A Chunnel question

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  1. Candapack

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    We're booked for 11.50 next Thursday from Calais. If we turn up 24 hours earlier;
    a) Will we still get through pet control?
    b) Will the ANPR recognise us?
    c) Will we be offered an earlier (much earlier) slot, albeit at a cost?

    Sorry, that was 3 questions, but your advice appreciated.
    Cheers,
     
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  2. sedge

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    I dunno, never turned up THAT early, only 'some hours'.

    Can you not ring them or email them, as you have the internet?
     
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    Re-plan to SKEGNESS!! (y) No pet control, (unless your taking the lady next door......):) No anoraks required.......(If that's what ANPR means), o_O And you can have what slot you want!! (y)
     
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    No, no, no.
     
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    i have turned up several weeks early to come home for family emergency. I phoned first and because I specifically wanted to come home on a last day of the spring bank holiday. I had to pay a premium of about £120.

    If you phone, they will offer you alternative dates and you will be surprised at the difference in cost. If you phone and make a return booking they will probably give you a new booking reference number. Travel early morning or late afternoon if you can and it will be cheaper. As has been suggested, if you have internet you re best to look at that for times and prices
     
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    You compare Skegness to La Belle France, you're having a :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    I know. You cant even begin to compare Skeggy to the frog and stinky cheese infested areas of La Smell France. (y)
     
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    Join Frequent Travellers ET deal. You change at any time and without extra fees.

    colyboy
     
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    I came home early last Sept my mother passed away just went to the kiosk payed an extra 60euros and went on the train did not phone just turned up ( I think i was about a week early )

    Neil
     
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    I will swap the Skeggy hamburger smell for Belle France anytime. Can nearly smell it on a bad day from here anyway.
     
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    Suggest you try to alter booking on-line as that sometimes beats the price if you just "turn up". Late arrivals at the terminal are basically a captive audience.
     
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    Thanks all. Did go to booking online, not amendable, phone call required. No signal then, will move and try tomorrow.
    Will save the delights of Skegness till I'm, well, dead, hopefully.:D
     
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  13. Minxy Girl

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    No - they will only do the necessary within a few hours of the crossing time - they used to do it the day before for a crossing the next morning but this is against policy and the last time we tried we were refused, when I asked via email about it I was told it should NOT be allowed at all.
    Probably ... but until you've got through a) above it won't be much use if you are meaning the automated check-in! The ANPR ticket thingy will probably offer you earlier crossing options for a cost, not sure what it will be though.
    Probably - see b) above.

    If you do want to go home earlier then I'd be tempted to drive straight to a manned ticket booth/check-point and see what the options are first - if they are favourable/acceptable then change the crossing and then reverse out, or go round the block, to the pet passport check-in by which time the new 'times' should be in the system and they'll do the necessary for you.
     
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    A few hours early can work
     
  15. SteveB123

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    Give them call I have always found them very helpful.
     
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    Yes, i agree
     
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    If more than just a few hours earlier do look online first to see difference in price so you have an idea of what crossings to avoid and phone up. We have found it cheaper that way than just arriving. As said before, if it's just a few hours early just show up.
     
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    Make sure that you are within the timing for the pets travel, more than 24hrs and less than 120 hrs since your visit to the vets.
     
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    We turned up 24 hours early when coming back in June. I went to the pet passport place first and she checked and offered us the crossing 24 hours early for an extra £9- and ammended it all for us. Its worth a try.
     
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