Thinking seriously of doing this for the first time.Price hikes this year plus the fact that I have 2 extra under 18's going with us and we'll have to go mid to end July means that it's going to cost us £2532 for a week.
I've had a quick look at DIY before and never got the courage to go ahead mainly because of horror stories you hear about people arriving at airports and there is no seat booked,no record of booking,bumped off flight etc etc.
Are the cheap tickets offered by companies like BMI baby and East jet ok?
I've done a quick costing today and I recon I can get
7 days in Sol Pelicanos(3 double rooms)
plus the flights from Cardiff(£59.99 each)
and taxi transfers
thats nearly £700 saving.
That can't be right surely?
Am I right in thinking you have to book the flight first then the hotel then the taxi.
Anyone got any idiot friendly tips for me
I have just done my first Diy to Benidorm, I was warry as we were traveling with a child. I checked my hotel first then I booked my flights I then booked my hotel. I was a bit nervous about using Alpha beds as I haven`t heard much about them so I booked the Hotel via Alpha beds through a Travel Agent their cost was the same so I knew I had the agents ABTA bonding. Last of all I used my credit card so if anyone when bust I knew my money was safe.
I can honestly say things have never gone as smooth, flights on time both ways,good service with Easyjet. Hotel room ready on arrival so need to worry about Alphabeds and a swift transfer no waiting for everyone to get on the coach that drops off at numerous hotels.
I`m so impressed that I`ve booked 2 more diy holidays for this year, the saving I made on my xmas diy Benidorm has paid for 1 of them.
Since that initial DIY trip last January, we have had three more breaks to Spain, so as you can tell, the savings are definitely worth it.
Booked the flights and hotel this morning.
I've only got to book the airport transfer now.
Can anyone tell me how it works.Do u book the shuttle now or wait until nearer the time.I'm assuming you pay in euros for the return journey when you arrive at the airport.
Is the shuttle at a designated pick up point or does the driver wait for your flight with one of those plackards with your name on it?
Payments are made online at the time of booking, and full instructions about pick up should be displayed on the website.
I believe that bookings made by phone, or payments made direct to the driver, may be liable to a surcharge.
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