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    • T451eem
    • By T451eem 6th Aug 18, 12:14 AM
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    Easyjet price drop dilema S.O.S.
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    • 6th Aug 18, 12:14 AM
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    Easyjet price drop dilema S.O.S. 6th Aug 18 at 12:14 AM
    Help please, what to do when you spot Easyjet flights booked have dropped substantially in price?
    Booked a family of 4 in April on seat release day 764 to travel in October.
    Same flights are 498 today.
    Any ideas sincerely appreciated on any actions I can take to recover the loss?

    I noticed the drop in price as I was going to sell my tickets as we no longer want to travel due to health challenges that do not qualify for an insurance claim.
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 6th Aug 18, 5:50 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 5:50 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 5:50 AM
    Often asked question.....which usually gets the same responses. If the price had gone up, would you feel so guilty that you'd offer to pay easyJet the difference?
    • photome
    • By photome 6th Aug 18, 6:45 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 6:45 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 6:45 AM
    Can you sell EJ tickets?


    If so ,you can still sell them just for less than you thought, but it would still be better than losing it all
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 6th Aug 18, 8:36 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 8:36 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 8:36 AM
    Even if the tickets can be sold whoever buys them will need to pay Easyjet's charges for name changes. Unless you sell them very cheaply I can't see why anybody would bother when they can buy them direct from Easyjet at a reasonable cost.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 6th Aug 18, 9:20 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:20 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:20 AM
    Are you a plus or flight club member https://www.easyjet.com/en/terms-and-conditions#a25?
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 6th Aug 18, 7:13 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 7:13 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 7:13 PM
    Why even look?
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 6th Aug 18, 8:11 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 8:11 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 8:11 PM
    Why even look?
    Originally posted by z1a

    While I'd agree in general, in this case if the OP hadn't looked they could now be trying to sell their tickets for much more than they can possibly hope to get because of the price drop.
    • macman
    • By macman 6th Aug 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:16 PM
    For 4 pax return, the names changes alone would be 200 (25x8) if you did sell them.
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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 6th Aug 18, 11:29 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:29 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:29 PM
    When you booked you needed to book and were happy.
    Don't look back.
    • T451eem
    • By T451eem 7th Aug 18, 2:53 AM
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    It is what it is
    Thanks, lesson learnt that seat release day is not always the best time to book.
    Have written off the cost, 20 per flight to change names is hefty, not worth the hassle to sell
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 7th Aug 18, 7:28 AM
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    easyjet are one of the few cheap carriers who do have a heart. I had to cancel a flight due to emergency surgery and they gave me a credit to use within a year. Have you contacted them to explain why you can not now go?
    • T451eem
    • By T451eem 7th Aug 18, 10:01 AM
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    they do have a heart
    Just spoken to easyjet, they have advised me to submit a doctors note via their contact us form and allow their specialist team to process it.
    Cancellation will refund APD, as others have stated this is 292.
    The doctors letter is my next step.

    Holidays are supposed to be fun, not miserable
    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 7th Aug 18, 10:58 AM
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    Cancellation will refund APD, as others have stated this is 292.
    (
    Originally posted by T451eem
    where are you getting the APD figure?
    not sure on your 'family' but there is no APD on child tickets (under 16) and adult tickets would be 13 each
    • T451eem
    • By T451eem 7th Aug 18, 11:05 AM
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    Apd
    APD from invoice, 8 flights, 6 x APD as charged on return leg
    • Discodee
    • By Discodee 7th Aug 18, 11:06 AM
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    Flights and holidays do fluctuate in price. I always look around and get what i hope is the best price, but sometimes the price has dropped after. Flight release day is usually a decent price but it then depends on flight sales as to whether prices will go up or down. Flights are very difficult to guage. package hols tend to drop a few weeks before departure, although you take the risk of them selling out. Flights are very unpredictable. I tend to book a flight if i am happy with the price. Sometimes they shoot up, sometimes they drop. Easyjet did used to refund the difference if the flight dropped dramatically but have stopped it now. It is a bit of a gamble booking flights! I am surprised your insurance didn't cover you though. Most policies cancellation policy will cover you if you are unable to travel due to a medical condition. even cheap policies. I paid 16 for a family of 4 to travel to Prague for 6 days, including my pre existing med cond asthma, and that had cancellation cover.
    Last edited by Discodee; 07-08-2018 at 11:10 AM. Reason: bad typing
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    • Westin
    • By Westin 7th Aug 18, 12:00 PM
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    APD from invoice, 8 flights, 6 x APD as charged on return leg
    Originally posted by T451eem
    Have another look. I doubt it says APD = 292, more likely "Taxes & Fees" total that amount.

    As CAZ says the APD is 13 x 4 adults.

    Other taxes, fees are not automatically refundable.
    • T451eem
    • By T451eem 7th Aug 18, 12:13 PM
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    Apd
    Your right, my invoice shows the total:
    Aviation Taxes (APD) 6 per booking 48.68 GBP
    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 8th Aug 18, 11:45 AM
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    If the health challenges do not meet the criteria for insurance compensation that suggests the person(s) concerned are considered fit to fly - in which case I am not sure what the note from the doctor will say that will satisfy EasyJet otherwise.
    Last edited by NoodleDoodleMan; 08-08-2018 at 11:47 AM. Reason: Weird symbols using iPad
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