How much can I save by getting group airfare rates?
Depending on your dates of travel, we have been able to save groups anywhere from 10-70% off the lowest published fares. And the easiest way to get group airfare rates is to fill out this booking form
Listed below are the most frequently asked questions when it comes to getting group rates for flights.
What kinds of groups do we help get rates for airfare?
All kinds of groups travel together nowadays. It used to be that only cheer groups, bands and missionary groups traveled together. But nowadays, corporate groups, church groups, sports teams, destination wedding groups, and family reunions travel together as well.
What is the easiest way to get low group rates?
Your best chance to get the lowest group airfare rates is time. The earlier you book, the better your chances of getting low rates. Airlines will offer far more favorable rates if you book eight to eleven months out than if you book three months out.
The other thing you can do to lower group rates for airfare is to break up your group into smaller groups that can travel on different days and different airlines. Once you fill out the group airfare rates form, we will go over all your options with you.
What is the turnaround time if I fill out the group airfare rates form today?
If you fill out the form today, you can expect to hear from us within one business day (more often than not, we will call you the same day). In our initial conversation, we will get a better understanding of your needs so we can tailor the best solution for the group.
Generally speaking, we will be able to get you group rates for airlines within a week of our initial conversation.
I have heard that we can get a free ticket if we book as a group. Is that true?
Yes, it most certainly is. In most cases, if you book more than 30 passengers, you will be issued a free roundtrip ticket. That number varies by airlines.
How far in advance can I book group rates for airlines?
Generally speaking, you can book up to eleven months out. You would have to place your deposit within two weeks of booking the group. About eight weeks before the departure date, final payment will be due.
Will I see lower rates online than the group rate offered to our group?
In some cases, you may see lower online rates. However, those rates will only be for a limited number of seats so your group will not be able to book it at that price. Moreover, if the flight gets full before your entire group makes these reservations, then you won’t be able to fly out together.
Going through is guarantees you a low group rate and your entire group will fly together.
How much is the deposit if I decide to book the group rates?
The deposit is dependent on the airline that you decide to go with. In most cases, you can expect 5-15%
Most airlines will accept credit card, cashier’s check, or travel agency check. Some airlines will apply this deposit to the total amount. Others will refund this deposit after you have completed your travel.
When is the final payment due?
Final payment is generally due 6-8 weeks before the departure date.
I have people coming from all over the world into one location. Can I book that through GroupTravel.org?
Currently, we only book airfare for groups that share the same origin and destination. If you are looking to book with multiple origins, then we would suggest that your group members book individually.
What if I need to change the names of the people in my group?
Most airlines offer a very generous name change policy. They know that group members can be unpredictable so most will allow name changes up to 72 hours prior to departure. Usually, there is no cost for this. If you want to make changes with less than 72 hours, there might be a fee associated with it.
Can my group sit together in the plane?
If you book as a group with us, we can ensure that your group members are seated together in the flight there and back.
Will baggage fees be waived if we have a large group?
In most cases, airlines do not waive baggage fees, but that does not prevent us from trying.
The questions above are the most frequently asked questions about group airfare rates. If you have other questions that we did not answer, just fill out our group airfare rates form and we will contact you as soon as possible. Remember, there is no cost for getting group rates through us, nor is there any obligation.