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1   Alykanas/Alykes Messageboard / Re: Dannyís hotel announcement on October 18, 2019, 03:30:55 pm

Started by tony welsh - Last post by tony welsh

Dennis studios are part of Plessas Palace, they are directly across the main village road from the P.P. at the rear of the car park there. They were left redundant for a good few years but were brought back to life in more recent times. Hereís a link below and the facilities referred to in it are for the P.P.:- https://m.zantehotels4u.com/hotel/dennis-studios

2   Alykanas/Alykes Messageboard / Re: Dannyís hotel announcement on October 18, 2019, 02:31:26 pm

Started by tony welsh - Last post by sophia

Interesting comments. Where are Dennis Studios ? Can't place them in relation to Danny's.

3   Alykanas/Alykes Messageboard / Re: Dannyís hotel announcement on October 15, 2019, 12:34:19 pm

Started by tony welsh - Last post by tony welsh

T.U.I. certainly will have the monopoly on the Southern airports with package holidays but JET2 are firmly established as well but at the moment only from Northern airports. Fingers crossed for others that they may spread South. Itís very early days, remember when Monarch went bust and JET2 sort of appeared overnight with rapid expansion. Maybe another player might join the market with the void left by T. Cook if they have enough planes. Thereís no real shortage of acommodations on the island also other countries will be interested in the vacant flight spots, an Italian budget airline has already announced they will fly across from Naples !!

4   Alykanas/Alykes Messageboard / Re: Dannyís hotel announcement on October 15, 2019, 12:16:15 pm

Started by tony welsh - Last post by Andy_H

Had a look at the packages this morning - for some context, we originally booked 13th to 27th August flying out of Manchester with Thomas Cook. 2 adults, 2 kids, 2 bedroom apartment with extra baggage allowance for three of the four of us. With TC, that originally came to £2650 - I later changed the flights in the package to the same date but flying from Liverpool with Easyjet instead and this dropped the price to £2500 (after adding in £150 admin costs to make the changes).

With TUI, the same holiday, flying from Manchester on Friday 14th to 28th (no Thursday flights with TUI) prices up as £3100 (though there is a £150 discount you can apply when booking) - so for the equivalent deal, it's £300 more expensive than Thomas Cook for us.

My perception has always been that TUI is a bit more expensive than Thomas Cook - this kind of backs up what I thought.

It doesn't directly affect us because the morning after TC's collapse, I booked flights separately and the 2 bedroom apartment at Dennis Studios instead (knowing we would get the refund from ATOL) - roughly the same price as our original Danny's booking with TC (although for 18 nights rather than 14  ;D )

Danny's has always been our favourite hotel in the resort, but we have stayed at a number of places - Draganikos, Zante Garden, Zante Flower, Thetis and now Dennis Studios - am happy to stay anywhere as long as we get our Alykanas fix, but while I'm happy that Yannis has got a new contract in place, I think there's a reasonable chance this means we will not be booking any packages at all anymore (and, as a result not staying at Danny's). Shame, but we'll be happy to spend a few days around the pool there instead.

TUI having almost a monopoly on packages now isn't going to help keep prices down either

5   Alykanas/Alykes Messageboard / Re: Dannyís hotel announcement on October 15, 2019, 09:10:53 am

Started by tony welsh - Last post by tony welsh

Both Dannyís Hotel and the Alykanas Beach Hotel are now this morning showing prices with T.U.I. online for next Season. When looking for prices enter the individual hotelís name in the search box not Zante on the T.U.I. website. I have no idea of package prices thesedays as we travel flight only.

6   Alykanas/Alykes Messageboard / Re: Flights booked 2020on October 14, 2019, 09:33:49 pm

Started by tony welsh - Last post by Mike

Soupdragon, just wondering if you will be reimbursed for the cancelled parking due to failure of Thomas Cook. We hadn't got as far as booking parking for our holiday with them next year and have already begun the process of claiming for our holiday which we paid for in full. Also I suppose their customers may have other additional costs to consider, like kennel fees, hotel bookings  in UK prior to flying out...even pre booked airport lounges. It's such a mess to sort out.
Sophia as regardís to airport car parking personally I book direct independently and pay the extra insurance premium normally available at the pre pay stage of the booking process. This is just a nominal amount (about £2) which gives you the option of cancellation and to make changes free of charge.

Do the same Tony with Holiday Extras, get fast track security at a reduced rate as well which is a godsend! I flew out to Madrid last Tuesday and the security queue was rammed, fast track took me no time flat. Why more people don't use it is a mystery to me, even if you buy it on-site it's only £5. No brainer.

7   Alykanas/Alykes Messageboard / Re: Flights booked 2020on October 14, 2019, 04:22:37 pm

Started by tony welsh - Last post by Soupdragon

Soupdragon, just wondering if you will be reimbursed for the cancelled parking due to failure of Thomas Cook. We hadn't got as far as booking parking for our holiday with them next year and have already begun the process of claiming for our holiday which we paid for in full. Also I suppose their customers may have other additional costs to consider, like kennel fees, hotel bookings  in UK prior to flying out...even pre booked airport lounges. It's such a mess to sort out.

We just cancelled our bookings and got a full refund. We've not cancelled next October's yet as we've not sorted anything out with Vikki, that and next October's flights aren't on sale yet.
We should be able to ammend it anyway so it shouldn't be a problem. Fingers crossed anyway

Cheers.          Tom and Rose

Just double checked and we had cancelled next October's car park. If we book direct we'll more than likely be flying from Liverpool. Our hosts are still in discussions with tour operators so we may yet book another package with them. Time will tell

Cheers.          Tom and Rose

8   Alykanas/Alykes Messageboard / Re: Flights booked 2020on October 14, 2019, 01:15:30 pm

Started by tony welsh - Last post by tony welsh

Soupdragon, just wondering if you will be reimbursed for the cancelled parking due to failure of Thomas Cook. We hadn't got as far as booking parking for our holiday with them next year and have already begun the process of claiming for our holiday which we paid for in full. Also I suppose their customers may have other additional costs to consider, like kennel fees, hotel bookings  in UK prior to flying out...even pre booked airport lounges. It's such a mess to sort out.
Sophia as regardís to airport car parking personally I book direct independently and pay the extra insurance premium normally available at the pre pay stage of the booking process. This is just a nominal amount (about £2) which gives you the option of cancellation and to make changes free of charge.

9   Alykanas/Alykes Messageboard / Re: Flights booked 2020on October 14, 2019, 10:17:55 am

Started by tony welsh - Last post by sophia

Soupdragon, just wondering if you will be reimbursed for the cancelled parking due to failure of Thomas Cook. We hadn't got as far as booking parking for our holiday with them next year and have already begun the process of claiming for our holiday which we paid for in full. Also I suppose their customers may have other additional costs to consider, like kennel fees, hotel bookings  in UK prior to flying out...even pre booked airport lounges. It's such a mess to sort out.

10   Alykanas/Alykes Messageboard / Re: Flights booked 2020on October 13, 2019, 10:19:15 pm

Started by tony welsh - Last post by Mike

Glad you got sorted. My wife was trying from similar time but couldnít get in until around 06:20. By then flights in August were around 275 each return! Not happy, double what we paid last time, and their inability to cope with demand costs us.

Nowt to do with their "inability to cope", all done by computer algorithm. They're a business after all (not a charity) and will maximise profit whenever possible.
Did the same when I ran my own firm (not an airline obviously).
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