Eurotunnel: Advance info required from 1st April

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  1. emmitdb

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    Hi All,

    NO! This isn't an advanced report for an April Fool trick.

    Apparently, from 1st April this year, Eurotunnel require advance information on the folks they are carrying.
    Gleaned from another Forum.

    The below links in directly to the page.
    I have put it on here rather than repeating it in all the Continental Threads.

    Regards

    http://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/advance-passenger-information/
     
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    It appears that if your over 3500 tonnes then you need to book through their freight service.(y)
     
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  3. NickNic

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    It says that now on the booking pages but it doesn't apply to "campervans" which is a catch all term for anything from a Romahome to the biggest RV. We're over 3.5t and always just book as a campervan. They don't even ask for your weight. Ignore the "Book Now" and "Find a Fare" tabs and just use the Fare Finder on their home page. For some reason you get cheaper rates that way.

    The advance info seems easy enough to sort out in advance before you go. Just another 5 minute job to add to the list.
     
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  4. emmitdb

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    Honest, I'm not in a contradictory mood (all I seem to have done recently) but,
    if you have a vehicle that is classed as a Motorcaravan it doesn't need to be booked as freight. I know the site might seem to suggest so but all you have to do is book as a 'Camper', even if looks like a Wallace Arnold Bus with twin rear axles and triple slideouts.
     
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  5. NickNic

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    There's every chance you'll be right behind one of those in the overheight carriage (y) They don't book as freight either.
     
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    Bu&&er,

    Beaten to it again:sleep::sleep::sleep:
     
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    I just booked the Eurotunnel via caravan club website. Got discount, approx 10 %, and its booked on as a motor caravan.
    Phil
     
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    What, like Jim's you mean! :D:D
     
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  9. Robert Clark

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    I enjoyed your contradictory mood even if it was a tad late....
    Just in the process of booking our frequent traveller tickets for this season....
     
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    This is all a bit late? Shame they didn't do this years ago. Could have checked those would-be Jihadists!

    EDIT: Mind you, those school girls got through even with airport passport checks.
     
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    3500 tonnes ? :eek::eek::eek::eek: I reckon you'd need to book the whole train :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Well you give all passenger information when booking any ferry i have used anyway,,,whats the difference ? BUSBY.
     
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    all I know as a regular frequent traveller who just signed up again this week, while easter was OK, got what I wanted, peak summer was heavily booked..managed to sort something without paying premium, but a warning if your going away in summer as I have never seen it so busy!
     
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    Useful information on providing up front passenger information, thank you.
     
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    Seconded!(y)
     
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    Thanks for the 'heads up' just booked ours and even December is getting booked up
     
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    Well spotted that man. :whistle:
     
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    And heres me thinking all that information was already on my passport, which they look at when you leave.........
    Allan
     
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    Never have so far...
     
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    In the old days in Dover you had to queue up to be examine d by both Customs and immigration officers and that was to go out, coming back you had to do the same plus a search of all your bags. At least it was a more secure border. How do three young girls get out without showing their passports or at least being asked why and where. They certainly got through unchallenged?????
     
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