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Old 10.06.2010, 02:31
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Easyjet tip

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 10.06.2010, 02:36
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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 10.06.2010, 02:40
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Re: Easyjet tip

Summary:

Itinerary currency is that of first booking.
Set itinerary currency to GBP by booking any flight from the UK.
Add desired flights to itinerary.
Remove unwanted flights from itinerary.
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Old 10.06.2010, 16:51
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Re: Easyjet tip

Mine actually became more expensive, by 4 chf! It must have something to do with a delay or difference in the exchange rate calculations, perhaps because the pound lost so much recently
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they may have just fixed the bug in their software in time!
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Old 15.06.2010, 10:54
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I work for easyjet. Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Easyjet tip

Easyjet facebook site has a coupon code to reduce cost by a tenner foro flights out of UK

Use up to today

Good morning easyJetters! It's Monday, and that means it's time for your easyJet Soccer Specials promotional code no.2! Book any UK departing flight to Germany, the Netherlands & Denmark between the 14–15th June 2010 and get £10 off per person on return flights (£5 off per person on single flights). Just enter the code WORLDCUPDE in the promo code box when prompted and your discount will be applied! :-)
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Re: Easyjet tip - also BA TIP

Hi all

I also have a tip for BA, if you book a flight with BA via there web site you need to put in Switzerland as country of departure, below i have an example of BAweb price price and same flight booked using EXPEDIA.CO.UK

Check your flight itinerary details
Outbound - Friday 2 Jul, 2010 533.50 CHF
Currency calculator
Email price quote
Change flights
07:40
2 Jul 08:25
2 Jul Zurich City Airport (London) BA8760
BA Cityflyer Economy
08:55
2 Jul 10:15
2 Jul City Airport (London) Edinburgh BA8702
BA Cityflyer Economy
Inbound - Friday 9 Jul, 2010
08:00
9 Jul 09:30
9 Jul Edinburgh Heathrow (London) BA1433
British Airways Domestic
12:10
9 Jul 14:50
9 Jul Heathrow (London) Zurich BA0714
British Airways Euro Traveller
Price breakdown
Passenger Price Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges per person Inclusive total*
1 Adult 533.50 CHF = £315.40 BEST best rate - debit card will be more.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Now Expedia same flight

Roundtrip: £292.60

07:40 Depart Zurich (ZRH)
Arrive Edinburgh (EDI) 10:15 Fri 2-Jul
Duration: 3hr 35mn British Airways 8760 / 8702
Connect in London (LCY)


08:00 Depart Edinburgh (EDI)
Arrive Zurich (ZRH) 14:50 Fri 9-Jul
Duration: 5hr 50mn British Airways 1433 / 714
Connect in London (LHR)


same flight but a saving of £22.00 - £25.00

This is just an example, I have saved between £80 to over £100 before..

Also try www.skysanner.com or the new one www.fly.com

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Old 15.06.2010, 11:50
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Re: Easyjet tip

Yeah, had the same thing. When I lived in Stuttgart, the German BA website had the best prices for their flights.

However, here in Switzerland I noticed that expedia, and even better ebookers, often had the same BA flights for quite a bit less. Might be the way BA prices in CHF. Dunno.
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Thanks, but I doubt I'll be able to follow your instructions, being a bear of little brain.
Me too. Had to read it three times and I'm still not sure I worked it out. Think one has to try it to see the genius of it all...

Though knowing my luck, by the time I get to try it EJ will have worked it out and fixed that bug...

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Re: Easyjet tip

ok. summary:

You want to fly with Easyjet from somewhere in Switzerland to somewhere where it isn't always pissing down with rain.

First, add a flight from the UK to anywhere in Europe. Then click "add another flight" and add the flights you actually want. Then delete the first (from the UK) flight you created. Ta da! This causes the website to price everything dirctly in UKP and, for me, the flights worked out around £30 cheaper than when it priced them in CHF.
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Old 15.06.2010, 13:04
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Why didn't you say that in the first place?

I've used other bookers for BA, and found that while I could save a few pennies, if it goes wrong (like ash clouds, LHR closed due to snow... ), getting the money back, or even rebooking, is considerably more difficult. I did one via eDreams, and I'm fairly sure that the amount of time I spent on hold, to ensure I got a refund when my flight was cancelled, probably paid for the discount I'd received.
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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.
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Why didn't you say that in the first place?

I've used other bookers for BA, and found that while I could save a few pennies, if it goes wrong (like ash clouds, LHR closed due to snow... ), getting the money back, or even rebooking, is considerably more difficult. I did one via eDreams, and I'm fairly sure that the amount of time I spent on hold, to ensure I got a refund when my flight was cancelled, probably paid for the discount I'd received.
Do you mean by this that you prefer going by BA because they are easier with refunds? Need to get to Heathrow to get a connection flight to Delhi and anything else but BA is a total drag, time- and pricewise. Even worse would be though, if I booked BA and they are on strike that day...
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OP next time you come to Geneva your first pint is on me. Saved about 20CHF for a return trip from Geneva to Luton
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Do you mean by this that you prefer going by BA because they are easier with refunds? Need to get to Heathrow to get a connection flight to Delhi and anything else but BA is a total drag, time- and pricewise. Even worse would be though, if I booked BA and they are on strike that day...
No. I mean if I am using BA - e.g BSL to LHR - then I will get my tickets direct from them, rather than a reseller, even though the reseller is slightly cheaper.
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No. I mean if I am using BA - e.g BSL to LHR - then I will get my tickets direct from them, rather than a reseller, even though the reseller is slightly cheaper.
Why didn't you say that in the first place?
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Confirmed the Easyjet tip - saved me approx. 30GBP too, plus paid only 3.50GBP to use my Visa credit instead of I think 18 Sfr to use swiss mastercard if booking normal flight from Zurich. Thanks !
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Re: Easyjet tip

Just booked a flight from Basel to London over the last weekend in August.

I wanted city airport, so picked Swiss International Airlines flights.

Price using Swiss website : 270 CHF
Same flight using expedia.co.uk : £180
Same flight using expedia.de : €175
Same flight using Lufthansa website : €175

Booked on Lufthansa (Germany) website.
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Yeah, had the same thing. When I lived in Stuttgart, the German BA website had the best prices for their flights.

However, here in Switzerland I noticed that expedia, and even better ebookers, often had the same BA flights for quite a bit less. Might be the way BA prices in CHF. Dunno.
Read the small print, usually it two singles each way not a return. Which means your flights aren't linked and if one is cancelled they don't have to refund or rearrange the other for free.
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