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Pensione in Venice? and 1-800flyeurope problem

Dec 12th, 2005, 10:50 AM
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Pensione in Venice? and 1-800flyeurope problem

Two questions -
Is anyone having problems with the website for 1-800FlyEurope today? I have been trying all day and all they give me is a GREAT price but a note saying they are all sold out. Weird.
Secondly, I am rethinking our B&B in Venice and have emailed La Calcina for rates and availability. I haven't gotten a response and am used to hotels/B&B's responding in a day or two. Has anyone else had this experience? Should I call or email again?
Thanks!
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Dec 12th, 2005, 11:34 AM
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Hi rb,

It often happens that great prices are sold out minutes after being posted.

Europeans aren't as quick to answer emails as are Americans.

A fax or phone call gets a quicker response.

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Dec 12th, 2005, 12:01 PM
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Whereas I continue to disagree with Ira's oft-posted generalization about the so-called Europen slowness in answering e-mails (obviously Ira hasn't had the good fortune to e-mail some of the European establishments I frequent) I DO agree that you'd be better off using the telephone.

Faxes..what makes you think anyone will answer a fax any faster than e-mail? Faxes take even MORE time to deal with..get on the phone and stop worrying about it.
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Dec 12th, 2005, 12:05 PM
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Hi intrepid,

>Faxes..what makes you think anyone will answer a fax any faster than e-mail? <

Because, in my experience, I usually get a response to a fax in 24 hrs.

>(obviously Ira hasn't had the good fortune to e-mail some of the European establishments I frequent)<

If you let me know their names, I shall decide if my fortune has been good or bad.

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Dec 12th, 2005, 03:24 PM
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Well... I've stayed at La Calcina twice and both times we made arrangements via fax.

La Calcina is deservedly popular so depending on how far in advance you are asking and what time of year you will visit, they could be booked already or not booking out that far.
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Dec 12th, 2005, 03:25 PM
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Oh, for room rates they are on the website: www.lacalcina.com
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Dec 13th, 2005, 09:55 AM
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Got an email back from LaCalcina. They are booked for June 9-12 already. Boo-hoo.
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