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With increasing airtravel it is important to consider where and when to buy your airtickets to Sri Lanka or anywhere for that matter. Traditionally, travellers turned to travel agents who are still good sources, but more and more people are turning to the internet.
The usual ways that airline tickets can be purchased are

a) Through a Travel Agent b) From the airline itself c) From a "Bucketshop" d) On the internet

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Travel Agents I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles!...

No Lunch Break for her!
Travel Agents are of course only as good as the staff they employ. Saturday staff are usually trainees of the "school-leaver" type. Having said that if you find the right high street travel agent and the right member of staff, who is prepared to work through her lunch hour, then you might be on to a winner....
Lunn Poly, now Thomsons are worth looking up or try Lets Go Travel (a company based in South West England)
Direct from the Airline Gimme a ticket for an Aeroplane...ain't got time to take a fast train..
As general rule you are unlikely to get a bargain by going to the airline itself. Airlines sell tickets at marked down prices ("pleeze buy my tickets") to consolidators but under international rules of fair competition have to advertise them at a pre-agreed price to the travelling public. They can't sell them at discounted prices! Unless you know better....Forget It!
SriLankan Airlines are now part of the award winning Emiratesand share codes....
Consolidators or "Bucket Shops" There's a Hole in The Bucket...Dear Lisa! Dear Lisa!...
The so-called Bucket Shops have come a long way since the 1980's! In fact it is almost rude to refer to them as such these days and the correct terminology is "Consolidators". They buy cheap tickets in bulk from the airline and sell at a mark-up. Very good value but do make sure that they have ABTA IATA ATOL (right) bonding in case they go under.
Most 'respectable' High Street Travel Agents actually book through consolidators.

Check for IATA
Check for ABTA
Check for ATOL
Internet and e-ticketing I Lost My Heart to an Internet Floozie!
Most internet based sites are either consolidators or buy tickets from consolidators. Currently, this seems to be the best and cheapest. There is a need to check with a number of sites such as Expedia, Kelkoo and Lastminute dot com.


UK Based Consolidators:
Glen Carriers Carlton Leisure Transil Travel Linkair
Well known with 20 years service to the Sri Lankan community
www.glencarriers.co.uk
London based. ATOL and IATA bonded
www.carltonleisure.com
London based. ATOL bonded
www.transiltravel.com
Claim to be main agents for SriLankan Airlines
www.linkair.co.uk
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