I'm posting just because I'm genuinely curious to know how much does a travel agent earn for each ticket they sell?
For example if I buy a round trip ticket to Eretz Yisroel for $1,000, how much does the travel agent earn? And also, do they earn less for a cheaper ticket than if I buy a ticket when it's prime season and it costs me $1,400? Do they get a percent? Do they earn more based on how many tickets they sell?
In general, travel agents make a commission on the ticket. It can vary depending on the airline and orgination of travel. The more expensive the flight, the higher the commission since it's a percentage. For example, a flight from NYC-TLV that costs $1400, the travel agent may make 4% commission, which comes out to $56 per ticket.