Online users are often confused over whether they should book their airline tickets online or offline. Here is the answer produced by experts- it is completely safe and cost effective to book your tickets online. A study carried out has proved this.
The answer of this study was clear: it is better to book on the official websites of air carriers. In fact, if the offers of online booking portals seem to be quite attractive, it is not necessarily true that you will save. Indeed, it can be even cheaper to do Allegiant airlines reservations directly on the airline’s website.
After carrying out research on the main booking sites, they verified that in 33 cases out of 43 it would have been cheaper to book directly with the airline. In some cases- they write on the website- particularly significant price differences were found: booking on the carrier’s website could have saved up to 30%.
In addition to saving on airfares, booking on random online booking sites can have additional disadvantages.
- First of all, the high management fees and additional commissions increase the final price of the reservation.
- Secondly, in case of delay or cancellation of the flight the refund is often only partial, if not even absent.
- The third thing to consider is that most of the time it is very difficult to contact the customer service of these Allegiant airlines reservation portals and, even if you can get in touch with customer service, the answer most often is that the portal acts “only” as an intermediary and therefore cannot handle the complaint (although the airline company affirms just the opposite. Everything ends with a big loss of time and money.
The advice of the experts is, therefore, to always go to the source. And, those who are not familiar with the Internet, it is better to go back to healthy and old habits by turning directly to a travel agency, that the profession knows it well and takes care of all the travel practices, for better or for worse.
What do you need to buy tickets online?
Buying tickets online can be done in various ways. Perhaps the easiest is to pay for tickets using a bank card (most often Visa and MasterCard are accepted). The security level of such payments is currently at a fairly high level. In any case, you do not need to specify the PIN code of your plastic card. You will only need to specify the name and surname of the cardholder, its number and a verification three-digit code (on the back of the card, next to the signature field).
There are, of course, other methods of payment. Thus, Allegiant airlines reservations provide an opportunity to pay for the purchase of airline tickets with electronic money, as well as in cash. There are also other opportunities, more detailed information about which can always be gathered directly on the airline ticket sites.