Travelocity.com is one of the most popular online travel services. This site provides reservations for airline tickets, hotels, car rentals, and vacation packages. They also offer other services such as: flight status, deals and news related to travel, destination guides, and more.|
Travelocity.com offers roundtrip, one-way, and multiple leg airline flights for up to 6 people at a time. To view the airline fares you will have to enter the number of travelers and if the travelers are adults or the ages of the children, this is necessary for the airline to determine if a child qualifies for a child fare ticket. Most airlines offer children between 2 - 11 years old children's fare, which is a discounted adult ticket.
There are a couple of different ways to search for the best airline fare. With Travelocity's best fare finder you are able to find the best prices on airline fares between specific cities and gives you the dates that the fare is available. If you prefer to search for specific dates the best fare finder gives you the best priced fares for the dates and times you select. The nice thing is that after your first search you are able to modify your search by time and date without hitting the back button. It would be nice to modify your search by city if you are lucky enough to have a couple airports nearby, instead you will have to start from the beginning.
After you choose your flights, there is an option to choose your seat for the flight. The option to choose your seat is great because, you see what is available and choose which seat best suits you. Travelocity's search is very comprehensive, and you will find available fares on all the major domestic and international airlines.
Travelocity.com has teamed up with Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty to offer Travelocity members special rates, instant confirmation at the time of reservation, and access to more than 250 locations and/or 10 countries around the globe on rental cars. The rental car search is simple, you choose the city, date and time you need your rental, then you are sort the results by the lowest price or by car category, there also is an option to view the list by a specific car company or by Travelocity's featured partners. To really find the best priced car rental, you really need to do searches on a few sites to make sure you got the best price. For example, a recent search for an economy car in Los Angeles resulted in Travelocity.com having the best prices for the car from Alamo. However, another search was done in Nashville and going direct with Alamo was the best deal. So it is best to shop several sites including going direct with the rental car company.
With Travelocity's Hotel you can reserve hotel rooms within the US and Canada. Simply enter the zip code, city, or full address and you can even limit your results to hotels nearby airports, or points of interest. Next you enter the dates and time that you would like to arrive and depart. You can also choose to view a specific rate (government, corporate, or Travelocity value rates) or view all the rates, and limit your results to a particular hotel chain and any amenities that you want or view all of them. The results are displayed by distance, so whatever is closest to the location you entered will appear first. However there is no option to sort the hotels by price, many travelers have a budget to stay within and travelocity makes it a little more difficult to sort through all you hotel options. Travelocity.com also features detailed information on the hotel and pictures. If you are looking for the best priced hotel rooms, Travelocity would not be the best site to use. Other sites that specialize in discounted hotel rooms offer great rates and availability in major cities.
Travelocity.com is a great source to find airline tickets, hotel rooms, and car rentals. You can book a whole vacation fast and easy at Travelocity.com. (11/08/00)