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1. Posted by bianca_dee (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

Hello everyone.

Recently joined this forum. Since I love travelling, I figured I might learn a lot from here and I was not disappointed. Indeed, I am learning a lot.

With that, I'd like to share some of what I know too just in case you might want to check or you think it may be useful. When I travel, I love to bargain on almost everything. The airlines, including its fees and all that are part of it actually. I found this site, Screw The Airlines which actually gives tips on how to travel and get a bargain from all those expensive airline/transportation fees we all encounter. I actually used the articles there to my advantage. lol

Just thought that may help everyone. :)

Have a great day and happy travelling!

2. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

One interesting point that this site brings up, that is unknown to many people - is you can often buy a ticket to your destination cheaper, by changing en-route on an airline that is in fact going somewhere else besides.
For example, you want to go from London to Singapore. There is a flight going directly from LHR and there is another one going from Manchester, but it involves a change in Dubai. The one from Manchester will usually be cheaper. Thats regardless of whether it departs from Manchester or LHR. However, there may also be a flight thats going to Bangkok, but stops in Singapore en-route. It can quite often work out cheaper by stating your destination is Bangkok via Singapore. Sometimes it'll be cheaper to buy the ticket to Bangkok and get off in Singapore. Of course you'll only be allowed to take on board hand luggage, as hold baggage for Bangkok wont get off-loaded in Singapore. But you may be pleasantly surprised at the possible savings.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Jun-2010, at 02:47 by flyingbob ]

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 6y

In a normal situation, this thread would be considered promotional because of the link here and also in the poster's profile. It is still skirting that fine line. I have chosen to leave it due to the response it has received already.

4. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

Crikey - I hope you're not referring to my post as being promotional. I deliberately stay well clear of promoting anything (apart from mentioning the odd airline that does various routes requested, as so many people do across TP) having read the rules when I first joined up.

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 6y

Quoting flyingbob

Crikey - I hope you're not referring to my post as being promotional. I deliberately stay well clear of promoting anything (apart from mentioning the odd airline that does various routes requested, as so many people do across TP) having read the rules when I first joined up.

Nope - meant the original post and should have said that. My mistake. Sorry for the confusion, Bob. ;)

ps: You don't have any links in your profile (and you read the rules) so you're in the clear!

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Jun-2010, at 08:51 by Isadora ]

6. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

I do my best to be good.
I've done small blog too - but again, no company name or nowt bending towards any clues.

7. Posted by bianca_dee (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

Quoting flyingbob

One interesting point that this site brings up, that is unknown to many people - is you can often buy a ticket to your destination cheaper, by changing en-route on an airline that is in fact going somewhere else besides.
For example, you want to go from London to Singapore. There is a flight going directly from LHR and there is another one going from Manchester, but it involves a change in Dubai. The one from Manchester will usually be cheaper. Thats regardless of whether it departs from Manchester or LHR. However, there may also be a flight thats going to Bangkok, but stops in Singapore en-route. It can quite often work out cheaper by stating your destination is Bangkok via Singapore. Sometimes it'll be cheaper to buy the ticket to Bangkok and get off in Singapore. Of course you'll only be allowed to take on board hand luggage, as hold baggage for Bangkok wont get off-loaded in Singapore. But you may be pleasantly surprised at the possible savings.

You said it very well flyingbob! That's why I was interested in that site too! Thanks for putting that all up!

8. Posted by bianca_dee (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

Quoting Isadora

In a normal situation, this thread would be considered promotional because of the link here and also in the poster's profile. It is still skirting that fine line. I have chosen to leave it due to the response it has received already.

Oh. I am sorry about that Isadora. :(

I posted that with the thought of it possibly helping others too since I also use that.

I hope I don't violate anything or something like that. Just let me know.