Posted August 22nd, 2017, 05:43 PM
I have a HAL cruise booked via a TA for next year. I wanted to price out airfare with HAL. My TA told me to call HAL as he does not do airfare with HAL. So, can I call HAL myself?
My answer to your question is based on what I believe I have learned from reading this Message Board, not on personal experience with your specific situation. My TA does help me book air arrangements with HAL.
Surely, you can call HAL. But, if your cruise is booked through a travel agent, HAL may insist that you work directly with your travel agent and will not be able to offer any additional booking assistance for you.
If this is their answer, contact your travel agent again and ask if he is a member of any travel consortium such as Virtuoso. If so, your agent ought to be able to help you book air through such an organization. (And, it may be at a better price than you could do on your own.)
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