jasp25
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Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:54 pm

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
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MOBflyer
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:57 pm

Try groople.com

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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:18 am

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

(they did the Obama charter)
 
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:35 am



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.
 
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:35 pm



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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jasp25
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:24 am

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
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:20 pm



Quoting Jasp25 (Reply 5):

Why wouldn't you try DL LAX-JFK?
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:51 pm



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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legacytravel
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:46 am

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

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jasp25
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:20 am

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

-jasp
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iairallie
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:51 am

Swa operates out of Ipswitch Long Island. Looks like it would be about $300-400 round trip for that time frame.
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:43 am



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?

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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:54 am

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.
 
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:37 pm



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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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:01 pm



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.
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:09 pm



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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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:44 pm

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.
 
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:46 am



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?
 
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:28 am



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

Yes, QF, UA, and sometimes AA.
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:58 pm

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
 
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:08 am



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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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:06 pm



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.
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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:00 pm



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

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

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RE: Group Of 50 People, LAX-JFK: Recommendation?

Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:46 am

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

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