The first person I spoke to said that the flights I wanted would cost me a total of $2,000. This was more than I expected ( I was expecting $1,500), so I told her that I would think about it, gave her my phone number, and asked her to call back the next day.
One day passes, then two, then three… I guess she was not going to call back, so I called back myself, resigned to the fact that I would be paying $2,000 for my flight. I went through all of the details of the days I want to travel and this time I was given a total price of $1,447. Much better. Just for interest I asked if we could check the option of coming back one day later and now my total was $1,235. This is $765 less than the original fare I was given for travel on the same dates from the same travel agency!
It just goes to show that it is important to check your prices. Equally important, if possible, is to have some flexibility of your travel dates. Check all possible date combinations, there may be a big difference.