Car & Air ressies through MS

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  1. Maistre Gracey

    Maistre Gracey <font color=red>Still trying to figure out the mys

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    Has anyone here made rental car, or airline reservations through Member Services? Is there any advantage (price or otherwise) in doing this, or is it just for convenience?

    Thanx....:cool:
     
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  3. Lizardbeth61

    Lizardbeth61 <font color=green>Are all these berries edible?</f

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    the same thing. Hmmm. I need a car in August and would love to know if it's worth the time to talk to MS.

    Thanks.
     
  4. natt

    natt DIS Veteran

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    I did not use them to book air, but I did question it when I booked our cruise and the CM pretty much came right out and said I'd do better checking into it myself!

    I suppose if you're someone who has a fear of computers or likes the peace of mind in using a travel agent, MS would be a good option, but for me, that's part of the fun in planning!
     
  5. MulanMom

    MulanMom DIS Veteran

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    About 5 years ago I checked with member services on a rental car rate. They got me my best deal. At the time, I wasn't as proficient searching the internet for rates, etc. It was, I think, more of a corporate rate. It's at least worth checking it out, IMHO. If you do, let us know if it was helpful!:)
     
  6. Maistre Gracey

    Maistre Gracey <font color=red>Still trying to figure out the mys

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    Thanx for the info! :cool:
     
  7. RumpleMom

    RumpleMom DIS Veteran

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    Two years ago MS had the exact same airline ticket price as USAir. I purchased through MS. No problems.
     
  8. officer tigger

    officer tigger DIS Veteran

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    Last year I used them for both air and car. I looked on the internet first and found some air rates. I told them the time of the flight I wanted and the price I saw. (US Air) The price I got when they made the ressies were actualy cheaper (not by much).
    However when we made the ressies for the car rental (National) I got a better rate on my own. After they booked it for me I called myself just to check. Even tough we still used National I got a cheaper rate myself.

    I guess it pays to check yourself then do everything at one time. You can always call and verify the price later.
     
  9. mbhoxsie

    mbhoxsie DIS Veteran

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    Last year we tried to use MS to book our car out to VB... The rate they got was nowhere near what we could get on Internet promotional deals....

    Four years ago, I used CRO to book airfare for DCL.... While they weren't the cheapest, I did feel a little more at ease knowing that if something happened with the booking of the airfare that caused me to miss the boat, I could go back to the CRO...
     
  10. anniet

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    M.G. Have you finally convinced the Missus to fly???:eek: :confused:
     
  11. Maistre Gracey

    Maistre Gracey <font color=red>Still trying to figure out the mys

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    No luck (yet), but these rental cars are sure getting expensive! :cool:
     

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