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#11 MarieSam

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    Posted 05 November 2008 - 03:33 AM

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    so you can put down a deposit and that locks in your reservation at a certain price but you have until a month before to pay the balance?
    That applies to only certain airlines when securing a group discount, I know it works that way with Continental and Delta. Not so sure about the other airlines...

    #12 ErikDaGenErik

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      Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:26 AM

      just be careful ladies... the group rates are sometimes more expensive than the published rates online. i experienced this with AA flying from SFO to Cancun =(

      #13 MarieSam

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        Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:02 AM

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        Originally Posted by ErikDaGenErik
        just be careful ladies... the group rates are sometimes more expensive than the published rates online. i experienced this with AA flying from SFO to Cancun =(
        Agreed, that can sometime be the case, especially when you're booking hotel accommodations or a specific flight for several people. But in this instance, getting a "group/meeting rate" gives you an additional 5% to 10% off any online quote from any departure city, on any flight to your wedding destination city. So it actually works out pretty well

        #14 ErikDaGenErik

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          Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:39 AM

          that's true. flexibility is a definite plus!

          #15 Mel&B

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            Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:36 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by MarieSam
            Agreed, that can sometime be the case, especially when you're booking hotel accommodations or a specific flight for several people. But in this instance, getting a "group/meeting rate" gives you an additional 5% to 10% off any online quote from any departure city, on any flight to your wedding destination city. So it actually works out pretty well
            This is true! The 10% discount I secured (Alaskan) and 5% (American) apply to any flights from any city to my destination within a large block of days. There is no "contract" that you need to sign and no deposit required. :)

            #16 chiefscribe

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              Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:06 PM

              We got the 10% Alaska Airlines discount set up, too--no problem. Likewise, 5% for American.

              The other airlines were more difficult:

              United requires 25 people flying on United to your destination, and there's a $50 per person fee if your total number is less than 25. You have to sign a contract agreeing to those terms.

              Continental told us "we no longer offer discounts for weddings".

              Delta/NWA/KLM: the only discount is for 10 or more people flying on the same flight, same dates, to same destination.

              Not sure about USAirways yet.

              All of this information is current as of today--we just sent in our requests in the past week.

              #17 classadiva

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                Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:30 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by ErikDaGenErik
                just be careful ladies... the group rates are sometimes more expensive than the published rates online. i experienced this with AA flying from SFO to Cancun =(
                Very true. I wanted to set up a group booking for my guests, only to find out that the group fare was more than $150 more per person than it was as a single fare!!! A TA looked into it for me, and although she was able to do better...only $75 more per person...that was the best that she could do because her hands were tied. Also, you MUST book at least 10 people on the same exact flight....I did not want to be on the hook for this and I felt that I was not providing my guests with any measureable benefit...so..unfortunately...they will have to book air on their own.


                BTW...I also got the American Air discount, but it is only a 5% discount...not a 10% discount. I called Delta and was told that they no longer offered this benefit!!

                #18 chiefscribe

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                  Posted 27 December 2010 - 04:08 PM

                  We contacted ALL the airlines about convention codes and the only ones that came through with no-strings-attached discounts for weddings were Alaska (10%) and American (5%).  I believe we had to affirm that at least ten people would use the code, but that's it.  Code was valid for a two-week window surrounding the event. 

                   

                  Other airlines would do business meetings only or had other restrictions that made it impractical. 






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