Saving Money on Adoption Travel
ABS Travel says they offer substantially lower ticket prices than the airlines themselves. There is a form on their site to fill out to find out more information.
Airline Adoption Fares
Many airlines offer adoption fares. Here are two you may want to consider:
British Airways offers a 65% discount for adults and the adopted child is ½ off the discounted fare. You can find out more by calling them at 1-800-AIRWAYS.
Northwest Airlines’ Special Delivery program offers 65% off their full adult fares for families adopting internationally. They also offer several other great features such as no penalties for changes, an extra piece of luggage allowed with no fees, etc. Visit their website or call KLM/Northwest International adoption fare specialists at 1-800-322-4162 Monday-Friday, 7:30am-7:30pm CST.
Airline Consolidator.com is an online travel agency specializing in discount international airline tickets, offering consolidator fares for flights originating in the USA to many international locations in Asia, Africa, Central & South America, Europe, the Middle East, South Pacific & the Indian subcontinent. They have over 8,000,000 different discounted domestic and international airfares listed in their database from over 50 airlines. They distribute international tickets from some of the top airline consolidators in the USA.
Federal Travel’s Adoption Travel Services is dedicated to providing the quality travel services necessary to bring adoptive families together. It’s owned and operated by adoptive parents.
Fellowship Travel Int has assisted in the adoption of children from all over the world. They believe providing flexible travel arrangements to meet the specialized needs of this type of travel is a necessity.
Frequent Flyer Miles
If you know people who do a lot of traveling, they are likely to have substantial accounts of frequent flyer miles. People who are not willing or able to give cash may be able to donate miles. These can significantly reduce your travel expenses if you are careful in selecting the appropriate airlines to match the donated miles.
GlobalFreeloaders.com is an online community, bringing people together to offer you free accommodations all over the world. Save money and make new friends whilst seeing the world from a local’s perspective! I’ll be the first to admit I would be a little nervous to use this while getting my child, but there are several ways it might be helpful, for instance if you have a layover or delays in another country and can’t find a room. Also, I have heard of some people who have wanted to stay in the country their child was born between the two trips. Some of you adventurous ones might want to try this during the time between your two official stays. It would definitely be a great way to learn firsthand about your child’s birth country!
Staying in a ‘home-stay’ vs. hotel can substantially reduce your travel costs. Before making a quick judgment that this alternative is not for you do your homework and talk with other parents about their ‘home-stay’ experience. In most cases, it’s a very comfortable and rewarding experience.
Lotus Travel is a consolidator of airline tickets for many airlines with routes to China, SE Asia, Eastern Europe, and beyond. Lotus Travel has specialized in adoption travel since opening its doors in 1995, and has successfully served well over 15,000 adoptive families with arrangements to destinations around the world.
Toll-Free: 800-956-8873 Tel: 425-739-9799 Fax: 425-822-6230 Hours: 9am – 6pm PST M-F Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Low Ticket offers up to 60% off airfaires. They provide assistance for adoption travel arrangements while also providing additional information to assist you with your trip. They can also be reached at 1-800-872-5463.
Music World Travel has been helping adoptive families arrange adoption travel for more than 20 years. Their staff has traveled extensively, visited orphanages and escorted children to their new families. They have negotiated low airline rates to help adoptive families. You can e-mail them at email@example.com or call 1-800-500-8431.
Preston Group Adoption Airfare Program
An Adoption Airfare has been put together by The Preston Group, an established travel agency in Salt Lake City, Utah. They specialize in saving money for last minute travel arrangements which normally can be very costly. Just mention it is for ‘adoption related matters’. Ask for Debb, Traci, or Jill for assistance at 1(800)FLY-4KIDS (359-4543).
The Ties Program is a travel program for adoptive families visiting their child’s country of birth to see the sights, experience the culture and reconnect with significant people and places related to their adoption. They also now help adoptive families with their trip to receive their child. Contact: The Ties Program 10520 W. Bluemound Rd Wauwatosa, WI 53226 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 1-800-398-3676 Fax:1-414-774-6743 Ask for Bea Evans or Becca Piper
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