[Yapc-na-organizers] Airline discounts

Joshua McAdams joshua.mcadams at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 11:04:00 PDT 2007

> I thought that since Houston is the Continental Airlines Headquarters, we
> possibly stand a good chance of working out a discounted price with them.
> Josh and Pete (or Jim or any other previous host), how did you guys approach
> American Airlines for a discount?  Would we stand a better chance of trying
> to go with American Airlines again?  Did you try other airlines as well?

Most of the airlines have a standard group rate deal that you can call
and ask about.  I think that we chose American because their's was the
least binding.  You have to guarantee a certain number of fliers to
get the discount.  I think that American wanted a guarantee of ten.
It turns out that only nine people actually used the coupon code, but
American didn't penalize us.  If we had gotten 40 fliers, we would
have received a free ticket for this year's conference, but we didn't
even come close to that :)

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