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Re: Eurotunnel - daytrip/overnight vs. normal ticket

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Failure to complete both the outward and return journeys in respect of a return booking will invalidate your booking and in the event that you complete only one journey in respect of a return booking, you will be liable to pay the difference between the price that you paid for your return booking and the single fare applicable at the time that your journey was made.
What a balls of a policy... can't really understand how something like this can exist in this day and age. Is it even legal? How can they impose you pay the price for something you don't know how much it will be (i.e. at some point in the future?) I wonder if this has any chance to stand up in court, cause it certainly deserves a challenge...

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Old 26.09.2017, 18:59
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Re: Eurotunnel - daytrip/overnight vs. normal ticket

Some 25 years ago I arrived at the French side of Eurotunnel without a booking and with £120 in my pocket for a single ticket.

The nice French lady at the payage told me as it was before 12.00 that i should buy a day return for £70 instead, with a wink. I did...
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Old 26.09.2017, 19:34
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always a good move giving fake easily verified data to the police at a high value terrorist target, what could possibly go wrong?
Given that terrorist target is a reasonably common phrase, I wonder how these skimlinks skew Target's google profile.
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Old 26.09.2017, 19:59
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What a balls of a policy... can't really understand how something like this can exist in this day and age. Is it even legal?
It's totally legal and is a pricing policy operated by many airlines also. In the industry, if you book a return that you have no intention if using, for the purpose of reducing the fare, it's called 'booking a dummy return', and whilst the travel provider may or may not act upon their policy with an individual booking, they reserve the right to do so. If the same name keeps cropping up on their systems doing this, expect to get charged.

Agents daren't book dummy returns because airlines fine them heavily for this, and in extreme cases, can end their sales contract with the agency.
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Old 26.09.2017, 20:40
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Place of residence & having a physical address in the UK are 2 totally different things. If you not a UK resident you cant select that option.
I always choose UK resident. Why shouldn't I? I am not breaking any laws. I supply my Swiss CC and address as contact details.
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Old 26.09.2017, 23:34
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I always choose UK resident. Why shouldn't I? I am not breaking any laws.
So, you've lived in Switzerland for 11 yrs, yet when you travel out of the Schengen area to the UK, you willfully give false information about your country of residence?

Mind you, I'm still laughing at the OP saying he's a research scientist - where empirical data is king - willfully fabricating information to save a few bucks.
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Old 28.09.2017, 08:15
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So, you've lived in Switzerland for 11 yrs, yet when you travel out of the Schengen area to the UK, you willfully give false information about your country of residence?
I also have a Sky system. I am so bad.
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Old 29.09.2017, 14:07
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Re: Eurotunnel - daytrip/overnight vs. normal ticket

I couldn't give a flying eff what tv you watch, but misrepresenting yourself on travel related documents is not big and it's not clever. Just one of the ways it can impact upon you is in relation to travel insurance. God forbid you should ever be in this situation, but if you needed to be repatriated, you would only be covered for repatriation to the place you have cited as your country of residence.
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I couldn't give a flying eff what tv you watch, but misrepresenting yourself on travel related documents is not big and it's not clever. Just one of the ways it can impact upon you is in relation to travel insurance. God forbid you should ever be in this situation, but if you needed to be repatriated, you would only be covered for repatriation to the place you have cited as your country of residence.
thank you for the sound advice and good for you that you follow the rules as we all should. I dont disagree, and for my hiking trip next year to Peru I will be sure to follow your advice. But for a wee trip across the English channel, i'll take my chances
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Old 29.09.2017, 17:24
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I couldn't give a flying eff what tv you watch, but misrepresenting yourself on travel related documents is not big and it's not clever. Just one of the ways it can impact upon you is in relation to travel insurance. God forbid you should ever be in this situation, but if you needed to be repatriated, you would only be covered for repatriation to the place you have cited as your country of residence.
Oh good grief just get over yourself.

Eurotunnel don't care. There is no mention of country of residence. They just ask the question so that they can give you a price in your own currency.

There is no option of Switzerland and so what are you suggesting with your insurance nonsense. You choose other country and then they repatriate you to where?

My travel insurance company know exactly where I live anyway.
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Old 29.09.2017, 17:39
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Re: Eurotunnel - daytrip/overnight vs. normal ticket

I think the main point is lying to border control is a bad idea, eurotunnel pass everything on and should they bother to look, or have a system integrated enough to check automatically, then you'll be in for a hard time. I've seen them ripping cars apart in their little garages, and given a chance I'll pass thanks. And I certainly don't want eurotunnel cancelling my ticker while I'm sat trying to check in - probably wouldn't happen but the risk just isn't worth it.
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Old 29.09.2017, 18:07
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I think if they really cared they would spot that I used a Swiss credit card to pay and that I registered a Swiss number plate.
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