Is it possible to travel inexpensively with a group?
Group Air Travel can sometimes be quite an experience. You are competing for an increasingly small percentage of each aircrafts’ available seating – at a discounted rate. If you have 20 passengers, and there are only 15 at the lowest ‘class’ of service – than the next five will be a bit higher, and the (average) cost for your entire team will go up.
There are several ways we can help you in this – including:
1.) Splitting your team up in to two smaller groups — and working to get you to the same location within an hour or two.
2.) booking your team as individual missionaries, instead of a group. This is possible for smaller groups — but for larger ones it is significantly more difficult.
3.) If you are ‘Flex’ with your dates – we can use this flexibility with the airlines to negotiate the best rate on the best dates. Let us know if this is the case. If you are not flexible — we’ll still make it work! 🙂
The BEST thing you can do to keep your costs down is to hold your space as early as possible.
If you wait until just 6 months prior to travel to secure your space — you will likely not get the best fare anymore. Many ministries and agencies are booking 10 and 11 months out — to secure the best base fares. IF you are able to purchase your tickets early — you will also (likely) save additional funds by avoiding the taxes and fuel surcharges which almost always go up these days prior to ticketing.
Tomorrow? — A few words about DEPOSITS!