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Old 07.08.2010, 13:33
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Re: Easyjet tip

That's correct, but BA are good enough to link them. One of my flights was cancelled due to the BA strike* but the other wasn't. I simply rescheduled them both on BA's website as I'd linked them there as a return.

* Yes, I booked knowing there was a strike on. It was deliberate. I couldn't afford the flights I actually wanted, so booked the cheapest available, waited for the strike to be announced, then rescheduled them free of charge to the expensive dates and times I actually wanted Sometimes I impress even myself!
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Re: Easyjet tip

Are you sure? Usually if you book via ebookers/expedia etc... and want to change anything the BA site will say you need to contact your agent and do it via them.
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Old 07.08.2010, 14:14
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You can also save the credit card charge on Easyjet by having a Visa Electron card. Useful if you book many legs.

This Visa Electron card can be bought at UK Post Offices (Google it) as as a prepaid card, however there is a lot of hassle involved in proving your identity and uk residence. May be worth it for some.
The VISA Elektron is free here together with a SBB "Half- Fares" card.
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Old 07.08.2010, 16:12
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Are you sure? Usually if you book via ebookers/expedia etc... and want to change anything the BA site will say you need to contact your agent and do it via them.
I think it was different because it wasn't that I just fancied changing something, but that they cancelled one of my flights due to the strike. Otherwise I'm sure you're right.
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Old 07.08.2010, 17:34
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Thought I'd share as I've just booked a return from Basel to Rome:

I went to the Easyjet website, priced up the tickets and it came to around £155 (converted by me from CHF). I changed the currency to Pounds Sterling and that was also around £155. So far, no surprises.

Now, I started again and did a booking from London to Rome return. Got that priced. Clicked "add another flight" and added the Basel-Rome return one. Exactly the same flights, priced in sterling from the outset and ... £130. So I deleted the first flight (the London to Rome one) and ended up paying £130 for my Basel to Rome flights.

How did I discover that? Well, as I do want both flights (from London for my boyfriend, from Basel for me) I initially tried to create them as one booking and hence noticed the lower price. I had to still do it as two separate bookings though as it would only let me enter one passenger name.

Hope that makes sense. Basically, add some return flight from the UK, then add a return flight from Basel (or Zurich or whatever), then remove the first flight. Hey presto - around £10 / 15CHF cheaper each way.

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Old 07.08.2010, 17:45
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Re: Easyjet tip

My Easyjet tip is don't book a flight for late in the day. They have such a tight turn around time that by the end of the day, the delays can build up substantially: over an hour, and two & a half hours on my last two late afternoon/early evening flights.

If they are like that again next time I will revert back to Swiss. A little more expensive but probably worth the extra.
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Old 08.08.2010, 15:51
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Re: Easyjet tip

Still messing about with these posts, excellent tips by the way, but trying to find out more about the Visa Electron. UK Post Office site refers to the Travel Money Card (TMC). Does anyone know if this is the same thing or a replacement for the Electron? Have Easyjet flights coming up in the near future and would like to avoid the unnecessarily high card charges they slug us with!

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Re: Easyjet tip

Here's another "tip".

Use the discount code "AUGURI2010" to get 10Euro off for each person flying. (I think it's supposed to be valid up till end of 2010)
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Re: Easyjet tip

Thanks adrianlondon - we've just saved 80CHFs!! Got to go back to the UK unexpectedly (for a funeral ) next week and remembered your tip when booking. Given that it's such a late booking the saving seems to be much bigger than other people's too. Thanks!
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Old 31.08.2010, 21:41
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Re: Easyjet tip

Wow, cool! And you're in Basel so buying that beer is easy for you

Anyway, at least an 80CHF saving helps you feel a bit better as you fly back for the funeral. You can think of it like Stelios wanting to help you out a little.
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Re: Easyjet tip

Excellant thread! Just saved approx €50, thanks guys.
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Old 14.09.2010, 22:41
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How did you save that much? I just saved only 10CHFs on two tickets!
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Old 14.09.2010, 23:39
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Re: Easyjet tip

Excellent Aislinn. 50€ in extra spendig money. There are two tips in this thread : one is the Easyjet one and the other is to check booking Swiss flights using the Lufthansa Germany website. Gata - maybe Aislinn used the second one as they quoted a euro saving?

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Excellent Aislinn. 50€ in extra spendig money. There are two tips in this thread : one is the Easyjet one and the other is to check booking Swiss flights using the Lufthansa Germany website. Gato - maybe Aislinn used the second one as they quoted a euro saving?
If I look on Lufthansa Germany for ZRH-LCY flights, it only offers me flights through Germany (Munich or Frankfurt), so they look like Lufthansa rather than Swiss. Is there a way of specifying Swiss on Lufthansa.com?
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Re: Easyjet tip

I don't know. I just pick from:Basel to:London and it offers me direct flights. Lufthansa flight code but it's a Swiss operated flight.

Edit: Just tried and even from Basel it's giving connecting flights. Hmm.

Edit2: Click "Search with more options" then "Lufthansa GROUP" from the airline dropdown.
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Thanks Adrian. I fly back to London around once amonth and save around £10-£30 on average thanks to your tip
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Edit2: Click "Search with more options" then "Lufthansa GROUP" from the airline dropdown.
Thanks.

Quick price check on a ZRH-LCY return:

On Swiss, CHF 622
On Lufthansa, EUR 468.39

So, yes, slightly cheaper on Lufthansa, but maybe not including currency spread/foreign transaction charges.
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Re: Easyjet tip

They have some pretty decent fares to Porto, Portugal... I think my wife told me about this a while ago...
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Thanks.

Quick price check on a ZRH-LCY return:

On Swiss, CHF 622
On Lufthansa, EUR 468.39

So, yes, slightly cheaper on Lufthansa, but maybe not including currency spread/foreign transaction charges.
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Thought I'd share as I've just booked a return from Basel to Rome:

I went to the Easyjet website, priced up the tickets and it came to around £155 (converted by me from CHF). I changed the currency to Pounds Sterling and that was also around £155. So far, no surprises.

Now, I started again and did a booking from London to Rome return. Got that priced. Clicked "add another flight" and added the Basel-Rome return one. Exactly the same flights, priced in sterling from the outset and ... £130. So I deleted the first flight (the London to Rome one) and ended up paying £130 for my Basel to Rome flights.

How did I discover that? Well, as I do want both flights (from London for my boyfriend, from Basel for me) I initially tried to create them as one booking and hence noticed the lower price. I had to still do it as two separate bookings though as it would only let me enter one passenger name.

Hope that makes sense. Basically, add some return flight from the UK, then add a return flight from Basel (or Zurich or whatever), then remove the first flight. Hey presto - around £10 / 15CHF cheaper each way.

If it works for you, you owe me a beer
my one got 1 CHF more expensive
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