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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 12oz Elite Member

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    I think I'm getting shafted

    Discussion started by bodice_ripper - Nov 19, 2004

    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?
     
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    23578 - Replied Nov 19, 2004

    that sounds high, for one person?
     
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    bodice_ripper - Replied Nov 19, 2004

    it's appearantly a "great group rate", that will increase if the numbers drop below fifty. but yeah, it's that much each....
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Nov 19, 2004

    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.
     
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    bodice_ripper - Replied Nov 19, 2004

    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.
     
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    imported_b0b - Replied Nov 21, 2004

    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.
     
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    bodice_ripper - Replied Nov 21, 2004

    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...
     
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    sneak - Replied Nov 21, 2004

    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.
     
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    Tribal_Man - Replied Nov 21, 2004

    It really depends on when you go, and where you stay, that can change the price by large amounts.
     
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    GucciCondom - Replied Nov 22, 2004

    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.
     
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    bodice_ripper - Replied Nov 22, 2004


    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
     
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    imported_b0b - Replied Nov 22, 2004

    Probably to cover the ocst of group insurance so if any of you sue them afterwards they won't be screwed.
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Nov 22, 2004

    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.
     
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    !@#$% - Replied Nov 22, 2004

    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
     
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    bodice_ripper - Replied Nov 22, 2004

    I found better in minutes of looking. anyway, like I said, I can't afford it, so its all pointless
     
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