Ice lolly.com different airlines

Hi, has anyone experience with icelolly.com packages? And using one airline outward and a different inward?  Tia

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  • eskbanker
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    Pipcas said:
    Hi, has anyone experience with icelolly.com packages? And using one airline outward and a different inward?  Tia
    Hadn't heard of them but a quick look suggests that they're simply a comparison site, redirecting you to actual package providers, so it's the latter that you'd need to evaluate if there isn't such a thing as 'an icelolly.com package', in the same way as there not being an MSE savings account or a comparethemarket insurance policy....
  • Westin
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    The Icelolly.com search results should indicate which travel provider is being offered.  As eskbanker mentions, icelolly.com is a comparison site. They often pull through holiday options from tour operators such as TUI, EasyJet Holidays, Jet2 Holidays - plus also those who dynamically package such as LoveHolidays, Holiday Gems, On The Beach, Sunshineholidays.co.uk…

    The use of different air carriers makes me think it more likely a non-traditional tour operator who is combining separate travel components to create the trip (dynamic packaging).  Use of different airlines is not necessarily an issue. Just go in eyes wide open if using one of these dynamic packaging companies.
  • bagand96
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    I've been on many trips where I've used different airlines for outbound an inbound. No problems. 

    Only potential issue is that if one airline cancels their flight then the other airline has no responsibility to refund you for their ticket. However if you're booking a package then the package operator would have to find you another flight, or refund you for the whole holiday if they couldn't provide it. 
  • Desmond_Hume
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    I’ll preface by saying I’ve never used Icelolly. However, if I were being booked on different airlines for outbound and inbound I’d be looking to make sure the baggage rules were the same. No good having a 20kg allowance going out if you can only bring 15kg back. 
  • Voyager2002
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    I’ll preface by saying I’ve never used Icelolly. However, if I were being booked on different airlines for outbound and inbound I’d be looking to make sure the baggage rules were the same. No good having a 20kg allowance going out if you can only bring 15kg back. 
    That would be 5kg of baked beans to eat while on holiday!
  • NoodleDoodleMan
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    We are off to Spain in early summer on a 10 night TUI package - their own airline outward, BA inward.
    They only fly to the destination airport once a week on a 7 day cycle, hence they use another carrier for the return where available.
    TUI also use EasyJet on this route for other days of the week.
  • NoodleDoodleMan
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    I’ll preface by saying I’ve never used Icelolly. However, if I were being booked on different airlines for outbound and inbound I’d be looking to make sure the baggage rules were the same. No good having a 20kg allowance going out if you can only bring 15kg back. 
    Presumably you can buy 5kg to make up the lesser allowance ?


  • Desmond_Hume
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    I’ll preface by saying I’ve never used Icelolly. However, if I were being booked on different airlines for outbound and inbound I’d be looking to make sure the baggage rules were the same. No good having a 20kg allowance going out if you can only bring 15kg back. 
    Presumably you can buy 5kg to make up the lesser allowance ?


    I imagine so. It’d negate the savings you’ve just made on the oil drum of Smirnoff and 4,000 Benson and Hedges you bought in Duty Free though 🤷🏻‍♂️
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