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#1 samanthag

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    Posted 19 November 2008 - 07:16 PM

    Hey girls!

    For those of you who don't know FI & I decided to postpone our wedding. Initially it was really hard & I didn't want to even think about setting a new date. I even took a mini vacation to Chicago -went to the Oprah show w/friends- to "get away" from it all. To make a long story short, I was home within 24 hours of being gone & ready to set a new wedding date!
    Our new wedding date is April 2010. We are still getting married in Puerto Rico @ El Conquistador Resort.
    **My question: Does anyone know how far in advance airlines -specifically Continental- will let us book our flights?
    I remember reading through a few threads & noticed that a couple of members worked in reservation departments so just thought I would ask.
    Thanks in advance!

    ps I have to admit I breathe better seeing my new ticker! Whew!

    #2 Maura


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    Posted 19 November 2008 - 07:18 PM

    do you know what airline you're going to fly? i know united is currently only booking through mid october 2009 if you buy a flight at this point.

    i bet abbie could give you some advice!

    #3 petunia

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      Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:06 PM

      Originally Posted by samanthag

      **My question: Does anyone know how far in advance airlines -specifically Continental- will let us book our flights?

      ps I have to admit I breathe better seeing my new ticker! Whew!
      Samantha...I'm happy you're breathing better. Whew! I'm sure you'll now have time to have the wedding of your dreams.

      Typically, most airlines allow booking 330 days out from the travel dates. If you try to book exactly those 330 days you will only be able to book the departure trip. You will then have to wait until it is 330 days out from your return date.

      My suggestion is to wait until you can book both ends of your trip at one time.

      Happy planning!

      #4 samanthag

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        Posted 20 November 2008 - 02:07 PM

        Thanks for the advice ladies! I really want to stay on top of our airline tickets because we got such a great deal the first time around. Our airfare on Continental was $347.00 roundtrip (including tax) traveling from San Antonio, Texas to San Juan, Puerto Rico! It was sooo hard to cancel our airfare tickets!
        Yet again, I just have to look at my new ticker & know we have the time. And after everything FI & I have been through this year, that's a good thing! :)

        #5 JaimeLynne

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          Posted 20 November 2008 - 02:13 PM

          Glad to hear you're breathing better!!! We did a 2 Year Engagement and although at first it felt like for-freaking-EVER... I'm loving it now! :)

          ~ Jaime & Martin ~
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          We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

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          #6 samanthag

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            Posted 20 November 2008 - 02:25 PM

            That's what our engagement will turn out to be, 2 years. And your right, when we first got engaged there was noooo way I would agree to 2010. I was set on us getting married 2009 and then life happened!
            Honestly since we postponed our wedding I feel a million times better. DOn't get me wrong, we are not slacking on a thing. We know now how quickly the next 16 months are going to fly by!

            #7 ACDCDCAC

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            Posted 20 November 2008 - 02:25 PM

            did you check with CO to see of they will let you apply the money already paid to new tickets in the future? typically you can use it to pay towards new tickets (with a change fee of course) as long as you apply the value to a new ticket purchased before the end of the year the original value was paid. it never hurts to call and explain the situation. also if you get a NO, try again and get someone else on a different day/time, and if all else fails, go in person to a ticket counter and see if someone will help you. (i shouldnt have told you this, we hate people that do this, but come on! someone is always willing to help, kwim? its usually me! )

            petunia is correct, about 330 days out (we usually say 11 months) you can start booking fares. also like she said, watch the return day!

            #8 Kla.Kari

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              Posted 21 November 2008 - 02:56 PM

              Samantha! I am so happy that you were able to find a solution; time is definitely a gift, and you will use it wisely! Looks like the airline question is already answered, so ... like they say; enjoy your engagement!

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              #9 sunstarsmoon

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                Posted 21 November 2008 - 03:30 PM

                I am glad you are feeling better about the date change. We have been considering changing our date as well. we have our date set for dec 1 2010 but might have to wait till 2011. My current job is very unsecure and my income might be cut in half. I am keeping my fingers crossed I will know better in the New Year.

                As far as flights some airlines post about a year in advance others only about 6-9 months best bet is to either call or just keep watching the flight schedules.
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