business class travel to S America

 
Old Nov 11, 04, 11:40 am
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business class travel to S America

Hello, I would greately appreciate if anyone has a recommendation for a consolidator or a discounter for AA Business Class. Planning several trips to Latin America.

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Old Nov 11, 04, 11:46 am
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http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthrea...t=consolidator
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Old Nov 11, 04, 1:48 pm
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Thank you very much for the links. I did check them out, but I am looking for no or little advance purchase tickets... and am truly trying to find consolidator companies if anyone knows of any.

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Old Nov 11, 04, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by latinrusso
Thank you very much for the links. I did check them out, but I am looking for no or little advance purchase tickets... and am truly trying to find consolidator companies if anyone knows of any.

Thnx
Yeah, I knew the links would be of limited utility, I was just showing that it's come up before and no one stepped forward with any info-- as opposed to Asia for example. SO, it may be that there is no such thing-- for AA tix anyway-- or that one of the folks in one of those threads eventually found what they were looking for (any maybe they would share what they found out.) I would be pleased as punch to have access to cheaper S. American business or first fares myself.

Keep in mind that some/many of the ads you might see for "50% off discount business/first to..." are brokers selling frequent flyer award tickets-- it's quite common. That can, in part, create the impression that there are lots of outlets for discount tix to all places. And, there are other illegitimate ways to get there cheaper that a broker might stick you with (throw-away hidden city.) Fact is-- for better or for worse-- AA has S. America pretty locked up (among US carriers) in a lot of ways. Good luck, keep us posted.
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Old Nov 11, 04, 2:37 pm
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I too have little hard expertise here. But you might check out, e.g., http://directory.google.com/Top/Recr...Consolidators/ . Or do some ordinary Google searches, a la consolidator finder "business class".

I've used http://www.1stair.net with reasonable success, though I can't endorse them completely due to some customer service deficiencies (always corrected in due course, but not up to the level of service I expect).
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Old Nov 11, 04, 2:44 pm
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I too have little hard expertise here. But you might check out, e.g., http://directory.google.com/Top/Recr...Consolidators/ . Or do some ordinary Google searches, a la consolidator finder "business class".

I've used http://www.1stair.net with reasonable success, though I can't endorse them completely due to some customer service deficiencies (always corrected in due course, but not up to the level of service I expect).
I was gonna' mention 1stair as well as some here have given them good marks (there are some old threads, in a different forum that reported problems, some major-- but obviously they are a relatively reputable outlet.) Not really that cheap though, IME.

Using a consolidator w/o a reference makes me personally nervous.

Considering there are many here who are pretty darn savvy and research every angle, my personal thought would be that if there was a good, reliable, legit consolidator-- someone would know about it.
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Old Nov 11, 04, 3:16 pm
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A FlyerTalker posted this link

http://www.ar.despegar.com/paginas/b...uedavuelos.asp

It's all in Spanish ... and I don't speak Spanish. It looks like they have cheap fares, however, I don't know if any for AA. And if they are a consolidator. May be somebody who knows Spanish could look in to this. I apologize, if the link is not what I think..
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Old Nov 11, 04, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by USAFAN
A FlyerTalker posted this link

http://www.ar.despegar.com/paginas/b...uedavuelos.asp

It's all in Spanish ... and I don't speak Spanish. It looks like they have cheap fares, however, I don't know if any for AA. And if they are a consolidator. May be somebody who knows Spanish could look in to this. I apologize, if the link is not what I think..
This looks like the english version of the page:
http://www.ar.despegar.com/paginas/Despegar_english.htm (down currently)
And the US version altogether: http://www.us.despegar.com/homes/homeusne.html
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