Myths and Realities on Online Travel

by on September 24, 2010

As the range of choices expanded during the recent decade, the users found in the internet the chief refuge for undertaking several everyday operations that used to require them to be physically present, leaving them with loads of time at hand. One field, where these operations shined evidently, is the travel services. Booking a plane ticket online is not only faster and less complicated than the archaic journey between airports and agencies, but also smarter and more economical. Travel services offer their customers discounts, holidays packages, and multiple of other proposals that would guarantee that the traveler gets what he/she wants, and also does not have second thoughts, regarding the airline travel.

In order to ensure that the traveler is not looking elsewhere for options, every airline travel service cram the media sources with advertisements of their promotions, which would convey the basic idea of “my airline would offer you whatever you want for the price you want whenever you want it”. Although sometimes genuine, not all the airlines keep their promises, and when the traveler realizes that he/she did not get the prefect deal, it is always too late. This happens, exceptionally often, when the traveler settles for online packages, where, for instance, he/she would make an online booking of a flight, along with the hotel room and the car rental service. When the deal breaker takes place, the customer cannot launch a war against the entire travel department.

Therefore, the traveler needs to scrutinize every detail located on every website of every airline travel service, before confirming the booking, because comparison is the most efficient means, by which the traveler can end up with the most suitable, yet affordable package. Was it for the plane ticket, the hotel, the cab or auto rental services, the web site says it all. In case the information is not clear, posing some inquiries to the airline travel service through phone or through email is mandatory, for after booking, the traveler cannot claim that he/she has been misinformed. In addition, since the whole process would be conducted through the internet, alternatives and specifications are always there. It is advised that the traveler would indulge themselves in the privilege of being open to choices.

Still, some travelers might be skeptical about surfing the airline’s ‘own’ website. Just then, it is vital to use a third party to settle the issue. Visiting a website that recommends holiday destination, the traveler would find the finest recommendations from experts, who have actually tried the airlines, the hotels, and any other service that the travelers might use.

Above all, the traveler should not opt for any deal, prior to preparing him/herself with a proper amount of information about every aspect and every service. Nobody wants to be ripped off his/her money.

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Daley May 2, 2012 at 8:00 am

I agree with you, before booking any trip I spend days and days looking for the best deal and then I search for information about reliability of the website or the company I’ve chosen.

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