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jtamchay

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:49 pm
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If a cruise has been booked directly with Princess and the fare
decreases will you benefit from that drop when you call it to their
attention. I have been told that Princess does not honor any fare
decreases; does anyone know if that is true?
Would using a TA change that position..and who has to do the
monitoring if you use a TA?.
Thanks

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Bill C

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:31 am
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jtc wrote:
> If a cruise has been booked directly with Princess and the fare
> decreases will you benefit from that drop when you call it to their
> attention. I have been told that Princess does not honor any fare
> decreases; does anyone know if that is true?
> Would using a TA change that position..and who has to do the
> monitoring if you use a TA?.
> Thanks
>
Princess has in the past lowered the fares if it was before you paid
your final payment.
Some travel agents monitor pricing but with all the bookings they have
they can't be expected to catch every one.
I check myself and notify my agent if I see a rate reduction.

Bill

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:21 am
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On Jul 20, 8:43 am, "jtc" wrote:

> Thanks...guess you still need to do the leg work even with the TA.

This is always the case, regardless of how long you've used your TA
and how much you trust him/her to do what you request. It's all about
personal responsibility. I'm happy to let a TA make my travel
bookings, but you better believe I'm going to check, and double check
for myself, that my reservations are all in order.

Lee
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jtamchay

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(Msg. 4) Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:49 pm
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"Bill C" wrote in message

> jtc wrote:
>> If a cruise has been booked directly with Princess and the fare
>> decreases will you benefit from that drop when you call it to their
>> attention. I have been told that Princess does not honor any fare
>> decreases; does anyone know if that is true?
>> Would using a TA change that position..and who has to do the
>> monitoring if you use a TA?.
>> Thanks
>>
> Princess has in the past lowered the fares if it was before you paid
> your final payment.
> Some travel agents monitor pricing but with all the bookings they
> have they can't be expected to catch every one.
> I check myself and notify my agent if I see a rate reduction.
>
> Bill
>
> --
> Visit my Caribbean Princess website:
> www.cruisingthecaribbeanprincess.com




Thanks...guess you still need to do the leg work even with the TA.
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Bob Johnstone

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(Msg. 5) Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:08 pm
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jtc wrote:
> If a cruise has been booked directly with Princess and the fare
> decreases will you benefit from that drop when you call it to their
> attention. I have been told that Princess does not honor any fare
> decreases; does anyone know if that is true?
> Would using a TA change that position..and who has to do the
> monitoring if you use a TA?.
> Thanks
>

In May, I booked a cruise for the end of August, through AAA. Within 2
weeks, the fare was reduced over $1K and our TA notified us...
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Michael A.

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(Msg. 6) Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:12 am
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Princess tries to give great service operating from a position
of strength. They do not have to honor lower prices, but
they often offer some accommodation for those who have
booked early..... and who ask.

It's easy to rebook into most new fares released prior to final
payment date. TAs should be able in most cases to do this
directly, without having to involve a Princess reservationist.

Flash rates offered after the final payment date
are not so easy. They are listed as NBO (new bookings only.)

A reservation cannot generally be change an existing booking
to a rate that is listed as NBO. However...
I've had great luck getting *upgrades* based on flash rates.
Princess has also extended on board credit, because they were
unable to process a reasonable request.

I review prices on accounts I'm serving regularly as do many TAs.
Groups, however, I check almost daily. I also have clients check
off whether they want an upgrade. Talk with you TA about your
expectations on new fares. Some clients are very particular about
the cabin they choose. Other want any and all upgrades.

Also, do you want to hear about a *deal* that opens up, where
for a little more money you get a major upgrade? Some clients
will jump right onto such a deal, while other perceive the offer
as nickel-and-dime upselling.

Some of the best deals are automatic upgrades for passengers
who do not specify a cabin, especially for those that book
early.

I find it is easier to get the best possible deal for clients--
--who book early
--who are ready to act quickly to offers that are time sensitive
--for whom I've been able to learn their preferences

Mike
www.mythictravel.com


jtc wrote:
> If a cruise has been booked directly with Princess and the fare
> decreases will you benefit from that drop when you call it to their
> attention. I have been told that Princess does not honor any fare
> decreases; does anyone know if that is true?
> Would using a TA change that position..and who has to do the
> monitoring if you use a TA?.
> Thanks
>
>
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jtamchay

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(Msg. 7) Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:33 pm
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thanks

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"Michael A." wrote in message

> Princess tries to give great service operating from a position
> of strength. They do not have to honor lower prices, but
> they often offer some accommodation for those who have
> booked early..... and who ask.
>
> It's easy to rebook into most new fares released prior to final
> payment date. TAs should be able in most cases to do this
> directly, without having to involve a Princess reservationist.
>
> Flash rates offered after the final payment date
> are not so easy. They are listed as NBO (new bookings only.)
>
> A reservation cannot generally be change an existing booking
> to a rate that is listed as NBO. However...
> I've had great luck getting *upgrades* based on flash rates.
> Princess has also extended on board credit, because they were
> unable to process a reasonable request.
>
> I review prices on accounts I'm serving regularly as do many TAs.
> Groups, however, I check almost daily. I also have clients check
> off whether they want an upgrade. Talk with you TA about your
> expectations on new fares. Some clients are very particular about
> the cabin they choose. Other want any and all upgrades.
>
> Also, do you want to hear about a *deal* that opens up, where
> for a little more money you get a major upgrade? Some clients
> will jump right onto such a deal, while other perceive the offer
> as nickel-and-dime upselling.
>
> Some of the best deals are automatic upgrades for passengers
> who do not specify a cabin, especially for those that book
> early.
>
> I find it is easier to get the best possible deal for clients--
> --who book early
> --who are ready to act quickly to offers that are time sensitive
> --for whom I've been able to learn their preferences
>
> Mike
> www.mythictravel.com
>
>
> jtc wrote:
>> If a cruise has been booked directly with Princess and the fare
>> decreases will you benefit from that drop when you call it to their
>> attention. I have been told that Princess does not honor any fare
>> decreases; does anyone know if that is true?
>> Would using a TA change that position..and who has to do the
>> monitoring if you use a TA?.
>> Thanks
>>
>>
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