/ Best flight compare website + sub thread!
Where have you had real help, which company actually goes out of their way to hunt down the cheapest options if flexible, or even if not flexible?
And on a sub thread, how does someone go about owning and advertising a service of what I'm describing. I have no idea how websites earn money but I presume it is through advertising? But should someone want to runa small sideline solutions website, what would he need to do and is it costly? Say you want to offer a service that will find the best prices available for flights, not exactly an holiday agent but kind of similar, maybe a 'pay me half the cost of whatever I can save you on your best quote', it wouldn't make me rich, but since I spend so much time and am usually able to find weird transfers that can cut costs considerably if you don't mind a couple of transfers and are a little flexible, kind of thing. Who does the owner of a website pay money to, and how is how much you would pay be worked out etc?
Like I said, just an idea for a little extra income, but maybe it couldn't be financially possible depending how websites are charged, or maybe it's just a stupid idea.
Totally agree, most of these companies/travel agents need to get to grips and wise up that in today's world the customer can do exactly what they are doing and contact the exact same people to find the cheapest flights. I am amazed that some of these travel agents keep trading.
I used a well known travel agent the other year to find a multi city ticket taking in Manchester - London - Singapore - Perth - Ayres Rock - Cairns - Sydney - Hong Kong - Delhi - Manchester. The best quote they gave to me was good approx £1300 inc taxes (nearly purchased it there and then). However I beat it by phoning British Airways direct who searched their systems and partner airlines (One World alliance) I ended up paying less than £1100 including taxes for the exact same dates and times.
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