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Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?  
User currently offlineJasp25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 615 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5322 times:

Hey guys,

I need some ideas.. I am looking for an airline to accommodate 50 people from LAX-JFK (or adjacent areas) and so far the price im getting from UA, AA, VX, and B6 are not very good. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am looking at around not more than $500 per person.
(it will be april travel)
Thanks,
-jasp


-peace and chicken grease!
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User currently offlineMOBflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

Try groople.com

Filler Filler Filler


User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5247 times:

Try my friends at AIRCHARTERTEAM.COM and get your own aircraft

(they did the Obama charter)


User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5189 times:



Quoting Rjnut (Reply 2):
Try my friends at AIRCHARTERTEAM.COM and get your own aircraft

50 people at $500 per person is only $25,000. Way to low for a charter plus a reposition.

Call the "Group Desk" and see if the airline will give you a discount. Try AA. UA probably wont cuz they have such limited seats on the PS. Also try EWR.


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4975 times:
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Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 3):
Call the "Group Desk" and see if the airline will give you a discount.

Exactly. That is your best bet. I wonder, can you book 25 seats on a site like orbitz ?



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User currently offlineJasp25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4924 times:

thanks guys...

unbelievably, UA has the most expensive offer.. at $900+ per pax
AA, VX, etc -- arount $600+
CO is the least expensive at under 500.. still wating for one more offer from another airline.. it's interesting how expensive UA is.

-jasp



-peace and chicken grease!
User currently offlineAtlanta From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4880 times:



Quoting Jasp25 (Reply 5):

Why wouldn't you try DL LAX-JFK?



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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17126 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 days ago) and read 4865 times:



Quoting Jasp25 (Reply 5):
still wating for one more offer from another airline..



Quoting Atlanta (Reply 6):
Why wouldn't you try DL LAX-JFK?

Maybe it is on DL he is waiting?



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User currently offlineLegacytravel From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4814 times:

As an owner of a travel agency the best bet would be to call group reservations for the different carriers.
I currently have a group of 30 going to London.

Regards,

Mark in MKE

P.S. send me a PM if you want more information.



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User currently offlineJasp25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4753 times:

Im still waiting for that call from another airline's group desk.. I'll let you guys know what I got..

-jasp



-peace and chicken grease!
User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4706 times:

Swa operates out of Ipswitch Long Island. Looks like it would be about $300-400 round trip for that time frame.

User currently offlineLegacytravel From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4653 times:



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 10):
Swa operates out of Ipswitch Long Island. Looks like it would be about $300-400 round trip for that

For 50 passengers?? or were you looking on the website?

Mark in MKE



I love the smell of Jet fuel in the Morning
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5915 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4528 times:

I'd definitely go with Continental.
But then, as an elite with them, I'm biased.

UA probably has the best product... oh wait, they downgraded their PS service, nevermind.
If you can get on a 757-324, it's a very nice ride, with complimentary food and IFE.

And, coupled with them being the cheapest so far, I'd definitely go with them.


User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4509 times:



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 10):
Ipswitch

Hhehe...Islip

And then you could charter a 50-seat bus on Long Island to get you into NYC. Right down the LIE (Long Island Expressway)



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User currently offlineBbinn333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4499 times:



Quoting Jasp25 (Thread starter):
Hey guys,

I need some ideas.. I am looking for an airline to accommodate 50 people from LAX-JFK (or adjacent areas) and so far the price im getting from UA, AA, VX, and B6 are not very good. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am looking at around not more than $500 per person.
(it will be april travel)
Thanks,
-jasp

Try VX they have an AWESOME PRODUCT plus a cheap price just call them at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN and ask for the group desk.


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17126 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4494 times:



Quoting Legacytravel (Reply 11):
For 50 passengers?? or were you looking on the website?

I think he mean $300-400 per passenger



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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4462 times:

Whatever you do, make sure the flight is a nonstop. Moving 50 people through a hub could be a nightmare. Also, less chance of lost luggage on a nonstop. CO often flies 737s on their transcon routes. I would prefer a larger plane for a cross country flight.

User currently offlineTheGMan From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4442 times:



Quoting DesertAir (Reply 16):
. CO often flies 737s on their transcon routes. I would prefer a larger plane for a cross country flight.

Does anybody fly a widebody a/c transcon anymore?


User currently offlineBbinn333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4433 times:



Quoting TheGMan (Reply 17):
Does anybody fly a widebody a/c transcon anymore?

Yes, QF, UA, and sometimes AA.


User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 905 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4382 times:

Remember that it is not just the fare that your group will remember!! |think of how you would like to enjoy the flight and go for VX

User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17126 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4367 times:



Quoting Bbinn333 (Reply 18):
Yes, QF, UA, and sometimes AA.

Does QF have fifth freedom??

If so is the case, go with the QF and their lovely 744s.



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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days ago) and read 4338 times:



Quoting Legacytravel (Reply 11):
For 50 passengers??



Quoting B747forever (Reply 15):
I think he mean $300-400 per passenger

Yes that is exactly what SHE meant.

Quoting PlateMan (Reply 13):
Hhehe...Islip

Ooops I slipped up. Thats what I meant my keyboard typed something else.

Quoting PlateMan (Reply 13):
And then you could charter a 50-seat bus on Long Island to get you into NYC. Right down the LIE

They will need transportation for a group that size regardless.

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 12):
I'd definitely go with Continental.
But then, as an elite with them, I'm biased.

Must be the bias. CO truly has the worst seats in coach and I've put in the research time. Rock solid nasty things. Not that any coach seat is the paragon of luxury but I think CO makes theirs out of cement.


User currently offlineCo2BGR From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (5 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 4283 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 20):
Does QF have fifth freedom??

If so is the case, go with the QF and their lovely 744s.

Nobody has cabotage rights in the US.



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4226 times:

See if you can charter one of NW's 319's in the special 51 seat charter config  Wink


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