So you are planning a trip :)
You may find this interesting ...
Many of us collect points in
the form of Air Miles, Aeroplan Miles and credit card travel points. So of
course, when you plan a flight, hotel stay or choose to rent a vehicle,
you want to check out what you can get for your points or miles. We are
also bombarded with ads from various travel sites which offer special
deals. Hmmmm, let's also consider the major airlines in Canada and the
airlines from south of the border. That's an awful lot of research! So
now you need to make a spreadsheet to collect all the data. This could
take many evenings and re-dos. I did just that.
Well folks, I learned a
valuable lesson. After dropping in to a travel agent's office, she came up
with the best prices and times, within minutes. They were close to and
some less costly than the results I got! Yes, there is a fee - at around
50 bucks - but I considered it well worth every penny!
Not only did she get my flights organized but got my hotel reserved,
checked into cab fares and got me a printout of how to get around one of
the major airports!
Long live Travel Agents :)