|prosaff||Posted: 2010-10-16 11:19:00
Online ticket booking has become the most important cost-saving measure surrounding any such travel decision. Yet, not all travelers are taking advantage of this incredible opportunity. Here's a quick unveiling of the tremendous advantages of tickets booked on the internet.
Low fares, discounts and price guarantees: Doing your ticket booking on the internet affords you great access to the best of low fares, discounts and price guarantees. Every airline, hotel or bus service do know that the least cost for getting at customers in order to inform them about discounts and low fares is the cost associated with online shops. This is just a fraction of what it will cost to employ more staff to attend to a growing clientale if they all have to be attended to physically, at their office-counter.
It is cheaper for them to put the word out on the internet, and therefore, be able to pass on the savings to the internet-booking client. There's certainly so much of discounts in online ticket booking that simply cannot be passed on to the client who comes through their office counter. That is exactly where you win, and they win too, given the low cost of serving you.
Compare and select online: You have the benefit of easily comparing prices of different airlines in one-stop on the internet. You do not need to make many phone calls to different airlines in order to be able to compare prices. Through the website of a travel agent, you can have a one-stop and find all the airline prices to compare.
You save both time and money in not having to shop around on the street corners, from one airline to the other. This competitive pricing really plays out to your advantage as a traveler. You get all sorts of discounts that a competing airline wants to use to win your buying favor.
Travel information: Ticket booking online offers so much of travel information which you really need for the comfort of your journey. Detailed information on your destination, flight connections, transit arrangements and lounges and so much more, are easily conveyed online than through brochures that are costly to reproduce every time there is a change.
All this comes down to low service-costs that ends up putting the savings into discounts and low fares. All the information you can ever need towards a smooth journey is now easily available at the hit of a button, when you shop your ticket online. You certainly do not have to wait for the details to be mailed to you , not even by email. You simply do your online booking and have access to all the information at once.
Timely action when there is a deal or a special: That's exactly all you need to do so as not to miss a deal or a low fare. Here's what most travelers don't understand: I call it the two extremes of travel booking that simply over-delivers on low fares. These two extremes are -(1) Buying your ticket well in advance or -(2) Buying your ticket at the eleventh hour.
Any of these two offers an undeniable advantage that generates an unbelievably low, discounted-fare. Every airline wants the money, and would prefer to have even half of the fare right NOW than have all the fare later. That's where the secret of last-minute-deals comes in. They would rather have a fraction of a ticket fare at the late moment than take-off the tarmac with some empty seats.
On the other hand, every airline also prefers to have guaranteed passengers for future flights, in advance. Airlines have operational costs for each flight that require payments well in advance. Aircraft purchasing plans are long term contracts thats got to be paid for.
If you are willing to put the money down, months ahead, you will certainly get very, very, low fares. You win, they win. You simply cash-in at such moments and you will be airborne on a low incredible fare. Infact, you will be amazed how you will be seated in the plane next to another passenger who probably booked on a ticket that is a thousand dollars more expensive than yours!
Today is your enviable time to make a move, and do what money-saving frequent travelers do often in booking a ticket. That wisdom is in your booking a ticket well in advance, or simply book a ticket at the eleventh hour for an eleventh-hour killer bargain!
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