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P&O Ferries - Flexi Booking

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ShiDevil

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2,274 posts

97 months

Saturday 29th December 2012
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Hi,

A word of caution...du du du! I booked the Flexi Ticket from P&O Ferries (Dover to Calais) for Le Mans, thinking that if we get to the port earlier, particularly on the way home, this gives us flexibility to get on that ferry with a perceived, no extra cost. Having spoken with P&O, this ticket seems to be a complete waste of time (other than the cancellation benefits). Basically, it's still first come first served at the Port (like every year) and they couldn't confirm if you would be charged extra to get on an earlier ferry, deep joy. The girl on the help desk (she seemed quite fit, which was the only redeeming aspect of the call) then indicated she thought it was a waste of money other than the cancellation charge.

P.S. This is my own personal view, based on an irate call with P&O and my thoughts are an irrational reaction to that, immediately posted on PH :P I except no liability for a change in policy from P&O, however unlikely that might be :P

Steve

gt6

1,013 posts

108 months

Saturday 29th December 2012
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Gave up with ferries years ago, tunnel is much quicker and the 2 hour flexibility, spaces permitting, allows for early arrival and delays, and if you use tesco vouchers it is actually cheaper than the boats.

ShiDevil

Original Poster:

2,274 posts

97 months

Saturday 29th December 2012
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gt6 said:
Gave up with ferries years ago, tunnel is much quicker and the 2 hour flexibility, spaces permitting, allows for early arrival and delays, and if you use tesco vouchers it is actually cheaper than the boats.
Do you get a fry up on the Tunnel?

pem

37 posts

66 months

Saturday 29th December 2012
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ShiDevil said:
Do you get a fry up on the Tunnel?
No but you don't get seasick and throw it up either

ShiDevil

Original Poster:

2,274 posts

97 months

Saturday 29th December 2012
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pem said:
No but you don't get seasick and throw it up either
Lol tongue out travel well comrades, lets hope the weather is good this year smile
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wanacoop

1,202 posts

145 months

Sunday 30th December 2012
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My group is yet to book the ferry, it will be from Poole. Can any of you good people tell me if the price goes upwards the closer to the date of travel? Is it best to book asap?

gt6

1,013 posts

108 months

Sunday 30th December 2012
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Prices do tend to rise closer to the time, but the sailings also get booked up so best to book as soon as you know when you want to go and when you want to return, to save money use teaco clubcard vouchers if you have them.

surveyor

12,245 posts

107 months

Sunday 30th December 2012
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I've never arrived at a port and not been chucked on the next sailing to be honest.

Last year saw 2 out of 3 cars on the wrong sailing after we got delayed in security and the 2 Muppets went for the later on.

We wondered why we couldn't find them on our new ship.

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Edited by surveyor on Sunday 30th December 19:02

ShiDevil

Original Poster:

2,274 posts

97 months

Sunday 30th December 2012
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surveyor said:
I've never arrived at a port and not been chucked on the next sailing to be honest.

Last year saw 2 out of 3 cars on the wrong sailing after we got delayed in security and the 2 Muppets went for the later on.

We wondered why we couldn't find them on our new ship.
Hi, my point is that you can arrive early with a standard ticket and get on the earlier ferry for no extra cost. So why bother with the Flexi ticket to begin with :/ if they aren't charging you, your spending £20 with no advantage other than the cancellation part smile

M3Charlie

547 posts

81 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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ShiDevil said:
The girl on the help desk (she seemed quite fit, which was the only redeeming aspect of the call)
Steve
Fit on the Phone......add 10 Stone!!!!

Curb

1 posts

Wednesday 8th November
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Ok, how about the rule that the flexi applies only on the same day? If I buy a return ticket at 23:59 and add flexi, can I actually travel on the next day e.g. 8pm?