Are Air Consolidators Dead

Are Air Consolidators Dead
I research air consolidators for days about five years ago and wrote a newsletter tip explaining "What is an Air Consolidator?"

I now am starting to believe Air Consolidators are almost dead; however, I am not sure.

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Fukuoka, Japan
Sunday, October 5, 2008
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When an airline wishes to fill up a plane quick they call upon air consolidators to sell the ticket below publish fares. They do not allow the normal travel agent to do this; it is a special type of agent with special deals with the airline and is allowed to sell below published rates.

However, I think this has changed; I tend to believe they now have special deal with the airfare scraping sites, which digest together many airlines and spit out fares.

Examples:

MAJOR AIRFARE ONLINE BOOKING SITES
Cheap Flights, Airline Tickets, Cheap Airfare & Discount Travel Deals - Kayak.com
Cheap Travel, Flights, Hotels, Vacations, Car Rentals, Cruise, Activities on Orbitz
Expedia.com
Travelocity

What I believe the airlines are doing now, they have these cheap fare and they just unload on one of the site, therefore for a brief time a few people get great fares.

The only way to get them is to lottery surf these pages and hope you are ready to purchase when the ticket is offered.

AIR CONSOLIDATOR INFORMATION
Airplane, Transportation
Around The World Airfare
Consolidators On the Web
Open Directory - Recreation Travel Transportation Air Consolidators
Travel Agents Versus Purchase Online
United States Air Consolidators Association Airline Ticket Consolidators
What Are Consolidator Fares and Flight Consolidators
What is an air consolidator

Are Air Consolidators Dead

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