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Discussion in 'Transportation & Travel' started by Isafari, Feb 17, 2010.

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    Just checked the prices for flights from Manchester to Orlando on dates we want to travel (dates are set) and they are ridiculous!!!!

    ECONOMY.......£920 per person :thud:
     
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    Is it school holidays?

    That's always the problem we have :-(

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    good grief :(
    did you get my pm?
    how long are you going for 1 week or 2?
     
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    School holidays. :(
     
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    :( 'fraid so

    Last year our flydrive in August cost the same as a whole package staying at Port Orleans Riverside with car/insurance etc in October. :sigh:
     
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    who gave you those quotes Diane, and what dates? they are ridiculous prices even for a school holiday
     
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    Our dates are fixed leaving 18th August and returning 4th September.
    The prices are from the VA website.
     
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    We're flying to Ny as it worked out cheaper than flying direct to Orlando and we get to stay in NY for 4 days so it's like a mini holiday in a holiday.

    Try Expedia or opodo and see if you can come up with something better or drop Kim at Premier Travel a PM and she'll get you a price.

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    never book from the va site direct diane, they are way too expensive, try a third party

    my october flight for this year[not going now of course tho] were £422 from our own PT
     
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    Try shopping around for a quote. The place I used (can't mention 'cos not a site sponsor) undercut my next best quote by nearly £1000 for 5 people on a 2 week flydrive package in the middle of August. I'll never book direct with VA again after this.
     
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    Its a complete rip off flying inthe holidays - we have got them for less in PE in January - by some considerable way!
     
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    It's great working in a college and getting the holidays but it stinks when you actually want to go away anywhere and you have to pay extortionate prices for everything :thumbsdown:
     
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    Can`t you use any VA Flying Club Miles Diane?
    We are paying far less than that to fly out UC in April using a Miles + Money deal.
    It may be worth a call to VA and speak to someone there rather than booking via the website.
     
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    There's nothing available on the dates we are travelling in economy....school holidays again :shrug: Our dates are fixed.

    We can upgrade to PE at £1189 each or UC at £1833 both using points plus cash.

    Actually, economy has dropped in price today to £825 per person.
     
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    that is why i would rather take the kids out from school then to pay stupid prices .....i think its unfair that they charge more for school holidays
     
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    Prices are like it for most flights. i have played around with New York in June and they come up to over £1000 each. I booked with travel company in the end and we have flights and 4* hotel for £1398.00 for both of us
     
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    if it was me i'd watch the prices like a hawk and leave it till they come down to a reasonable price, could be quite nerve racking though!
     

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