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amother




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Post Fri, May 13 2022, 11:09 am
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?
Really curious!
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amother




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Post Fri, May 13 2022, 3:08 pm
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.
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amother




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Post Fri, May 13 2022, 3:23 pm
Thanks for replying!
Is 4% theoretical or in practice? I think $56 per ticket is really little. When a clothing store sells a dress for $1,000 they earn much more.
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amother




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Post Fri, May 13 2022, 3:26 pm
It is theoretical but unforunately, the commission rates are not that much. It used to be more. Travel agents make the real money from corporate travel or business tickets.
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amother




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Post Sat, May 14 2022, 10:03 pm
got it, thanks for explaining!
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Post Tue, May 17 2022, 10:20 pm
They don't make much on those tickets. Sometimes a few $$
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