Hunting around the full moon and travel agents

wapiti

AH senior member
Joined
Feb 27, 2016
Messages
52
Reaction score
44
Hunting reports
Africa
1
I used Gracy and was not happy with them. Use Lori if you use a travel agent. I couldn't get calls returned either from them. They charged us a large amount to book the same tickets I could book online and there was no price difference in the tickets. Our seats got changed and our flight times were changed and they didn't let us know.
 

Red Leg

Lifetime bronze benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
May 19, 2009
Messages
6,567
Reaction score
18,902
Location
Texas Hill Country
Media
285
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
4
Mex/S.Amer
1
Europe
3
Member of
SCI DSC life memberships / NRA Patron Life
Hunted
Mexico, Namibia, RSA, Germany, Austria, Argentina, Canada, Mozambique, Spain, US (15 states)
Agree with all dont sweat the moon phase. As regards travel agents I specifically dont use them as i like to control my own destiny and with a smart phone today just download the various airline, etc apps and you are good to go, real time track your bags, flights etc, check in re scedule and not have to try and call some travel agent that might be closed, busy etc.
Now that said i am a confident seasoned traveler but if you feel the need for hand holding get a travel agent. but know for a fact that they can do nothing for you you cant do yourself with a smart phone, ipad, etc. do hire a rifle permit service in JNB, or be prepared to drop some money on the floor for SAPS to find:whistle:
I am also an extremely seasoned and confident traveler and always use an agent to insure I have complete control of both my destiny and goals on a major trip. Whatever you are comfortable with.
 

wesheltonj

AH legend
Joined
Feb 11, 2015
Messages
2,475
Reaction score
2,575
Location
South Texas
Media
19
Articles
7
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Member of
Benefactor-Life NRA, Life SCI, Life DSC, HSC
Hunted
USA, RSA
Regarding the moon, my outfitter had one week open that would work when I could go, so moon phase went out the door.
Regarding an Travel Agent, if flying BA or Emirates you don't need one. In fact if you are flying BA, YOU not the agent will have to call BA for authority to fly with your gun. Plus the agent has control of your ticket, that means they have to make any changes, NOT you. No -online seat choice, no mobile check in, etc., never again.
 

breatheandsqueeze

AH member
Joined
Jun 13, 2016
Messages
20
Reaction score
33
Location
Carlsbad NM
I used Gracy and they were awesome ,everything was perfect..............VIP is the best and if you are hunting hyena pay attention to the moon
 

TRAVEL EXPRESS

Sponsor
Since 2010
AH fanatic
Reviews
23
Joined
Jan 19, 2010
Messages
998
Reaction score
475
Website
www.travelexpressagency.com
Media
55
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
1
USA/Canada
1
Member of
Safari Club International, Dallas Safari Club, Wild Sheep Foundation, Boone & Crockett Club, PHASA
Hunted
Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, New Zealand, Argentina and throughout North America
Jeffrey, congrats on your safari plans. Give us a shout if you would like some information on travel arrangements for your trip. Flights won't be open for your trip in May 2018 at this point but with some information, we can put together a quote for you when they become available. In general, our ticket price will not be more than $100 per person over published rates and in some cases we can do better than published rates. We can also arrange for any accommodations for your trip, get you pricing for trip insurance, etc. Let us know if we can help you out!
 

CAustin

Bronze supporter
AH ambassador
Joined
May 7, 2013
Messages
14,460
Reaction score
11,778
Media
258
Hunting reports
Africa
7
Member of
Courtney Hunting Club, NRA Life Member, SCI Kansas City Chapter
Hunted
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Kalahari, Northwest, Limpopo, Gauteng, APNR Kruger Area. USA Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas
Anyone booked this year on Emirates Airlines better check with their travel agent. I noted a news report last night that the airline is cutting some service to and from the United States.
 

TRAVEL EXPRESS

Sponsor
Since 2010
AH fanatic
Reviews
23
Joined
Jan 19, 2010
Messages
998
Reaction score
475
Website
www.travelexpressagency.com
Media
55
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
1
USA/Canada
1
Member of
Safari Club International, Dallas Safari Club, Wild Sheep Foundation, Boone & Crockett Club, PHASA
Hunted
Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, New Zealand, Argentina and throughout North America
Anyone booked this year on Emirates Airlines better check with their travel agent. I noted a news report last night that the airline is cutting some service to and from the United States.

Yes, Emirates has dropped some flights due to capacity changes. Service in Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Seattle, Boston and LAX has ben affected. Passengers will be re-accommodated on other flights.
 

Nyati

AH ambassador
Joined
Jan 15, 2011
Messages
7,940
Reaction score
3,414
Location
Madrid, Spain
Media
117
Hunting reports
Africa
6
Europe
1
Member of
RFEC, RFETO
Hunted
Spain, Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape, Free State ).
Unless you are hunting during the night, I don´t see moon phases making any difference.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
37,344
Messages
711,936
Members
66,519
Latest member
HookMeUpII
 

 

 

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Matt W wrote on Jody's profile.
Hi Jody,
I have been looking for ideas on the best way to display my European mounts from Africa. I came across some of your shield work and was wondering if you would be willing to make one for me? If so, please let me know the cost. I like the shield with the two spears that you built for a member years ago. Thanks.
cal pappas wrote on Mnelson2's profile.
Nelson. Is this message a PM format. I want to send you my email, but don't know if this is the cirrect way to do it. I'm at <pappas@mtaonline.net> Send me an email with your phone and I will call you about a skull I have. I went to school in Boston and am from Bernardston in the west part of the state. Moved to Alaska in 1984 adn never looked back.
BeeMaa wrote on Justbryan's profile.
Sold a Blaser scope mount to him. He was a pleasure to do business with.
BeeMaa wrote on 375Fox's profile.
Sold a Blaser scope mount to him. Was a pleasure to do business with.
Tundra Tiger wrote on Alaska Luke's profile.
Hi Luke. Just saw your message. I am in Dillingham, and have been since 2002. I took an elementary teaching gig here, taught here five years, and then got a job with Togiak National Wildlife Refuge as their education and outreach specialist. Recently I just got a promotion and now I'm the Visitor Services Manager. Prior to DLG I spent 6 years teaching for Lake and Pen in Nondalton.
 
Top