Looking for frequent travelling partner

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As the title. Looking to start this around the first week in September (we hope to go out on the 12th). Looking for a 50/50 split which is what we did for our last "pairing".
 
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I’m curious, how does a 50/50 split work? Isn’t that 5 crossings each? Don’t you each need an even number of crossings?

Ian
 

Robert Clark

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I’m curious, how does a 50/50 split work? Isn’t that 5 crossings each? Don’t you each need an even number of crossings?

Ian
10 crossings can be split between 2 people 6/4
8/2

Otherwise you can choose more
10 crossings minimum
 
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I'm curious how a 50/50 split works. Assuming you go for the minium purchase of 10 crossings that is 5 crossings each.

So that's 2 return crossings plus 1 crossing from UK to France, each. If you use your last crossing towards the end of the 12 month period, presumably you could set up another 50/50 shared frequent traveller arrangement to facilitate your return journey.

But, do they allow you to make your first crossing in the opposite direction ie. France to UK? I always thought you had to make the first crossing from your country of residence.....and subsequent return crossings. Difficulties could also be experienced concerning the advance passenger information API formality.

I suppose you could always pay full fare for a return crossing !!!
 

Robert Clark

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I'm curious how a 50/50 split works. Assuming you go for the minium purchase of 10 crossings that is 5 crossings each.

So that's 2 return crossings plus 1 crossing from UK to France, each. If you use your last crossing towards the end of the 12 month period, presumably you could set up another 50/50 shared frequent traveller arrangement to facilitate your return journey.

But, do they allow you to make your first crossing in the opposite direction ie. France to UK? I always thought you had to make the first crossing from your country of residence.....and subsequent return crossings. Difficulties could also be experienced concerning the advance passenger information API formality.

I suppose you could always pay full fare for a return crossing !!!
They do allow a single crossing from France to uk
Though you could buy 11 crossings if you wanted
 
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With our current Frequent Traveller partner, as neither of us wanted the 60/40 split which we have done previously, we opted for 50/50 ie 5 crossings each which still works out cheaper than the standard booking price. And we both have the option to using a another return crossing if our plans change (y)
 
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10 crossings can be split between 2 people 6/4
8/2

Otherwise you can choose more
10 crossings minimum
But 6/4 and 8/2 isn’t 50/50!

However I hadn’t realised that you can choose more than 10 crossings so that would facilitate a 50/50 split with an even number of crossings each.

Ian
 
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Our last frequent traveller partners only wanted 4 crossings as did we so we split it equally. It still works out cheaper even if the fifth one wasn't used. Our partners did eventually use their fifth as they ferried back for the return leg.
 
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We're looking for a frequent traveller partner, with the partner to take 5 or 6 crossings, would like to start in August. If anyone is interested please get in touch. Crossings cost £46 upfront x the number you agreed to take (so if you took 5, you would pay £230), then when you make your on line booking you pay an additional £12 for the motorhome, so £58 per crossing at off peak times. It lasts 12 months & you can amend/cancel bookings up to 24 hours before without charge & very easily.
 
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If splitting 50/50 you could use Tesco vouchers for the other crossing.
 
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If splitting 50/50 you could use Tesco vouchers for the other crossing.
I’m not sure that’s permitted but I could be wrong.

Edit: Seems that you cannot book a single crossing from Calais when using Tesco Vouchers which rather suggests you could use them for the outbound leg.

Ian
 
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That's our understanding too Ian, we've used Tesco vouchers in the past, but you can either book a return crossing or Folkestone to Calais
 

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I've read this thread, but still no idea what's going on :(
A Frequent Traveller ticket on the Chunnel consists of 10 single tickets. The offer is to split the 10 tickets in two giving 2 returns and effectively binning the other half ticket. This is cost effective if you need to cross only twice but wastes 2 single tickets. The best way to split the tickets is by the number of return journeys e.g. 3/2 as there is no waste of tickets. However more people want 2 returns rather than 3 returns so a 5/5 split is not perfect but better value than buying 2 full rate returns.
 
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We found as long as you use at least five crossings you will still be in pocket even if you do not use the rest especially towing a trailer.👍
 
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