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Best agent/site to book a round-the-world flight?

What websites/travel agents have you used to get the best price for a round-the-world flight? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Jun 16, 2016 - 4 answers

Complex multi-city (and continent) travel: do I need a travel agent?

Through a combination of work opportunities and family obligations, I have some really complex travel planned for next April. I am starting and ending in Stockholm, but will be in Asia, the US, and Central Europe in the middle -- in that order. My attempts to price tickets myself (on Expedia and similar sites) with the multi-city travel options have landed me prices in the $3k range, which seems pretty absurd (and also isn't even offering me good flight times/layovers). Will I have better luck with a travel agency? I've always booked all my own travel before. [more inside]
posted by byzantienne on Dec 19, 2015 - 16 answers

How do I become a travel agent?

I have been a writer and publicist for 7-plus years, but I'm ready to blend all my skills and become a travel agent. How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by Lillitatiana on Jul 8, 2015 - 4 answers

Is this a good use for a travel agent, and if so, can you recommend one?

I'm planning to fly to Peru this summer with my late 60's mother. She isn't comfortable flying alone, so I need to meet up with her in Dallas or Houston to fly the rest of the way. She lives in Texas. I live in NYC. I am considering whether it would be worth it to use a travel agent. [more inside]
posted by Mavri on Apr 16, 2015 - 7 answers

Why do travel agents still exist?

Recently I went to a travel agent, and tentatively discussed some travel plans. The dude pulled up some flight options for me on his computer. I went home and looked them up myself, and quickly found a range of other options that were 20-30% cheaper. It got me thinking why so many travel agents still exist; they don't seem to be any easier than booking online, and far from being cheaper, were actually incredibly expensive.
posted by dontjumplarry on Aug 22, 2013 - 40 answers

Buying one-way fares instead of it all being "under one reservation"

What does it mean to have one-way tickets vs one reservation for a person? [more inside]
posted by Anwan on Apr 16, 2013 - 5 answers

vacation planning to anywhere nonstop

i'm curious which travel website might allow me to see all non-stop flights from my local airport with open seats on a given weekend. there are a couple of airlines i try to avoid, so filtering on a specific airline would also be nice. basically, i want to browse possible vacation destinations using only direct flights from my slightly mid-sized Virginia airport. (i thought kayak would do this sort of thing, but haven't found a way to do it.)
posted by garfy3 on Feb 12, 2013 - 5 answers

Travel agent for French Polynesia?

Asking for a friend: Planning a trip to French Polynesia: Bora Bora, Tahiti, etc. Should we be using a travel agent, or can we get a good deal booking directly? Can anyone recommend a good travel agent for that part of the world? [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger on Jan 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Travel agent, or magical booking site?

How to book flights for 5 people, originating in different cities, flying together sometimes? [more inside]
posted by Anwan on Dec 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me find a good travel agent

Help me find a super awesome travel agent (for domestic/international bookings)! [more inside]
posted by thewildgreen on Jan 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Who will plan the global vacation that I'm too stressed to plan for myself?

What are the best reputable Web sites for booking packaged, affordable global travel from the U.S.? Not looking to actually travel until 2011. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on May 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Get me stranded in London, please.

As a way to visit a friend during my travels in Europe this summer, I'm looking to obtain a days-long layover - ideally at least 2-3 days, but the longer the better. I have no idea how to go about getting such a thing, but I'm relatively sure the possibility exists. What are my best options for getting a layover like this, while still keeping my overall flight cost low? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on May 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Flying around Brazil: airpass?

Where can I buy a Brazil airpass in Toronto? Or is the airpass a terrible idea? Any travel tips to the Brazilian Amazon (and Rio) generally? [more inside]
posted by chalkbored on May 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Where do I find the best Travel Industry programs?

I'm looking to go back to school studying the Travel Industry, to be a Travel Agent and I'm a bit lost (pun unintended). [more inside]
posted by Gular on Jan 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Gettin' hitched with nowhere to go

Can anyone recommend a travel agent in Columbus, OH to help us plan our honeymoon? Do we need one? Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by JuiceBoxHero on Jan 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Travel Agent Specializing in Africa

Can anyone recommend a trustworthy travel agent that specializes in Africa and is located in New York City?
posted by Falconetti on Nov 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Somewhere, beyond the sea... Somewhere, waiting for me?

Does anyone have experience with or as a cruise agent/planner franchisee? I'm thinking about chucking it all in and following my boyhood dream of owning a travel agency. This seems like a relatively low-cost (and part time) way to get my feet wet. [more inside]
posted by the christopher hundreds on Nov 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Good Toronto travel agent for Australia?

Can anyone recommend a good travel agent in Toronto specializing in travel to Australia? (Someone with access to cheap flights is particularly valuable.) [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Jul 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Recommendations for a German-speaking US-based travel agent?

Recommendations for a German-speaking US-based travel agent? [more inside]
posted by mysterious1der on Apr 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Have cello, will travel

Help me find a good travel agent. I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area, and would love to find someone local, but I'm also open to other options. [more inside]
posted by purplefiber on Feb 11, 2007 - 3 answers

Need a travel angel

How should I find a good travel agent? [more inside]
posted by lbergstr on Jan 15, 2007 - 1 answer

Is it worth becoming a registered travel agent to buy personal tickets?

Is it worth becoming a registered travel agent to buy personal tickets? [mi] [more inside]
posted by louigi on Oct 18, 2004 - 10 answers

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