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DavidBgood December 2nd, 2006 03:12 PM

Taking a Cruise,,,with included flights
 
I have to share this incredible story, and it meant for us...you must be having a laugh. :twisted:

On basic, to fly from Glasgow to Venice takes about nearly three hours direct.

We went for the cruise included flights: Here is what they gave as a flight intinery :shock:

Glasgow to Birmingham: Birmingham to London: London to CDG (France): CDG to Dusseldorf (Germany) - Dusseldorf to Venice.

Total fight time including stops 13 hours. Yeah that looks good :D

How do these people decide on flight routes...have they got a clue?

Lets just say we did not take the flights, and sorted it out to suit our needs.

But we met some lovely people on ship that took that pain, and it was painful, our dining room mates based in the UK, took 36 hours to get back from Rome to London, because of the flight jigsaw that cruise lines offered as part of the deal..... What a way to end your vacation :shock:

Have you ever seen them get it wrong when flights are included in your price?

lulu48 December 2nd, 2006 03:44 PM

Could you get an air credit & book your own flights?

Or pay a deviation fee and pick your flights. I thought U.S airlines were bad!

lougee1043 December 4th, 2006 07:23 PM

We went for the cruise included flights: Here is what they gave as a flight intinery
Glasgow to Birmingham: Birmingham to London: London to CDG (France): CDG to Dusseldorf (Germany) - Dusseldorf to Venice.
Total fight time including stops 13 hours. Yeah that looks good
How do these people decide on flight routes...have they got a clue? >>>>

they gave you all "local" flights --- the non stoppers or flights better then what they gave you are for the people who book on their own --- the airlines use you for filling empty seats-------------thats why i never ever book thru the cruiseline --- i can get better and cheaper flights on my own

DavidBgood December 5th, 2006 02:13 PM

Stupid me thanks I missed that... "they gave you all "local" flights " :D :D

Eh.. actually no, but yes it was BA for all of it apart from their partner Lufthansa for the last leg So what does that say, and your right they will use these people to fill seats!

Oh, we actually did the whole thing with BA, but without all the hops that make it cheap for the crusie line and at a cost of about $60 more p/p

Agreed on the last point, unless you want a tour of airports, then book your own flights and dont wait until the tickets come through for the surprise, ask the route when your booking.


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