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#1 hellosassypants

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 05:29 AM

I need help, brides! I'm going crazy about airfare again. We originally booked last month with VivaAeroBus. We were able to purchase 10 tickets for $2300. What a steal, right? Well last week, I received a notification that there were some changes to all our flights. They cancelled all FLIGHTS that was leaving on a Wednesday. They pushed ALL our flight dates to the next day including the arrival dates for going home. Long story short, VivaAeroBus didn't offer us a solution. They told us to choose another date and they will change it with no fees. No valid reason given why our flights were cancelled for those days. Luckily, we fought for our refund back and Chase bank was a wonderful help on it too. It was hard because a lot of our guests including ourselves requested time off of work and we couldn't be flexible about the dates.

 

Now I'm back at square one. We have already purchased tickets for myself, FI, our daughter and his mom. It was friggin' expensive but it needed to be done. I still need to purchase 6 more tickets and the airfare is so high right now. The cheapest I have found is $420/PP but the entire flight to Mexico is about 6 hours. It's with AeroMexico and I have been reading the reviews about it. Most of them are not great (most of them said their flights dates/times were changed) and that's what I'm afraid we will go through again. Has anyone flown with AeroMexico? I have to purchase the tickets this week which explains why I am stressing out.  :( I'm kicking myself in the butt for not purchasing earlier with United a couple months back.  <_<


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#2 calgarybride2015

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 05:36 AM

Ugh that is absolutely frustrating.  My flight was cancelled and changed but that was like 6-7 months in advance. 

3 weeks in advance seems really odd, I would be beyond annoyed and frustrated.  I am almost shocked.

 

I would like to say at this point I can't see an airline changing their flights, but then again I couldn't see it at one month out either.  Could you call AeroMexico and tell them the situation and ensure that their flight schedules are permanent for the month of April?

 

Is anyone able to change their work schedule to help with those costs?      Do you have any miles programs that you contribute too that may help offset the cost?

 

I am sorry I have no other ideas and the ones I do have seem weak. I wish you the best of luck.


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#3 hellosassypants

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 05:48 AM

Thank you @calgarybride2015 for always offering your support. :wub:  Our guests who were suppose to fly out on the same day as us said their dates changed too but they were flexible about staying a little longer. The ones who were flying in on Thursday said they had a 30 minute time difference change. I am checking my local airport website and I'm tracking AeroMexico's flights for today to see if they are running on time. We have some miles that we are about to redeem for these airfares. Sigh. It's such a pain in the butt.  :(


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#4 JenniferH114

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 07:54 AM

@hellosassypants - I'm so sorry that happened. How horrible! :(

 

Southwest has some of the lowest fares from the US and you get two checked bags free. I love Southwest. Good luck!



#5 JamaicaNicole

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 07:22 AM

I second Southwest the only unfortunate thing is my TA said they are not doing direct flights internationally yet, I am not 100% on the validity of that though.

 

Also I am not sure of the price point for Mexico flights but I know for Jamaica they are around $500 so $420 does not sound to unreasonable.



#6 JenniferH114

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 12:58 PM

Southwest has direct international flights out of Chicago. I can't speak for other cities, though.



#7 hellosassypants

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 05:58 PM

I second Southwest the only unfortunate thing is my TA said they are not doing direct flights internationally yet, I am not 100% on the validity of that though.

Also I am not sure of the price point for Mexico flights but I know for Jamaica they are around $500 so $420 does not sound to unreasonable.

I loved Southwest when we went to Vegas awhile back. They haven't flown out direct internationally yet.

We went ahead and went with AeroMexico. The flights dropped to $413 per person so we went ahead and booked it for the rest of the family members. It's a total of 6 hours to get to Mexico but I don't think they will complain. I hope not.

Southwest has direct international flights out of Chicago. I can't speak for other cities, though.

I think they are in the making of trying to do direct international flights in Houston with Southwest. It would be nice though! :)

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#8 JamaicaNicole

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 07:16 PM

Southwest has direct international flights out of Chicago. I can't speak for other cities, though.


I have my fingers crossed for direct flights out of Philadelphia to Jamica by our wedding next July!

#9 calgarybride2015

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 08:01 PM

I loved Southwest when we went to Vegas awhile back. They haven't flown out direct internationally yet.

We went ahead and went with AeroMexico. The flights dropped to $413 per person so we went ahead and booked it for the rest of the family members. It's a total of 6 hours to get to Mexico but I don't think they will complain. I hope not.
I think they are in the making of trying to do direct international flights in Houston with Southwest. It would be nice though! :)

Is that direct? Houston seems so much closer to Mexico than a 6 hour flight. Glad you worked it out though!!!


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 26 March 2015 - 08:02 PM.

-Kim

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Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#10 MarieSamSanchezPhoto

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    Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:25 PM

    Have used AeroMexico twice to go to the Cancun area, and had no problems! I wouldn't sweat it -- the good thing is that they have several flights going in and out of the area should your flight be delayed or changed. Don't stress girl!!!!


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