chichi1992 wrote:JD_Kingfish wrote:Those that emailed the Travel Agency to set up flight plans: How long did it take to get a response? How close were they able to schedule your flight to your desired times?
I called, and they were extremely accommodating. The travel agent was willing to look at a bunch of different options for me, and handled my inability to make up my mind very well
One thing to note--apparently, some of the cheaper budget airlines (Spirit, Southwest, etc.) will not allow you to use two separate cards. So if the travel agent finds something on Spirit/Southwest/etc. that is UNDER your stipend limit, then great. But if he finds something that is even slightly over the stipend limit, you can't pay the difference. Just something to keep in mind in case the non-budget airlines that DO allow splitting are significantly more expensive than the budget airlines. The difference you pay could potentially be even more than it would cost to just pay for the entire budget airline ticket on your own without the stipend. That was not the case with my ticket, but something to keep about if you are as miserly as I am...
Thanks for the response! I tried to call but was on hold for so long I just decided to email. Maybe I'll just call tomorrow to make sure they got my information and such.