Lots of us have to plan trips for work, school, or pleasure. Describe here any experiences you have planning a trip either through the university travel agent or general travel agents like AAA around Atlanta. Include addresses, phone numbers, or web pages where applicable.
- The "official" Georgia Tech travel agency is Travel Inc, which is how you'd book airline tickets for conferences at the state rate. You can often find better deals on sites like http://www.travelocity.com or http://www.expedia.com, so just check often. I usually call Travel, Inc to find the state rate, and only book it through them if it's last minute or cheaper than other deals.
Frequent Flyer programs:
- Delta- Delta is based in Atlanta, so you can get direct flights almost anywhere you need to go. They are part of the SkyTeam Alliance, and so you can earn miles to the same account on Delta, Northwest, and Continental (as well as a lot of international airlines). As a student traveling to conferences, it's not unheard of to get elite ("medallion") status (meaning you get free upgrades, bonus miles, etc) if you're good about always booking tickets on Delta. If you book your ticket on Delta's website, you earn 1000 bonus miles each time.
- Air Tran - Air Tran is also based in Atlanta, and has pretty good one-way deals to various places. They often have one day sales where you can get one way tickets for as low as $60 to various cities. They are a discount airline, so they don't have as many of the bells and whistles as some of the others, but they also have a frequent flyer program.
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