My friend, LaShawn, had a friend, nameless, who uses a travel agent and has had great experiences so I agreed we should go with her. She did a great job of sending us options and alerting us to travel times and how layovers may spoil the trip versus getting a direct flight. This made sense to me because I would much rather spend 20 extra hours vacationing than sitting in an airplane seat. You can only get so drunk. Initially the thought of a travel agent sounded expensive to me. I think there is a common misconception these days that using personal services is more expensive than doing it yourself online. On that I will say that had I gotten a flight that took 20+ hours to save a couple hundred bucks I would have been upset. And that 20+ hours was one way. Not the way to start or end a vacation. All total the plane ticket, taxes and agent fee was about 1200.00 and if you ask me 600 isn’t too much to fly me across the pond in a straight shot. Even though I am in Phoenix and LaShawn is in Chicago Rosemary was able to book our flights together leaving from Chicago to Amsterdam.
Personally I like dealing with a “go to” person and for the amount of work that went into coordinating our flights overseas Rosemary made it easy. She also responded promptly to emailed questions I had after the trip was booked. I appreciate that Rosemary didn’t become a ghost after the sale more than anything. Call her up and book your flight to where ever it is you have been delaying on going. She’s good people.
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Now on to looking for a place to stay …