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July 2, 2012

Confessions of an airline ticket agent

Boarding passes from Fukuoka to Taipei

Boarding passes from Fukuoka to Taipei. Photo: Tzushun Shu / Flickr

Whenever you buy something, you wonder what the seller knows that you don’t know. For anyone who’s bought a plane ticket, check out this IAMA thread: IAMA Delta/KLM/Air France reservation agent that knows all the tricks to booking low fares and award tickets AMA. If you’re unfamiliar with Reddit, IAMA stands for, “I am a [insert profession], ask me anything.” There are all kinds of interesting and bizarre threads on that site.

The nice thing about that discussion is that it wasn’t just the original poster that had good things to say. Many of the commenters had interesting tips and stories of their own. One good sub-conversation was how to get airline freebies/upgrades/benefits. Another was the fastest way to rack up miles.

Have you worked for an airline? Any insider tips to share? Please write your thoughts in the comments.

 

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