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With the number of websites and services providing travel advice, information, and deals, there are a lot of resources for someone to find and book their own travel plans. For plane tickets (or other travel details), what are the advantages of using a travel agent? When should someone think about finding and using a travel agent instead of booking tickets themselves online?

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closed as not constructive by Dori Jul 12 '11 at 1:25

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Can you specify, where to you want to go? – VMAtm Jul 13 '11 at 12:31
@VMAtm: I didn't have a destination in mind. I was just wondering what services travel agents provide that can't be easily accomplished by booking travel arrangements online yourself. – jrdioko Jul 15 '11 at 4:20