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  • cactusdust
    • #2
    • 20th Dec 08, 1:29 PM
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    • 20th Dec 08, 1:29 PM
    All I can say is phone around instead of just using the airline's websites. Try phoning BA/BMI/etc and foreign airlines aswell as the likes of easyjet/Ryanair, as often they can do just as good deals; if not at a better value for your buck. Don't presume Ryanair/easyJet will be cheaper!

    Which airports are you near, and where are you looking to travel to?
    Last edited by cactusdust; 20-12-2008 at 1:30 PM. Reason: Typo
    • richardw
    • By richardw 20th Dec 08, 2:18 PM
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    richardw
    • #3
    • 20th Dec 08, 2:18 PM
    • #3
    • 20th Dec 08, 2:18 PM
    Does anyone have experience of co-ordinating with friends, on different PC's, so that you can simultaneously book 2 parties of smaller a group size for the cheaper price seats?
    Originally posted by richard-richard
    This doesn't work, the website doesn't allow simultaneous bookings.
  • richard-richard
    • #4
    • 20th Dec 08, 2:44 PM
    • #4
    • 20th Dec 08, 2:44 PM
    So if we both went through the process of entering details, and then reached the "click to confirm booking" screen, if one of us went first and recieved the booking confirmation, what would happen when the other one clicks to confirm?

    Have you personally tried this before then, and it failed?
    • richardw
    • By richardw 20th Dec 08, 3:04 PM
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    richardw
    • #5
    • 20th Dec 08, 3:04 PM
    • #5
    • 20th Dec 08, 3:04 PM
    what would happen when the other one clicks to confirm?
    Originally posted by richard-richard
    You would get a "the price has changed and is now £xxx.xx, please accept the revised price and continue"
    • Saint_Chris
    • By Saint_Chris 20th Dec 08, 3:06 PM
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    Saint_Chris
    • #6
    • 20th Dec 08, 3:06 PM
    • #6
    • 20th Dec 08, 3:06 PM
    nope doesn't work, i've tried it, only 1 booking will be accepted.

    when i book large groups, with easyjet usually, i price for total numbers

    i book them in individual groups of 5 then i add the total cost together and divide between how many of us there are
  • richard-richard
    • #7
    • 20th Dec 08, 3:18 PM
    • #7
    • 20th Dec 08, 3:18 PM
    Thanks guys, useful advice.
  • McAzrael
    • #8
    • 20th Dec 08, 6:20 PM
    • #8
    • 20th Dec 08, 6:20 PM
    The flag carriers (and Eurostar) often have a dedicated group booking department who will allow you to make a provisional booking, accept a deposit and the balance some time later once you have collected the money in and time to get a final list of names. They're not necessarily a lot more expensive than the budget guys and take some of the pressure off the organiser. In my extremely limited experience Aer Lingus were very good, Air France hopeless, and Eurostar useless until I happened to get someone good answer the phone, at which point everything went swimmingly.
    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 20th Dec 08, 11:03 PM
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    Caz3121
    • #9
    • 20th Dec 08, 11:03 PM
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    • 20th Dec 08, 11:03 PM
    Agree to contact the airline because the way some of the systems work you may actually end up paying more
    I tried to book 2 x £59 seats on bmi but when trying to book it wanted to sell them both at £109 (the next fare up) there must have been only 1 x £59 seat left so I booked them seperately and got 1 x £59 and 1 x £109
    • budgetflyer
    • By budgetflyer 21st Dec 08, 2:12 AM
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    budgetflyer
    Simple
    Check price for 1
    check price for party.
    If same-book.
    If not ,work way down to book each group@ min price
    Always make sure theres PLENTY EXTRA availabiliy, just in case other parties book "your" seats while you are going through the process.
    Remember , these websites take 1 million + hits a day throughout Europe, so 5 seats can disappear in a blink of an eye.
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