Regarding the weather it is still lovely here in Corfu, however wherever you go on holiday you may be unlucky to get some poor weather what evertime during the season, after all it has to rain sometimes!!!!! I have been here many times in May but once the whole week was FREEZING however this year it was wonderful. Its pot luck really at the beginning and end of the season.
Message posted by julesx2 on 22 October 2008 at 10:28pm - IP Logged
Hi,i priced up a package holiday just to compare prices yeterday,so same flight days,same resort,similar accomodation(self catering for two weeks in august for five peeps) and they wanted nearly £3,700 pounds.....phewwwwww i think not...last year we paid around £2,400 pounds for all of us...hmmm.I realise things are going to be more expensive for 2009 but for us going independant is still cheaper!!!!ill be watching out for easyjet prices to see what they are going to be!!!!!!julesxxxx
Message posted by NIGEL on 22 October 2008 at 11:01pm - IP Logged
I just did the same Jules, same date for 3 weeks with Manos.....£1750 for 2 people, with lousy night flights both ways!!
Independant for 3 weeks including day flights....£1096, that includes aircon which you have to pay if you go packaged and free rides to and from the airport!!
VIVA INDEPENDANT TRAVEL!!!
Message posted by Trace (Profile Location Assistant) on 23 October 2008 at 10:14am - IP Logged
We pretty much always book independantly, but after XL went bust we were left with a situation of not being able to take up the accommodations, car hire and taxi transfers we had pre booked....none of them are covered by any insurance as they have kept their end of the deal - not their fault we could no longer make it out to the island.
We were very lucky, and have basically been able to "transfer" all the bookings to May 2009.
We do however have trips out to Spain and Portugal booked before then...both are using budget airlines and independently booked accommodation. If the airline goes bust and we can't get alternatives, we will still have to pay for the apartments. We'll be considerably out of pocket, with no holiday to show for it.
Just something to bear in mind in the current financial climate.
Message posted by daveyh on 23 October 2008 at 10:20am - IP Logged
Trace.........good ole Corfu agreeing to transfer car hire taxi etc. You wouldn't get that in many places including UK where you would have lost money as they charged a cancellation fee.
Message posted by marymouse on 23 October 2008 at 11:33am - IP Logged
This post sort of ties in with the thread on 'the beach' about signing a petition to stop people losing their money with airline companies if they go bust. It occurs to me that it's all very well to ask the government to ensure holidaymakers are covered if the airline goes bust, but as Trace says - if you book the accommodation independently you may well lose all the money for this if you cant get there. You cant make the government legislate to cover a private holiday booking abroad.
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