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  1. 2spritelyislanders

    2spritelyislanders Funster

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    Well we got an earlier Tunnel home from France this morning and made our way back to Portsmouth to get the ferry back to IOW. We were booked on a late ferry and asked if we could get on earlier one. Yes we could BUT they charged us an extra £22!!! What did Eurotunnel want? 7 euros for us to get an earlier train. Did we pay Wightlink the extra? yes because we just wanted to get home as we were so close and there's nowhere close you can wait in a moho without going all round the houses to Southsea. Eurotunnel dix point Wightlink nil !!!!!
     
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    Always found iow ferry dear, is there a way of making it cheaper?
     
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    When they know they have a good grip on your delicate bits they know how to squeeze. We've suffered in the past. In fact not long ago I was quoted so much I got on the internet ( free at Calais departure ) and booked a new ticket cheaper. The pirates are still thriving.
     
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    Swim.
     
  5. PhilG

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    Don't live on the IOW..
     
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    Build a toll bridge that would do it......(y)
     
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    We get a discount if we book through CC or C&CC that's about the only way to get it cheaper. To be fair it's a good discount using C&CC especially but Wightlink do very little to make it cheaper.
    Love the IOW and living here so moving not an option. Just have to let off steam about ferry fares now and again!!!
    Thanks for listening
     
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    We used Red Funnel for a trip to the I.o.W. a couple of weeks ago. On both the outward and homeward sailings we were put on an earlier ferry at no extra charge. The Solent is quite an expensive stretch of water to cross at any time though.
    Brisey.
     
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    Can't think why no-one's suggested that before ::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:
     
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    We've never been able to get a discount with Red Funnel
     
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    Luck of the draw.

    If the tunnel crossing you took had been €75 dearer than the one you originally booked that's what you would have been charged. If it had been the same price or cheaper you would have paid nothing.
     
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    Having been born and raised on the Island we considered moving back there for retirement but every time we wanted to go away in our motorhome we'd have to incur the high ferry costs - so we opted for the south coast on the mainland instead.
     
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    Should have been done years ago & toll free ,same as the Skye bridge is.
     
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    It was always dear, even when I was a child we couldn't keep going back every year even though we all wanted to. Mom and Dad would wait until the years when one room or another didn't need redecorating, then we could! Used to go to the last Guest House on the corner at the start of the cliff 'path' to Shanklin - opposite the beach slipway down the cliff to the beach at Lake. ("Inishowen" LOL)

    Happy happy days! Walks through the Battery Gardens, bus from Sandown up to Browns Golf Course, a sojourn around the pitch and putt for mom & dad - and crazy golf, followed of course with yet another Brown's delicious ice cream. Heaven was here. Every day for a fortnight .......
     
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    Yes they call it a bit of competition, all the time they can screw the punter they will. Eurotunnel do charge sometimes but they have to remember the ferries down the road, it was even better when the French ferry was going before the vested interests killed that off, and the prices went up and stayed up.
     
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    Only ever use redfunnel ,wightlink are more expensive and rigid in their times of crossings,no leeway without a further payment .
     
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    But the Skye bridge along with all other bridges in Scotland are now toll free but in England and Wales the tolls remain, e.g. Humber bridge, QE 11 bridge, Severn bridge (OK, only one way) etc plus tunnels are chargeable.
     
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