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Outfoxed the UK airlines.....:)
« on: March 08, 2016, 05:52:12 PM »
So....with Monarch ceasing to fly to SS from Gatwick and it being my preferred airline, last year we flew with Thomson which was fine.

We go indy every year so we only need flights anyway.

However this year we are going for 3 weeks instead of 2 and Thomson refused to quote for 3 weeks which I found to be totally ridiculous.

In addition to this, we are flying home the August bank holiday weekend so flights with Easyjet, Thomas Cook etc are all sky high (over £350 one way....)

So I thought outside the box and decided to fly back with a non UK airline to mitigate the BH price increase.    Soooo we are going outbound with Easyjet for £130 and returning with Norwegian Air for £170.

Well happy and have saved almost £600 for the 3 of us......

Love it when a plan comes together.... ;D



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Re: Outfoxed the UK airlines.....:)
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 11:38:56 PM »
Well played Silverstar. Never thought about going non-British so to speak. Going to keep that in mind.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 01:02:22 PM »
Have come across this with Thomson many times- they will only do one or two weeks for a package or flight only- so we now have to do multi trips, which I suspect is the intention as they get more money that way than for one single trip of a month or so. Seems they have hiked the prices up anyway this year way above inflation/monitary matters. For the first time I can recall our May trip is now dearer than September.
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Re: Outfoxed the UK airlines.....:)
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 03:38:41 PM »
Thomson used to do three weeks, but haven't for the last two or three. I guess they make the money from the flights, rather than the accommodation. It's a real pity.

So - for three weeks or more it has to be "go independent."



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Re: Outfoxed the UK airlines.....:)
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 03:59:18 PM »
Well done Silverstar!

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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2016, 04:47:13 PM »
Yes - I find it bizarre that I only wants flights yet I can't have 3 weeks - I could understand if accommodation was involved, but do not see the issue with flight only..........still their loss :) :)

I am happy and although I've paid slightly more than last year (£90 overall), considering that I'm coming back on a bank holiday weekend, I don't think that's too shabby..

I'm also in the process of persuading Spiros (Nafsika) to hold an 80's night for my birthday....... ;D

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Re: Outfoxed the UK airlines.....:)
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2016, 09:45:51 PM »
Not trying Delfino?

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2016, 03:30:14 PM »
funnily enough Rover.....no!!!  ;D

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Re: Outfoxed the UK airlines.....:)
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2016, 11:13:29 PM »
Thomson used to do three weeks, but haven't for the last two or three. I guess they make the money from the flights, rather than the accommodation. It's a real pity.

So - for three weeks or more it has to be "go independent."

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Re: Outfoxed the UK airlines.....:)
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2016, 08:00:31 PM »
So....with Monarch ceasing to fly to SS from Gatwick and it being my preferred airline, last year we flew with Thomson which was fine.
We go indy every year so we only need flights anyway.
However this year we are going for 3 weeks instead of 2 and Thomson refused to quote for 3 weeks which I found to be totally ridiculous.
In addition to this, we are flying home the August bank holiday weekend so flights with Easyjet, Thomas Cook etc are all sky high (over £350 one way....)
So I thought outside the box and decided to fly back with a non UK airline to mitigate the BH price increase.    Soooo we are going outbound with Easyjet for £130 and returning with Norwegian Air for £170.
Well happy and have saved almost £600 for the 3 of us......
Love it when a plan comes together.... ;D
Another alternative is using British Airways @ Heathrow - it's 50 mins by car from Gatwick if that suits, and cheaper - check their website.
We're doing 3 weeks in San Stefanos as well - got a fantastic deal of Just under £200 each return, good for us because I can deduct the cost of parking or a taxi to Gatwick,
which equates to at least £65 each, off the price in real terms had I flown as I usually do from Gatwick. Price includes reserved seats and suitcases which is a standard 23Kg. plus free meal.
Happy Days in Agios Stefanos, Avliotes, Corfu!! TonyCo1


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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2016, 06:31:04 PM »
We looked at all UK airlines Tony including BA - they wanted over £400 one way on the bank hol Sunday so it had to be NA to come home.

I'm assured that they are a great airline though so should be fine!  ;D

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Re: Outfoxed the UK airlines.....:)
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2016, 07:51:25 PM »
Thomas Cook from Birmingham, 6:30am flight out, 12:30pm flight back.

3 Weeks, 3 Adults - includes 20kg bags, Reserved Seats and free food. £858 (£286 each)

Also they are Thursday flights so we won’t have the usual nightmare Airport experiences of Fridays or Mondays.

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Re: Outfoxed the UK airlines.....:)
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2016, 01:49:50 PM »
Good work!!

Looking forward to seeing you all!  When are Sam and Sean coming out?
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Re: Outfoxed the UK airlines.....:)
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2016, 03:16:38 PM »
Just the 3 of us this year  ;D

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Re: Outfoxed the UK airlines.....:)
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2016, 07:44:30 PM »
Looking forward to it - will have to have a group night in Beachcomber again  ;D



 

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