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Virgin FC / airmiles.

Discussion in 'Transportation & Travel' started by MystikPiglit, Sep 8, 2008.

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    MystikPiglit Peace, Love and Mickey Mouse

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    If you phone Virgin FC with a view to using airmiles in some way, will they point you to the best option available or should I already know what I want to do?

    (I.e: Companion seat or upgrade)

    Thank you. :)
     
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    Ask them to look through all options. When we looked into it the companion flight came out dearer than if we booked miles and money. I am going to exchanged all mine to Virgin holiday vouchers as this works best for us.
     
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    Thank you. :)

    I did wonder about just getting the vouchers for VH but I have been considering booking the hotel directly with Disney this time.
     
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    You could book fly drive with Virgin holidays.
     
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    We don't have a car whilst there, they probably wouldn't like us booking a fly no drive. :D
     
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    I find that VA are excellent at promoting the "benefit" of being a member of their FC...earning miles etc.etc.....but it`s getting more and more difficult to actually spend those miles on companion seats or cabin upgrades etc. :(
     
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    That's what puts me off a bit. Still, may as well have a try at using them. :)
     
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    Can you do that? How? :overhere:
     
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    Agree with this - we ended up with a not magnificent m+m for a huge aount of miles - the no of companion seats is microscopic I fear - however the cahp on the phone bent overr backwards to try and help up by offering other dates etc - something you don't get from the website of course
     
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    So it's worth the phone call then? Luckily we're not tied to dates as long as it's around the anniversary.
     
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    I think your other half would confirm that you are not currently tied to dates :lol:

    but yes I always phone - and if they aren't being helpful I call back and try and get someone else
     
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    :lol: Oh, he is now.... :yes:
     
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    Just do not collect the car. Others on another forum seem to do this all the time.
     
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    Yikes, that would worry me too much.
     
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    diane loads of people do it as its a tad cheaper do ing a fly drive than a VA flight[which im gonna find out how much cheaper now] just have the smallest car and dont pick it up :D
     
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    That seems such an odd way to do things.... I'll add that to my list of things to investigate. :)
     
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    it is i know, but worth it if you can save some ££££'s :D
     
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    well i got a quote from VA for £358.10 and the same date on VH was £410.05 so a flydrive isnt cheaper
     
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    It really pays to shop around for the cheapest deals. :thumbs_up:
     
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    I looked at dates in Feb next year Diane and they have PE upgrades around the time you would go in 2010 but not UC. So you may be lucky with the actual date :D and get PE at least :yes:
     

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