Posted July 9th, 2013, 11:57 PM
So what was the diff by booking CA vs doing your own thing? We are doing extended family trip on Oasis Thanksgiving 2014. I have enough miles/points for 1st class on Delta so I will use them. But the kids need to book their own and I am just wondering if using CA is any advantage.
The advantage is that if there are any issues with the flight they booked for you, they will make sure you get to cruise on time (within reason). So they will book a new flight for you and if that's not possible, they'll find you a flight to catch up with the ship at the next port.
But clarea is right, for domestic flights, it's not cheaper. I made that mistake this time. Choice Air's price was cheaper than flight aggregate sites like kayak.com, but I made the mistake of not checking the airline directly, which I did after
booking with CA and discovered that it was cheaper booking direct.