With easy access to the Internet, the convenience of finding cheap airline tickets is just a few clicks away. As more airline inventory becomes available directly to the public through the World Wide Web, cheap flights are being purchased in record numbers, and nearly everyone hunting for fantastic low cost airline tickets are finding better deals online, than offered at their local travel agency!
If you happen to be wondering why your local travel agency seems to have a hard time competing with all the cheap tickets offered by online travel suppliers, well its a matter of volume. The airlines pass on great savings to the Internet based suppliers and in turn they forward these savings on to you for not going through a travel agent.
Advantages of booking cheap travel online vs. Retail Travel Agencies
So what are the advantages of booking cheap air on line over visiting your local travel establishment? It's quite simple, with technology and the easy access to home and office computers, convenience would be top on the list.When you go directly to the airline discount suppliers web site, they provide you immediate access to their airfare inventory, and you're tapped into each airlines seat availability without delay.
You can view all the airline airfares and current pricing for airline companies such as American, United, Continental, and Northwest all conveniently at one time! Unfortunately your travel professional would have to go to each carriers web site individually, and search for the best online fares.
For most travel agencies it's very time consuming, and they don't make a lot of commission from booking airfare on the Internet for their clients. Many travel counselors get so backlogged that a lot of times they will put your search on hold,
and with hot prices online selling out so quickly, In most cases it's too late to get the deals you want by the time they get back to you that day.
Another advantage is when you complete your reservation over the Internet, you will receive your departure information, destination details, and all your required flight terms instantly emailed to you. When you complete the purchase of your
tickets online, because it's all electronically processed, you don't have to worry about leaving your house to fight traffic to pick up physical paper tickets. Now you might say that your agency provides this service as well, and your right they do, but normally for a fee that ranges between $35 - $70 dollars for each booking!
Some reputable companies that offer discount airfare are Orbitz and Expedia! They're known to be the largest suppliers of airline destinations in domestic and worldwide flights. With the sheer volume they offer, you will easily find great airline discount prices, and a wide variety of excellent itineraries.
About the author: William Lezubski (Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC), and Certified Travel Counsellor(CTC) - William is a professional in the Travel Industry and is the owner and author of "Discount Caribbean Vacations Web Site" available at http://www.discount-caribbean-vacations.com A great source for Cheap Flights to the Caribbean! Find and compare quality travel suppliers offering discount airfare, and the lowest discount airline tickets to the Caribbean, all in one convenient location.