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#1 MrsWeiss1211

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    Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:43 PM

    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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    Forever could never be long enough for me to feel like i've had long enough with you

    #2 krazedtrader

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      Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:52 AM

      I am doing Jetblue.  Yes you have to guarantee but the rate is awesome.  They gave me $130 off the current rate for the dates of my wedding.  



      #3 MrsWeiss1211

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        Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:29 PM

        Hey KT,

         

        can I asked how you set it up?  They told me that only 1 person could pay for the tickets.  are you having your guests send you checks to cover the tickets? 

         

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        Forever could never be long enough for me to feel like i've had long enough with you

        #4 krazedtrader

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          Posted 18 May 2011 - 07:19 AM

          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!



          #5 bmadzia1

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            Posted 18 May 2011 - 08:56 AM

            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.



            #6 MrsWeiss1211

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              Posted 18 May 2011 - 10:30 AM

              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?
              Forever could never be long enough for me to feel like i've had long enough with you

              #7 AnabellaT

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                Posted 18 May 2011 - 03:21 PM

                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!  :)



                #8 krazedtrader

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                  Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:26 AM

                  Yes! $314 RT for my dates (against $444 quoted online)






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