vandenheuvel
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Need Help On Islas Airways Booking

Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:28 pm

Hi all,

I am trying to book a one way ticket on Islas airways. I wanted to travel a Armas ferry service and found out Islas is only 5 euro's more expensive. Now the Islas website is in Spanish only. I try to book the 'ahorro' fare. What is this? Fare conditions are in Spanish only. I understand that Canary Islands residents travel at discount. Is this fare bookable for non residents? Fare conditions are shown below.

https://www.islasnet.com/condicionestarifa.php?fare=VPROMO&idioma=es&Origen=LPA&Destino=TFN

Binter shows a 'tarifa valle'. Is this available for foreigners too? As I don't see any other reason on why to book the twice as expensive 'tarifa turista'.

Furthermore the Armas website shows great fare's for travelers under 26 years old. Do I need anything more than just my passport to make use of this fare? Like some Spanish university membership card?

Thanks in advance.

Tim,
 
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RE: Need Help On Islas Airways Booking

Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:06 pm

Quoting vandenheuvel (Thread starter):
https://www.islasnet.com/condicionestarifa.php?fare=VPROMO&idioma=es&Origen=LPA&Destino=TFN

To my understanding it is a tariff available to everybody.
It does not include any discount for residents yet
Remainder of conditions as usual: immediately to be paid for; no change, no refund.

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RE: Need Help On Islas Airways Booking

Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:03 pm

Quoting vandenheuvel (Thread starter):
I try to book the 'ahorro' fare. What is this?

'ahorro' means saver.

Quoting HT (Reply 1):
To my understanding it is a tariff available to everybody.
It does not include any discount for residents yet
Remainder of conditions as usual: immediately to be paid for; no change, no refund.

In addition:
Baggage freedom to 20 kilograms
Combined tariff available except with athletic or paramedic tariffs.
Immediate reservation and ticketing
No minimum or maximum stay required
No open jaw
No group booking
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RE: Need Help On Islas Airways Booking

Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:45 am

Quoting vandenheuvel (Thread starter):
I understand that Canary Islands residents travel at discount. Is this fare bookable for non residents?



NO!

Quoting HT (Reply 1):
To my understanding it is a tariff available to everybody



NO!

If you have a closer look on the fares rules, you will find out:
"Descuento Residente Canario: Sí. (50% Residentes) "

If you wanna book (just try!), you are forced to enter "Datos Acreditación de Residente Canario"- your residency card number! Simple as that!
 
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RE: Need Help On Islas Airways Booking

Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:27 am

Hi all,

Thank you so much for your help.

Quoting HT (Reply 1):
To my understanding it is a tariff available to everybody.
It does not include any discount for residents yet

I think your right on this. As I have clearly selected 'no residentes' on the first step of my booking. When you select 'residentes' you get a 50% discount. Only in this case you'll be asked about your ID number.

Quoting debonair (Reply 3):
If you have a closer look on the fares rules, you will find out:
"Descuento Residente Canario: Sí. (50% Residentes) "

It's just so confusing in Spanish. I think I can book it, yet I'm not in for some adventure. It's not really clear to me whether this residents discount is included already. I think it's not.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
'ahorro' means saver.

Akhmad, thanks for your translation. I already knew you speak Spanish  

I'm gonna book the Ahorro fare tonight. If any of you know more about the process, can you please explain? If it doesn't seem to work out there is always the twice per hour Binter service as back up.

Tim,
 
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RE: Need Help On Islas Airways Booking

Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:30 am

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 4):
It's just so confusing in Spanish. I think I can book it, yet I'm not in for some adventure. It's not really clear to me whether this residents discount is included already. I think it's not.

Should not be included yet, as there is are separate conditions for discounts for children (ninos) (= no discount) and infants (bébes) listed as well as for bigger families (Familia Numerosa).
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RE: Need Help On Islas Airways Booking

Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:00 pm

Quoting debonair (Reply 3):
If you have a closer look on the fares rules, you will find out:
"Descuento Residente Canario: Sí. (50% Residentes) "

You make the selection for number of pax being either Residents or No Residents in the intial selection screen already. The Ahorro-Fare then gets quoted as 14.35 € for Residents and 26.85€ for Non Residents (each plus tax and handling).

Quoting vandenheuvel (Thread starter):
Furthermore the Armas website shows great fare's for travelers under 26 years old.

Islasnet has a "TARIFA PARA JóVENES MENORES DE 31"-fare. One only needs proof of date of birth (passport, D.N.I., ...)
, but here the fare is higher than AHORRO.
-HT

[Edited 2010-06-12 16:15:28]
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RE: Need Help On Islas Airways Booking

Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:52 pm

HT, thanks for your help again. I decided on taking the risk and booked LPA-TFN. I have to say Binters website is a lot easier to use and more customer friendly. Mainly because of the language option. I booked Islas because Binter is already on my log.

I've paid only €32, there wasn't even a creditcard fee. Thats a bargain.

I've booked the Armas ferrie service back to my hotel on G.C. I hope this turns out to be allright.

Tim,
 
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RE: Need Help On Islas Airways Booking

Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:43 pm

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 7):
HT, thanks for your help again.

Graag gedaan !

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 7):
I decided on taking the risk and booked LPA-TFN. (..) I've booked the Armas ferry service back to my hotel on G.C. I hope this turns out to be allright.

Enjoy your trip !
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RE: Need Help On Islas Airways Booking

Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:38 pm

Quoting HT (Reply 8):
Enjoy your trip !


And for sure looking forward to your trip report on this, Tim! 
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RE: Need Help On Islas Airways Booking

Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:54 pm

Quoting HT (Reply 8):
Graag gedaan !

Das ist gut. Ich sprache auch eine bit Deutch!

I will make a trip report. It's just 2 days after our A321 meet. Weird enough I'm looking forward to sailing the Armas ferrie more than flying Islas. Maybe I should find another forum  

Tim,

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