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  1. minore

    minore Junior Member

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    How long should it take for a travel agent to arrange for air tickets over a weekend
     

  2. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    If they are working... 10 minutes I would expect

    Dave
     
  3. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    If the agent couldn't get the tickets to auto-price via their booking systems, or had to be confirmed with the airline for another reason it could take until Monday.

    But otherwise, pretty quickly I'd expect.
     
  4. GDSman

    GDSman Member

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    Firstly it depends whether the agent is IATA accredited or not as without IATA accreditation they get the tickets issued by a third party (called a consolidator) which will normally only happen during weekdays. Then, as a general rule it will depend on the type of ticket and where the booking was made (online or in an agency/over the phone). For simple tickets on major carriers (e.g. QF domestic or trans-tasman), many agents would robotically ticket from their website or agency. For complex international or for deeply discounted tickets it's more likely that manual intervention will be required which may need specialist help (only available normal weekday business hours) or could take a little time. Unfortunately there's no quick answer.
     
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