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#1 chantelle

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    Posted 07 April 2011 - 04:32 PM

    Hello Brides!

     Just wondering if anyone booked through aircanada and if they gave you any type of promotion?? we have  28 people who booked through our group package and my TA said there are NO promotions..but I find that hard to believe..any info would be great!! thanks

    #2 meeshie77

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      Posted 07 April 2011 - 04:51 PM

      My TA said that with SunWing, every 15th person is free... which can be used toward the Bride and Groom or as a discount for all your guests.  Good luck!

      #3 JPenny

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        Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:20 PM

        With Air Canada you get a discount. I'm not sure what it is but even if you go on their website you can click on booking for 10 or more and it will give you a custom discounted quote.

        #4 JayKay

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        Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:17 AM

        I would talk to your TA about that because a group booking should have a discount.  We got quotes for a bunch of different companies, including Air Canada, and they were going to offer us every 25th person free.  We ended up not using them as Transat was a few hundred dollars cheaper and we get every 15th person free.  I would ask your TA for group quotes from other vacation companies, and then if one is cheaper and you really want to use Air Canada you can see if they will price match, thats what we did with Sunquest and Transat.

        #5 Mel2010

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          Posted 09 April 2011 - 05:37 PM

          I would definitely shop around for a new TA. We had the same problem with our previous TA only she was quoting group rates way to high. Our new TA found a fantastic deal with SunWing where if you book 15 people, the 16th person is free (minus taxes) which could be used towards a free room for Bride & Groom or a credit to distribute across your group to lower their price. I have seen some type of deal with AC where if you book 10 people, you get some type of promotion/discount. I would definitely look into that. Also WestJet have promotions too. In fact most TAs will use as many promotions and discounts they can find to lower the price for you and guarantee a solid quote as they want your business. Especially if you are booking 30+ guests.

          #6 harkatea

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            Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:01 PM

            wow, that sounds pretty bad.  I'd go for a better deal

            #7 baileybutton

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              Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:17 PM

              I vote for looking around too!

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