Originally Posted by FlybyKnite
Booked using TripManager and then received a phone call from Global Travel (a first in and of itself) saying that with the "new policy" that they will not book the ticket until I deviate in VIPS.
Never had a problem before getting a dev ticket booked first through TripManager, then deviating after I have a confirmed ticket in my hand. Even when booking over the phone, I've been reminded to deviate in VIPS to which I dutifully answered "Yes, I will", but they always booked the ticket for me.
Not to re-hash the old thread, but deviating (aka giving up a confirmed seat and services) and then finding out you can't get the seat/price on your desired flight(s) just doesn't make much sense to me.
Same thing happened to me today... before I could finish finding a third ticket in TripManager, Global Travel called informing me they could not book my first ticket until I deviated. They just happened to beat me to the next step of deviating once I found out if I could make it all happen. Doesn't make for a very efficient operation for either us or Global Travel.