How do you book a winter away return trip ?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by champers, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. champers

    champers Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    3,444
    Likes Received:
    2,041
    Location:
    Wales
    Was mentioned last winter that according to some insurance policies that you had to book a return for your insurance to be valid ,I have been trying to check out prices for this coming winter away(wahoo ) but each ferry company I try does not give out any prices beyond Jan / Feb 2015 ... just wondering what others do ?

    Last winter - our first away , I booked a single trip out then booked nearer to the time of our return home

    thanx for any info
    Kath
     
  2. TerryL

    TerryL Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,259
    Likes Received:
    1,255
    Location:
    North East
    We used the tunnel - didn't seem to be a problem. Like you, the previous winter we only booked one way but this year the travel insurance insisted on a return trip (no bother 'cos we could easily change it).
     
  3. champers

    champers Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    3,444
    Likes Received:
    2,041
    Location:
    Wales
    Terry who with and what dates.. did you book online or telephone, I cant get a return date beyond February with any of the ferries, cant recall if i tried return with the train though

    Ahhh the penny has now dropped... book the latest date showing, then amend it later on ... yes?
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. emmitdb

    emmitdb Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,617
    Likes Received:
    1,529
    Location:
    Cornwall
    In a similar vein? What are the Chunnel admin like at changing a return leg of the journey.
    Whilst in an ideal world it would be lovely to book umpteen days (weeks,months) in advance but, things happen, disaster's strike, etc.
    I'd like to know in advance what the downside is, if, no, change that, WHEN I have to ring them up and beg to come home early, late or whatever.
     
  5. TerryL

    TerryL Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,259
    Likes Received:
    1,255
    Location:
    North East
    Eurotunnel, direct by phone - you have to with Tesco vouchers. As I recall, it was much closer to our departure date so presumably the later dates were available. As now you only need to book a couple of weeks in advance we don't bother, although I have heard that it seems to get more expensive the closer to departure date you get and there's also the possibility of limited places available. We've never had a problem though.

    But yes, I suppose if you HAVE to book now that's the way to do it - not sure though if there's a rebooking fee.

    Terry
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. TerryL

    TerryL Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,259
    Likes Received:
    1,255
    Location:
    North East
    The one time we did it, about 3/4 days in advance of our return trip they did it instantly over the phone, no problems and no charge (but as above not sure if there should have been or not).

    Terry
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. Reallyretired

    Reallyretired Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,709
    Likes Received:
    3,214
    Location:
    Eastbourne East Sussex
    When you book with the tunnel, they give you a reference number and a password you can use to change date/time on line. Usually no charge unless you're changing to a more expensive time of day.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. peterc10

    peterc10 Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    3,212
    Likes Received:
    2,290
    Location:
    Tunbridge Wells
    Whose travel insurance are you referring to?
     
  9. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,630
    Likes Received:
    1,238
    Location:
    living the dream.
    Same happened to us last year so this year when booking our Santander ferry and the return schedule isn't out yet.
    I mentioned this to the Carefree holiday Centre (cc&c club) and they pre registered us for our return in April and is now able to book travel insurance with them as well (worked out cheaper )plus get tesco points for the whole transaction whereas with bf they wouldn't take credit cards.
     
  10. WynandJean

    WynandJean Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    2,379
    Likes Received:
    1,339
    Location:
    West Midlands



    Wyn
    I checked with ours and they said, "No problem." Maybe it's a case of some do, some don't, so it's worth checking.
     
Loading...

Share This Page