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  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6267

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7200 on: November 30, 2017, 10:47:56 am »
I wish Koreans would take to heart the saying,

"Never ascribe malice where ignorance will suffice."

I find sometimes I get told something is rude, and I don't get,

:lipsrsealed: Actually, Kevin, that is rude in Korea. Please don't do that. It doesn't really bother me, but just so you know.

 :police: Oh, really, sorry. Thanks for telling me.

Instead, I get.

 :evil: That is very rude! We don't do that in Korea! Stop doing that. Aiisshhhh Jinjja.

 :police: Fking hell, I'm not allowed to put my hands in my pockets? Calm the f down.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2782

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7201 on: November 30, 2017, 11:21:39 am »
Flaking on a commitment peeves me. 

Worse still is composing some piss poor excuse that makes little sense. 


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6267

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7202 on: November 30, 2017, 11:40:28 am »
Flaking on a commitment peeves me. 

Worse still is composing some piss poor excuse that makes little sense.

?? What's the context here?
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2782

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7203 on: November 30, 2017, 11:47:11 am »
Flaking on a commitment peeves me. 

Worse still is composing some piss poor excuse that makes little sense.

?? What's the context here?

Just supposed to meet up with someone.  Who conveniently bailed last minute. 

Who needs context, man??  Hahahah


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6267

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7204 on: November 30, 2017, 11:53:03 am »
Flaking on a commitment peeves me. 

Worse still is composing some piss poor excuse that makes little sense.

?? What's the context here?

Just supposed to meet up with someone.  Who conveniently bailed last minute. 

Who needs context, man??  Hahahah
Oh, shit, I read it as comment. I thought you were pissed at one of us! hahahaha
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2782

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7205 on: November 30, 2017, 11:57:23 am »
Flaking on a commitment peeves me. 

Worse still is composing some piss poor excuse that makes little sense.

?? What's the context here?

Just supposed to meet up with someone.  Who conveniently bailed last minute. 

Who needs context, man??  Hahahah
Oh, shit, I read it as comment. I thought you were pissed at one of us! hahahaha

Lol nah, nothing but love for my fellow waygookins! 

Except for that one... 

This be the ranting thread, and I, with my non-sequitur comment.


  • Pecan
  • The Legend

    • 3769

    • December 27, 2010, 09:14:44 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7206 on: November 30, 2017, 12:05:57 pm »
Rant:  3 weeks ago I contacted my agent with flight dates, etc.

She was on vacation at the time, so a different agent prices the ticket out three different ways, as I requested, BUT tells me she will forward this on to my agent when she returns from her vacation on 11/21.

Being "polite" I waited for a week after her return to email her, as I didn't get a follow up.

NOW, the tickets have all increased (not news to me, as that is why I contacted her 3 weeks ago), so I will now be paying $400 more for my itinerary :(

I thought some of you would enjoy hearing about my unfortunate situation :)


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7207 on: November 30, 2017, 12:20:14 pm »
Rant:  3 weeks ago I contacted my agent with flight dates, etc.

She was on vacation at the time, so a different agent prices the ticket out three different ways, as I requested, BUT tells me she will forward this on to my agent when she returns from her vacation on 11/21.

Being "polite" I waited for a week after her return to email her, as I didn't get a follow up.

NOW, the tickets have all increased (not news to me, as that is why I contacted her 3 weeks ago), so I will now be paying $400 more for my itinerary :(

I thought some of you would enjoy hearing about my unfortunate situation :)

Is buying tickets through an agent ever really any better than buying tickets yourself? I've never understood the need for travel agents in current times when buying tickets is so easy.

I guess it's much like going through a recruiter when looking for a new job.  Those with lots of travel experience you would never expect to do so, no?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7208 on: November 30, 2017, 12:22:33 pm »
Absolutely.  Such a scam when the internet is at your fingertips.

My parents still insist on booking through an agent even though I tell them not to.  They're old I suppose. 

Pecan, exactly how old are you?  :wink:

I guess it's much like going through a recruiter when looking for a new job.  Those with lots of travel experience you would never expect to do so, no?

Haha perfect 8)


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1025

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7209 on: November 30, 2017, 12:26:58 pm »
Rant:  3 weeks ago I contacted my agent with flight dates, etc.

She was on vacation at the time, so a different agent prices the ticket out three different ways, as I requested, BUT tells me she will forward this on to my agent when she returns from her vacation on 11/21.

Being "polite" I waited for a week after her return to email her, as I didn't get a follow up.

NOW, the tickets have all increased (not news to me, as that is why I contacted her 3 weeks ago), so I will now be paying $400 more for my itinerary :(

I thought some of you would enjoy hearing about my unfortunate situation :)

Is buying tickets through an agent ever really any better than buying tickets yourself? I've never understood the need for travel agents in current times when buying tickets is so easy.

Why book direct when you can pay a commission to an agent to find the ticket you could have found yourself on the internet? lol.

The only time i could see a travel agent still being relevant in this day and age would be if you were looking for a package holiday that they could potentially have access and discounts to that the general public would not have.
Soggy undergarments


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1025

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7210 on: November 30, 2017, 12:29:42 pm »


I guess it's much like going through a recruiter when looking for a new job.  Those with lots of travel experience you would never expect to do so, no?

shots fired
Soggy undergarments


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6267

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7211 on: November 30, 2017, 12:40:03 pm »
You know what's ruder than blowing your nose? Sniffling every 12 seconds accompanied with the obligatory pig sound.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7212 on: November 30, 2017, 12:44:22 pm »
lol, CO2, is all the stuff about how "rude" you are coming from just one person, or several?


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6267

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7213 on: November 30, 2017, 12:47:18 pm »
lol, CO2, is all the stuff about how "rude" you are coming from just one person, or several?

The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7214 on: November 30, 2017, 01:06:06 pm »
Well then you should probably just shock everyone into silence by doing things so heinous and disgusting that they'd be too embarrassed to correct you on any of it.

I've got examples, but they're not fit for public posting. You've just got to use your imagination.


  • Pecan
  • The Legend

    • 3769

    • December 27, 2010, 09:14:44 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7215 on: November 30, 2017, 01:10:44 pm »
We use a travel agent, because it is cheaper and much more convenient.  Agents get the consolidated tickets at a better price than the Internet/online third party companies, so we typically save $40-60 per ticket, and they can book it as one itinerary (internet would require separate itineraries, which is a major pain when it comes to what "baggage allowance" policy you will be covered under).

When you purchase online, you are NOT able to know the ticketing class you are being booked in, whether it is up-gradable, etc.  More importantly, these are NOT simple RT tickets, but multi-destination/multi-lag tickets (not skip-lag, but same premise).

These things are important, as I have attained top-tier membership (lifetime) status.  When I fly on a date where the economy is overbooked, I get bumped to business or first class, so long as my ticket is booked in one of the "proper" ticketing classes.

If booked online with a "discount" ticket (a booking class that they won't bump you), I'd be SOL.

Not sure about the rest of you, but I quite enjoy being able to fly business and first class when paying for an economy ticket.

With our agent, I have been bumped on more than 50% of my flight in the past 4-5 years :) (such a high-rate, isn't just luck).

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/thrillist/10-reasons-travel-agents_b_5591994.html

« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 02:43:36 pm by Pecan »


  • Pecan
  • The Legend

    • 3769

    • December 27, 2010, 09:14:44 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7216 on: November 30, 2017, 03:03:10 pm »
For those booking a straight forward routing, why not simply use the airline you are flying?

Booking online through some third party agency isn't going to be cheaper, so I don't get that...

Enlighten me ;)

(the silence is deafening)


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1773

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7217 on: November 30, 2017, 03:12:01 pm »
For those booking a straight forward routing, why not simply use the airline you are flying?

Booking online through some third party agency isn't going to be cheaper, so I don't get that...

Enlighten me ;)

(the silence is deafening)

Isn't that how some of the online booking sites work anyway? You plug in your times/destination, they give you a list of options, but then once you choose it you're directed to the airline's site?

I suppose they might not all be like that, but that's what has happened the last two times I used Orbitz to look for flights. I looked up the info, then was sent to the American Airlines sight for all the booking. Maybe it depends on the airline, too?


  • Pecan
  • The Legend

    • 3769

    • December 27, 2010, 09:14:44 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7218 on: November 30, 2017, 03:14:26 pm »
I fly Asiana, so how would a site like Orbitz help me?

I still don't get it.

What am I missing?
« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 03:16:53 pm by Pecan »


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1773

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7219 on: November 30, 2017, 03:16:56 pm »
I fly Asiana, so how would a site like Orbitz help me?

I don't still don't get it.

What am I missing?

Asiana is one of the airlines that comes up in flight searches when I use Orbitz. Is that not the case when you've tried?