What Are Flight Consolidators?
Consolidators are companies that negotiate with airlines to buy up seats that would otherwise not be sold, you can think of them as a type of wholesaler. The tickets they sell are primarily for international flights but there are many available for domestic flights as well. Consolidators buy in large volumes, so they can offer their tickets for substantially less than normal published fares.
We work with many of the largest flight consolidators in the United States and offer an excellent selection of flights originating in the U.S. and Canada to places throughout the world including, but not limited to Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and Central America.
Often, you may find consolidator tickets that are available for flights which are shown as sold-out through the airlines, and the reverse can happen when our consolidators may not currently have the exact itinerary you are looking for even though the flights may be available directly from the airline.
Now comes the big question that most people have:
If the savings are so great, why would I not want to buy a Consolidator ticket?
Important information regarding flights to Africa
- You may be unable to meet the restrictions that the consolidator imposes, such as too many stops or an inconvenient travel time.
- You may feel uncomfortable not having a seat assignment until after you purchase the tickets.
- Most consolidators do have penalties for changes in travel plans such as cancellation and/or change fees.
- Some consolidators will not accept third party payment for tickets, those that do, will always require a credit card authorization form.
- On one-way flights, many consolidators will require a credit card authorization form to help prevent fraud.
Due to high fraud levels, passengers MUST have their own U.S. or Canadian based credit cards to purchase flights to Africa. We can not offer third party credit card purchases (where the passenger is not the credit card holder) for flights to anywhere on the African continent.
Other frequently asked questions can be found in our FAQ area.
If you are flexible and willing to work within certain minimal restrictions, you can see the world for a lot less than even airline discount fares. Take a look and see how much you can save!