ever be paying anyone $50 to do what I can do in 5 minutes. Travel-agents have been doing exactly for that for............at least 50 years. If you want to go somewhere, call your agent and they will book your trip.
All the searching I did I was not able to find flights as inexpensive as this service. It works for me.
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Rates change based on the day (and time of day) when you are searching.

I'll use Expedia to search out initial options (which airlines fly where), then go to the airline's own websites to search them out. Most offer a 'view' that shows a grid with departure day vs return day (if you're looking for a round trip). Just remember that some airlines (SOuthwest for example) don't show up on sites like Expedia. $50 to find a flight? That's sucker money!
These days I've found that one-way trips offer the best options, as most often it'll be one airline offering a good time/date for one direction and another for the other direction.
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If I'm going to fly...And I've cut WAY back on air travel the past three years...I fly Southwest. If Southwest doesn't go where I want these days I'll usually drive.

I book all my flights online. Haven't used a travel agent done I retired over six years ago.
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If I'm going to fly...And I've cut WAY back on air travel the past three years...I fly Southwest. If Southwest doesn't go where I want these days I'll usually drive.

I book all my flights online. Haven't used a travel agent done I retired over six years ago.
I took my first southwest flight as their were no other cariers with direct flights from Hartford to Raleigh/Durham. I was a bit apprehensive about the lack of an assigned seat but it was not as bad as expected. Flight attendant "service" seemed a notch above the other (domestic) carriers.
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