Agent makes £5k of bookings while 38,000ft in the air

By Harry Kemble
17/04/2023
Home » Agent makes £5k of bookings while 38,000ft in the air

A travel agent made two holiday bookings while flying across the Atlantic on a fam trip.

Personal Holiday Advisor Joe Biggs booked four customers on a Jet2holidays break to Majorca, and made a TUI booking for a couple to Lake Garda, Italy.

At the time, he was flying to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic to join a week-long Palladium Hotel Group fam trip.

He earned about £400 commission for the two bookings, worth £2,500 each, after shelling out £18 for the British Airways’ in-flight wi-fi.

Joe told Travel Gossip: “I bought the wi-fi package because the Jet2 customers were worried about the price changing. I expected the wi-fi to cost more than £18 for the whole flight.

“I texted my customers and said I could book now if they were happy for me to go ahead. Making those bookings helped them and I imagine they’re happy now. I assume the prices have gone up.”

Joe said he had never made a booking from a plane before and was surprised at how strong the internet connectivity was.

He has previously made bookings in restaurants and shops.

Jet2holidays said Joe had set a ‘great example’ to other agents. “We are always talking to independent travel agents and homeworkers about positivity, motivation and proactivity so that they can drive sales,” the operator said.

“Taking a booking at 38,000 feet is a great example of this and we would like to say thank you and well done to Joe for this sky-high booking.”

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