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I think I'm getting shafted

Discussion in 'Style' started by bodice_ripper, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper Elite Member

    Joined: May 10, 2000 Messages: 3,195 Likes Received: 25
    my class are heading to New York from 7 to the 12 of march

    We are being told flights and accomodation in a 6 person dorm in hostel for 740 euros (963.868 USD), and are assured its a steal. I think we are getting fucked. any one experienced in this sort of thing?
     
  2. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 2, 2000 Messages: 2,521 Likes Received: 0
    that sounds high, for one person?
     
  3. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper Elite Member

    Joined: May 10, 2000 Messages: 3,195 Likes Received: 25
    it's appearantly a "great group rate", that will increase if the numbers drop below fifty. but yeah, it's that much each....
     
  4. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    coming from europe right?
    That's not a bad price at all.
    And besides, you travel with friends and experiences
    like that cant really be beat. Ask Sneak what he thinks,
    he also did the NY trip a while ago. He even posted a thread.
     
  5. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper Elite Member

    Joined: May 10, 2000 Messages: 3,195 Likes Received: 25
    you assume I travel with friends. nice people, but not easy to stomach for more than three hours. Last time we went somewhere, there was hospital grade alcohol poisoning and six stitches on the first night. I'm sure it sound cool but it isn't.

    anyway, I'm thinking of headin to germany and the czech republic for that money.
     
  6. imported_b0b

    imported_b0b Guest

    Trouble with flights to NY is that booking in advance = high prices, whilst going last minute or unpopular flights = low prices. My wife & I were looking into going to NY as we had seen flights for £180 return, but when you find a time you want to go it is more like £450. Add in hotels in NY being expensive (as they are in any major city) and your price seems about the going rate. I wouldn't say it was a bargain, but if you looked into booking the very same trip yourself (ie same flight and hotel) it would doubtless be more expensive.
     
  7. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper Elite Member

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    nah, I looked into it, at the same time we are going, and providing it's booked in the next 2 weeks (which the school trip will be....) I can get flights and the same hostel we're going to for 300 euro cheaper...
     
  8. sneak

    sneak Guest

    wow, random chance i passed by here.
    i went with a college group of 18 + 2 teachers. if i can remeber right, it was around £500 for flights and hotels. we went for 4days, 5nites and stayed slap bang next to the empire state building. if you ask me, it was good value. well worth it. new york rocks.
     
  9. Tribal_Man

    Tribal_Man New Jack

    Joined: Apr 3, 2002 Messages: 66 Likes Received: 0
    It really depends on when you go, and where you stay, that can change the price by large amounts.
     
  10. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 5,558 Likes Received: 168
    if you can find a cheaper way..then just go with one of your friends or something and do what you want. or goto somewhere else. fuck a group trip.
     
  11. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper Elite Member

    Joined: May 10, 2000 Messages: 3,195 Likes Received: 25

    now, if it were a hotel, not a hostel, I'd be ok with the asking price

    I've come to the conclusion we are indeed being shafted, perhaps to pay for the lecturers accomodation in an upmarket hotel. Either way, I can't afford it anyway at this point.

    bollox
     
  12. imported_b0b

    imported_b0b Guest

    Probably to cover the ocst of group insurance so if any of you sue them afterwards they won't be screwed.
     
  13. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    Just FYI......

    NEVER travel to the US without Insurace.
    My mom almost killed me the last time I did that.
    Let's just say I got hit by a drunk driver in the US without insurace.
    It would be SO expensive that BOTH my parents would have to
    morgage their homes to cover it.

    so yeah.. get insurace. It's oly like $100 for the whole trip.
     
  14. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    flight and accomodation, that's decent.
    you could probably do a little bit better if you spent months looking.

    nyc is one of the most expensive cities in the entire world.
    very very expensive.

    if you are planning on going to museums, expect admission prices of $15-$20
     
  15. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper Elite Member

    Joined: May 10, 2000 Messages: 3,195 Likes Received: 25
    I found better in minutes of looking. anyway, like I said, I can't afford it, so its all pointless
     
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