Old Apr 22, 07, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Crampedin13A View Post
I've always wondered about these TA's that offer really good fares to Asia. I think I'd rather take the marginal hit and stick to aircanada.com.
There was a time when the unpublished fares going on AC, for instance, to Asia were so much cheaper with the Asian TA's. It is much different now.

Nowadays, the average discount of going to a TA (an Asian one) for a fare to Asia is about $50-$100 per ticket. Before I purchase a ticket on AC, I will compare an A or L class on both Toureast and AC.com. Within the last two years, I have not seen a savings of more than $100 per ticket. However, I will go with Toureast, for example, to realize such savings because they are reputable. Whether to go with another agency will be debatable.

Look at what the OP's "friend" did here. This friend was so careless as to wire the money to a personal account (mistake #1). This friend probably has no clue of the small difference in fares (which should have been the case) if he had to go to a TA (mistake #2).
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