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Hi Everyone,

 

T-7 months and I'm a busy wedding bee!

 

Here's my lasts task:  scoring discounted flights for our guests!

 

I've always heard that if you have a large group flying on the same day and time, airlines would give you a discounted price.  Well, after the day I've had, I'm not so sure.  

 

Here are the companies I've tried:

 

US Airways-  They require 10 passengers flying on the same itinerary.  (didn't work for us, as 4 out of 10 guests are arriving before and leaving after).

 

Jetblue- 10 passenger minimum, but they want 1 designated person to pay for all the flights!!!  

 

Bahamas Air- 20 passenger minimum.  I haven't heard back from them yet.

 

Anyone successfully arranged discounted flights???  If so, how did you manage??

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Yes I am - since its a great rate, I am going to have them mail me checks or wire me $ and/or paypal me. I will ask for all of the payment now to lock in their seats, then I will pass the $ to Jetblue via credit card - which also helps me earn some miles!

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You will find that most airlines will have a minimum of 10 people, and you require 1 person to handle the booking. My suggestion is that if you find the rate you like, call/email people that are going; tell them what it is, and the cut off date to book. Have them send the money to you by then.  Airlines will usually give you anywhere between 24hours to 1 week before they let the booking go.

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I don't know why I'm not comfortable asking my guests for money :confused: kathy, right now the flights look like they are about $500 roundtrip. Did JetBlue offer you way better rate?

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Hi all,

 

We are getting married August 2011.  We got a group rate through AirTran and the prices are around $400 per person.  They also require a 10-person minimum!  Good luck!  :)

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