No Double Clicking Travel Tip

No Double Clicking Travel Tip
I was on today attempting to purchase a plane ticket from Manila to Fort Wayne, Indiana. The cost was 714 U.S. Dollars and I decided for many reasons to lock it in. I completed all the information, next screen, next screen, and finally was at the gate.

Time to press the button and purchase.

I pressed the button.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

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It says my connection is broke, I go check my connection, I appear to have a good connection, and who know why this happened.

I click back; the correct page appears, as before, all the information is there, but I know better, I am not going to press it twice hoping to see a result page. I know my own sites, maybe it submitted, maybe the problems is with the result page.

I do not want to pay 714 Dollars twice. To error on the side of caution, I will wait for 24 hours, then call up, log in, do many double checks, and then try again.

Bottom line, to unscrew a problem on the internet is 20 times more difficult than to be patient and try again after I am sure I did not purchase a ticket.

The world of business makes huge amounts of money off your lack of patience. It is an ugly and clever game the world has decided is acceptable business practice.

Who know what happened and why, but I am a patient person, I can stalk the good prices, I am predatory, I refuse to be the prey.

The Million Dollar question is this, today is September 26, 2009. I want to know, will the prices go down or up after October 1, 2009. I know I can get better prices on plane tickets normally if I wait until the last day to purchase, but I am not open to that game this time. I could easily wait until the first day of October to buy the ticket.

The whole system is meant to give you immediacy to purchase, a person never wins, and we just make the best possible decision from many bad choices.

Note, Travelocity and all internet pages that take purchases can stop this; they just need to stop duplicate actions from being repeated twice within say a one-hour period.

I am not going to be the one to test and are my two favorites sites for plane tickets as of 2009.

No Double Clicking Travel Tip


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Came across this e, just had to pass it along.

"Travelers, it is late. Life's sun is going to set.
During these brief days that you have strength,
be quick and spare no effort of your wings."
- Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)


About 4 to 6 weeks ago I had the same thing happened when booking tickets to Honolulu to visit our daughter since can not get off her day job for the xmas holidays. The deal was book before Aug 31 for tickets between Sept something to Nov 30 or early Dec, I forget already so I got U$630 RT but Camilla mention a 2 for 1 deal between MNL and Honolulu so I waited, contacted Emperor Travel in Ermita near corner Padre Faura and Del Pilar street and was ed U$670. So I waited to book til later in Aug so if lucky it wouldn't be billed to my credit card for payment til Oct 11. Lucky I did as I got U$434 RT, what a DEAL, I LOVED it. So Good Luck, U$700ish sounds like a good deal to the midwest.

FORT WAYNE INDIANA brings back OLD memories as a group of guys from there picked up my friend in Iowa hitchhiking on their way to Tucson AZ and introduced us. We had a GREAT time together partying so I planned to join them in Tucson in a few months after saving money and did, sharing a 2 bedroom apt with six guys who all worked partime or full time during different shifts.

I had a similar thing happen to me when I tried to buy some tickets online from Ticketmaster. I kept getting a screen that had some ambiguous message where I couldn’t tell if my order was accepted or not. I tried to re-order about 5 times before I finally gave up. I called my credit card company and sure enough there were 5 charges for the same tickets, so I had them taken off my bill. I ended up going to a ticket outlet to buy them. It definitely pays to be patient and to double check if you are not sure if your order was transmitted and accepted.

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