When should I have guests book the trip?
Posted 27 November 2007 - 06:01 PM
I am trying to figure out when to have people make their deposits. We are going to book through Apple (using a TA) as a group. The date of the trip is Nov 6-13, 2008. The deposit is $125 pp plus insurance.
The TA was going to call Apple and check on some things, hasn't called back yet (granted it has only been an hour, I'm just impatient). Apple is running their charters like regular airlines do now. There are only so many seats in each fare category and then it goes to next category with higher rate.
So, I want to book our trip now (and my family is ready too) to lock in at the current rate and be done with the whole deposit deal. I'm not sure if there is a time limit for people to book once we book for the group reservation. We are blocking off 50 spots but not sure who is going and for how long. Also, not all of our guests are coming from Pittsburgh.
Is it too soon to have people book? Is it too close to the holidays for people to spend the deposit money?
Thoughts, ideas? Help.
Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:23 PM
My TA called back and told me there are only 48 seats left on the charter for our departure date. WHAT?! So after a mini freak out...I put down the deposit to hold the rest of the seats. $50 pp on my credit card.
So, I guess I will have to start nagging people to commit and put at least the $50 part down.
Posted 27 November 2007 - 09:26 PM
Posted 28 November 2007 - 02:14 AM
| Originally Posted by twinkletoes |
How many guests are you expecting?
My mom & stepdad are booking tomorrow and so are my sister and her hubby. So at least we can chip down that amount on my credit card.
Posted 28 November 2007 - 08:29 PM
Posted 28 November 2007 - 08:50 PM
IMO $50 deposit isn't too much, but if you paid for all these people I would be hounding them down kinda for money. I've had bad experiences with lending money to family and friends....
Posted 29 November 2007 - 01:14 AM
Posted 29 November 2007 - 01:43 AM
Oh, and it seems to be a recurring theme that a lot of guests say they'll go "for sure", I had plenty RSVP to go and then last minute decided they couldn't go. Just be prepared that the number of your "expected" guests can drastically change!
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