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STA travel

csleslie51csleslie51 Registered User Posts: 1,172 Senior Member
edited February 2008 in Study Abroad
Has anyone had any person experience with this company? Are they easy to work with? Do they really offer discounts for flights (unlike Cheap Tickets for College Students and Faculty: Airfare, Rail and Hostel Deals whose fares are often higher than those on the airlines' websites)
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Replies to: STA travel

  • cupcakecupcake Registered User Posts: 1,703 Senior Member
    Yes, STA are quite big in Europe and Australia. I've been to NZ and Aus with them. The only problem I find is that the sales representatives will try and sell you lots of add ons. I only wanted flights, but they spent half an hour trying to get me to buy white water rafting/bungee jumping/desert trekking "experiences" that I definitely did NOT want!
  • nyumomnyumom Registered User Posts: 761 Member
    S once booked a hotel through STA when he was studying abroad, and not only was the property overpriced, but it was also in an inconvenient location and not even close to where he needed to be. I remember that he told me about it, and I asked him to see if he could get a refund. I think that he did, in fact, get a refund, but I think that there might have been a service charge from STA. Then he went and booked a hotel on his own.
  • laurenrlaurenr Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    I did a Euro tour with them. They do have good deals on flights. Sometimes they are even cheaper after you proceed with purchasing it online. Happened to a friend who bought a ticket to bali. Hostels are often centrally located, but hotels can be a bit far away sometimes. If you are going for a group thing it is totally fine, but if it is just you and a friend, look into where you are staying first. The price for hotels are still a good deal. Overall, it was a great package and price. There was a lot to see, it wasn't much of a vacation because you are constatnly on the go, but it was an unforgetable experience.
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