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Old August 1st, 2011, 02:53 PM
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We had considered cancelling our TA until we looked at what Choice Air had to offer. The rates we were looking at were in th $2500 range. Choice Air was under $600 and non-stop as well.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 02:57 PM
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We recently purchased a one way flight to BCN for our TA in November. We purchased the tickets through ChoiceAir (at a terrific savings) then booked our seats directly through the Continental website with our confirmation number. It was easy and we were able to choose the exact seats we wanted for each leg of the flight.
Wonderful! This is exactly what I was hoping to hear. Hope it will translate for whichever carrier we end up on. Thank you for the quick reply.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 03:01 PM
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Hi Dawn !

Glad you are enjoying the ChoiceAir thread. Here is Troy's response :

Dawn, the seat assignment module has had some technical limitations for certain carriers, and is scheduled for re-launch by the end of this month. In the interim, you can certainly log on to the carriers' websites and assign seats, update frequent traveller information, etc. Thanks for asking.
Thanks Andy!

I agree with others who suggested making this thread a sticky.. valuable information here!
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Old August 1st, 2011, 03:23 PM
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Hi Andy - great thread. Thank you for the information! I saw an earlier question regarding upgrading - "Can airline miles be used to upgrade to business class?"

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Old August 1st, 2011, 06:42 PM
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Hi Andy - great thread. Thank you for the information! I saw an earlier question regarding upgrading - "Can airline miles be used to upgrade to business class?"
Hi Luv2sail !

Glad you are enjoying the thread. Here is Troy's response :

While in most cases, you can upgrade, some airlines do have specific criteria for upgrade eligibility, including limitations on some published and contract fares. To be safe, always review your frequent traveler program rules carefully, and click on the fare rules when booking in ChoiceAir. If you have any doubts about the your upgrade eligibility, check with your reward program provider. If you have questions about the fare fules, feel free to call us, and our ChoiceAir Support agents will be glad to look at the rules with you.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Andy, we are booked on the Eclipse in February 2013 - what do you think - will we be able to use this programm from Germany/Europe to USA then? Thanks for your information. Very much appreciated. :-)

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I recently booked a one way with a stopover for the cruise thru choice air for Mom and me. We will be in Aruba on vacation then going to SanJuan for our cruise, then returning to our home airport, Dulles.

Flights are good, and price was right.

I tried doing this one on my own and prices were higher than they were able to find for me.

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Old August 11th, 2011, 02:34 AM
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Andy, we are booked on the Eclipse in February 2013 - what do you think - will we be able to use this programm from Germany/Europe to USA then? Thanks for your information. Very much appreciated. :-)
Hi Black Forest !

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In checking with my colleagues in Germany, I understand that ChoiceAir enhancements that are currently underway for European Travelers, should enable us to have ChoiceAir available in our Frankfurt Reservations Centre in the first part of 2012, and hopefully in German Travel Agencies by the end of the year. The plan will be to launch to German consumers shortly after that, assuming the earlier releases are well received.
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Hello Andy,

thank you for your reply and your support. It is very much appreciated!

That is great news. I will check that next year for my cruise in Februar 2013.

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Recently there was a post on Choice Air and a schedule change. Yes, I know the airlines make the changes not Choice Air. But I have a question on this....if you book with Choice Air and the airlines do a schedule change, do the same rules not apply? Meaning, depending on the change, can I request a move to another carrier, time, etc? I've never booked with ChoiceAir as I've always done it on my own but I was thinking of it for my next cruise.

I am assuming booking thru Choice Air is similar to an agency as far as responsibility but I want to understand before I go this route.

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Recently there was a post on Choice Air and a schedule change. Yes, I know the airlines make the changes not Choice Air. But I have a question on this....if you book with Choice Air and the airlines do a schedule change, do the same rules not apply? Meaning, depending on the change, can I request a move to another carrier, time, etc? I've never booked with ChoiceAir as I've always done it on my own but I was thinking of it for my next cruise.

I am assuming booking thru Choice Air is similar to an agency as far as responsibility but I want to understand before I go this route.

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Yes, we follow the airlines' policy regarding schedule changes. If the guest does not wish to accept the proposed change, we are happy to work with them and the airline to find a suitable alternative, or look at other carrier options, and request a full refund on the original tickets. Sometimes, there just aren't any great options, but we will provide the best there is. The ultimate decision of how to deal with the schedule change, is the guest's.

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I purchased Choice Air for my Med. cruise so I know it was easily available to look at on the old Celebrity Website. With the new Celebrity Website I can't find it anywhere. I even searched the Celebrity search site on their website but I can not find a link anywhere to get me to Choice Air. With the new Celebrity Website (the old site was much better) how do you get to Choice Air to see what the air will cost you?

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I purchased Choice Air for my Med. cruise so I know it was easily available to look at on the old Celebrity Website. With the new Celebrity Website I can't find it anywhere. I even searched the Celebrity search site on their website but I can not find a link anywhere to get me to Choice Air. With the new Celebrity Website (the old site was much better) how do you get to Choice Air to see what the air will cost you?

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www.choiceair.com will redirect you to the RCL, Celebrity, Azamara choice air website.
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I'll try to make this general although of course I have something specific in mind. I'm booked on the April 15th Solstace transatlantic and looking at air. When I immediately go into Choice Air it goes to a multi-city itinerary which comes out to about $2200 minimum from BWI. The system does let me search on individual 1-way flights with prices of about $250 to FLL and $550 back from Barcelona. Is buying individual 1-way flights really permitted on Choice Air?

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I would assume that if they are showing it then it is . I called the agent to get my prices and was quoted the $550.00 back also. Their system will not allow searches when the cruises are B2B so I cannot do my own. Some people live close enough that they don't need a flight to the cruise.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 02:44 PM
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Just found out about Choice Air. It seems like a good option with reasonable pricing. We are doing an Xpedition cruise in June 2012. Can anyone give us some advice as to when to book our flights? Book now or wait for a few more months? Thank-you in advance.

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Old September 16th, 2011, 12:23 PM
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I'll try to make this general although of course I have something specific in mind. I'm booked on the April 15th Solstace transatlantic and looking at air. When I immediately go into Choice Air it goes to a multi-city itinerary which comes out to about $2200 minimum from BWI. The system does let me search on individual 1-way flights with prices of about $250 to FLL and $550 back from Barcelona. Is buying individual 1-way flights really permitted on Choice Air?

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Yes, one way tickets are available for purchase. For our Apr2011 transatlantic, we flew Southwest (purchased via southwest website) down to Ft Lauderdale and flew American home from London (purchased via Choice Air at an incredible savings).

For our Nov2011 transatlantic, we purchased our tickets to Barcelona via Choice Air (again at a great savings) and are flying home via Southwest.

The international flights are where you really see a savings through Choice Air, especially the one way tickets. For domestic flights, I book through the airline usually.

My brother is doing a Med cruise and he got great tickets from California to Paris (for a short stop) then to Barcelona, and from Barcelona back to California. You can do multiple stop tickets through Choice Air but you need to call to book them. Multi stops can't be done through the Choice Air website.
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I just booked flights for our Buenos Aires to Valparaiso cruise in January. The prices I had looked at on Saturday, weren't available on Monday and I had booked the cruise on Sunday. My TA could not do any better. He said that there had been a fare increase over the weekend. I use Kayak so I could see every web-based travel company's price. I also went directly to the airline web site. Still way to high.

I called Choice Air and I guess they hadn't gotten the memo yet, so we booked with them saving several hundred dollars per person. YAY!

The negative was that they only decent price (still high) that was offered from our regional airport to the international one was 5 AM for a 9 PM flight and Choice Air could not even book that one. The ones available to them were outrageous! like $400 r/t for a 30 minute flight on an itty bitty plane (Embrair for those of y'all who know planes).

We decided to drive to the international airport (6 hours) and leave our car. Our Honda Civic gets great mileage, the lot is about $12 per day and we can stop and get a decent non-airport meal on the way.

This was the first time I tried Choice Air and I was very happy with the price. Our loyalty status excepted us from the fee. I'll be back for a future cruise. Especially with multi-city or a transatlantic.
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We recently were the beneficiaries of ChoiceAir's Assured Arrival policy, which saved our vacation. We had booked through ChoiceAir, scheduled to leave Hartford, CT for Newark, NJ on our way to Rome, Italy on Sunday, August 28 to meet the Equinox. Thanks to Hurricane Irene, our flights were cancelled. One phone call to ChoiceAir got us re-booked two days later to Athens, Greece, where we were able to meet our ship. In addition, we were met at Athens airport, taken to a lovely (and convenient) hotel, and picked up the next morning and brought to the ship. No muss, no fuss and not a dime out-of-pocket.

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I'll try to make this general although of course I have something specific in mind. I'm booked on the April 15th Solstace transatlantic and looking at air. When I immediately go into Choice Air it goes to a multi-city itinerary which comes out to about $2200 minimum from BWI. The system does let me search on individual 1-way flights with prices of about $250 to FLL and $550 back from Barcelona. Is buying individual 1-way flights really permitted on Choice Air?

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Yes, we have used Choice Air twice on TAs. Used Choice Air for the Transatlantic flight, at considerable savings (about $600), and our own reservations on AirTran for Florida-home for less than $100.
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