Does AAA have any discounts on flights?

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  1. whatisgoofy?

    whatisgoofy? Mouseketeer

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    Sooo, we've been waffling between booking the trip ourselves, or using AAA (we used them with good results on our last trip 13 years ago). Near as we can tell, the current Disney offers and AAA offers are roughly comparable for where and when we want to go. Our sticking point so far has been whether or not we can make out better with tickets through Undercover Tourist or my wife's union. We've also heard rumors that AAA can get slightly better airfares. If that's true, then they win. If it's not true, well...back to waffling . We asked our local AAA if they had deals on airfares, and they were a little evasive...saying essentially "maybe, but we won't know for a few months". Has anyone booked through AAA recently, and gotten a better deal on airfare than if they had booked it themselves? Thanks!
     
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  3. jlewisinsyr

    jlewisinsyr DIS Veteran

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    You might see a 5% discount if you're lucky, but you will then be at the mercy of AAA as it relates to changes. It is almost always better to book directly with the airline.
     
  4. jke2013

    jke2013 Earning My Ears

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    My sister used AAA to book her trip (including air) and she said that she felt that her agent found a much better airfare than my sister had found online.

    I booked with the same AAA agent for our lodging and park passes, however we booked our own flights. I used some miles for one of my segments. The nice thing is that the flight prices have gone down, so I was able to contact the airline directly and get a credit in the amount of the price drop. I don't know that it would be easy to do that if you worked with an agent.

    For AAA, they have some little perks with a booking.
     
  5. lost*in*cyberspace

    lost*in*cyberspace DIS Veteran

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    Please note that calling for a credit if the price drops won't work for most airlines. You will have to pay a change ticket fee, which is usually around $150 for a domestic flight.
     
  6. kimmar067

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    ....really? WHERE? :confused3
     
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    ....bumping for responses....
     
  8. kimmar067

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    .....helloooooo?
     
  9. jlewisinsyr

    jlewisinsyr DIS Veteran

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    What are you waiting for a response for?

    Flight prices vary by day, date, distance, location, etc. Just because someone saw prices coming down doesn't mean it will apply universally, be applicable or even still be relevant.
     
  10. kimmar067

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    :tiptoe:......uhhhhh, all-right-y then...
     

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