I did alot of research before booking with Air Canada Vacations.. there were several factors that led us to choose ACV. We loved the fact that we get the free upgrade to first class.. which allows us more leg room, and more luggage allowance. That and the price was decent.. So then we went through the process of comparing it to other companies to see what we would do.
We went to Westjet Vacations ( was a whopping 300.00 MORE than ACV quoted me, per person. for one week.. and they don't have first class.. AND that was not a direct flight from calgary to montego bay.. it was with a layover in toronto)
We went to a few other travel agents even, and they quoted me higher prices also.. so i am not too sure if some TA's take a higher commission or what they do.
We went to 3 different TA's and finally went with AMA Travel ad Air Canada Vacations, as they were alot cheaper.. and i am not even an AMA member... you dont have to be an AMA member to go through them.
With us, it was every 20 people... but i know other companies and TA's may have different promotions.. i would just ask those questions when you do your research.. and try different TA's also!!!!!
This is of course from Calgary, so it may be different in different places...
Hope this helps!!!!
Originally Posted by DramaticAnnie
That travel size soap is a cool idea.
For those of you booking with Air Canada Vacations - did you find that their prices were about the same as other airlines or did you shop around at all? My travel agent is going to be trying to get us the cheapest option of course but I have heard about the Air Canada Vacations and how they do the upgrades, we have about 35 people going and would love to be able to upgrade my future mother in law and my father, both of whom are elderly, my mother in law has a thing with cramped spaces and my dad has never flown before.. lol.. I am thinking this will help ease things with the flight. But I heard on another site for every 8 people booked you get an upgrade - now its every 20 people booked??
Yes! it is definatly worth looking into!! as just the luggage and lack of line up when checking in etc.. is well worth it!! nevermind the extra leg space
Originally Posted by amjohnson
Good to know. Thanks! We are booked with Air Canada Vacations and I didn't hear about that, or maybe I don't remember since it's been a few months since we booked. I will have to talk to our travel agent!