Archive for June 2, 2009

TTT: Booking airfare

Today’s travel tip is based upon my friend’s recent experience as well as my own.

The tip: When possible, book your airfare directly with the airline providing your flights.

K’s story, part 1: Over a month ago, K, whose boyfriend flies Continental regularly enough to have accrued a fair number of frequent flier miles, was pleased to find great flights available for booking with his miles on Continental’s website.  Interestingly, the flights were operated by Delta.  She was surprised when she was unable to reserve their seats, but she wrote it off as a computer glitch that she’d check back on later.  She tried to select seats a couple more times over the next couple of weeks but kept receiving the error.

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June 2, 2009 at 3:35 pm 2 comments


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