Sale on Eurostar Tickets

Jun 7th, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Sale on Eurostar Tickets

I've only taken the Eurostar a couple of times and don't remember what I paid, but this looks like a good price to me for RT:

http://mail.aol.com/36303-111/aol-6/en-us/Suite.aspx#

Tickets have to be purchased by June 10 for travel July 26 through August 16.
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Jun 7th, 2012, 09:24 AM
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I can't see the deal you quote, because it's an AOL page, password protected.

But if it really is as you claim, it may mark a historic moment.

Eurostar (like the airlines and hotels) zapped its Olympic period prices up, and many of us claimed this was a cynical ploy to exploit people gullible enough to believe the claptrap about soaring visitor numbers. We suspected Olympic-period prices would fall - well, round about now, as the awful truth that Olympics kill real tourism finally dawned.

The Olympomaniacs called this negativism. It'd be nice to see how the fares you've seen compare with normal prices.
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Jun 7th, 2012, 09:43 AM
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Sorry, didn't realize the link would work that way. Here's a cut and paste:


Voyages-sncf.com



TRAIN



OFFRE LIMITÉE : PARTEZ À LONDRES
Jusqu'au 10 juin 2012, profitez de 60 000 billets A/R en classe standard pour Londres à 88€* pour vos voyages du 9 au 26/07 et du 16/08 au 4/10/2012.
Paris <> Londres
Lille <> Londres
À PARTIR DE
88€(1) A/R
en classe standard
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TRAIN & HÔTEL À PETITS PRIX !
Réservez en même temps votre hôtel et économisez !
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Eurostar + 1 Nuit d'hôtel À PARTIR DE
159€(2)
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Jun 7th, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Ah.

Olympic period excluded.

Great price outside the Games, though. London-Paris tickets aren't anything like that cheap. They obviously think there'll be a rush of us escaping.
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Jun 7th, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Flanner, did you really think a bunch of your countrymen were going to sit around and watch a flood of people come into town and not take monetary advantage of it?
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Jun 7th, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Thanks, StCirq!
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Jun 7th, 2012, 01:53 PM
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I also received this e-mail directly from SNCF.
It's a very good deal, especially since the travel period extends to October 4th. If only it was available through Oct. 31st, I'd be ready to book in a flash.
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Jun 7th, 2012, 09:52 PM
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" did you really think a bunch of your countrymen were going to sit around and watch a flood of people come into town"

Eurostar isn't a British company. There's not a shred of evidence that the Olympics will attract one single extra tourist than my country receives in any other July or August.
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