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  1. Anonymous

    Lucky,
    A travel company (details on request) advertised in a local airport newspaper. The ad says: “Save up to 55% on any business or first class flight, any airline, any destination”. They claim “insider deals, privately negotiated fares, preferred rates, 24/7 service”. Interestingly, they don’t have a website.

    What is this? Are they selling consolidator tickets? Would I get mileage credit? I realize they claim up to 55% off, but does it sound likely that they would get me a specific flight on Delta (my preferred airline) at a significant discount?

    Before I call them, I thought I’d see if you have any warnings first.

    Thanks,
    Chaz

  2. Anonymous

    @ Chaz — Tough to say without knowing the details, but in general these are mileage consolidators. They’ll basically book award tickets with you at a discount over paid rates, and often won’t even tell you they aren’t booking paid tickets.

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