Post Reply
Brochures
Post: #11
Hi, I agree, I tend to like my own independence and my pre flight treat in a hotel or with a friend overnight, my holiday naturally starts the minute I step out the door or finish work actually and I don't think i'd enjoy a 4 hour drive in a car to Heathrow with a driver I didn't know, what with thinking of things to talk about etc and worrying if they were going to turn up in good time, to be honest this service wouldn't appeal to me neither, also if this wasn't required then I don't suppose any refund would be offered, I also wonder how they could send lets say 20 cars out to all parts of the country and all be there upon our return also, seems a very muddily service to me

best wishes

Dave
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post: #12
While on our thoughts

I am sure a while back there was a discussion about a reward system or discount for frequent users or if people booked on our recommendation etc. Is this still being worked on? Or was I dreaming and hoping this.

I to do not want to absorb a proportion of a charge for others to get a taxi ride.

Cindy
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post: #13
I posted on this earlier about flexibility and have the same views but if something like this was introduced then JY would probably need to factor this into costs somehow.
Using Cuba as an example, where I have travelled often & extensively, then comparing a firm named elsewhere in the thread that offers travel to the airport then whilst they sometimes use the same hotels as JY/TS...
1) In Havana this firm uses a hotel outside Havana in a suburb called Mirimar. There is a free shuttle but no mention of the frequency of this and at best this will be 1/2 hour to the centre or a taxi costing around £10 each way. There is not a lot to do in Mirimar. On the other hand JY uses a hotel right in the centre. Plenty to do & no hidden transfer costs.
2) For Trinidad then JY uses a very nice hotel on the beach. You are a short hop from Trinidad if you want to stay on or even as we did on a TS trip one time pop back into town in the evening. The other company stays in Sancti Spiritus which, on Cuban roads, is about an hour inland and whilst pleasant enough is out in the sticks meaning you are pretty well stuck in the hotel.
I am sure others could make similar comparisons.
Whilst open to some flexibility I would not like to see this at the expense of JY/TS seeking to cover the cost of home to airport transfers by cutting costs elsewhere such as moving to out of town hotels where they have used centrally located ones in the past..
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post: #14
Would not like to see transport to the airport added, as I assume that would obviously make the holidays cost more.  I can get to Gatwick and Heathrow in about 1.5 hours from where I live by public transport, any travel by road would take a lot longer (especially during rush hour).  But I guess everyone's views on this issue depend on their starting point, times of flight etc.

I did last week book a holiday with another tour group (not the 50+ one) and was offered transport to the airport there and back, within the price.  Its  a 10 day holiday and leaves from Gatwick and returns to Heathrow.  I declined the car trip to Gatwick, as due to the timings it would be travelling to the other side of London during rush hour (I live NE London) and getting to Gatwick is actually pretty easy using public transport for me.  But I did take the return from Heathrow, as the flight gets in early evening and I think the car could be a good option.  Anyway will be interested to see how it works. 

Katy
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post: #15
(28/09/2016, 01:50 PM)katy1717 Wrote: Would not like to see transport to the airport added, as I assume that would obviously make the holidays cost more.  I can get to Gatwick and Heathrow in about 1.5 hours from where I live by public transport, any travel by road would take a lot longer (especially during rush hour).  But I guess everyone's views on this issue depend on their starting point, times of flight etc.

I did last week book a holiday with another tour group (not the 50+ one) and was offered transport to the airport there and back, within the price.  Its  a 10 day holiday and leaves from Gatwick and returns to Heathrow.  I declined the car trip to Gatwick, as due to the timings it would be travelling to the other side of London during rush hour (I live NE London) and getting to Gatwick is actually pretty easy using public transport for me.  But I did take the return from Heathrow, as the flight gets in early evening and I think the car could be a good option.  Anyway will be interested to see how it works. 

Katy

Hi Katy
You are lucky that you live so close to Heathrow & Gatwick so you can plck any holiday, unfortunately for all of us that live north of Watford a additional flight or coach travel and maybe a night in a hotel puts a cost on top of the holiday cost. So included travel would enable us to go on a wide range of tours

Steve
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)