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Booking package deals, or flights & hotel separately?

My fiance & I are going in Sept. & are searching flights & hotels. We've found it pretty straightforward in the past to book a hotel direct & separate flights, but by the time you've added airport transfer costs I wonder if it does work out cheaper in the end? What does anyone else think?

I see Easy Jet flights seem pretty reasonable at the moment. I heard that 13 airlines may go bust this year, so you wonder if it is best to book flights last minute - its difficult to know, with the financial climate at the moment. Will the cost of flights go up or down in the coming months - if there are less airlines will this bump the costs to us up I wonder? Perhaps there will be "late booking" flight bargains?

However, some package deals may be good value as well

I would be interested to hear views on this, also has anyone managed to get particularly good deals to Calis?

Regards,

Dahne-Cool

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21. Re: Booking package deals, or flights & hotel separately?

Sorry I forgot to mention £540 for next week is not per person but for 2 of us altogether so I think I got a good deal!!

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22. Re: Booking package deals, or flights & hotel separately?

Hi Madmol

You certainly got a good deal.

It's good to see that there are some deals out

there, Done Gumbet & Marmaris in the past.

Regards Terry

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23. Re: Booking package deals, or flights & hotel separately?

Hi Mathsboffin

We did Gumbet a few years ago, then Marmaris after

that,enjoyed Gumbet best.

Just to say we booked a day trip with hotel rep,

on day out on a ship from bodrum,you was compacted

like sardines,thought never again.

But we were stopping in the Simba hotel, at Gumbet.

Our hotel was next to gumbet beach at the headland

side,we walked on the beach after 6pm,& there was

a number of boats there,there was a woman from

preston who owned the boat with her turkish

husband,& there son/girlfriend.We had some great

days out with them on trips,& went out with them

at night.My tip is have a walk on the beach &

sus the trips out.They did not overfill the boat,

great day out at camel beach.

Regards Yorkieborn

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24. Re: Booking package deals, or flights & hotel separately?

Hi Mathsboffin

We did Gumbet a few years ago, then Marmaris after

that,enjoyed Gumbet best.

Just to say we booked a day trip with hotel rep,

on day out on a ship from bodrum,you was compacted

like sardines,thought never again.

But we were stopping in the Simba hotel, at Gumbet.

Our hotel was next to gumbet beach at the headland

side,we walked on the beach after 6pm,& there was

a number of boats there,there was a woman from

preston who owned the boat with her turkish

husband,& there son/girlfriend.We had some great

days out with them on trips,& went out with them

at night.My tip is have a walk on the beach &

sus the trips out.They did not overfill the boat,

great day out at camel beach.

Regards Yorkieborn

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25. Re: Booking package deals, or flights & hotel separately?

I see you live in Bournemouth, Dahne - I've recently been looking at the ThomsonFly flights out of Bournemouth to Rhodes. There was one leaving on the 4th June that I was tracking for about 10 days before, and it got down to £100 return - almost as cheap as the return hydrofoil to Fethiye. Have to stay a night in Rhodes, though, since it arrived at 22:30. I was very tempted.

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26. Re: Booking package deals, or flights & hotel separately?

Hi

Just checked thomsons,Hotel Oykun 13/07/09 for

one week,from Doncaster £808 for 2 people B/B.

2 weeks not availnable.

We got 2 weeks £804 for 2 people,from Doncaster,B/B

same date 13/07/09.So looks a good saving

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27. Re: Booking package deals, or flights & hotel separately?

Hi David - how fantastic - your £100 return to Rhodes, then add the ferry fare to Fethiye & what a bargain! - brilliant idea! You could save a fortune doing it that way!

We found the flights from Bournemouth to Dalaman to be more expensive than from London - we've paid Easy jet £455 for 2 return from Gatwick so that seemed reasonable - thats for September though. Then you've got to add the coach fare to Gatwick, but at least you can pick the days you want to go. The only thing with some return flights to Gatwick is they dump you at the airport around 1 am and the first coach to Bournemouth doesn't go til around 5.30 in the morning - still at saves driving.

Have you been to Calis this year?

My fiance & I live in Ringwood by the way - as a matter of interest what part do you live in

Regards, Dahne

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