How to pay

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The cheapest way to pay


Digital bank transfers from the UK

Bank transfers from within the UK are free to arrange digitally and are now the most popular way to pay. We can send you our bank details when you book. Two things to be aware of is that they can take a few days to clear and the price is only guaranteed when we receive funds in full.


Bank Transfers Worldwide

Free again. But sometimes your bank will charge you around £10 to arrange them from within the EU and more elsewhere. Three things to be aware of : we do ask that the payment is in British Pound Sterling (GBP), transfers can take a few days (3-5 is normal)  to clear, and the price is only guaranteed when we receive funds in full.


The quickest way to pay




Call us up and pay by debit or credit card. We are on 020 7704 5700


UK Debit Cards

There is no surcharge on UK bank issued Debit cards (such as Maestro or Visa Debit). Be aware that some pre-paid debit cards and Electron cards do not work over the phone though.

 

Mastercard and Visa Credit Cards

Happy to accept them, however there is a 2.5% credit card surcharge.

 

American Express

Happy to accept them, however  there is a 3% credit card surcharge.


Cash

Fine. Visit our Islington store. Its open 6 days a week here

 

Cheques

Haven't seen one in ages. Mainly because the do take up to 15 working days to clear and are being phased out by the banks.

 

How its done


Deposit and booking

Your trip usually can be held for a day or so. We are happy to give you all your trip details over the phone, but to continue to hold them, and to get a full detailed itinerary, a non-refundable deposit of £75 per person or 10% of the flight cost (whichever is more) is required. From here on until your remaining balance is due, any route or date changes are at their cheapest or even free. If you are booking any hotels, tours or hire cars, a non-refundable deposit of at least 10% is required.


Final payment

Generally, final full payment is due within 6 to 10 days of the booking being made. Some airlines are more lenient on this, but be aware that once final payment is taken, governments or airlines can’t pass on any tax rises or dubious fuel surcharges. In other words, the sooner you can pay for the lot, the better. The remaining balance of any hotel, tour or car hire bookings won’t be due until 10 weeks before you go.

 

The really really important bit


Check your documents

After the deposit is paid, you’ll be e-mailed a booking confirmation with full flight details and costings, plus the terms and conditions. It’s wise to check this thoroughly to ensure that everything is as you wish it to be. It is very easy to change things the day a deposit is paid. Tricky after a balance has been paid.