Frequent Traveller - Eurotunnel

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  1. JockandRita

    JockandRita Funster Life Member

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    Hello everyone. :)

    Not having done the Frequent Traveller thing before, is it still a viable option if we partner up with someone, and are the crossing slots plentiful, or scarce?

    We'd be possibly looking at 4 x single crossings between December 2016 and August 2017, if anyone is looking for a partner.

    Cheers for now,

    Jock & Rita.
     
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    Jock we have used it for the last 2 years, partnering up with @DavidG58. We have always got crossings for the date and times that we want and it's brilliant because you can go into your account and change them at will.

    The only thing to remember is that your 12 months starts from when you join the scheme.
     
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    I did this last year partnered with my Parents. worked really well and had no issues. Book early to confirm your times and dates as you can easily change them if you want to. A great saving if you can get over often enough to make it pay.
     
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    PM sent Jock.
     
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  5. JockandRita

    JockandRita Funster Life Member

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    Thanks so far for the replies. (y)

    We have to rush out now, but I'll pick up on this again tomorrow morning.

    Cheers for now,

    Jock. :)
     
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    JockandRita Funster Life Member

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    And replied to thanks Mike. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    the odd thing about the package is you have to book 10 x single trips, which then do not divide equally between 2 sharers, we were blessed by matching with Dawn and Martin who clearly have both more free time and more disposable income than us (y)

    but in your example Jock, you will need someone prepared to buy the other three crossings, only one party pays Eurotunnel for the whole package, then sort it out between yourselves, at that point you only pay for a car crossing, but when you actually book your crossings, you then add on MH pets etc and pay for those as extras at that time only, you make the additional payments yourself even if you are the 'other half'

    decent savings to be had (y)

    but as @Mousy Dawn says, leave booking as late as possible, you must have returned on the last trip on or before the day before the anniversary date

    BTW Dawn you are not a mousy Dawn as it reads, although as insults go I guess it could be a lot worse (y):)
     
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    10 single trips is the minimum you can book. If you want 12 16 or whatever you can do so.
     
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    We did this year with @Whitebirdyman which worked well for us (y) It's minimum of 10 crossings and maximum 150:Eeek: Much cheaper and very easy to alter bookings online.
     
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    Am wandering about this as I understand it the basic trips cost 45 each way and then the extras.

    Might be a dumb question but how do you calc the extras?

    Have you managed to figure out the savings?
     
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    We partnered with another Funster for the first time this year, they needed 6 crossings and we took the other 4. We find the available time slots reasonable and will certainly look for another (or the same!!) partner when we're ready.

    A one way crossing for MH is £54 (43 car rate paid in advance plus 11 for MH) we're very happy with that. You can pay extra if you want to travel at a more popular time but we haven't felt the need.
     
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    The 'extra' for a MH is £11 so with basic £44 it would be £55. You would have to avoid peak times but if for any reason you want to travel at a peak time you can pay the extra amount.
     
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    We share with a neighbour - it's an excellent scheme. If you can't use 5 returns in twelve months and decide to partner with somebody else (you can only have a maximum of two people on the account), they do not need to have a motorhome, because the pre-paid single tickets are for a car @ £43 each. Supplement for a motorhome is £11, so a total of £108 return for a motorhome and up to about 6 or 9 passengers (not sure of the number).

    Good value - especially July and August; excellent flexibility - you can change crossings as many times as required without charge at any time up to 24 hours before originally scheduled travel; and there is generally good availability.

    We normally only pre-book an outbound crossing and decide whilst we're away when to come home. Just book that online the day beforehand.
     
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    we've used this. in July we werent sure if we were going to use the motorhome or nip over in the car
    Very helpful staff advising book for M'home as those slots more difficult at peak times at short notice. Absolutely no hassle gettingthe £11 refund, Very straight forward
     
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    Thanks again all. (y)

    We are trying to work something out with @Xabia, but dependent upon dates, as we only need 8 x crossings between us.

    Cheers for now,

    Jock & Rita. :)
     
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    I think it is better than that. Last week we booked a return at about 11am. Sat in Cite Europe the night before we changed it to about 9:30am. When we got there we were offered an even earlier crossing and drove straight into the boarding area.

    The additional amount you pay is £11 for a motorhome, making the crossing £54. If you want to cross from Folkestone before 4pm or from Calais after 2pm then you have to pay an extra £20.
     
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    Ah ha, interesting - perhaps it's the day before, rather than 24 hours - very good service whatever.
     
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    How much extra if you take a dog
     
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