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Old 11-16-2012, 05:58 AM   #1
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M&M with Virgin in Aug

Has anybody ever managed to book flights with Virgin in August using Miles and Money? If so when do they normally become available. We booked our flights with BA and now they have cancelled the flight from Lon to Man. We do normally fly with Virgin but don't usually go in Aug. When I compared prices it cost approx a £1000 more to fly with Virgin. However DH is now saying that he just wants to cancel the flights with BA and book with Virgin. So I'm hoping to get a M&M flight.

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There has already been M&M fares for next August but not great prices.
For this year I helped book PE M&M for Mart (burt on here) he got 5 seats at just over £700pp. Full price was over £1200pp so quite a good saving for PE in peak dates. He didn't book til Jan/Feb, no idea if they will repeat a similar offer.
All I can suggest is searching multiple times a day until you find something, they do come up from time to time but you have to do a lot of searching or you miss them.
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There has already been M&M fares for next August but not great prices.
For this year I helped book PE M&M for Mart (burt on here) he got 5 seats at just over £700pp. Full price was over £1200pp so quite a good saving for PE in peak dates. He didn't book til Jan/Feb, no idea if they will repeat a similar offer.
All I can suggest is searching multiple times a day until you find something, they do come up from time to time but you have to do a lot of searching or you miss them.
We're searching every day for August but United indirect with economy plus seats was brilliant a couple of weeks ago so I'm keeping an eye on them too. However, United at £780 for economy is laughable as well!

I'll post as soon as I spot M+M at a good price (after I've booked mine)
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We're searching every day for August but United indirect with economy plus seats was brilliant a couple of weeks ago so I'm keeping an eye on them too. However, United at £780 for economy is laughable as well!

I'll post as soon as I spot M+M at a good price (after I've booked mine)
Thanks!

Can I just ask are you having any problems with doing M&M searches? I keep getting a cannot process request message. I phoned Virgin and they said that it's probaly because there are no M&M seats at the moment, but I've never had this message before!
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Yes, not been able to do M+M for a few weeks. There will defintely be some at some point. From memory we most commonly book in Jan so I think the offers will be around then. I don't know who would ever consider 1200 for economy as it is now!
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I booked mine as soon as my flights were available in aug. I could have waited and maybe got them cheaper but was within our budget and got PE back too.
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There has already been M&M fares for next August but not great prices.
For this year I helped book PE M&M for Mart (burt on here) he got 5 seats at just over £700pp. Full price was over £1200pp so quite a good saving for PE in peak dates. He didn't book til Jan/Feb, no idea if they will repeat a similar offer.
All I can suggest is searching multiple times a day until you find something, they do come up from time to time but you have to do a lot of searching or you miss them.
Thanks Wayne, I thought that there was a chance that I might have missed them. Can't believe that I'm having to mess around with flights again! I thought we were sorted!! Perhaps I'll just wait till after Christmas. It would be a lot easier if I didn't have to book specific dates, oh well!
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Booked ours about eight weeks ago £729 each x 7 for 20th July - 4th August ...... One thing I noticed was the M+M fares only popped up when the regular fares dropped beneath a certain amount (not sure how much .... Maybe 800 ish) so keep an eye out for a fare drop and be ready with your card because they'll be gone in a flash. I know because I'd missed out on some by a couple of hours four days prior.

Good luck everyone .... Fares this year are astronomical .. Full price of ours fluctuates between 950 and 1200 on a daily basis.

Just one other point .... Maybe my imagination, but best fares always seemed to pop up around 11 am ish
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:09 AM   #9
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Just got a M&M PE price for our flights and it's only going to cost £6232.40 for the 4 of us!!!! Don't think that I'll be bothering at that price!
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Now I've been able to get a M&M price for economy and for the 4 of us we save a whopping......£120
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