Clients Say The Darndest Things – Bizarre Agent Requests

Answering questions is a key part of a travel agent’s job. But some questions are stranger than others. U.S. agency group ASTA is shining a spotlight on the work of agents by releasing a list of strange-but-true requests made to its members. Here are 10 of the wackiest, along with our imagined responses. Buckle up. 

  • Can I bring a 12 pack of Tab on the plane? (Where the heck did you find Tab? And no you can’t bring it on the plane). 
  • Can you set it up so that the whales jump in the background at the same time I’m proposing to my girlfriend? (No problem. Will send a text to the pod leader.)
  • I was looking online at the picture of our room. I hate the curtains. I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep in that room with those curtains. Can you cancel the whole trip? (You don’t close your eyes when you sleep?)
  • Don’t tell my fiancé this is where I took my first wife for our honeymoon. (Noted.)
  • Can you please book the honeymoon suite for us and another couple? (As long as you know there’s no pullout couch.)
  • I would like to go somewhere where there are NOT a lot of men. (Me too, honey.)
  • I’d like to get married in the Caribbean on an island where the marriage is not legal in the U.S. (I won’t even ask.)
  • Will there be shadows on my face at 4 p.m. when the pictures are taken? (I’ll ask Siri.)
  • Will you watch my pet while I’m away? (All part of the service.)
  • Can you ask the airline to block the seat next to me so I can stretch out? (Yep. It’s all about you.) 

“This list is proof that some consumers need a little extra help when they plan vacations, and that's where we come in,” said ASTA CEO Zane Kerby.


Paul - February 2, 2017 @ 12:02
I had a client (recovering) as part of a resort group. She was addicted to caffeine drinks. She got every member of the group to put the maximum cans of (bovine logo) in their checked bag. She was happy (and not drunk and wide awake 24 hours per day)

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