National Geographic : 1964 Sep
e... to begin with, you'll run into languagetroubles... ... andyou're notgoing to like that northernexposure... ... I'm tellingyou, too, it's a wild convention and... ... I doubtyou'll make any new friends." "Iknow it's your trip,General Custer, but as your travel agent, I'm only telling you'.'.. We're not quite sure that's how it all went. But you can't say listening to a travel agent wouldn't have im proved the trip. Ever listen to a travel agent? You learn things you'd never get from the brochures. He tells you when you'd be buy ing a great northern exposure that's also exposed to Truck Route 891. Or the real story about the place with an amazing 800 average all 365 days-281 of which have rain. He'll tell you, too, when getting to a Heaven-in-the-Pines on a $72 fare means just getting to the junction, a $20 cab ride from Heaven. And he'll say if he thinks you might do better somewhere else. A travel agent's service costs very little. That's because he gets commissions directly from hotels, motels, airlines, railroads, car rentals and the like. (These almost always cost you the same whether he sends you or you send yourself.) And in the end, it's actually saving; he knows the best hotel rates, the best local shopping and dining, and of course the latest vacation fares and family plans. One of these is a family plan we offer, where only one pays full coach fare and the rest go for 25 and 50 per cent off. Better still, you pay only a small amount down and take up to 24 months to pay the balance. Now, maybe next time, General... American Airlines *II, F "I'mtellingyou, sir, it's a rash idea...