Argh, I'm starting to hate the web more and more every day. Why does everything seem to be so much more complicated than it used to be? For several years, I used Travelocity's easySABRE to check fares and flight availability online. It was command line driven, text based, and amazingly fast. Alas, today I discovered, it's been phased out. All I'd like to do is get a quote for a trip from San Francisco to Nantucket in August.
I went to Expedia. And on the front page I entered my flight info, only once I clicked "go," I had to logon. But I've forgotten my info, so I'd have to re-register just to get a fare quote. So I went to the Trip.com. And they wanted me to register. So I did, and it was two pages of info. OK, time consuming, but now I felt like now I'd get my quote. But then I had to select my desination city from a drop down, and guess what? Nantucket wasn't listed, so I had to select "another city". And you know what? By now I'd spent fifteen minutes trying to get a simple fare quote and I gave up. Argh argh argh! It would have been quicker to call a travel agent.
Who are these people that make these online travel planning things such a pain in the ass to use? I hate to say it, but it's almost easier to just use the phone and call a travel agent.