Q. We are having a family reunion of over 25 people all flying from New York/Newark to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Do the airlines give any type of discount for groups? Our trip is in late fall. Should we book now?
A. As to your first question, yes indeed, airlines have group travel desks that arrange travel and give discounts. Call your airline's toll-free number to see if your group qualifies. As to when to buy, fares to Puerto Vallarta aren't the cheapest, compared to other cities in Mexico, but you'll save money if you fly midweek. If you see a fare under $400 round-trip from Newark, you might want to jump on it.