BUT... You have to plan ahead
Every week, I get more than a dozen requests for help from people who think I'm a travel agent who can help them. Unfortunately, I'm not a travel agent, and it's almost always too late for me to be able to help them. They end up either not going, or paying far more than they wanted to pay for their trip.
Sadly, if they learned "The JGOOT Way" just a few months earlier, they would have had the tools to take the exact trip they were asking about for 50% to 99% less than prices they were finding. (or what any travel agent could ever help them find.)