Travel Agent anyone?

Images We do a fare amount of traveling.  I certainly do some serious research before going anywhere and believe it or not, I always use American Express to book my tickets.

There are a few reasons.  One, if Amex books your tickets, regardless of the color of your card, they are happy to provide you with help if you need to change your flights.  Flights canceled at the airport, being somewhere that you need to go at the last minute and they have access to all the airlines which is a huge bonus.  I have also found it helpful for figuring out how to use the accumulated miles which you never seem to be able to use when you want to.  BTW, I do check the flights and prices before calling/emailing AMEX because I want to be informed but I pull the trigger through AMEX.

One caveat is not everyone on the other end of the phone is knowledgeable.  I have been using the same guy for years.  He is the best.  I just shoot him and email and he is on top of it, always.  I have sent people his way. Today he did something that was beyond the call of duty which is why I had to write this post.

His name is Wayne Bolton and if you have an AMEX card, and want to use the travel department, ask for Wayne.  He is fantastic, knowledgeable, knows the system, crosses his t's and dots his i's.  Best part, he is free.

Comments (Archived):

  1. skysurfer172

    That is great, thank you! I’ll use Wayne for my upcoming trip to London. Quick question: I have had an Amex Gold for years but never took advantage of the services. Is it worth it or would I get the same level of service with a regular Amex?

    1. Gotham Gal

      I have a platinum and i use it as my only card and take advantage of what they have to offer, well worth it.joanne [email protected]

  2. Barbara

    Wow, thanks! I’ve heard this from you before & never got up the nerve to ask you who your agent was that you liked so much.Happy Thanksgiving.