If your kids are involved in any sport that has travel meets/games, how much notice do you have to plan? I am talking about travel that requires a plane to get there. Our gymnastic team head coach wants the team to travel to florida for a meet in february. She just had a parent meeting about this in the middle of September. They were researching with a travel agent that specializes in student travel. So she just sent an email with the prices for the travel agent. But in the email she says she has Not sent in the deposit to hold our spot in the met because she wants to be sure enough people will go. So back when we had the parent mtg i researched airfares. Lots avail high price but i expected that due to the time we would have to go. Now today i looked the fares are much higher and most are sold out on carriers like southwest. The price with the travel agent was not that great. Imo. It was more money for 3 nights at disney and airfare than i spent on our last week at the Polynesian incl airfare. So.........my gripe is, there is no guarentee we are in the meet, i dont want to buy tickets until its confirmed, but then the prices and choices will be even higher. I think starting this planning in september was not enough time. I think she should have begun this months prior. So how do your teams plan for stuff like this?