Old Sep 13, 19, 4:09 pm
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It looks like their website is down, but you can still see their Facebook stuff, with pretty pictures on posts going as far back as 2015. They seem to emphasize the expected mix of luxury curated trips, including safaris, polar bears, spas, etc. with a heavy emphasis on their Virtuoso connection (which seems to be dead). More recently Eastern Europe seems to be stressed. The few reviews are all good, but no one mentions plane tickets.

It's curious that there's a post from about August 2017 announcing a new piece of software to enable other travel agents to provide *plane tickets* through Vega while the outside travel agent makes the hotel reservation and other arrangements. Vega seems to be offering a commission to participating outside travel agents.

For those who use SkyBonus, is it obvious that a plane ticket, itinerary, or boarding pass has a SkyBonus number attached? I assume that SkyBonus award tickets would look like award tickets, so that if someone were a DL FFer, they might notice if this travel agent is selling SkyBonus award tickets as if they were normal revenue tickets, or do these things book into regular inventory classes? I'm speculating, but it doesn't seem to make sense that this travel agent could have given $1,750,000 worth of DL plane tickets to friends and family. That might be about 150 TATL/TPAC RTs in D1 at over $10,000 each on average.
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