February 24, 2004

Helpful Hints

As part of my ongoing effort to inform as well as entertain, today's post is a response to a request from someone who emailed me a long time ago looking for information on airline travel discounts for guests.

One hundred percent of my friends and family and easily eighty percent of L's will have to fly into Milwaukee for our wedding, so the first thing I did was look into discounts for airlines. Midwest Airlines can set up a plan for your wedding guests to give them 10% off fares with a sixty day advance purchase or 6% when purchasing within sixty days. All our guests have to do when making their reservations is mention a specific code - which we included in the save the date - to receive the discount. Continental Airlines has a similar program, although we chose Midwest because they had more flights at better times than any other airline flying to Milwaukee. The details were very simple to arrage: we simply filled out an online form and within one or two days received an email with our details and a contract. I was even given the direct number of a Midwest employee who returned my phone call quickly and answered my questions graciously.

The lesson I learned is that even if they don't have a specific wedding-related discount program, most companies are happy to help. You are calling them and saying, "We can guarantee that a large number of people will need your services and spend thousands of dollars on a very specific date." And don't be concerend if you aren't having a large wedding. Some airline deals are good whether you invite ten people or ten thousand. Of course, if you are inviting ten thousand people to your wedding, then saving a few bucks probably isn't one of your concerns.

Posted by The Groom at February 24, 2004 09:03 AM

And, plus, on Midwest Airlines, you get fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. Yes, they bake them in flight.

Posted by: Cathy at February 25, 2004 09:47 AM