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SAN FRANCISO £330.00 RETURN with KLM to JUNE 2013

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book from Dublin to San Francisco to London for around £330 return. Travel out until June 2013 ticket allows a stopover in Montreal Canada or New York on outward journey if required. YOU WILL NEED TO SELECT multiple destinations.
You can get the train/ ferry across to Dublin for around £35 single from anywhere in UK, which can be bought on the day at station. http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/SailRail/
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Unfortunately some people on this site seem to forget this is hotUKdeals and not HotNorthernEnglandDeals or HotPortsmouthDeals. For those of us who live in the UK where Dublin is convenient especially those of us from Northern Ireland, this is a very good deal. We regularly see deals that are store specific e.g. Morrisons, a company who have no stores in Northern Ireland, and other deals that are only available at specific branches. In these cases I just ignore the deal - it's not convenient for me.

Please be fair to all users of the site - keep comments or votes relative to the deal and not if it is convenient for you or not.
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Here you go, I've found a bargain deal for a return trip to Sydney - just £27.95 at Amazon................................................




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I'd like to return my Orange San Francisco for £330 ;p

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#1
what dates did you try because i cant find any dates for 330
#2
most dates 2013 travel monday thru thursday for cheapest fares, otherwise add around £30 each way..
#3
I can find flights for £330 which don't stopover in NY (i.e. just a connection in NY), but as soon as I add the outbound stop-over the cost goes up to £500+. Have tried April & May 2013, travelling on Wednesdays.
1 Like #4
this does seem a rather long way to get to SFO, get ferry to dublin fly to amsterdam, change planes, fly to montreal, then on to SFO...
#5
flipper118
this does seem a rather long way to get to SFO, get ferry to dublin fly to amsterdam, change planes, fly to montreal, then on to SFO...
You could always fly to Dublin. You got to way up the inconvenience to the price, I noticed KLM connections were terrible for Manchester to USA 20 hours plus journeys each way..
#6
saves paying the UK departure taxes :-) flights to Dublin start from around £30 flights to SFO from London are around DOUBLE this fare, especially in May/June... Stopovers are limited to 24 hours in either direction....

Edited By: underground on Sep 16, 2012 18:38
#7
this has been around for some weeks now... better deals flying via GVA (over £50 cheaper) - well it was around 2 weeks ago..
3 Likes #8
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#9
Thank you SO much OP !
Got a deal going to Florida for the kids - worked out at only £355 return per person.
Never would have found it otherwise>
Heat added to take it over 100 degrees
5 Likes #10
I'd like to return my Orange San Francisco for £330 ;p
#11
Do you get US preclearance as well flying from DUB?
#12
I got it at 513 from dublin>newyork>san fran>london, with 2 nights in new york in may 13. Still decent but its nee 330.
#13
Ed Winchester
I got it at 513 from dublin>newyork>san fran>london, with 2 nights in new york in may 13. Still decent but its nee 330.
YOU CAN ONLY SPEND 24 HOURS IN TRANSIT (stopover)...
#15
flipper118
this does seem a rather long way to get to SFO, get ferry to dublin fly to amsterdam, change planes, fly to montreal, then on to SFO...


I'm half expecting to see a small swim, a jog across a mountain range and some shooting to be part of the travel too.

I'm all for saving money but all those stopovers would do my nut in!
#16
Gr8 price for going to Frisco
#17
could you just fly to amsterdam? then get the connection?
1 Like #18
ra2000
Thank you SO much OP !
Got a deal going to Florida for the kids - worked out at only £355 return per person.
Never would have found it otherwise>
Heat added to take it over 100 degrees

Going to Florida for the kids...awkward
1 Like #19
I just don't get these type of deals - travel here, ferry there, fly to here, fly to there, stop over for 24 hours, fly to here then fly to there, eventually.

This deal should factor in ALL costs in the headline price, such as the ferry costs, travel from home to the port (Plymouth?) and the costs of hotels to stopover etc.

The true price then escalates to much more than the 'headline grabbing' £330.

Plus you lose about 4 days of your holiday with all this mucking around so what's the point?

Sorry, cold.
#20
Phila4
I just don't get these type of deals - travel here, ferry there, fly to here, fly to there, stop over for 24 hours, fly to here then fly to there, eventually.

This deal should factor in ALL costs in the headline price, such as the ferry costs, travel from home to the port (Plymouth?) and the costs of hotels to stopover etc.

The true price then escalates to much more than the 'headline grabbing' £330.

Plus you lose about 4 days of your holiday with all this mucking around so what's the point?

Sorry, cold.

Agreed - just too much **** ache to save a couple of quid.
I simply keep my eye on Opodo and STA Travel sales
1 Like #21
Stopover in New York? A hotel will cost you £100 minimum, plus taxi fares from and back to the airport, so probably a minimum of £100 for that too. Unless of course you stay at a hotel near the airport for a day which you can probably get for £60 or so. But then who wants to sit in a hotel for a day waiting for another flight? Not to mention the risk that one of the connecting journeys goes wrong and then the whole journey is stuffed up and will cost you a lot more to either carry on as planned or return home than if you just got a direct flight from your nearest airport.

If you look around you'll get direct flights for not much more than £400 at most times of year.

This isn't a deal in my mind at all, but a journey from hell!
1 Like #22
What's next....Buy a boat and some oars and paddle to Florida....only £100 return (just takes 8 months)

Cold, who needs that level of travel complication
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1 Like #24
Only trouble is you have to make your way to Malmo in Sweden to get the dinghy !

Phila4
Here you go, I've found a bargain deal for a return trip to Sydney - just £27.95 at Amazon................................................




http://www.splashandrelax.co.uk/custom/upload/images/products/1/350x2000/61062.jpg
#25
Damn - there's always a catch!



Northerndave
Only trouble is you have to make your way to Malmo in Sweden to get the dinghy !

Phila4
Here you go, I've found a bargain deal for a return trip to Sydney - just £27.95 at Amazon................................................




http://www.splashandrelax.co.uk/custom/upload/images/products/1/350x2000/61062.jpg
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Unfortunately some people on this site seem to forget this is hotUKdeals and not HotNorthernEnglandDeals or HotPortsmouthDeals. For those of us who live in the UK where Dublin is convenient especially those of us from Northern Ireland, this is a very good deal. We regularly see deals that are store specific e.g. Morrisons, a company who have no stores in Northern Ireland, and other deals that are only available at specific branches. In these cases I just ignore the deal - it's not convenient for me.

Please be fair to all users of the site - keep comments or votes relative to the deal and not if it is convenient for you or not.
#27
Exactly, this is a deal which is especially great if you can commute easily to Dublin.

To those that say it is a ball ache... It isn't really. Most flights to Cal you are gonna have a stop or even 2 along the way. I've had a flight from San Diego north to Seattle then to Shiphol and then finally to Manchester. Wasn't as bad as I first feared to be honest and there are a lot worse places to spend a couple of hours stretching your legs.

The price is £330 return which is a steal for this trip. The in-laws are in SoCal and I'm always looking for cheap flights west to go see them (any excuse for some sun). Unfortunately SF is still about 500miles from where we need to be. Don't fancy driving it and domestic flights are a rip off. However we alway end up paying about £600 each for flights alone + taxis. So using that as a benchmark, this deal is HOT. Get a dirt cheap Ryanair flight to Dublin then set off from there. You're laughing.

Great deal though so heat added.


Edited By: dchampx on Sep 16, 2012 23:50: More details
#28
CoDownUser
Unfortunately some people on this site seem to forget this is hotUKdeals and not HotNorthernEnglandDeals or HotPortsmouthDeals. For those of us who live in the UK where Dublin is convenient especially those of us from Northern Ireland, this is a very good deal. We regularly see deals that are store specific e.g. Morrisons, a company who have no stores in Northern Ireland, and other deals that are only available at specific branches. In these cases I just ignore the deal - it's not convenient for me.

Please be fair to all users of the site - keep comments or votes relative to the deal and not if it is convenient for you or not.



So you're in Northern Ireland - don't forget to factor in the cost of getting to Dublin, the hotels for the stopevers, taxi fares and then of course the cost to get from London back to Co Down.

You may be right - this may be an 'ok' deal to a few people, but not the vast majority of HUKD members, so how on earth has it got so hot? Maybe people clicking on the heat button because, on the face of the deal title it sounds incredible, but they haven't bothered to actually read the deal details and all the hassle that goes with it!

This is nothing but cold in the real world.
#29
dchampx
Exactly, this is a deal which is especially great if you can commute easily to Dublin.

To those that say it is a ball ache... It isn't really. Most flights to Cal you are gonna have a stop or even 2 along the way. I've had a flight from San Diego north to Seattle then to Shiphol and then finally to Manchester. Wasn't as bad as I first feared to be honest and there are a lot worse places to spend a couple of hours stretching your legs.

The price is £330 return which is a steal for this trip. The in-laws are in SoCal and I'm always looking for cheap flights west to go see them (any excuse for some sun). Unfortunately SF is still about 500miles from where we need to be. Don't fancy driving it and domestic flights are a rip off. However we alway end up paying about £600 each for flights alone + taxis. So using that as a benchmark, this deal is HOT. Get a dirt cheap Ryanair flight to Dublin then set off from there. You're laughing.

Great deal though so heat added.




You're missing the point completely.

You have to factor in all the other costs - getting to Dublin costs money and you may find there are no 'dirt cheap' flights available that tie in with the departure of the Dublin flights. So you may either have to pay slightly more than 'dirt cheap' to get a flight to Dublin that arrives 2 or 3 hours before departure from Dublin, or go with your 'dirt cheap' flights and be prepared to probably go the day before which means you'll have to stump up money for an overnight stay in Dublin for your flight the next day.

And unless I'm mistaken, I believe flights with Ryanair and the like that are 'cheap' is because they are 'cut to the bone' i.e., the cost is just for you and, if you're lucky, a small cabin bag. Unless you're happy to carry all you need for a couple of weeks in California in a small bag weighing 5kg then you're going to need at least 1 piece of hold luggage - how much does that cost with your 'dirt cheap' flight to Dublin? Again, that's another additional cost that has to be added in.

Very quickly your 'cheap' flight of £330 becomes £400 or even £450. Then you have to add in the cost for an overnight stay in New York or Canada, probably taxi fares as well to and from those airports to the hotel and your 'cheap' price of £330 now comes closer to £550-£600.

So with all that hassle, how much do you actually save? I'd say probably little or nothing, perhaps even costing you more than getting a cheap direct flight!

You say that most flights to California you'll have to stop probably 2 times on the journey? What rubbish! I'm off there in a couple of weeks with Virgin and it's direct. I've seen flights with VA to Frisco and LA for as little as £475 in their sales from LHR. You can usually get flights there at almost any time for no more than £600. Fly direct, 10.5 hours and you're done.

This 'deal' is likely to cost you anywhere between £500 to £650 once you've factored in all additional costs that you simply will not have with a direct flight. Add all the additional hassle and time wasted (I estimate you'll spend around 4 days in transit for this 'deal' out of your precious holiday time) and how on earth is this a good deal?

It stinks and is ice cold. Sorry OP but it is.
#30
I only clicked on this because I couldn't work out what airport JUN is
#31
dchampx
Just thought I'd mention that I do go to California twice a year and on average it has cost me around £600 return. I've come to the conclusion that £600 is the price I would happily pay for a ticket.


Just thought I'd clear this up. This is to SoCal (San Diego, Ontario) and not to San Fran. I presume that San Fran would average a bit less.
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Phila4
CoDownUser
Unfortunately some people on this site seem to forget this is hotUKdeals and not HotNorthernEnglandDeals or HotPortsmouthDeals. For those of us who live in the UK where Dublin is convenient especially those of us from Northern Ireland, this is a very good deal. We regularly see deals that are store specific e.g. Morrisons, a company who have no stores in Northern Ireland, and other deals that are only available at specific branches. In these cases I just ignore the deal - it's not convenient for me.

Please be fair to all users of the site - keep comments or votes relative to the deal and not if it is convenient for you or not.



So you're in Northern Ireland - don't forget to factor in the cost of getting to Dublin, the hotels for the stopevers, taxi fares and then of course the cost to get from London back to Co Down.

You may be right - this may be an 'ok' deal to a few people, but not the vast majority of HUKD members, so how on earth has it got so hot? Maybe people clicking on the heat button because, on the face of the deal title it sounds incredible, but they haven't bothered to actually read the deal details and all the hassle that goes with it!

This is nothing but cold in the real world.

Dublin airport is as close as Belfast for me - no stopover, no taxi fares and the deal that I checked out included a return flight to Dublin - maybe you didn't look at the deal as closely as you think! For information flights are available to other US destinations and I also checked flights to Chicago next March for £331!

Obviously if you live in Sussex (I assume this is what you think of as 'the real world'), Dublin airport is not convenient. However HDUK is a site for all UK people not only those of us from Sussex and it's about deal values, not deal convenience.

In addition, you and others making sarcastic comments about deals will only discourage members from posting and the entire site and all users will eventually suffer! If all deals are only available for Sussex umembers, then I certainly won't remain a member of the site. IMO the site moderators should not have allowed the sarcastic posts regarding the dinghy - these had absolutely nothing to do with the deal!
#33
Saves about £400 off of a Florida Crimbo flight!
1 Like #34
Phila4
dchampx
Exactly, this is a deal which is especially great if you can commute easily to Dublin.

To those that say it is a ball ache... It isn't really. Most flights to Cal you are gonna have a stop or even 2 along the way. I've had a flight from San Diego north to Seattle then to Shiphol and then finally to Manchester. Wasn't as bad as I first feared to be honest and there are a lot worse places to spend a couple of hours stretching your legs.

The price is £330 return which is a steal for this trip. The in-laws are in SoCal and I'm always looking for cheap flights west to go see them (any excuse for some sun). Unfortunately SF is still about 500miles from where we need to be. Don't fancy driving it and domestic flights are a rip off. However we alway end up paying about £600 each for flights alone + taxis. So using that as a benchmark, this deal is HOT. Get a dirt cheap Ryanair flight to Dublin then set off from there. You're laughing.

Great deal though so heat added.




You're missing the point completely.

You have to factor in all the other costs - getting to Dublin costs money and you may find there are no 'dirt cheap' flights available that tie in with the departure of the Dublin flights. So you may either have to pay slightly more than 'dirt cheap' to get a flight to Dublin that arrives 2 or 3 hours before departure from Dublin, or go with your 'dirt cheap' flights and be prepared to probably go the day before which means you'll have to stump up money for an overnight stay in Dublin for your flight the next day.

And unless I'm mistaken, I believe flights with Ryanair and the like that are 'cheap' is because they are 'cut to the bone' i.e., the cost is just for you and, if you're lucky, a small cabin bag. Unless you're happy to carry all you need for a couple of weeks in California in a small bag weighing 5kg then you're going to need at least 1 piece of hold luggage - how much does that cost with your 'dirt cheap' flight to Dublin? Again, that's another additional cost that has to be added in.

Very quickly your 'cheap' flight of £330 becomes £400 or even £450. Then you have to add in the cost for an overnight stay in New York or Canada, probably taxi fares as well to and from those airports to the hotel and your 'cheap' price of £330 now comes closer to £550-£600.

So with all that hassle, how much do you actually save? I'd say probably little or nothing, perhaps even costing you more than getting a cheap direct flight!

You say that most flights to California you'll have to stop probably 2 times on the journey? What rubbish! I'm off there in a couple of weeks with Virgin and it's direct. I've seen flights with VA to Frisco and LA for as little as £475 in their sales from LHR. You can usually get flights there at almost any time for no more than £600. Fly direct, 10.5 hours and you're done.

This 'deal' is likely to cost you anywhere between £500 to £650 once you've factored in all additional costs that you simply will not have with a direct flight. Add all the additional hassle and time wasted (I estimate you'll spend around 4 days in transit for this 'deal' out of your precious holiday time) and how on earth is this a good deal?

It stinks and is ice cold. Sorry OP but it is.
You keep saying "its likely to cost this" and you come up with random numbers to try justify yourself. If you look hard enough im sure you could come up with a cheap and suitable option to get to Dublin and just because you believe this offer isnt good does not make it a bad deal. Of course its going to cost more to take advantage of this offer depending where you live in the UK, some (residents of Northern Ireland will be able to get to Dublin very cheap) but this is exactly the same principle of every in store deal on here.
You don't see people from Northern Ireland complaining on Comet or Morrisons deals about the cost of a flight over to the mainland do ya?
#35
KTF
Do you get US preclearance as well flying from DUB?

Indeed. You clear US Customs and Immigration in DUB before departure, so, from before you even board the plane, you're legally in the United States. When the plane lands Stateside it does so in the domestic terminal. You simply walk off the plane, pick up your bags and hop in a taxi. No queues, just out the door.
#36
What a lot of faffing about to get to your destination. No thank you- freezing cold deal. Do people really spend this long travelling?
#37
markoUK
What a lot of faffing about to get to your destination. No thank you- freezing cold deal. Do people really spend this long travelling?

It's the other side of the planet and if you want to fly there directly then there are means to do that but they will just be a lot more expensive.

Edited By: Spark on Sep 17, 2012 12:24
#38
Phila4
I just don't get these type of deals - travel here, ferry there, fly to here, fly to there, stop over for 24 hours, fly to here then fly to there, eventually.

This deal should factor in ALL costs in the headline price, such as the ferry costs, travel from home to the port (Plymouth?) and the costs of hotels to stopover etc.

The true price then escalates to much more than the 'headline grabbing' £330.

Plus you lose about 4 days of your holiday with all this mucking around so what's the point?

Sorry, cold.

I agree! lets also factor in petrol costs, owning a car, time off work, amount of life left used up by going to all tesco deals as we really need this granular level of detail.......
#39
Ok for the doubters among you, I booked a similar deal 2 or 3 weeks ago that was on here involving Air France\KLM\Delta for £335 pp flying from Dublin via Atlanta to San Francisco and was very pleased with the outcome. It did involve a bit of planning but it was worth it in my opinion. Now without trying too hard I have found Dublin\Amsterdam\San Francisco departing 25\5\2013 returning 8\6\2013 for £331.10p per person, so hot from me.
#40
Horses for courses maybe. For a lot of people this deal will be cold.

Yes, I live south of London so have a choice of Gatwick (2 miles from me), Heathrow, Luton, Stanstead and I'm sure there's another. This is simply too much faffing around and the title is deceptive - it should clearly state in the title that it's from Dublin with whatever stopovers - anybody looking at this deal as posted will think, quite reasonably, that it's from a UK airport (Dublin, the last time I looked, was not in the UK) and may not be interested themselves but will still click 'hot' without looking any further.

I have no problem with deals being posted like this, but I do have a problem if the title is misleading. I refer back to my dinghy post, which may be construed as sarcastic by some, but others would call it good ol' British humour.

And I have always booked my holidays myself, separate flights, car hire, accommodation etc. because I am well aware of the money you can save. But sometimes a package deal can be cheaper.

Whatever, it matters not to me as my wife works for a world famous airline and we get free flights anywhere in the world so I don't have to worry about faffing around like this!

If every deal was a good deal for everybody then there would be no 'cold' button.

This is cold for me and I would say the majority of HUKDers - there are 8 million people alone in London and something like 20 million plus in the South East - I would hazard a guess that 95% or more of them would never do a journey like this.

Just my opinion - I'm off now to post my Sydney return deal for £27.95.

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