PistonHeads.com Forum

I want to go on holiday tomorrow (or even today!)

I want to go on holiday tomorrow (or even today!)

Author
Discussion

Mag1calTrev0r

Original Poster:

6,069 posts

148 months

Sunday 6th June 2010
quotequote all
I can't find anywhere that might have extremely last minute holidays. Lastminute.com isn't last minute enough!

I literally want to leave from an airport within a reasonable driving distance of Bristol and have 3/4 days in the sun. I don't even care where I go, so long as it's not a stag-do/18-30 type place.

Many moons ago we had teletext but there doesn't seem to be anything like that now. Is it worth going to the travel agent today and asking what they have? Would I even get a good deal if I went to Bristol airport (20mins drive away) and asked there?

We took the week off to go to Cornwall but it's forcast rain now. frown

Help... I have a grumpy wife!

dougc

8,236 posts

184 months

Sunday 6th June 2010
quotequote all

Mag1calTrev0r

Original Poster:

6,069 posts

148 months

Sunday 6th June 2010
quotequote all
Excellent, I'll check them out and see if there is anything.
Any thoughts about turning up at the airport?

Busamav

2,954 posts

127 months

Sunday 6th June 2010
quotequote all
Mag1calTrev0r said:
I

Help... I have a grumpy wife!
Taking her on holiday will not change that smile
Advertisement

SimonV8ster

8,445 posts

147 months

Sunday 6th June 2010
quotequote all
icelolly.com always seem to have very last minute deals.

bint

4,660 posts

143 months

Sunday 6th June 2010
quotequote all
Honestly, try your travel agents - with no plan of where we want to go we always use them as they suggest places we would have never thought of on our own - e.g. Corsica and Sri Lanka. Online is easier if you have something specific in mind.

Busamav

2,954 posts

127 months

Sunday 6th June 2010
quotequote all
Just decide where you want to go and book a flight .

Sort accomodation when you are there.

Mag1calTrev0r

Original Poster:

6,069 posts

148 months

Sunday 6th June 2010
quotequote all
Thanks everyone for your help.

We've given up, I couldn't find anything suitable on the web and a call to the travel agent only resulted in one holiday that was ridiculous for a last minute deal.

We're going to go Cornwall as we planned but go 'glamping' instead in a camping hut type thing. Should be better in the rain than our tent.

Boosted LS1

16,007 posts

179 months

Sunday 6th June 2010
quotequote all
It always rains in Cornwall, just look at some of the plants that grow there. It's the first landfall some of the clouds get to meet. I've been several times and had a weeks worth of rain. I'll never go there again.

Arkle

41 posts

124 months

Monday 7th June 2010
quotequote all
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/france/FR5378.htm

Space available to Saturday morning

Original Poster

5,377 posts

95 months

Monday 7th June 2010
quotequote all
dougc said:
I have booked with Teletext in the past for a city break to Rome and they aren't too bad to be fair, their booking process seemed somewhat tacky however it could be worse!

Major Fallout

5,162 posts

150 months

Tuesday 21st February
quotequote all
It's been 7 years, is there a last min last min website yet?

carreauchompeur

15,021 posts

123 months

Tuesday 21st February
quotequote all
It's a shame that the original concept of last minute.com kind of went by the wayside!

lucido grigio

29,032 posts

82 months

Tuesday 21st February
quotequote all
Best way to go on holiday almost instantly must be ,book ferry ,get in car.....go.

boyse7en

2,518 posts

84 months

Tuesday 21st February
quotequote all
lucido grigio said:
Best way to go on holiday almost instantly must be ,book ferry ,get in car.....go.
Or just phone a holiday company direct. I did this a few years back and booked at 4:30pm saturday afternoon, flew to Turkey Sunday 8am. Cost me about half price too.

I just asked the girl who answered what they had available next day, she reeled off three of four options, and I picked one. Had to take it on trust that the hotel etc was as she said.

Seventy

426 posts

57 months

Tuesday 21st February
quotequote all
I find BA holidays to be pretty good.
You could go here tomorrow: https://www.britishairways.com/badp/package/search...

amongst over 5000 others showing availability.

Edited to add I know this thread is 7 years old!!

Edited by Seventy on Tuesday 21st February 17:24

The Spruce goose

12,001 posts

114 months

Tuesday 21st February
quotequote all
Thompson are doing 269 return to barbados.

hot deals uk posts some good stuff, i booked a day trip to Amsterdam for 59 pounds last minute, bit of a rush thou.

better to book an early ryan flight and late hotel.


Edited by The Spruce goose on Tuesday 21st February 16:44

paul makin

50 posts

55 months

Tuesday 21st February
quotequote all
years ago i went to a travel agent and asked for a holiday leaving that weekend - 4 days notice - and there was no interweb in those days.

ended up on tobago and now i spend 9 months of the year here. must be worth asking them just to see what they've got ?

paul