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If you have a good travel agent they are likely to think about options you have not thought about yourself, know alternatives for routes from your home town and they may well know more about your destination than you do yourself. And when you build up a relationship with a travel agent, they get to know what you want and accept and which alternatives they ...


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It is possible that the travel agent may have more options - but it depends on too many factors: The sector you are flying and the date of your travels (if it's during a busy holiday season and between a popular route - say New York - London, then travel agents may reserve blocks in advance) The airline you are flying on. Your itinerary - especially if you ...


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There really isn't a "travel agency" price anymore. Travel agencies get a commission (small) for everything they sell at retail prices. They don't buy cheap and add on profit margins. Travel agents can avail themselves to industry pricing sometimes, but that is only for themselves and usually is dependent on how much they sold for that company the year ...


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You don't need to surrender your passport, you need to just show a copy of the page where it has your name and photo. This is to make sure your name is spelled correctly on the reservation, and frankly this is common practice across most travel agents. They do not want to risk you not being boarding because of a spelling mistake or reversal of the family ...



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