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Old July 28th, 2011, 03:13 PM
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Thanks Andy. That's what an agent told me the last time I called.

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Andy, great job as usual. The info is very helpful. I am using Choice Air for my upcoming Azamara cruise.

I will also be using them on my Silhouette TA in Dec 2012. Their one way fares are very good.

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This would make a great sticky. Thank you for correcting all of the misinformation that is out there.
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Got our flights for next spring today!
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Choice Air is GREAT! The airline we are using to fly to Barcelona for the TA in November wanted $2200 for a one way flight from Atlanta to Barcelona and $990 for a round trip.

We were able to get the exact same one-way flight we wanted, on that same airline, by purchasing it through Choice Air for only $540!

Thanks for all the great info Andy!

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Hi I need help,
Are there any time restriction to fly to destination with Choiceair from the embarkation day?
Two weeks or just one day before embarkation?
I would like to spend 2 weeks in Europe before taking the westbound TA.
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Hi I need help,
Are there any time restriction to fly to destination with Choiceair from the embarkation day?
Two weeks or just one day before embarkation?
I would like to spend 2 weeks in Europe before taking the westbound TA.

Shouldn't be a problem.
You put your sailing date in when you are signing in and change the date when you are booking your flights.
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Shouldn't be a problem.
You put your sailing date in when you are signing in and change the date when you are booking your flights.
Thanks a lot.
You mean they set up the flight for a day before embarkation and change that to 2 weeks from embarkation?
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Thanks a lot.
You mean they set up the flight for a day before embarkation and change that to 2 weeks from embarkation?
That seems to be the way it works. Follow dzcruisers' suggestion. I've never tried two weeks, but I have done 3-4 days in advance. I would imagine that two weeks would work for you. There is no harm in trying.

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That seems to be the way it works. Follow dzcruisers' suggestion. I've never tried two weeks, but I have done 3-4 days in advance. I would imagine that two weeks would work for you. There is no harm in trying.
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Hi I need help,
Are there any time restriction to fly to destination with Choiceair from the embarkation day?
Two weeks or just one day before embarkation?
I would like to spend 2 weeks in Europe before taking the westbound TA.
Hi Everyone !

Here is Troy's response :

Flights to arrive days or weeks prior to the sailing date? Sure, you can book as far ahead of the cruise or as long after the cruise as you like. ChoiceAir makes booking less complicated by ensuring flights meet the minimum parameters to ensure on time arrival to the ship on the day of embarkation, and return flights that allow time for disembarkation, immigration, and retrieval of your bags prior to flying home.
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Hi I need help,
Are there any time restriction to fly to destination with Choiceair from the embarkation day?
Two weeks or just one day before embarkation?
I would like to spend 2 weeks in Europe before taking the westbound TA.
We wanted to do exactly that for our November TA from Barcelona. We spoke to Choiceair and they gave us an excellent price Toronto to Barcelona via Heathrow two weeks before our cruise. We had to confirm dates with relatives in UK so said we would call back. When we called back later the same day, we were told that if we wanted to have a stopover in UK, it had to be treated as two separate flights, so the cost was higher. We ended up booking with AirTransat because we could fly into Manchester, which gave us less driving, for the same price. The Choiceair flight was with BA, and was about a third of the rate quoted by that airline for a one way flight (although BA would have let us stay in UK for the two weeks then continue our journey to Barcelona).
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Hi Everyone !

Here is Troy's response :

Flights to arrive days or weeks prior to the sailing date? Sure, you can book as far ahead of the cruise or as long after the cruise as you like. ChoiceAir makes booking less complicated by ensuring flights meet the minimum parameters to ensure on time arrival to the ship on the day of embarkation, and return flights that allow time for disembarkation, immigration, and retrieval of your bags prior to flying home.
Andy,
Thank you for the helpful information.
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This thread is changing a lot of misconceptions I had about ChoiceAir. I have a southbound Alaska cruise booked for next year and will absolutely look into this.

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My pleasure Sailkeylargo. I hope we were of assistance.
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We are doing the Equinox TA next spring and we weren't sure if we wanted to stay in Rome or take the next Eastern Med cruise on the Equinox. We booked flights so that we had the option of taking the next cruise. No problem at all....and the one way flight home is about $600 vs the $2500+ that American wants for a one-way ticket on the same flights.

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We used Choice Air for our last cruise and save hundreds of $$ just flying Toronto - Ft. Lauderdale. (We sailed March break so the prices were nuts.) We got to choose what we wanted, airline we wanted, and when we wanted. No problems whatsoever. I would never hesitate to book Choice again. Our next cruise, we're using airline points, but for the one that we have booked after, we're sailing Celebrity, and we'll be using Choice Air again.

Certainly never hurts to price it out ahead and then check Choice to see if there's a difference. I know for sure that if it's a long haul flight Choice is a lot cheaper. Now I guess that means I need to find another cruise......
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Andy, thank you so much for starting this informative thread and to all of you who have weighed in with your thoughts and additional questions.

I plan on using Choice Air for our flight to BCN for the TA. Question for Andy or anyone else.. seating, are you able to confirm your seats at the time of purchase? If not, have you gone direct to the airline to select your seating and were you successful at obtaining seat assignments?

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Andy, thank you so much for starting this informative thread and to all of you who have weighed in with your thoughts and additional questions.

I plan on using Choice Air for our flight to BCN for the TA. Question for Andy or anyone else.. seating, are you able to confirm your seats at the time of purchase? If not, have you gone direct to the airline to select your seating and were you successful at obtaining seat assignments?

TIA
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.
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Andy, thank you so much for starting this informative thread and to all of you who have weighed in with your thoughts and additional questions.

I plan on using Choice Air for our flight to BCN for the TA. Question for Andy or anyone else.. seating, are you able to confirm your seats at the time of purchase? If not, have you gone direct to the airline to select your seating and were you successful at obtaining seat assignments?

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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.
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