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Flydrive Florida, prices.....

tinkerbell28 Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Now I had my first q answered about infant booking, I was wondering what is the "average" you pay for a flydrive.

Never taken the kids long haul before just Europe and CP, for ease, but next year we want to go to Orlando. Especially as it's not much difference in price than going to Europe now.

2 adults, 3 kids, 1 Infant all being well, 14 nights, just flight and car hire, no accommodation as family have a huge house out there. Oh and I can take them out of school as they are only young.

So I will be looking around the next month or so but I have no idea what would be a deal or not, or what I should be looking out for price wise.......
Rep for help as ever :)
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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1 Like #1
mmm-interesting one-never thought about this kinda situation tbh-it was my understanding tho that you have to give the names of all passengers when booking ,and most airlines require date of birth too which obviously you cant yet supply.
1 Like #2
yep i think unless you know the name and date of birth you cant do it?

just looked on thomson and it says you can do it if you do it through the call centre or a shop.
#3
on netmums same question was asked and the answer was you book as 'baby tinks' with due date as date of birth then amend later
1 Like #4
doesnt necesarily work like that im afraid with the prices

all through the year there will be cheap special offers at various airlines
#5
casparwhite
doesnt necesarily work like that im afraid with the prices

all through the year there will be cheap special offers at various airlines


i agree with this for some airlines...we are going to USA and the flights were almost £500 each..i looked at skyscanner every week and then got all 4 for just over £1000! i was shocked at the drop..but they wee back up the next week...so save your search on skyscanner or similar and look daily?
Thomas cook flights last year went up and down 3 times a day!
#6
plumberman01
i agree with this for some airlines...we are going to USA and the flights were almost £500 each..i looked at skyscanner every week and then got all 4 for just over £1000! i was shocked at the drop..but they wee back up the next week...so save your search on skyscanner or similar and look daily?
Thomas cook flights last year went up and down 3 times a day!


i agree with skyscanner as you can check prices really easily for the whole month but i also use netflights and travel supermarket as the airlines usually have the offers and discounts on the special offers pages
#7
Ok thanks for all the advice, so i could do it, but this skyscanner will look out for it.

I have been looking at flying with virgin as tbh, they seem the most family friendly long haul as they have sky cots and what not.

Never taken the kids long haul before.........what should I be looking at for a flydrive which would be a 7 seater car 14 days return flights for 2 adults 3 kids one infant.........what would be the norm, what would be a bargain.

Ok gonna change the op now I have an answer see if people can give me a rough idea of what's a bargain or not.
#8
tinkerbell28
Ok thanks for all the advice, so i could do it, but this skyscanner will look out for it.

I have been looking at flying with virgin as tbh, they seem the most family friendly long haul as they have sky cots and what not.

Never taken the kids long haul before.........what should I be looking at for a flydrive which would be a 7 seater car 14 days return flights for 2 adults 3 kids one infant.........what would be the norm, what would be a bargain.


well cheap flights the other night were £200 each from london..so depends where from? baby will be £30 or so-vigin flights were more £ i think when we looked...7 seater car looking maybe £400 i would think...then hotel-or villa?
i thought all big airlines had skycots tho?
#9
plumberman01
well cheap flights the other night were £200 each from london..so depends where from? baby will be £30 or so-vigin flights were more £ i think when we looked...7 seater car looking maybe £400 i would think...then hotel-or villa?
i thought all big airlines had skycots tho?


Dunno just starting to look into it I have no clue, not done long haul since kids, we won't be needing a villa as family have a big house out there, so just flights and a big 7 seater car. £200 each that's cheap, it would be London what airline was that?
1 Like #10
Flydrives are almost always the same price as flight only - the reason being is that they will hammer you for insurance and other extras when you go to get the car - they always offer a basic 'compact' as standard.

What my advice is, to take the flydrive deal, and book your own car - there's a company I used 3 years ago, who are based in the UK, so you avoid paying the US taxes as well - if you read into this you will see what I mean by it.

Take a look at http://www.uscarhire.co.uk/ and price it up. Their prices included CDW, surcharges, taxes etc.

EG: 7 seater minivan for £400 for 2 weeks.
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#12
this was what i meant

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/651013/florida-2-weeks-london-gatwick-to-o

our flights are Baltimore not orlando
#13
Ok it's all very complex I see! Thanks for all your help though! Going to speak to the inlaws, the ones who own the house as they rent it out and travel 100's of times a year so hopefully they can clarify stuff they may know from out there.

But yes looking at it it's actually cheaper to book just flights and get the car from that link than it is to book a flydrive, madness!

It's a bit different from booking a package holiday and off you go isn't it:thinking:
#14
tinkerbell28
Ok it's all very complex I see! Thanks for all your help though! Going to speak to the inlaws, the ones who own the house as they rent it out and travel 100's of times a year so hopefully they can clarify stuff they may know from out there.

But yes looking at it it's actually cheaper to book just flights and get the car from that link than it is to book a flydrive, madness!

It's a bit different from booking a package holiday and off you go isn't it:thinking:


i dont do packages now on the whole unless its a silly deal...i always check for cheap flights and keep looking is the key..when they drop snap them up. I book a car from the airport and accom on hotels.com through quidco(and usually 10% voucher and it tracked too so big discount)
Its all a question of confidence and once you have done it you'll wonder why you ever waited for a tour rep to tell you which gate to check in at again:thumbsup:

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