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How To Book An Alitalia Flight?  
User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 1877 times:


Hi,

I just tried to price a flight from LHR to MXP next summer on the Alitalia UK website and it comes up with a rather good price.
But then in the fares rules it says that you need a UK registered credit card in order to pay.
As I as a German resident of course do not have a UK registered credit card, I wonder how I can book a flight from LHR to MXP ?
On the German Alitalia site you can only book flights originating in Germany afaik.

Anyone knows more about this ?

Thanks,
B737-700

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User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Try to book on the .it site, there you don't need to be Italian resident.





User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Thanks for the info !
But this site doesn't price it at all after I selected the flights. Too bad.


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

A question not related to Alitalia, but to British Airways, British Midland and Aer Lingus.

I have to book a flights on those 3 airlines this summer, not originating in Brussels. Do those websites have restrictions like only a UK billing adress or so?

The EI flights are MAN-DUB-SNN-DUB-MAN, the BA flights are BRU-LHR-BRU and LHR-MAN-LHR and the BD flights LHR-FRA-LHR.

Thanks,
Frederic


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

If you have a profile at the LH InfoFlyway, you can book it there.
I just got a quote 75 + 18.60 GBP

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

Unfortunately British Airways, for security reasons, will only accept credit cards that are issued from your country of departure at www.ba.com.  Sad sorry!!


User currently offlineOA277 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Hi,
since you're living in the UK, you're probably having a bank account there, if you do so try to book it with your debit card(Switch/Solo)


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Hello Daniel,

If you have a profile at the LH InfoFlyway, you can book it there.
I just got a quote 75 + 18.60 GBP


BD asks 79£... I hope that I don't need an English billing adress???


Hello Britair,

Does this mean that I can't book LHR-MAN-LHR on BA??

Regards,
Frederic



User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Try this:

Europe's answer to Orbitz

http://www.opodo.com.uk

-n


User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

opodo.CO.uk


lalalalalala



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User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1741 times:


Thanks folks.
About Opodo. Imho they absolutely suck !
They come up with ridiculously high prices. The AZ flight is 6 times as expensive as on the AZ website !
Then it doesn't find certain flights at all. A masterpiece of rubbish.


User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

Hi Frederick!

I have found a way around it for you at www.ba.com!!

If you are actually flying BRU-LHR-BRU and LHR-MAN-LHR in the one trip, then you can book it as one itinerary (i.e. BRU-LHR-MAN-LHR-BRU) it will (hopefully) price as two separate returns giving you the cheapest fare but in the one booking. That way, BRU is your origin and therefore no problem with UK credit cards etc.

The way to do it is on the first page of www.ba.com, before the booking section there is "Book One Way and Multi City"......click on that. Then the next screen use BRU as your origin and MAN as your destination and LHR as your stopover....and go from there!

Hopefully that should work!!  Smile

If you need any more help let me know!  Smile

Cheers.


User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

I'll give you an advice, instead of all those problems, why don't you book a Ryanair flight fron STN to BGY?

There are no credit card problems and you'll pay less for sure.....


User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

Hi B737-300,

well opodo.de is not as bas as you think. The Ailitalia roundtrip LHR-MXP-LHR wil cost you € 178,- incl. all taxes and fees.

I've booked two times a flight on their website, and it was nowhere cheaper than there... it was HAM-LHR-EWR-LHR-HAM for € 350,- and HAM-FRA-JFK-FRA-HAM for € 300,-

Regards
Tobi
Hamburg/Germany



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User currently offlineThe Rock From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

What ever happened to calling a travel agent? Isn't time money anymore, or do most people have nothing better to do. Bar none, travel agents will ultimately be your best bet. Remember they also have internet.

I happen to be one. I have heard of people searching for 4 to 5 hours. Wow!!!

For a measly $10 most agents will do all the work for you. We also have access to fares that most people don't.


User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1540 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

happened to me only recently, booking LGW-Florence. I phoned them up and they honoured the web site price.


L1011 - P F M
User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

Hello Britair,

If I do it like you say (I also tried it before), the fare for BRU-LHR-MAN-LHR-BRU is €352. If I book the same flights separate, the fare is €195...

Anyway, thanks for your help!

Regards,
Frederic


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