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Booking flights

Salisbury
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Booking flights

Need to make a group flight booking, 20 people, to Sri Lanka for July 6th 2012 returning July 2st 2012

Is there an optimum time to book to get the best price?

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Booking flights

Hi there,

Good advice was given recently in

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293961-i8983-k481…

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

PS Interesting end date, 'July 2st' ;=)

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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2. Re: Booking flights

Hi,

Yes there is an optimum time to get the best deals.

If you can tell me from where are you hoping to fly to Colombo?

I can give you some tips.

Nikama

Salisbury
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3. Re: Booking flights

Flying from London -Heathrow to Colombo

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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4. Re: Booking flights

Hi,

check with this link

Find out the current fares valid for travel if you book 60 - 180 days in advance if you purchase now

http://www.srilankan.lk/onlineOffers.html

Niakama

Ahungalla, Sri Lanka
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5. Re: Booking flights

Nikama .....

The original poster was asking about the flights between "July 6th 2012 returning July 21st ? 2012", well beyond 180 days i think ?

Either my maths is not as good as it used to be, or maybe another case of you NOT knowing what you are talking about ??, i suspect the latter...

Incidentally, lowest fare with SriLankan Airlines right now showing for July 6th 2012 is £634.....London- Colombo return, others will be cheaper....

Regards

Dave

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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6. Re: Booking flights

Hi

I realize one thing in this forum when I open my mouth then only DEs open there Eyes widely for the rare topics.

For this topic catspeed wait long time with one lame reply then I try to pick up this topic again for DEs consideration.

Thanks Dave

Nikama

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7. Re: Booking flights

Worth bearing in mind that SL recently cut fares from London by 20%, down to abouyt £520 direct return. No idea if they will stay so low for long but may be sensible to contact them and check.

Also British Midland have 10 seats on each SL flight from London, I git one for £525 and it was nice to know most people on the flight had paid a lot more than me for exactly the same flight and service. SL was good both ways.

Salisbury
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8. Re: Booking flights

Return date should say July 21st - sorry

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9. Re: Booking flights

Hi,

usually if you book flights 181 days before the price is like 30% off from the rack rate!!

try Qatar air ways,Emiates or Sri Lankan.

reg,

Fernando

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10. Re: Booking flights

All 3 airlines the price drops approx. GBP 30 - not 30%.

Hans