|Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 45):|
I have been screwed around before by travel agents - wrong hotels booked, wrong flights booked, car hire screwed up etc.
Don't you think that if this constantly happens to you, that there might, just might be another reason for it? ie. You?
|Quoting Mikephotos (Reply 44):|
Sure, travel agents should do all the work but the client does play a part in verifying what is going to be booked and/or ticketed
The problems we've had have all shown correct on any invoice etc. For instance, for our honeymoon we were not only booked into the wrong hotel at Luton (the itinerary said "Holiday Inn Luton Airport", which was actually the "Holiday Inn 10 miles down the road", which was caused by the silly bint at the travel agents keying in the wrong code.
We booked car hire through a travel agent, paid everything upfront to the travel agent, then had to pay again in Greece as the travel agent hadn't done what they had to do and pay them. If I'd have paid and booked directly with the hire car company there wouldn't have been that issue, and even if there was I would have been able to deal with it with them directly.
Do you not think, as an A.netter my first thoughts are always to check my itineraries and make sure everything's correct?
The problem is that UK travel agents are 99% 17 year olds whose experience of travel is a fortnight in Torremelinos. They aren't travel people, they are people who sit behind a desk, key in information and then say "bye bye", as you say "bye bye" to your money.
And finally, not to stir things up any more, but why do people have to be so quick to jump down people's throats in here? Surely we all share a common hobby - can't people just bite their tongues and be nice about things? It's not just this thread its plenty of others. Chill out people!
My case now closed, back to the aviation!