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comment What do I lose by not booking flights through a travel agent?
Ah, OK. Open/flexible tickets - sure - you can change/cancel these whenever you like anyway. But they are typically the most expensive ticket type.
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comment What do I lose by not booking flights through a travel agent?
Burhan, I assume he must be buying consolidated seats as discussed in some of the answers above, and therefore have already paid for them himself. I very much doubt any airline would allow him to hold a seat for two weeks on their inventory.
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comment What do I lose by not booking flights through a travel agent?
Also, how long does the agent give you the hold for?
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comment What do I lose by not booking flights through a travel agent?
Most US airlines will allow you to hold the ticket for 24 hours before paying when booking through their website. I know, for example, that American Airlines does this.
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comment What do I lose by not booking flights through a travel agent?
Ayesh K, agreed. That's always been my concern - if I'm specific about what I want/need, the travel agent can't offer me much, as their only real advantage is a greater "diversity" of flights.
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comment What do I lose by not booking flights through a travel agent?
OK - I should have been clearer and pointed out that in most cases I'm pretty confident that I already know what I want - I've looked for it on matrix.itasoftware.com or similar. Will the travel agent get me a better price in many cases, or any other non-obvious benefits?
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comment Traveling with two passports
I've downvoted you as it's not clear what your question is.
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comment Visiting Helsinki during 5h wait between flights
A taxi from the airport to the centre of town was about €35 one-way when I did this trip the other day.