Thanks for starting the new thread! i know alot of conversation was in the other thread so i will do my best to sum up what i had.
When the FI and i were looking at different TA's and companies to go with for booking our group trip, we researched a few different companies. We went with ACV for a few reasons the top two are... #1 at the time of us booking they were the cheapest.. ( over sunquest vacations, westjet vacations etc..) so that was the #1. #2 they have the free upgrade for the bride and groom when you have a group booking, up to executive class, along with proviing us use of the captains closet or whatever it is called, to have my dress stored for the flight. This was told to me by more than one TA.
I loved that!! I was not told we needed a minimum however I had 29 booked right away, so the 20 was never an issue for me.. However!! My TA called me up after the 29 people booked, and said " you get to upgrade one other couple up to Executive class as you have 20 people book.. " so i got to upgrade my FI and i, and one other couple up with us, for free... Having said that it was my understanding that the bride and groom get the automatic upgrade, and then if you book 20 people, you get one more set of 2 upgrades for free. ( to upgrade to executive class it is 299.00 per person) So it is a significant perk!
Executive class upgrade allows you to have 3 bags at 70lbs each per person. Regular class allows one bag at 50lbs, and the option to purchase the allowance for an additional bag for 30.00
I am so sorry to hear you are having such a hard time with your TA. This is something you should totally not have to be stressing about.
Hope this info helps, and people find it useful.. If you are going through ACV already, and have not heard of this upgrade then Look into it!! it is well worth it! and it is a ACV promotion.. NOT a TA promotion.
Originally Posted by torilynnsmith
To all those Canadian brides out there flying with ACV can you provide some insight into some promotions, discounts, upgrades you are receiving?
I know we were discussing this on the Canadian OOT bag thread but perhaps we can get it going again in its own thread to help out those brides that may not be looking there!
We are flying with ACV but have been told nothing of the sort. Our travel agent has basically written us off now that we are booked and can't back out. It was suggested that we contact her supervisor or manager but unfortunately that is not an option as we chose to go with an independent agent (Shine Travel) and she is a 1 man show pretty much. I am really frustrated now and FI is at his breaking point with the whole thing. We chose her because we like supporting small businesses and thought we would get a personal service as well could help her with a great deal of word of mouth. She was fantastic in the beginning but now is absolutely HORID and I feel awful for recommending her to other brides.
ANYWAYS! Any insight into the ACV promo. When she FINALLY got back to me she said she thinks 20 people have to be booked for the bride and groom to get the first class (executive class) upgrade. What is everyone else finding?