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Being a Travel Agent, Expat Life in Dubai

Sh*t Travel Agents Hear

February 8, 2014
Shit Travel Agents Hear
I’ve been working in the travel industry for 9 years now (holy crap! I’m that old???) and I must say that as much as I love my job, there are times when I just want to hit my head with a keyboard and walk away from some of the passengers that I have dealt with. They might have asked for a really impossible request or probably maybe just plainly stupid, I don’t know. In the course of those 9 years,

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Expat Life in Dubai

The longest airport transfer, ever.

March 13, 2013
So a passenger of mine earlier was being stingy and would like to take a flight going to New York even if his destination is Los Angeles, because the flights are cheaper to New York during the time of his travel. He then asked me if I can arrange an airport transfer for him from JFK airport to his hotel in Los Angeles. I looked at him for about 5 seconds without saying a word and when I realized that he was not kid

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Expat Life in Dubai

The high rollers.

February 17, 2013
The other day, I was dealing with a royal family of one of the Emirates in the UAE. The Shaikha (an honorary title for women belonging to the leader’s family) was the one who personally went to our office with no bodyguards whatsoever to book their holiday. I didn’t even know that she belongs to a royal family until she gave me a diplomat passport and the words “ruling family of [insert Emirate he

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Expat Life in Dubai

Round the world in 30 days or less.

February 12, 2013
Sometimes, I’m not really sure how people live their lives. Do they have a full grasp of the reality or they have this make-believe world in their head that they somehow incorporate to the real world that they live in? Today, I had a passenger who wants me to arrange a holiday for him in Europe. He’s got 15 days and he wants to visit – Paris, Nice, Geneva, Zurich, Rome, Venice, Milan and Barcelon

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Expat Life in Dubai

The Case of the Geographically-Challenged Passenger (Reblog)

February 10, 2013
Original post was written on the 3rd of July 2010. I came across it while searching for a post that I have to submit as an entry to a competition. I’ve read this again and found it really funny as I can still remember it like it just happened yesterday. in a normal, non-hectic Saturday at work pax: i would like to make a reservation please going to Brazil me: ok, for what dates and do you have any preferre

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Being a Travel Agent, Expat Life in Dubai

The Business Class Passengers

February 5, 2013
At work…. Two very normal looking girls walked in the office carrying with them the amount of attitude fit for the whole population of Dubai. A fake British accent can be heard as soon as they started talking to the receptionist about the vacation that they’re planning. They were then lead to an agent to assist them and they asked for a package to the Indian Ocean. Agent: I can offer you Four Seasons R

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