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Why you should ticket your group early

Normally, most group contracts allow you to delay group ticketing up until 30 days prior to travel. Our most savvy group travel planners ticket their groups early.

Normally, most group contracts allow you to delay group ticketing up until 30 days prior to travel. Our most savvy group travel planners ticket their groups early.

If you booked a group contract, chances are your ticketing deadline is somewhere between 30-45 days prior to travel. When booking airfare, finally receiving your ticket unlocks more flexibility for the passenger. 

Once the PNR is created, passengers can view and manage their tickets on the airline’s app and website. 

At the 30 days prior to travel, it's not uncommon for 50-70% of the plane to be sold. Waiting to ticket gives passengers less ability to upgrade seats and move about the cabin. Here is a United flight searched on Nov 1, flying on Dec 1 (30 days prior to travel).

Screenshot of a seat map of a United Airlines flight, 30 days prior to travel

This level of availability is fairly normal at this stage. The more popular the route combined with a busier time of year, we would urge groups who are looking to upgrade their flight experience to pay their final balance and ticket early.

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