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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

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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
    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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