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User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3958 times:

I am looking at booking with flybe from GLA to SOU on July 26th to return on the 10th August. I've come accross a good flight time via expedia but had a couple of questions.

Firstly, I'm looking at these flights to try and get on some flybe aircraft

GLA-SOU Q400

SOU-MAN ERJ195
MAN-GLA ATR72

As you might tell, I'm confused about the ATR72 routing that has appeared and wondered if anyone could shed some light on this, aer arran perhaps. Also, this route was found on expedia and it says in the general terms and conditions that bookings include one bag but I don't want to book the flights and find I need to pay for the bag at the airport. I will phone them but wondered if any a.netters might have had past experiences with using expedia for low fare flights.

Any advice would be great guys


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User currently offlineTrb10 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3877 times:

Are you sure Expedia is cheaper than buying direct? I'd be very surprised if it was.

User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3813 times:

Flybe themselves do not have any ATRs, so it is either entered under the wrong airline or under the wrong aircraft type.


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

Think they may have leased one from Aer Arann


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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

I also see BE 7272, BE 7278 and BE 7282 as ATR flights in Amadeus

User currently offlineHywel From Uganda, joined Apr 2008, 802 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

Yep, they've leased 2 of them for 2008. Both from Aer Arann.

User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3689 times:



Quoting Trb10 (Reply 1):
Are you sure Expedia is cheaper than buying direct? I'd be very surprised if it was.

Direct return with flybe is 160. before I add any bags, this is the problem



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User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3670 times:



Quoting Trb10 (Reply 1):
Are you sure Expedia is cheaper than buying direct? I'd be very surprised if it was.

Yes indeed, we very frequently are and most esp with ESF's!!

Quoting BMED (Thread starter):
Also, this route was found on expedia and it says in the general terms and conditions that bookings include one bag but I don't want to book the flights and find I need to pay for the bag at the airport

If you book any Flybe flight on Expedia UK you will not be charged for your permitted baggage at the airport.....the fee does not apply to an Expedia UK booking.


User currently offlineSuper737 From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

The RE ATRs operating for BE are at BHD & GLA. I would reccomend booking direct with BE because I have encountered people with bookings through expedia and the likes and no luggage will have been paid for. Just depends, ive had people who have booked expensive flights just to be told £12 per bag per sector.

But sometimes expedia will have bought a certain class i.e. G or I with BE is no luggage to be paid for but again depends.



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User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3647 times:



Quoting Super737 (Reply 8):
But sometimes expedia will have bought a certain class i.e. G or I with BE is no luggage to be paid for but again depends.

With all due respect, you are entirely incorrect!
Expedia do not 'buy' any class on any airline whatsoever and is most certainly not a consolidator. With equal respect, those you have 'encountered' who paid any baggage are then not exactly being truthful with the whole story......if an overzealous check-in agent errs and charges for a bag, then a simple call to Belfast or Londonderry will resolve it immediately. If no time to do so prior to the flight that pax will receive an automatic refund on receipt of the charge slip.


User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3647 times:



Quoting AirNZ (Reply 7):
If you book any Flybe flight on Expedia UK you will not be charged for your permitted baggage at the airport.....the fee does not apply to an Expedia UK booking

Sorry but I could be reading this wrong but your saying no and yes to pay for baggage?



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User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3626 times:



Quoting BMED (Reply 10):
Sorry but I could be reading this wrong but your saying no and yes to pay for baggage?

I'm saying nothing of the sort at all, and am curious how you could be reading it that way.
I am clearly stating that a booking on any Flybe flight made through Expedia UK is not subject to any charge for permitted baggage. The Flybe baggage charge does not apply (and no, the baggage fee is not already inflated into the shown price).
By "permitted" baggage" I am referring to one checked bag.......not the case of a pax arriving with half a dozen suitcases and getting the fee waived for them all.


User currently offlineGCDEG From Greece, joined Jan 2006, 352 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3608 times:



Quoting BMED (Reply 10):
Sorry but I could be reading this wrong but your saying no and yes to pay for baggage?

It's ok I read it this way too but after reading it again it made sense. Basically AirNZ is saying that the baggage fee does not apply to any Expedia UK booking therefore you will not be charged extra for checking in a bag at the airport.

Quoting Hywel (Reply 5):
Yep, they've leased 2 of them for 2008. Both from Aer Arann

EI-REJ which is in all white colours and EI-REH, both of which are now regulars in GLA.

GCDEG



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User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

Well I booked the flights guys and expedia sent me the following email along with my confirmation booking

Expedia.co.uk are working with Flybe to minimise your costs when you travel. Please note that within your booking process you have already paid for 1 piece of checked baggage for each traveller for each sector of your journey

So all seems good, thanks for everyones help.



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User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

Make sure you do a trip report - we are all interested to see how you go checking your bags.

User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3359 times:



Quoting Trb10 (Reply 1):
Are you sure Expedia is cheaper than buying direct? I'd be very surprised if it was.

You'd be suprised!!! If often Flybe SOU-JER and Expedia is frequently 5-10% cheaper. Daft really.



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User currently offlineEurohub From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3233 times:



Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 14):
we are all interested to see how you go checking your bags

I wanted to fly BHX-STR and then FRA-BHX in March but I couldn't make the timings work with my preferred carrier (LH) and BE couldn't do a multi-segment journey in only one transaction on their website. But Expedia came to the rescue with lower fares than the BE website and one piece of checked baggage per sector. Expedia even sent a seperate Email to confirm the position over checked baggage, which I kept on me at the airport just in case but experienced no difficulties at all.

I think BE have upgraded their booking engine to permit multi-segment rservations in a single transaction recently, but I now always compare their own prices against Expedia just in case.

Regards,
Eurohub



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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3202 times:



Quoting AirNZ (Reply 7):
with ESF's!!

ESF, stands for? Ehm, Eurovision Song Festival ?



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User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3082 times:



Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 17):
ESF, stands for?

Expedia Special Fare, and which is very different from a Published Fare in all respects (not just price)

Quoting Cumulus (Reply 15):
You'd be suprised!!! If often Flybe SOU-JER and Expedia is frequently 5-10% cheaper. Daft really.

Yes indeed, and what I said at the start. But nothing "daft" about it though.

Quoting BMED (Reply 13):
Well I booked the flights guys and expedia sent me the following email along with my confirmation booking

Expedia.co.uk are working with Flybe to minimise your costs when you travel. Please note that within your booking process you have already paid for 1 piece of checked baggage for each traveller for each sector of your journey

So all seems good, thanks for everyones help.

Cheers BMED, and we at Expedia UK are glad to be of service to you. Have a good trip!


User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Ok, I've just checked my booking on flybe and I have 9 bags booked for the first 2 flights and 0 for the final flight!!! Not sure whats happening here!


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