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About Peckishpixie

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  1. I have 2 cruises booked for 2021. I usually book them as soon as dates are available so that I can get the cabin I want
  2. I usually do my own hair but I got a pretty magnificent floor length gown and my partner is wearing a tux so I thought maybe I would do something fancy shmancy. I have only used the spa for manicures. Are they good at hairstyles?
  3. It's right in my name!! I do tend to nibble at the other venues. I'll grab a bit of cheese, a little fruit, maybe a slice of pizza. The buffet is not for me.
  4. I am a 5AM riser even on vacation so the International Cafe is my first stop. Two or 3 cups of drip coffee, a cup of fruit and an almond croissant almost every day.
  5. Me too. I want an aft balcony as close the middle as possible and I book stupid early so I can get it. I never accept move overs. If I wanted a cheaper room I would have accepted it. For cruisers who aren't so picky though, it can be lucrative. I have a friend who ended up with 3 sailings for the price of one because she was willing to downgrade to an inside cabin.
  6. You just have to wonder why you would spend so much energy organizing and tracking quiz answers just to feel superior to a bunch of people on vacation. Surely they could be sunbathing or something
  7. As a Star Wars Fanatic I was so disappointed when I found out that Skywalker was just named that because the windows make you feel like you are walking in the sky. I was hoping for light sabers.
  8. Between y Between you and I, I'm always grateful when my travelers book direct with the airline. Unless you are bundling with a cruise the price is usually better.
  9. Actually, the airlines DO NOT give TA's commission. In fact, we are charged up to $39 per ticket to make the reservation for you. (charged by the booking system) If you are not being charged by your TA for making those airline reservations it is because they want to do a great service for you. They are paying $39 out of pocket to keep you happy. You might be paying the fee without knowing it, because your agent might just be quoting you the Centrav price that includes the fee. I waive the Centrav fee when I am booking for a good client because I want them feel well taken care of. In answer to the original question, yes, the first TA would lose the commission. My personal opinion is that it is incredibly unethical and frankly crappy behavior to try and steal a booking from another TA. We don't actually get paid giant commissions. After overheads like insurance, paying for our website, rent, a phone line, gifts for our travelers etc. last year I netted 5% of my sales. If someone convinced one of my travelers to book with them I would be gutted. Not just because I would lose the commission I was counting on, but because I work hard for my travelers and I want them to be happy. This whole thread has been kinda rough on TA's. We love planning travel for you and we are passionate about you having the time of your lives. Our success literally depends on you being thrilled with your experience so we go out of our way to make sure you are having fun and not worrying about the details.
  10. Not on purpose, but often while watching the ocean with a good glass of whiskey. I don't recommend it
  11. You don't have to "present" it really. It is RF. It has a signal. It doesn't have to be scanned like a card. It can be read right through your clothes. My husband almost never took his out of his pocket. I think you may have to physically tap it for the shops, I only bought one thing, the jewelry for the medallion, and I can't remember if there was a way to scan it without taping it.
  12. That is what she was using, yes. I ordered them for my family but I can't say yet whether they fit because I haven't received my medallions. It worked for her
  13. And then I arrived to a fully stocked mini bar and had them take it away! I cant believe I did that!! I'm so glad this thread came up!
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