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Jul 25th, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Ireland trip - Book own airlines & rental car versus using agency?

Planning a 10 day fall trip to Ireland (first time) - driving around the Republic from Dublin to west coast and back. Question: Has anyone compared costs of booking their own flights & rental car either with airline co. or on a travel site with the costs of having an auto club book all reservations? Just wondering if generally the auto club would charge higher prices?
Thanks for any comments or suggestions!
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Jul 25th, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Prices will be the same via any channel. Some travel agencies would charge a service fee; after all, much air is non-commissionable, and your agent deserves to get paid for her time and expertise.

Ask the auto club's TA if there are any service fees. If there are, make the determination. Do you want to rely on her expertise - which can save you money and which can protect you from making mistakes. Or do you feel knowledgeable to book on the airline's own website with no service fees.
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Jul 25th, 2013, 03:37 PM
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There are some reasonable fly drive packages just be careful what the drive content encompasses. Do not get pushed into accommodation vouchers..

Also be aware you will Not need a car for Dublin at the front or back of your 10 days which are also not long on the ground so consider running itineraries on the forums before booking accommodations,
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