The Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Booking

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					                The Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Booking
                                                                          When preparing for a trip
                                                                          out of the country or even
                                                                          with domestic flights, there
                                                                          is always the question of
                                                                          actually going to an airline
                                                                          ticket agency for flight
                                                                          bookings or just going
                                                                          online and booking your
                                                                          flights through the airline’s
                                                                          website. While you can
                                                                          actually    choose    which
                                                                          option would suit best for
                                                                          you, more and more people
                                                                          are leaning to the fact that
doing online bookings for discount flights online is favorable, especially in a time where everything
goes by so fast.

Think of this as scenario; your weekdays will be spent most on the job and also you feel most tired as
well as exhausted after a hard day’s work. Do you think you've still got the strength to get out of
your home, drive your car and get in line facing an airline ticket office? Not! For people who have
little perfect time to spend or maybe are absolutely workaholic, online booking is certainly the best
option for an individual.



The Advantages




So let’s talk about the advantages of online booking. First things first, you can do it in the comfort of
your own home. All you need is an Internet connection and a computer. Doesn’t matter if its a
notebook or a desktop computer; as long as it gets you connected to the Internet, that is fine. Of
course, don’t forget the airline’s website address and your credit card information. Most of the time,
payment is done online too with the use of your credit card or debit card number. If you are not
comfortable with giving out your credit or debit card information, then you can use Paypal.

Online booking also has seat reservation and online checking in of your baggage. This way, you don’t
have to rush all the way to the airport when flight day comes. Check your airline’s website for more
information about online booking features and their rules and regulations.

The Disadvantages

When there’s an advantage,
there      are    also     some
disadvantages. First off, online
booking requires more fees
than going to the airline ticket
agency. Online taxes and other
fees usually apply when
booking online, not to mention
fees coming from your credit
or debit card company. Check
your airline’s website for more
information about the fees
involved when doing online
booking. But there are cheap flights online for booking options, so there’s no need to rush!

There’s also the problem with credit/debit card security. Whenever you use your credit/debit card
for transactions, you end up giving information that others might use to their advantage. In a worst
case scenario, one could also become a victim of identity theft, but this has already been minimized,
since most people would opt to use Paypal when doing online transactions.

If you are ready to go on a trip, you should certainly book online if you don’t have the time. This will
give you more time to prepare on your luggage and when looking for accomodation for your
discount flights.

				
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Description: When preparing for a trip out of the country or even with domestic flights, there is always the question of actually going to an airline ticket agency for flight bookings or just going online and booking your flights through the airline’s website.