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Plakias => Holiday Companies => Topic started by: Mike G on September 15, 2018, 01:30:24 PM

Title: Olympic 2019
Post by: Mike G on September 15, 2018, 01:30:24 PM
I phoned to enquire why I couldn't find any holidays to Plakias from Gatwick with a transfer. I was told that Olympic will not have any charter flights from Gatwick in 2019 to any airport and will only use carriers such as Thomas Cook and easyJet. With these, Olympic will book a taxi transfer for you but at a price far in excess of the going rate. The only airport with an Olympic charter to Heraklion for 2019 (and thus a coach transfer included) is Manchester.   

I still live in hope that another Tour Operator may start to feature Plakias and offer what Olympic is unwilling to.
Title: Re: Olympic 2019
Post by: JackieatUrbanAgenda on September 15, 2018, 08:26:40 PM
Brexit kicking in by any chance ?
Title: Re: Olympic 2019
Post by: Davos on October 14, 2018, 06:47:46 AM
Hi.
Have you not tried booking it yourselves?
We  have not used a holiday company for the last 15 years. Cheaper and you get what you want.
Even book our own Plakias based taxi.
Give it a go.

Davos
Title: Re: Olympic 2019
Post by: Barny on October 14, 2018, 10:12:16 AM
I've done this for many years, it's ideal, give it a go.
   Barny.
Title: Re: Olympic 2019
Post by: TonyH on October 14, 2018, 02:54:12 PM
We have had the same problem with Olympic, no transfers flying from LBA, so we are going independent next year its so easy and works out cheaper should have done it before but better late than never.
Title: Re: Olympic 2019
Post by: Mike G on October 15, 2018, 02:27:31 PM
We have had the same problem with Olympic, no transfers flying from LBA, so we are going independent next year its so easy and works out cheaper should have done it before but better late than never.
If you travel as a single it is miles more expensive to book independently, although admittedly there are some advantages with the independent route.

For 2018 I booked 6 months in advance for June with Olympic and paid about 375 with transfers included. Booking independently I would have paid more than this for the accommodation alone.

If I go in 2019 I will have to book the taxi transfer myself which I would be prepared to do to get back to Plakias.

The economics of Olympic vs. independent were debated in length on this forum a few years ago.
Title: Re: Olympic 2019
Post by: JackieatUrbanAgenda on October 17, 2018, 12:51:41 PM
Booked from Bristol for Sept 2019 but no transfers (we'll call on Takis for these) and an extra 58 each for hold luggage - so much for a 'package' holiday ! Talking to our travel agents they were hinting that all the holiday firms are worried at the moment so they are withdrawing from anything that might cause them a problem and that includes certain flights, charters, transfers and some accommodation........Brexit has a lot to answer for as I am sure some of the hosts won't trust the UK to honour its commitments post 29th March.

Personally I fully intend to be in Plakias next year even if I have to spend a little more to do it as I have local friends and businesses to support !