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Eurotunnel booking loophole??
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Old 15-04-2012, 12:32 AM
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Default Eurotunnel booking loophole??


I was looking on the Eurotunnel site and noticed that they are doing day returns for 22 each way .. so that's 44 return becuse you have to book it as a return.

I then realised its actually cheaper to book 2 of these rather one regular return for a longer period so I got thinking.

If you wanted to go away for 2 weeks, would it be feasible to book a Folkstone-Calais day return for your outbound date (44) and not use the return? (I know they cancel the return if you dont use the outbound but they cant really do it the other way round).

Then book a Calais-Folkstone day return for your return date (44) is the same way as before.

ie. you are booking two day returns, using the outbound but not the return.

I found this worked out considerably cheaper than getting a regular return covering the 2 week period.

Anyone tried this before??
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It's part of the T&Cs you sign not to do this. If you do then Eurotunnel is within it's rights to take the FULL cost of tickets from you.

If you want to try this then book your return with a ferry company - just remember to book it from France to UK & return.

But the companies have known about this "loophole" for decades and aren't afraid to deal with miscreants including denying boarding.
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