flight prices agggghhh!!!

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  1. randy muffler

    randy muffler Earning My Ears

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    managed to talk the loto (leader of the opposition) into going in early december with 3 yr dd to see the xmas celebrations can't believe the flight prices :sad2: keep hearing (especially wayne lol) about you all finding great deals and offers but i cant find anything :surfweb: any good pointers folks please.
    we are going to try a villa this time we stopped in a hotel on i drive and on site previously unless we can find the right deal i think thats the way we want to do it this time looking at the 8th dec for 14 nights thanks in advance :hug:
     
  2. pixiepower04

    pixiepower04 DIS Veteran

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    £1352 with Virgin direct from Manchester (with NetFlights). Don't know what you consider good or bad :confused3
     
  3. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    Don't know why but coming up at Total for passengers GBP 1,344.00 for me.

    Only a little saving for Miles and Money fare if you have 6,000 miles to use Total for passengers GBP 1,204.00 +6,000 miles

    Villas usually work out very expensive when only 3 of you. Expecially in Dec when you 100% need expensive pool heating ontop.

    VH have flights and Fairfield Inn, Idrive TOTAL: £1786.05 (Hotel works out around £31/night ontop of flight only price) Only need to pay deposit now balance few weeks before travel.
    Also 3%(£53) cashback thru Quidco, brings flight/hotel down to £1,733

    Not looked at Charter packages could be something there but probably have to travel Fri/Sat rather than Wednesday.

    No bargains I can see unfortunately, although not OTT.
     
  4. jayduk

    jayduk Mouseketeer

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    I seem to be having similar problems with prices...Last year we went for 2weeks, stayed at Quality Inn International Drive and flew from Gatwick to Orlando and it cost us around £650 per person! This year the flights alone are more than that. I know the price i got was really good, i did shop around and used a guy i have used before who is really good and i managed to lower his original price but there is a huge difference this year. I guess the cost of fuel has gone up quite alot which much make a huge difference to airlines...also we had lower VAT last year!

    Will need to keep shopping around. Want to go at Easter but due to prices i may end up going for Free Dining as onsite doesn't seem to be coming up as much cheaper at the moment.
     

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