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Originally Posted by carlymcmullen View Post
Lizz - if you don't mind me asking, how much did you book it for? Cuz my wedding is the day after you and we would proabaly fly out of Philly to. My TA quoted me $670!!! I told her to forget it, I would wait. then I looked online and I saw ones for like $350-700 and I wasn't even sure if that was a good price, but KNEW that $670 wasn't.
My TA used Air Jamaica and got the flight for $465, which includes taxes and transfers. I would go back to your TA and tell her what I got and see what she can do. If she can't do better, I would definitely shop around for another TA! $670 is WAY too much to pay.

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Looks like we're all trying to throw money to Air Jamaica for the same wedding weekend! I booked a group rate directly through Air Jamaica and have seats reserved through 2 different cities for $348 and $317 respectively. (Those prices do NOT include the exorbitant taxes though! Those are just ticket prices only.

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Lizz - if you don't mind me asking, how much did you book it for? Cuz my wedding is the day after you and we would proabaly fly out of Philly to. My TA quoted me $670!!! I told her to forget it, I would wait. then I looked online and I saw ones for like $350-700 and I wasn't even sure if that was a good price, but KNEW that $670 wasn't.
I know when we went to Jamaica last year with a group of our friends, we booked directly through Air Jamaica travel agents. I cant remember the total # of seats we had, but we got somewhere like 5% or more off the given ticket price since we had a group. You may want to try to contact them directly and see where you come out.

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Originally Posted by carlymcmullen View Post
Lizz - if you don't mind me asking, how much did you book it for? Cuz my wedding is the day after you and we would proabaly fly out of Philly to. My TA quoted me $670!!! I told her to forget it, I would wait. then I looked online and I saw ones for like $350-700 and I wasn't even sure if that was a good price, but KNEW that $670 wasn't.


Carly - Has your TA found any cheaper flights for you yet? Keep us updated. Definitely don't settle for $670!

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If its possible to fly out of Atlantic city instead of Philly you could get a flight on spiritair. We decided NOT to go with the group priced on spirit because it was 100.00 more then if we booked it online ourselves. We paid 313.00 round trip and that includes all tax's. There explanation why the group prices were so much more was because group fares do not need to be paid in full until 60 days before, so for that convinence it was an extra 100.00, so we just decided to book on there website.

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If its possible to fly out of Atlantic city instead of Philly you could get a flight on spiritair. We decided NOT to go with the group priced on spirit because it was 100.00 more then if we booked it online ourselves. We paid 313.00 round trip and that includes all tax's. There explanation why the group prices were so much more was because group fares do not need to be paid in full until 60 days before, so for that convinence it was an extra 100.00, so we just decided to book on there website.


I never even thought of AC...good idea! All of Mike's family lives in Jersey, so that may work out well if they decide to book it on their own. Thanks for the info!

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Carly - Has your TA found any cheaper flights for you yet? Keep us updated. Definitely don't settle for $670!
Ya know, I haven't even asked her yet. She knew we weren't going to go for that amount, I figured that I would jsut book it when I found one better. Guess I should get on that, huh!

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Wow, I just checked Spirit and it's $249! Now that is before taxes and all, but still. Dayum! We live closer to Allentown, so driving to AC isn't really an option for us, but it def is for our guests...

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hey guys, I just noticed this was a thread. I just got back from Riu Ocho Rios and would strongly advise to take the beach bar over the disco for the reception. They really do it up well and the Beach Party alternates between friday and saturday nights (Right now its a saturday rotation) so if you're married on a friday you can get the beach bar and the beach for the reception. They really do it up beautifully complete with Tiki torches and a huge table for all the guests.

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