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Thread: How safe are online travel agencies?

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    If I book online do I have the same protections as on the highstreet ? abta, atol and the schemes that will refund money if they go bust?

    Also another question, do they book with disney using my credit card or do I pay the agency and then they pay disney?



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    ive used them everytime except the first trip you have the same cover as a high st, just make sure they are abta bonded i got good prices from charter travel for this trip and go in 7 weeks
    Mick

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    I would suggest recommendations from others who have used online travel agencies. There are good ones and...yes, well...

    The other things I would suggest are purchasing your travel insurance separately through a third party and confirming and reconfirming your reservations periodically, if you aren't using a recommended TA. Just in case! :)

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    caution about abta bonding,...... in a lot of cases it is as much use as a chocolate teapot.

    you need to ensure you are atol protected and some form of a trust to protect your money.

    You pay them the way you would with other agencies on the high street. No different.

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    I use a fantastic lady called Val who has her own website and is always available to chat about bookings and any problems.;)

    Can't recommend her highly enough :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizneyblonde, post: 39694
    I use a fantastic lady called Val who has her own website and is always available to chat about bookings and any problems.;)

    Can't recommend her highly enough :D
    hasn't she taken out an injunction against you for harassment:gy::tongue0011-1:














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    Probably!!!

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    not yet !!!!!! LOL

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    I don't ring often at all.

    In fact i think we've only had about 4 phonecalls about the holiday.

    They've all been between 1 and 2 hours long but that's not the point

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    val

    when book flights with say VA would i have to take the car as well to get the discounted flights?
    Mick

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