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jtlover
10-12-2009, 03:53 PM
I have found flights with Virgn for 452 but cant afford to buy 4 tickets until November - does anyone have any idea whether the price will go up drastically if I wait until then? Looking to buy around the beginning of November.:thumbsup2

DISWolves
10-13-2009, 04:00 AM
I have found flights with Virgn for 452 but cant afford to buy 4 tickets until November

Looking for next August...the prices seem to be around 600+ from gatwick :confused3

Have you got a link for the 452 cost

wayneg
10-13-2009, 04:11 AM
824 for our dates from MAN.:rotfl2:

Only lower prices I see are after 22nd when they change to low season, from about 330 indirect and 430 direct last time I looked.

disney_princess_85
10-13-2009, 04:24 AM
I have the same dilemma, I've found flights for 456 each (leaving Aug 26, returning Sep 10) Does anyone know if they will change dramatically anytime soon?! This is our first time doing DIY. :)

wayneg
10-13-2009, 05:09 AM
I have the same dilemma, I've found flights for 456 each (leaving Aug 26, returning Sep 10) Does anyone know if they will change dramatically anytime soon?! This is our first time doing DIY. :)

Don't you have any Virgin miles? not a massive saving but those dates are available with miles and money at 418. For only 2,000miles pp it saves a few .

jonkatony
10-13-2009, 05:11 AM
How do yo use the points?

orangetiggs
10-13-2009, 05:13 AM
it all depends on how fast the lower classes sell. in economy there are several classes that are cheaper than the full economy ticket which works out the most expensive.

Also they sometimes do sales so thats worth bearing in mind

wayneg
10-13-2009, 05:14 AM
How do yo use the points?

log into your account 1st then on the search page change the option from lowest fare to Miles plus Money, will show any fares available.

http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb/index.jsp

disney_princess_85
10-13-2009, 05:20 AM
Don't you have any Virgin miles? not a massive saving but those dates are available with miles and money at 418. For only 2,000miles pp it saves a few .

No, we've only flown with Virgin once and we didn't join the Frequent Flyer Club (we will next time). I'm ok with 436- I'm just hoping they don't go up!!

orangetiggs
10-13-2009, 05:23 AM
if your flight was in the last 6 months you can still join and they can backdate the miles

disney_princess_85
10-13-2009, 05:25 AM
it all depends on how fast the lower classes sell. in economy there are several classes that are cheaper than the full economy ticket which works out the most expensive.

Also they sometimes do sales so thats worth bearing in mind

Interesting- what do you mean by several cheaper classes? How does one get those prices?

wayneg
10-13-2009, 05:26 AM
As above if it was you latest trip you can still claim your miles. Will save you a little.

disney_princess_85
10-13-2009, 05:27 AM
if your flight was in the last 6 months you can still join and they can backdate the miles

Ooh, really? That's good news! Any saving, no matter how small, is welcome. :goodvibes How do I go about backdating them? Sorry for all the questions by the way- the perils of being a DIY newbie!!

orangetiggs
10-13-2009, 05:31 AM
economy is split up into about 8 fare classes. All have different restrictions so the cheaper ones go first. A full economy ticket is the Y class and is normally the more flexible and most expensive. the cheap ones you see are the ones where you have to pay charges to change anything etc and are normally not changeable or non refundable.

This is why scheduled airlines prices raise and not fall as the cheaper fare classes sell before the flexible ones

if you search on virgin it will bering up the cheapest they have unless you select fully flexible when it will bring up the y class

wayneg
10-13-2009, 05:33 AM
One of you needs to join 1st https://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb/frequentflyer/index.jsp
then join any others thru Miles more friends you all get a bonus. http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb/frequentflyer/miles_morefriends/index.jsp

Once registered you log into your account and click on claim missing miles, enter you flight number, date and surname and it adds the miles to your account.

disney_princess_85
10-13-2009, 05:43 AM
economy is split up into about 8 fare classes. All have different restrictions so the cheaper ones go first. A full economy ticket is the Y class and is normally the more flexible and most expensive. the cheap ones you see are the ones where you have to pay charges to change anything etc and are normally not changeable or non refundable.

This is why scheduled airlines prices raise and not fall as the cheaper fare classes sell before the flexible ones

if you search on virgin it will bering up the cheapest they have unless you select fully flexible when it will bring up the y class

I see. Thanks for the info, very useful! :)

One of you needs to join 1st https://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb/frequentflyer/index.jsp
then join any others thru Miles more friends you all get a bonus. http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb/frequentflyer/miles_morefriends/index.jsp

Once registered you log into your account and click on claim missing miles, enter you flight number, date and surname and it adds the miles to your account.

:thumbsup2 Thanks!

suzybear6
10-13-2009, 05:58 AM
Jumping in on ths thread as it's got me thinking!

As someone who's never flown with Virgin before can I join the flyers club thingy before I book my first flight or do I have to book the flight first and then join and they automatically add my "miles" on once I have booked?

Also, what about others in my party. It will be me, DP and 2 children (7/8 yrs old)...do they all need individual flying club membership to be able to use the "miles" gained from this flight on our next one (if there is one...hoping so, but don't tell DP! :lmao:) How does that work if one person books and pays for all the flights?

TIA

Luv Suzy

wayneg
10-13-2009, 06:15 AM
Jumping in on ths thread as it's got me thinking!

As someone who's never flown with Virgin before can I join the flyers club thingy before I book my first flight or do I have to book the flight first and then join and they automatically add my "miles" on once I have booked?

Also, what about others in my party. It will be me, DP and 2 children (7/8 yrs old)...do they all need individual flying club membership to be able to use the "miles" gained from this flight on our next one (if there is one...hoping so, but don't tell DP! :lmao:) How does that work if one person books and pays for all the flights?

TIA

Luv Suzy

Yes you can register before you fly, when you book you add the flying club account numbers and get credited your miles. No problem one person booking for everyone as I said you add the account numbers for every member.
Only problem you have is under 12's can't join. Its only for 12's and over.

suzybear6
10-13-2009, 06:23 AM
Only problem you have is under 12's can't join. Its only for 12's and over.
So under 12'a can't earn "miles", but can I used my "miles" to purchase flights for them, or will we have to always pay all money for their seats until they can start earning their own miles?

Sorry if I'm being a bit think here, but I'm working night shifts this week so my brain goes a bit fuzzy:blush:

Luv Suzy

wayneg
10-13-2009, 06:30 AM
So under 12'a can't earn "miles", but can I used my "miles" to purchase flights for them, or will we have to always pay all money for their seats until they can start earning their own miles?

Sorry if I'm being a bit think here, but I'm working night shifts this week so my brain goes a bit fuzzy:blush:

Luv Suzy

You can use your miles to buy a flight for under 12's but its a Miles and Money price (same for any age) its possible a child price is cheaper than M&M. All options need to be looked at.

suzybear6
10-13-2009, 06:50 AM
Thanks Wayneg, I think I get it now :thanks:

Luv Suzy (who really, really, REALLY must get to bed now!:eek:)