(TRAVPR.COM) GOOD LUCK NAVIGATING THE FLUCTUATING AND VOLATILE BUSINESS CLASS AIRFARE MAZE

In an era of tighter yield management of both fares and award redemption it is getting harder to find genuine travel deals.

(TRAVPR.COM) USA - May 17th, 2012 - Consolidation within the industry globally has resulted in lower inventory which is expected to result in premium international air travel continuing to cost more in 2012. The seats and amenities upfront are getting better with American carriers finally competing with foreign airlines for the wow factor with first and business class perks. Want more of more? Most travelers do, but be prepared to pay for it royally. If business beckons in London, Frankfurt or Seoul next week, how does a traveler source the lowest possible business class pricing while being intelligently advised on the difference between multiple carrier's amenities, routes and schedules?

For the most part, expect to pay more for more with little advance purchase time and with very little guidance or insights as to which carrier will deliver the most for a passenger's upfront travel buck. Savvy travelers have a relationship with a premium air travel specialist, such as Dallas based, AccessFares. Like a great doctor or attorney, a dedicated premium air travel specialist on speed dial enables travelers searching for deals to travel well, for less.

Unlike placing money and trust with an online booking engine, old school travel professionals can help navigate the best route to a destination at the lowest pricing and importantly, are available to help after purchase if assistance is needed. AccessFares' premium air travel specialists have an extensive knowledge of premium air travel's wide ranging products and perks.

John George, Managing Partner of AccessFares points out, "Ever been disappointed to
end up in the older style herringbone seats when looking forward to a fully flat bed? Which carriers provide pajamas, duvet and turndown service? Which seats are best avoided and which ones are snagged first? Know before you go is always a good rule of thumb in travel, but good luck trying to extract precise, detailed information out of a booking engine or the carriers themselves, even if you reach their offshore call centers."

George doesn't beat about the bush on where his loyalties reside, "We do not work for the airlines, period. We're highly skilled at finding our way around the fast changing, complex fare systems built by the airlines to serve the airlines' bottom line. We offer unpublished fares, in addition to substantially discounted published fares. We're here to serve our clients and to ensure they pay bottom dollar for the very best premium travel experience, which in our office starts with the planning of the trip, not just when you turn left onboard an aircraft."
With an overwhelming number of internet travel websites offering so-called discounted international first, business and premium economy pricing, it is difficult and time-consuming to find authentic premium air travel deals.

"To test how cost-effective working with a premium air travel specialist is, we put AccessFares' pricing up head-to-head against three major third party internet booking sites for three popular international routes, all in business class. The results are an eye-opener and hard proof that our coveted unpublished fares are the only way to fly." notes George.

All comparison pricing was sourced on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 9am PST using Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia for travel within seven days, with very little advance purchase and a seven night stay. All fares are for travel departing May 22, 2012, returning May 29, 2012 and include all taxes and fees.

Orbitz
JFK-LON (London)
$4,474
SFO-ICN (Seoul)
$3,485
MIA-FRA (Frankfurt)
$3,726

Travelocity
JFK-LON (London)
$2,689
SFO-ICN (Seoul)
$3,233
MIA-FRA (Frankfurt)
$6,101

Expedia
JFK-LON (London)
$2,689
SFO-ICN (Seoul)
$3,328
MIA-FRA (Frankfurt)
$3,725

AccessFares
JFK-LON (London)
$1,875
SFO-ICN (Seoul)
$3,183
MIA-FRA (Frankfurt)
$2,749

David Powell, Marketing Director of AccessFares comments "Beyond price, which clearly can fluctuate widely depending on where and when tickets are purchased, the true value and benefit of a working with AccessFares is we have a client's best interest front and center on our computer screens. We offer a better class of service. This fare comparison clearly demonstrates it pays to leave the heavy lifting to travel professionals who are well versed in navigating complex premium air travel pricing and carriers who want passengers to pay substantially more than any reasonable person should."

To learn more about AccessFares' discounted first, business + premium economy class fares to most international destinations, visit www.AccessFares.com. 

AccessFares is North America's leading resource for premium air travel offering full client services with deeply discounted first, business + premium economy class tickets to both travel industry partners and consumers. AccessFares specializes in contracted bulk rates and discounted published air fares. AccessFares is not a mileage broker.

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CONTACT INFORMATION:  
Contact Name:  Mel Webster - AccessFares
Phone #:  2143694999
Email:  davidp@accessfares.com
Web:  http://www.accessfares.com