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To Thank Thomas Cook for clarifying the matter of paying to sit beside your children

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Groovee Sat 29-Jun-13 02:57:19

I flew Thomas Cook today to Florida. I paid extra for seats together and got to choose where we were sitting.

We decided to go on last because we had seats and there were near the cabin door. When I got settled a family were not happy that they had 5 single seats. The cabin crew were quite adamant that they could not ask customers who have paid to choose their seats to move.

So last weeks thread is solved gringringringrin

ivykaty44 Mon 01-Jul-13 17:16:25

My dd1 looked at going to Spain last half term, for her and her two siblings it was over £1200 for three return flights to Mercia with Ryan air. I don't think that is cheap when you can go by train for £400 each, ok you start in London on the afternoon and get there the following tea time but you can take luggage fro free and you get sat next to each other as part of the booking and it is a pleasant way to travel if you have a bit more time.

That said wasn't there an airline this weekend sat for 30 hours on the tarmac, the budget airline flybee at a hot airport and they wouldn't let the passengers of the plane

ivykaty44 Mon 01-Jul-13 17:18:15

Oh and as he siblings are still classed as children they get half fare so it is cheaper than flying

itwillgetbettersoon Mon 01-Jul-13 20:20:20

When I buy three theatre tickets on line I get three tickets next to each other. When I bought Olympic tickets last year online we were seated together. So why can't airlines do the same? I buy three tickets I expect the three tickets to be next to each other. It is a rip off and just another way to make money. They know in advance the configurations of tickets so it isn't rocket science to work out!!!

ivykaty44 Mon 01-Jul-13 20:59:23

if you pay to sit next to someone - they also have to pay to sit next to you, it is the biggest con ever.

The only reason that the airlines charge for seating is due to the fact they can and people will pay.

Sallyingforth Mon 01-Jul-13 21:23:16

ivykaty44 You can drive from London to Mercia in a couple of hours.

Coconutty Mon 01-Jul-13 21:37:59

Couple of hours?!

Sallyingforth Mon 01-Jul-13 21:39:05

Yes you can drive to Mercia in a couple of hours. I do so regularly from London.

Sallyingforth Mon 01-Jul-13 21:43:50

Straight up the M1.
On the other hand, Murcia takes a bit longer.

ivykaty44 Mon 01-Jul-13 23:02:30

could you show me on a map where Mercia is please?

ivykaty44 Mon 01-Jul-13 23:03:46

Sally that will be the mercia you can drive to in a couple of hours - where is it near?

Sallyingforth Tue 02-Jul-13 09:09:11

Google is your friend.

ivykaty44 Tue 02-Jul-13 16:06:48

Sally mercia was in the past an area stretching from the boarders of sussex to northumberland - but then as you left london you would already be in mercia as it was incompassed int he area.

I used to listen to the radio station but it isn't a place any longer

Where do you mean now? come on give a proper answer none of this google is your friend malarky

DarkWinter Tue 02-Jul-13 17:35:11
Coconutty Tue 02-Jul-13 18:03:44

Oh, you were being funny, I missed that.

Sallyingforth Tue 02-Jul-13 20:31:19

ivykaty44
You asked me where was Mercia that I could drive to in two hours. You have found the answer.
Now please tell me where was the Mercia that you can fly to with Ryanair? I have looked on their website but it doesn't seem to be listed.

ivykaty44 Tue 02-Jul-13 21:28:02

wel if yu cn't find it then posibly yu will nevr get to go their sally, but then it will not be there loss

Sallyingforth Tue 02-Jul-13 21:36:56

No, looks like I never will. But I have been to Murcia though, and enjoyed it.

holidaybug Tue 02-Jul-13 21:40:01

Terrible airline policy!

ivykaty44 Tue 02-Jul-13 22:10:52

well be careful in that time machine on the M1 hit the wrong button and you could end up in the ducking pond

Sallyingforth Tue 02-Jul-13 23:15:03

Seriously though *ivykaty44", I would suggest your DD and family consider going to Murcia instead. The weather is certainly better. Goodnight smile

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