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    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
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Site where agents piece together flights for lowest airfare.

I remember reading an article where a website had agents piecing together local flights one wouldn't think of to put together a low international airfare. I thought I might have read it in a magazine like the AARP or AAA Westways showed up nothing in a google search nor did Frommer's Budget Travel which I DON'T think it was in. Looked at Airfarewatchdog.com, Whichbudget.com and Yapta.com although it had the best elements of all of them it was a different concept. You sent the agents the lowest price you can get and they would try to find a fare to beat it and charge you a percentage of how much money you saved and I think that in the article they mentioned that they might have some resources that the general public didn't have plus the fact to do it yourself can be very time consuming. Maybe it doesn't exist anymore as people usually don't want to pay for services online.

I DO wish to tell people that it does pay to do your research and not just rely on skyscanner or kayak or any other travel search engine. I took a last minute cruise 17 day cruise with NCL to South America and with my future cruise deposit, it cost me only $424 (with $225 cruise credit and a bottle of wine to boot!) but then I found out the one way fare from Santiago to Los Angeles ranged from over $900 with three connections to a little over $1K with only one. I was going to take a bus from Santiago to Lima as I saw a very low fare on Spirit which flies there (as well as Jet Blue) for slightly over $200 (and that's only because I had luggage and emer. exit seat) from Lima to Miami where I'll do a stopover and then about $120 to L.A., but found out that you can only take a Chilean bus to the Peruvian border, then a taxi over the border and then a Peruvian bus to Lima (the bus that goes all the way from country to country has a very bad reputation) which may be too exhausting for me, so I remembered in another article, an airline that competes against LAN and they have a flight for a little over $100 from Santiago to Lima-although I won't see the scenery.

Also do not rely on the travel agents of a foreign country to help you find the lowest (which Is why I'm looking for that site.) I took a lot of transpositioning cruises and (foolishly) never booked my return ahead of time thinking maybe I'll meet someone (or my soulmate) traveling or want to stay longer as I like to do things or go places based on the spur of the moment, better to pay an onerous change fee, than a exorbitant fare meant for last minute business travelers. Was told that a local travel agent might know of deals in that country one can't find on a search travel engine, they never have in the past and probably use the same ones we do and sometimes it's higher than I find on my own (as they maybe lazy and not want to exert too much effort for a onetime customer,) but sometimes I have difficulty booking myself in a foreign country maybe because I have a debit/credit card rather than a straight credit card. Well, I hope if someone knows what site I'm talking about or better yet, is an employee, s/he will respond, in the meantime, in hopes the correct answer which will be useful for EVERYONE, I'll post this on the most popular forums.

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