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Looking at flights on or around 23rd Dec to 3rd Jan. (+/- 3 days) All prices found are extremely high for that period - between £1200-£1800. Usually you can get return flights for about £4/500. … Read More
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Looking at flights on or around 23rd Dec to 3rd Jan. (+/- 3 days)

All prices found are extremely high for that period - between £1200-£1800.

Usually you can get return flights for about £4/500. My question is, are there any methods for getting a lower price on these dates - maybe a tour operator who offers a package deal or going via some obscure route?

I'd like to pay no more than £650-£700 if at all possible. Bangkok or Phuket.

Thanks in advance for any tips.
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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...I should add that if it was a tour operator package deal then obviously I'd be willing to pay more given that it would include a hotel. £650-700 for the flights.
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sadly all flights and holidays over the xmas periods are sky high! as obviously most people take advantage with the time off work / school.

cheapest direct flight I could find on the net was: £1,664 to Bangkok with thai air.

another cheaper alternative is to get indirect flight e.g Emirates from London to Dubai - Dubai to Bangkok for £1100.

saves £500 but depends if wanted the inconvience of switching planes etc


Best bit of advice I can offer is when I went to Cuba over xmas and new year was to go to a travel agent / tour operator i.e Thomsons and tell them the flights and dates, maybe hotel etc. They give you a package price which will generally be what you have found on the net maybe slightly higher if they take their commision into play. Get a print out of an enquiry with price offered (hint on that slightly above your budget and they will generally try lowering it). Then go to a rival i.e thomas cook and get same deal priced up but if works out higher say that Thomsons offer a better deal and show them the inquiry. They will usually take this to a manager to see if they can best price as they are desperate for big sales. If they obliged, which they often do, go back to thomson and they usually lower theres further.

Obviously can only do it a couple times but ours was priced at £1600 all inclusive for 2 weeks in Cuba. we got this down to £1275 each by going back and forward to different travel operators.
Some might just say "no sorry we carn't" but if you don't mind doing this it's certainly worth a go.

good luck:thumbsup:
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Crazy_Legs
sadly all flights and holidays over the xmas periods are sky high! as obviously most people take advantage with the time off work / school.

cheapest direct flight I could find on the net was: £1,664 to Bangkok with thai air.

another cheaper alternative is to get indirect flight e.g Emirates from London to Dubai - Dubai to Bangkok for £1100.

saves £500 but depends if wanted the inconvience of switching planes etc


Best bit of advice I can offer is when I went to Cuba over xmas and new year was to go to a travel agent / tour operator i.e Thomsons and tell them the flights and dates, maybe hotel etc. They give you a package price which will generally be what you have found on the net maybe slightly higher if they take their commision into play. Get a print out of an enquiry with price offered (hint on that slightly above your budget and they will generally try lowering it). Then go to a rival i.e thomas cook and get same deal priced up but if works out higher say that Thomsons offer a better deal and show them the inquiry. They will usually take this to a manager to see if they can best price as they are desperate for big sales. If they obliged, which they often do, go back to thomson and they usually lower theres further.

Obviously can only do it a couple times but ours was priced at £1600 all inclusive for 2 weeks in Cuba. we got this down to £1275 each by going back and forward to different travel operators.
Some might just say "no sorry we carn't" but if you don't mind doing this it's certainly worth a go.

good luck:thumbsup:


Good plan, I will try this out. How was Cuba? Would like to go before it all goes commercial. Thanks for the tips.
#4
Havana is a site to be hold.

Very very poor with some amazing sites mixed in.

Beggars spoilt the experience a little for myself and that was even in tour group. Constant hassling from moment we got there to moment left.

Off mainland Cuba (caya coco islands) they were beautiful and no hassle as only cuban's that are on the island are workers. Best beaches I've ever seen

Not great deal of night life etc but cheeky week away to relax with girlfriend cannot complain.

Wouldn't go back but enjoyed it.

A few my friends have been and said "never again".

If ever do go I would Advise go to islands on outskirts of Cuba and book tour day trips to Havana etc. :)

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