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blue b4 the moon

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Booked Lanzarote last night after the cup game for June, went to the same hotel in November, AI adults only, came in at £1.3k or so Inc insurance & airport parking for us both.

Looking forward to hopefully having less hassle fucking about with tests and warmer in the evenings too.

Would have preferred to go to our 'normal' hotel in Rhodes but factoring in food/drink etc with it being room only sadly took it to over £2k.
 

Two Gun Bob

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Reminded of the old idiom that one mans loss is another mans gain and although I feel sorry for jet2 and Tui during these challenging times there are some amazing deals doing the rounds Right Now.

I'm trying not to think of capitalizing but more assisting our tour operators on their heady road to recovery. I'm led to belief that the holiday companies prebook and pay for their accomodation from the hoteliers for the full season so need to cover their flights to stay abreast.

Re post #3,347 and so I decided to take the plunge to the Balearics but instead of three weeks, booked it for a month which was further reduced to £279 including flights baggage and transfers for a 4* apartment.

I also today booked the Dorm through Jet2 who are having a Blazing Sale. The blazing sale can be booked in conjunction with any other offers like their regular ton off vouchers for holidays pacjages or 15% for flight only. The Benidorm jolly is self catering in a Melia gaff 3* with flights, transfers and 32kilo of luggage for a week @£120

Also seen a 7 night all inclusive in Callete De Fuste for £290pp and lots of flight only with Jet2 for £60 return to the Canaries, which unlike Scruffy O'Leary include a 10kilo bag each. Also Jet2 will not seperate you on purpose if you do not pre book a seat and where possible sit you together like the class act that they are.

I see Ryanair are offering flights for a fiver and a tenner but when you factor in the 10kilo bags and then have to pay to sit together they work out far more expensive than Tui or Jet2. Plus they have a piss poor record at customer service and seem unable or probably unwilling to follow legal or industry guidlines for refunds. An abomination of a company and one that in the past we used regular but will not anymore.

You make your bed and you lie in it and I have made mental note of all the companies in addition to Ryanair that during pandemic have not played the game fairly such as Teletext Loveholidays and Lastminute.
 
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Sheriff Fatman

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Reminded of the old idiom that one mans loss is another mans gain and although I feel sorry for jet2 and Tui during these challenging times there are some amazing deals doing the rounds Right Now.

I'm trying not to think of capitalizing but more assisting our tour operators on their heady road to recovery. I'm led to belief that the holiday companies prebook and pay for their accomodation from the hoteliers for the full season so need to cover their flights to stay abreast.

Re post #3,347 and so I decided to take the plunge to the Balearics but instead of three weeks, booked it for a month which was further reduced to £279 including flights baggage and transfers for a 4* apartment.

I also today booked the Dorm through Jet2 who are having a Blazing Sale. The blazing sale can be booked in conjunction with any other offers like their regular ton off vouchers for holidays pacjages or 15% for flight only. The Benidorm jolly is self catering in a Melia gaff 3* with flights, transfers and 32kilo of luggage for a week @£120

Also seen a 7 night all inclusive in Callete De Fuste for £290pp and lots of flight only with Jet2 for £60 return to the Canaries, which unlike Scruffy O'Leary include a 10kilo bag each. Also Jet2 will not seperate you on purpose if you do not pre book a seat and where possible sit you together like the class act that they are.

I see Ryanair are offering flights for a fiver and a tenner but when you factor in the 10kilo bags and then have to pay to sit together they work out far more expensive than Tui or Jet2. Plus they have a piss poor record at customer service and seem unable or probably unwilling to follow legal or industry guidlines for refunds. An abomination of a company and one that in the past we used regular but will not anymore.

You make your bed and you lie in it and I have made mental note of all the companies in addition to Ryanair that during pandemic have not played the game fairly such as Teletext Loveholidays and Lastminute.
What's the Jet 2 blazing sale? Best I can see is £50pp off. Cheers.
 

feedthegoat27

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''I'm led to belief that the holiday companies prebook and pay for their accomodation from the hoteliers for the full season so need to cover their flights to stay abreast''

This might apply to some specialist accommodation types but it's quite the opposite for most hotels.
Generally speaking, tour ops won't actually pay for the hotels until the guests have returned home.
TUI are notorious for not coughing up until weeks after the event, but they have the contracts to do so.

You might recall when Thomas Cook went bust and a hotel in Tunisia tried to lock some guests in....this was because Thomas Cook was another company that didn't pay until after the event, and the hotel owners knew that with their demise they were never going to see that money owed to them.

Tour ops will get room allocations but particularly in this climate won't be financial liable for them until people have travelled, as late cancellations will continue to be a thing throughout the year.
 

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As cases of Omicron grow here and elsewhere the gamble continues to be on your destination not here - Germany and France have similar rates as here so its gonna be hard for them justifying no entry from the UK coz of Omicron but not sure about other popular destinations. Every booking will have a caveat plus your holiday experience will depend on whats open when you get there - places are shutting bars and restaurants early that sort of thing. You may be better on the Isle of Wight than the Island of Majorca if you want to go out for the whole evening.
 

The Northern Baptist

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Apparently it's sunshine Saturday today..holiday bookings up 180%..cmon blues where you off on ya jollys

Today I am going to take the plunge on a trip to Rome in June.

The wife takes the summer holidays off and I can roam work so going to summer in the south of France this year.

Munich beer festival already booked with the lads.

That’ll do me for this year.
 

feedthegoat27

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As cases of Omicron grow here and elsewhere the gamble continues to be on your destination not here - Germany and France have similar rates as here so its gonna be hard for them justifying no entry from the UK coz of Omicron but not sure about other popular destinations. Every booking will have a caveat plus your holiday experience will depend on whats open when you get there - places are shutting bars and restaurants early that sort of thing. You may be better on the Isle of Wight than the Island of Majorca if you want to go out for the whole evening.

Med destinations will be fine this summer.
 

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Hopefully booking Sunny Beach for a week - 10 days for the start of June and again in September as wanting to have a good look around the resort with a view to buying an apartment there (5 or six weeks holiday each year for the next 9 years and then retire there),
 

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