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Stopyourhavering Tue 18-Apr-17 13:04:18

Need to book return flight from Manchester to Cambodia (Phnom Penh) for dd who's helping in camp from mid June for a month
Where is best place to buy ticket?... used travelbag and trailfinders in the past.....
Also best airline for connections etc....seen a Cathay Pacific flight for £682 with stopover in Hong Kong....know Eithiad is cheaper but there are 2 changes and lots of potential for missing connections!( dd has dyspraxia and dyslexia so the fewer changes the better!!)

rosesandcashmere Tue 18-Apr-17 13:11:03

Cathay Pacific are very good. I normally book with the airline directly.

PenguinDi Tue 18-Apr-17 13:33:30

When I booked my Heathrow to New Zealand I looked online then went into a travel agent and got their deals, how old is dd?

Stopyourhavering Tue 18-Apr-17 16:08:40

She's 20 and flew to Bangkok and on to Koh Samui last summer ( but was with bf) this will be her fist solo long haul
The flight from Manchester to Phnom Penh is via HongKong and only one stop on way out but way back she'd stop at Hong Kong and then Gatwick to fly up from Heathrow- Manchester and I don't think there enough time between flights to make connection....think we may have to pick her up from Gatwick! ( the more direct flight is about £300 more!shock)

PenguinDi Tue 18-Apr-17 18:26:51

I flew to NZ in 2006 (22) on my own and had a fuel stop in shanghai on the way out and Bangkok on the way back, she'll be fine though. The airline crew can keep an eye out if you like and put her in a seat near to them. It will be scary but a massive confidence boost for her and something to put down on a CV.

caroldecker Tue 18-Apr-17 18:59:53

this is £466 if you can get her to Heathrow.
this gets her to Heathrow from manchester for £104.
You may need to play with dates and times.

Stopyourhavering Tue 18-Apr-17 20:03:00

After speaking to trailfinders I managed to get a v good deal, with return leg from Hong Kong in Premium economy with Cathay Pacific in one of their new A350's
Thoroughly recommend Trailfinders, their knowledge of the countries is amazing

specialsubject Wed 19-Apr-17 22:19:23

Just the obvious reminder about the specialist travel insurance needed.

Stopyourhavering Wed 19-Apr-17 22:27:49

Thanks, already sorted...Got international multi trip insurance with American Express- carried on from her Thailand trip last year
Just got couple of booster vaccinations to get apply for visa and complete her TEFL course and she'll be off!

specialsubject Thu 20-Apr-17 10:12:49

Please please check that insurance! Multi trip cover has limits on time for each trip and probably doesn't cover volunteering.

Google Stephanie inglis, who made this mistake and would be dead without £300k of crowd funding.

Stopyourhavering Thu 20-Apr-17 19:34:02

Yup she's fully covered thanks- she's away for less than a month in Cambodia and has £10,000,000 medical emergency& repatriation cover

specialsubject Thu 20-Apr-17 20:24:56

Sorry to bang on, but are they happy that she is working? This invalidates many policies.

Forgive me if already sorted but if a well travelled athlete can get this wrong...

Stopyourhavering Thu 20-Apr-17 22:04:16
Seems fairly comprehensive....?

Stopyourhavering Thu 20-Apr-17 22:09:16
This is the camp she's going to....wish I was a student!

specialsubject Fri 21-Apr-17 09:21:09

Ah, world nomads. Pricey but all the cover needed for workers and volunteers. She needs to stay away from crocodiles but is fine with air

More seriously, if she gets on a motorbike (best not) no helmet, no insurance , and as always, drunk or drugged no cover.
24/7 d e e t and she is good to go.

Thanks, op, if only all were as on the ball and apologies for any doubt.

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