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1. Posted by pollygo (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

Bulgaria offered a 39,000 Star Alliance in their 'old' currency for $2,619.78 (CAD), but since it joined the European Union that price is in Euros 3299 which comes to $5123 CAD. Quite the jump!!

Does anyone know of a 'cheaper' country to purchase a Star Alliance. Obviously, one has to get a one way ticket to that country.

Polly

2. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

What do you mean by Bulgaria's "Old currency"??

3. Posted by pollygo (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

What do you mean by Bulgaria's "Old currency"??

Isn't Bulgaria now part of the EU? If so, it's in Euros.
The way I see it is that the old fare in their 'old' currency was a 'dead' bargain, but not now that it's being quoted in Euros.
Do I have it right.

And Redpaddy.....great idea of single tickets. I'm giving some thought to it.

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 7y

Quoting pollygo

Quoting Redpaddy

What do you mean by Bulgaria's "Old currency"??

Isn't Bulgaria now part of the EU? If so, it's in Euros.
The way I see it is that the old fare in their 'old' currency was a 'dead' bargain, but not now that it's being quoted in Euros.
Do I have it right.

And Redpaddy.....great idea of single tickets. I'm giving some thought to it.

UK is EU as well, but have GBP, not euro. Poland..Bulgaria, the same

5. Posted by pollygo (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

Quoting pollygo

Bulgaria offered a 39,000 Star Alliance in their 'old' currency for $2,619.78 (CAD), but since it joined the European Union that price is in Euros 3299 which comes to $5123 CAD. Quite the jump!!

Does anyone know of a 'cheaper' country to purchase a Star Alliance. Obviously, one has to get a one way ticket to that country.

Polly

Update:
Bulgaria was to enter the EU in 2009. However, as of today, May, 2009 the currency is still the lev.
I found a site that quoted a RWT from Bulgaria for $2,619.78 (CA). I have lost that site!! (ugh).
On the internet I have not been able to locate a web page giving advise as to how to purchase a RWT from Bulgaria.

Thailand is quoted as another cheap country of purchase. I did find one site, but there was very little savings. Would a big travel company like Thomas Cook (say, located in UK) purchase it in Bulgaria for me? Would they have T.C outlets there?
Polly