Originally Posted by AshleyL
All of these rules are so frustrating. We have to have 10 booked by October 28th for our group rate, and I'm worried because a lot of people have decided to look for better rates online. I need to talk to my TA and find out if it's bride and groom plus 10, or if we count towards the 10? I know kids don't can't towards that number...
Bride and groom count. As well as kids, but not infants...best way to think of it- anyone taking a seat on the plane counts! Good luck.
Originally Posted by Lite
Yep, it's 10 ppl booked, bride and groom count.
I hear ya! A lot of our friends are looking for deals online, and i don't know if that's there way of holding out to the last minute, but it's frustrating forsure. Best of luck!
We made the switch to Air Canada. Let's hope it's smooth sailing from here on!!
Sorry to hear you have had so much trouble! I hope it all goes well now, and at least with Air Canada, make sure to tell your TA it's for your wedding and hopefully you'll get bumped up to business class for free (if there's seats available)
A lot of our friends are holding out til the last minute, but we have passed our group rate deadline, so their on their own now.
Originally Posted by cookiemunchkin
I know what you mean. Most of our guests ended up booking during the last couple days our group rate was valid (thankfully!) but there are still a few people that say they will wait and book later. If money was the problem, it would make sense... but they openly say money is no problem, so... argh lol.
One thing I've been told by a friend though is that if people cant afford to pay for the ticket right now, they will always make up some other excuse rather than saying they cant afford it... just to spare our feelings so we dont feel bad or guilty about the cost. If thats true, then I guess we should cut them some slack.
Many people can't afford it as one payment now. But might be able to save up and then pay. So you never know, you might end up getting a few last minute additions. We were stressing about our group rate deadline, we had reserved space for 25 out of Toronto and 10 from Ottawa. We didn't think we were going to hit our numbers, and then in the last days we got 23 out of Toronto and 15 from Ottawa....plus guests from all over...we are up to 57 and counting. So don't count any of your guests out yet, they may surprise you like they have been surprising us!