How to Get Cheap Flights& ( 8 pgs. 3 illus.) - Art of Travel - European...
Chapter 4 Booking Strategies Large Internet Sites Student and Budget Specialists Domestic Bucket Shops Ethnic and Foreign Bucket Shops Courier Flying Round-the-World Tickets Charters Bumping To Gateways Glossary TWO HUNDRED YEARS ago the cost was seven years to a lifetime of servitude for average people making a one-way crossing of the Atlantic. Now it can be funded by a few days of waiting tables. When booking through an agent, always specify you want the "lowest possible fare," as there may be specials which do not fall under "economy" or "APEX." Moreover, not every agent--even with the budget specialists listed below--will be equally competent or motivated to find the cheapest ticket. Often the best deals are offered directly by airline websites. Large Internet Travel Sites All listings are the result of experience, general budget travel knowledge, or research. Student and Budget Specialists While a few tickets require student or youth status, most do not. Domestic Bucket Shops Bumping