What’s the best way to book your team’s flights to Denver?

Whether you have a travel agent that you know and trust, or would like to take advantage of our own experienced Golden Oldies travel broker Katherine Emile (katherine@govsl.com), the following advice applies to both options.  

Group Bookings - Better together?

If you’re travelling as a group – that’s 10 passengers or more – it’s possible to book early and block out ‘group’ seats with an airline well in advance of departure.


  • You can pay a small deposit upfront and then pay the balance closer to the time of travel. For example you might pay a $100 deposit within 14 days of booking and then the balance 45 days before departure.

  • All team members are guaranteed to be on the same flight together (lots of fun)

  • If you need extra time to save or fundraise for a trip, this option works well.

  • Names can be confirmed close to time of travel (sometimes just 2 days before departure) – so if a person is unable to attend, the ticket can be transferred to someone else.  


  • A group fare WILL NOT be the cheapest fare on offer.

Sale Fares - Worth the wait?

Airlines and travel companies regularly advertise ‘Airfare Sales’. With this in mind, a ‘sit and wait’ strategy has the potential to save a significant sum, however, there are some risks.


  • The lower price!


  • There will only be a certain number of seats available at the advertised sale fare.

  • It's first-in first-served so not all team members may get that same price as it's subject to availability.

  • Full payment must be made at the time of booking.

  • Fares are restricted – so no late name changes etc.



Book with an agent or do it yourself?

Technology has changed the way people book their travel (and particularly airfares). But when you’re travelling as a large group, it can save time and a lot of headaches by having a travel agent or travel broker do the running around for you. As opposed to individuals or couples booking flights and seats separately – which can get messy – especially for the Team Manager.


If you require flights or any other travel arrangements, please contact our dedicated Golden Oldies travel brokers. They have a wealth of travel knowledge and are specialists in booking group travel requirements.

NEW ZEALAND — please contact: Katherine Emile : katherine@govsl.com

AUSTRALIA — please contact: Emma Douglas : emma.douglas@flightcentre.com.au