Often, you would find that there are a number of ways in which you can do the flight booking when you have to travel to any destination. These bookings of flight tickets can be done online or by visiting the offices of travel agents close to your place. You can even book these at the airline counters. Though there are obvious and relative benefits of using one method over the other for flight tickets booking, let us discuss some of the situation where using one method is better than the other. This comparison is often made between the online and the offline stores.
Since a number of online stores of the air tickets, in the form of agencies and sub-agencies, have cropped up in recent times, you might think that the off-line stores have lost their relevance. But, this is far from truth. You might still visit these when you have to seek some clarification or make some enquiries by meeting the officials in person. Further, there might be some issue which needs to be resolved by meeting some authorized person from the company rather than using the call center route. There can also be a need for visiting these stores when you need to discuss the various complex aspects of package creation for your travel needs which might be difficult to do so over the phone or through other medium of communication. Many customers would still like to meet the people from the agency or airline face-to-face rather than using the online medium for making sure that they are genuine and exist for real. Then of course, there is a reason that there might be significant internet usage among the people of a particular region either due to lack of infrastructure or inadequate knowledge of using it. Of course, you are not dependent on internet or devices such as mobiles or computers to book flight tickets.
Uses of online stores for flight booking are many. You can use this mode of reservations anytime and anywhere which provides flexibility and convenience of usage. When the retail store is quite far off, you might be reluctant to visit it. Further, if you need to have discussions with the family members or other people in office and book seat in consultation with them, then online medium is easy to use. Even at times when you have to make reservations in less time, this is the medium to opt for.