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13-11-2012 11:07 pm  #1


I Wanted To Purchase A Return Ticket Not The Sodding Ferry Itself!

[Rant!]

So this evening whilst The Bestes Frau In The Whole Wide World turned what little remains of her brain into a nosebleed by watching East H'enders, I went online to book the ferry for my run to Adinkerke on the 5th.

I had intended to go Dover-Dunkerque with DFDS cos that's the ferry I almost always use for Belgium cos its fast and clean and reasonably Smoker Friendly. But they wanted £80+ for a car and 2 adults return!

WTF?!

Even the Chunnel only wants £50....and the P&O Livestock Freighter (it sure isn't a 'ferry') will do it for £22.50!

There is no way DFDS can justify that price and no way I'm going to pay £60 more than the ticket to Calais to simply save me half an hour or so on the French motorway. FFS! £60 will about cover my derv down to Dover.

Does anyone know if DFDS are about to go bust or something? I really can't fathom why they are charging about double what they usually do...the most I've ever paid-even in high season- for a return to Dunkerque has been about £60 and normally its about £45.


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13-11-2012 11:43 pm  #2


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Their website is saying £11 each way day trip book before the 5th travel before 6th. Have to enter code E24SB when booking. Is working for my quote.

 

14-11-2012 12:08 am  #3


Re: I Wanted To Purchase A Return Ticket Not The Sodding Ferry Itself!

If you use Wardy's code it's coming up 22quid return for me.


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14-11-2012 6:13 am  #4


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That's what I get, as well. Perhaps TBD doesn't want to complete journey in one day.

£22 return on Chunnel for us today.


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14-11-2012 9:07 am  #5


Re: I Wanted To Purchase A Return Ticket Not The Sodding Ferry Itself!

Thanks for the tips, Guys. Once my eyes have focused I'll be looking into those.


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14-11-2012 10:13 am  #6


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wardy wrote:

Their website is saying £11 each way day trip book before the 5th travel before 6th. Have to enter code E24SB when booking. Is working for my quote.

Seems I shall go to the ball!

Thanks again for that Wardy, worked like a charm. £22.

Thats what this site is for...among other things!

Took almost an hour to book it though via the DFDS website as their security is soooo appalling I had to keep turning off things (like 'No Script', Anti Virus, Firefox Pop Up Blocker) inorder to complete an order.


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14-11-2012 10:26 am  #7


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Forum has worked beyond my wildest expectations! My thanks to everyone here.  (grin)


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14-11-2012 10:47 am  #8


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I know a fairy in Hull and he is cheap. (happy)

 

14-11-2012 11:05 am  #9


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George wrote:

I know a fairy in Hull and he is cheap. (happy)

you on the 'falling down water' this early?  (grin)


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14-11-2012 3:48 pm  #10


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Also its worth a note, that its sometimes cheaper to book day returns and not use the return sector to get crossings with dfds,p&o and the chunnel than booking 1 way`s  (wink)

 

14-11-2012 3:52 pm  #11


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dirtyrider wrote:

Also its worth a note, that its sometimes cheaper to book day returns and not use the return sector to get crossings with dfds,p&o and the chunnel than booking 1 way`s  (wink)

Yeah, for the original £80 quote I was using the Direct Ferries site. Normally their quotes are lower than booking direct...normally...but not this time.


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15-11-2012 9:25 am  #12


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dirtyrider wrote:

Also its worth a note, that its sometimes cheaper to book day returns and not use the return sector to get crossings with dfds,p&o and the chunnel than booking 1 way`s  (wink)

I thought about this trick years ago but was told that ferry company computers check that outbound journey took place before allowing inbound.

You are then given option of paying up in full.

Trick does, however, work with airlines. Book 2 returns. Travel agent I knew did work for BBC and they used this trick. (wink)

Last edited by nadger (15-11-2012 9:27 am)


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