Pros And Cons Of Becoming A Travel Agent

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Gone are the days of wandering into a travel agent to book your holiday for you. We now have a wealth of resources right at our finger tips and we are all quickly becoming our very own travel agent. Though if you are new to the self-planning-holiday scene exactly where to begin can be a little daunting. So with this in mind I am offering you the 11 key factors I consider when hunting for the perfect flight price. The following tips will save you thousands of dollars and make that dream holiday a reality. So without further ado I give you my top 11 travel hacks to save you oodles of cash on flights.
1. Never use a travel agent. EVER.
If you take nothing else away from this piece it is that you never, ever save money by using a travel agent. Not only do you spend more but it has been my own personal experience that agents have their own agenda when booking your travel. The longest and most expensive flight itineraries I have ever had have always come from an agent.
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My biggest regret as a traveler is that I didn’t have more faith in my ability to organize my own flights much earlier on.
2. Purchase your flight 47 days before your departure
According to cheapair.com this is the cheapest time to purchase a flight. They number crunched billions of flights over the course of a year and after they looked at all of their data this statistically is the cheapest day to purchase your flight. I have done some further reading on the subject –yes I know, flight geek – and basically it seems the reasoning behind it is that airline computers aren’t programmed to generate any sort of flight deals before this 45-47 day window. The lesson here, don’t book any further in advance than 47 days (6 weeks).
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