Group and Event Travel Planning - Anyone have experience/advice on booking a charter for 150 people
May 16, 12, 9:14 pm
My kids dance troupe has been selected to dance in New York City. It will be an experience of a lifetime. I've been selected to make the travel arrangements for 50 kids and about 100 parents/siblings. I'm thinking about a charter flight. Does anyone here have any experience with these? Is it better to just book a commercial flight?
May 23, 12, 11:20 pm
No, I have no experience, but I would not book a regular flight (chances are that would involve multiple flights since one rarely finds 150 empty seats on any flight). I would call an airline such as Frontier or Jetblue and see what they have to say.
May 24, 12, 6:24 am
FT actually has a "Group and Event Planning" forum that might be the better venue for such a query. It's in the Special Interest section.
May 24, 12, 9:56 am
So we do.
OK, this thread can join the other charter request there.
And being a UA/CO flyer I know for a fact that they charter, so you can always check with them. They also have a Group travel (http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/products/groups/default.aspx)FT actually has a "Group and Event Planning" forum section on their web site.
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May 24, 12, 4:03 pm
With that many people there's bound for something to go wrong and if you're the point guy it all falls on you. Best for your sanity to work with a travel agent.
In the event of delays or flight cancellations, a travel agent can get everyone rebooked faster than you can.
While we love the internet, go with a local travel agent who has large group experience.
Jun 18, 12, 12:14 pm
You could also try charterhub.com if you are still looking. You can enter your info and request a quote.