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Old 30 Oct 20, 08:08 PM  
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Not picking up car when booking a flydrive?

Hello,

We are looking at booking flights & car hire (for a day) with BA so we can just pay a deposit rather than the full amount for flights. We donít want to pick up the car. I have seen mixed things online where people are saying this is okay where others have said you can get a ďno show feeĒ

Does anyone have any experience? Donít want to end up getting stung.

Thanks
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Old 30 Oct 20, 08:24 PM  
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I did a Virgin flydrive a few years back and it was cheaper to hire a car separately. Nothing happened.
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Do you stay at an airport hotel the night before your flight? If so you could book it and the flights together and pay a deposit. It's what I've done for next year.
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Donaldfan has given 100% the correct answer as you can use the hotel and may well work out cheaper than something you dont want and wont use.
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Old 30 Oct 20, 09:22 PM  
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Donaldfan has given 100% the correct answer as you can use the hotel and may well work out cheaper than something you dont want and wont use.
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Iíve just tried to do this and it wonít let me book the night before the flight online, can only add on a booking from the day we fly?
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Iíve just tried to do this and it wonít let me book the night before the flight online, can only add on a booking from the day we fly?
You need to choose the 'Custom Trip' option. It should work then.
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You need to choose the 'Custom Trip' option. It should work then.
Thank you, just seen the custom trip option. Its come up a lot cheaper - much appreciate the tip from you both, never even crossed by mind that we could do this.
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Iíve done this. Wasnít an issue. The total car hire price was cheaper elsewhere than the the insurance upgrade fee would have been from Virgin, add in that we would have needed a bigger car and the savings were huge.
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Thank you, just seen the custom trip option. Its come up a lot cheaper - much appreciate the tip from you both, never even crossed by mind that we could do this.
You're welcome - I read about it on here too 😀 So now if I see anyone raise this sort of issue I always mention it.
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