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Just purchased EltonJohn tics in Antwerp belgium may 2019 now what

Just purchased EltonJohn tics in Antwerp belgium may 2019 now what

Sep 28th, 2018, 03:11 AM
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I hope you're not pricing these tickets individually. If you are, don't. You should be looking at open-jaw (multi-city) tickets, not two separate ones. That could be part of your problem.

You're also booking way far in advance. You might wait a month or two at least.
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Sep 28th, 2018, 08:28 AM
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Are you still looking to book from Toronto? If so, the web site will be showing Canadian dollars, so will, of course, look higher.
Flights from Toronto will also be longer (and likely more expensive) than from NYC. That really adds to travel time and perhaps cost. Reconsider that. Also, it may cost more to fly into Brussels than into Amsterdam. You may need to reverse the trip. If money is a big factor, look at all options.

There are a few exceptions and, of course, you can buy one way tickets with many domestic airlines. However, you almost NEVER book one way tickets internationally. Multi-city lets you fly into one place and out of another all on one ticket. If that is really much higher, then compare cost of Round Trip (RT) and add on time and money to return to your arrival city.

Use Expedia (or another like fare compare) for a first search to compare companies and flights. Then buy from airlines if possible. I do buy from consolidators if they have a promotion, but make sure it is a reputable company.
Wow Air had some really cheap flights (half of what you are finding), but luggage is an add on, so be sure to figure all costs.
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Sep 28th, 2018, 08:32 AM
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>>How do i get the best pricing ? The best i can do so fare is about $800 to europe and $800 back home.<<

That seems you are looking at two one way tickets. Don't. Except for some budget airlines (probably Norwegian, maybe Icelandic?? ) one way tickets are the most expensive way to cross the Atlantic. So either look at the budget carriers or open jaw/multi city.
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Sep 28th, 2018, 12:26 PM
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Just Booked !!!!!!!

i ended up on Expedia through AerLingus roundtrip “MultiCity” (Thank You ) $1,200 !!!!!!!!
picked up some travel insurance and now to fill in all the details
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Sep 28th, 2018, 02:05 PM
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into Brussels and out of where? Brussels?
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Sep 28th, 2018, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by PalenQ View Post
into Brussels and out of where? Brussels?
YYZ to BRU May 21st, AMS to YYZ May 30th
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Sep 28th, 2018, 05:31 PM
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On the AerLingus website, just now see ticket price of 726 Canadian (562 USD) for those dates, yyz to bru and ams to yyz.
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Sep 28th, 2018, 05:39 PM
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I was thinking the $1200 was the total for both of them.
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Sep 28th, 2018, 06:00 PM
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Yep, that would make sense. Does Expedia maybe charge a couple bucks extra compared to airline sites?
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Sep 28th, 2018, 06:16 PM
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They gotta get something for it ;0) Im very happy to move onto the next portion of the trip, that would be BNB’s in Antwerp, and Amsterdam, the inbetweens are still penciled in, allowing for change, but regardless Bruges is a must. We’ve used BNB’s twice in Toronto, and i like it much better, puts you in neighborhoods instead of the usual hotels.

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Sep 28th, 2018, 08:21 PM
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>>that would be BNB’s in Antwerp, and Amsterdam,<<

By 'BNB's' . . . do you mean airbnb or similar? Or do you just mean a Bed & Breakfast (small inn or guesthouse)?

If if you mean airbnb short term rentals -- avoid that in Amsterdam. Most are illegal.
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Sep 28th, 2018, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by janisj View Post
>>that would be BNB’s in Antwerp, and Amsterdam,<<

By 'BNB's' . . . do you mean airbnb or similar? Or do you just mean a Bed & Breakfast (small inn or guesthouse)?

If if you mean airbnb short term rentals -- avoid that in Amsterdam. Most are illegal.
AirBNB, illegal ? Can you explain ?
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Sep 28th, 2018, 08:46 PM
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>>AirBNB, illegal ? Can you explain ?<<

Too much to 'explain' really. There are all sorts of reasons - primarily because they take badly needed housing off the market for locals and price people out of housing, and turn lovely neighborhoods into 'Tourist Ghettoes'. Plus tax implications, etc. Short term rentals are mostly illegal in Amsterdam (and Paris and NYC, and Santa Monica a lot of other places scattered all over).

But not to worry --- there are plenty of places to stay in Amsterdam -- it will just have to be in a hotel or guest house.

AFAIK they are still OK in Antwerp -- but double check that.
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Sep 29th, 2018, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by janisj View Post
>>AirBNB, illegal ? Can you explain ?<<

Too much to 'explain' really. There are all sorts of reasons - primarily because they take badly needed housing off the market for locals and price people out of housing, and turn lovely neighborhoods into 'Tourist Ghettoes'. Plus tax implications, etc. Short term rentals are mostly illegal in Amsterdam (and Paris and NYC, and Santa Monica a lot of other places scattered all over).

But not to worry --- there are plenty of places to stay in Amsterdam -- it will just have to be in a hotel or guest house.

AFAIK they are still OK in Antwerp -- but double check that.
makes sense. Not to belabor the issue, just because they are listed on the app, doesnt mean they are
legal ?
i will do some reading TY
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Sep 29th, 2018, 04:31 AM
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How about splitting your stay between Brugge and Antwerp?

Brugge is an easy day trip by train; however, I think it is magical in the quieter mornings and evenings after the day trippers have left. (Also, we nearly missed the last train to Antwerp because we were having too much fun chatting with people at the pub.) Amsterdam is also a fabulous choice and very easy by train. You can’t go wrong with either one; but, my choice would be Brugge due to its smaller scale (you’ll get your bearings quickly and feel comfortable in a shorter amount of time). We stayed at a wonderful B&B in Antwerp a couple of years ago, if you'd like an accommodation recommendation.
ok, im ready for ur BNB suggestion :0)

i liked ur comment about the mornings & evenings In Bruges, ya sold me, Bruges gets two days
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Sep 29th, 2018, 08:25 AM
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>>Not to belabor the issue, just because they are listed on the app, doesnt mean they are
legal ?<<

The listing sites (airbnb, vrbo, homeaway, etc) are merely that -- listing sites. Sort of like craigslist - anyone can list anything. Airbnb doesn't care if it is legal or not. But you should. The biggest danger booking an illegal property is that the authorities shut them down and you are stuck with no place to stay at the last minute. Could be very expensive.
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Sep 29th, 2018, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by janisj View Post
>>Not to belabor the issue, just because they are listed on the app, doesnt mean they are
legal ?<<

The listing sites (airbnb, vrbo, homeaway, etc) are merely that -- listing sites. Sort of like craigslist - anyone can list anything. Airbnb doesn't care if it is legal or not. But you should. The biggest danger booking an illegal property is that the authorities shut them down and you are stuck with no place to stay at the last minute. Could be very expensive.
i have to say, after reading both sides, we are invading neighborhoods. While my wife and i are very good guests, nonetheless i think we belong in hotels :0/ People deserve their peace.
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Dec 31st, 2018, 01:28 PM
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Sorry for not replying sooner! We stayed at the De Witte Nijl B&B in Antwerp (it is small with just 2 rooms available - each on their own floor). I have nothing but good things to say about it. We took a cab to/from the train station and walked everywhere else. If you look it up, the photos and reviews are spot on.
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May 22nd, 2019, 05:37 AM
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Hello All !!!!!

we arrived in one piece !!!!! Thank you all for all ur help !!!

Everything fell into place beautifully, the flights were perfect, we found the IC train and actually got to Antwerp, we walked to our hotel from CentraalStation.
just woke from a nap and im starved :0)
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May 22nd, 2019, 08:54 AM
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And the weather should be good the next few days. Enjoy the concert!
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