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Old Oct 7th 2007, 10:22 am
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What do you think? The title says it all really Would I really be tempting fate by booking our tickets to fly out on New Years Eve? Have i read somewhere about refundable tickets and/or being able to change your flight dates if something goes wrong??
OR am I just being plain impatient and tempting all kinds of disaster?
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Going anywhere nice?
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Old Oct 7th 2007, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by Timber Floor Au View Post
Going anywhere nice?
well rumour has it its not so bad!! One week in Bali and then off to Perth Just not sure whether to tempt fate just yet!
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Think our visas were issued about 4 months after medicals... cant really remember.
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Think our visas were issued about 4 months after medicals... cant really remember.

oh no! im gonna be here foreeeeeeeeeeever
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Old Oct 7th 2007, 11:27 am
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from your timeline, looks like you have virtually done it all in under 9 months !!!

THATS BLOODY FAST !

Ours took over 18 months
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What do you think? The title says it all really Would I really be tempting fate by booking our tickets to fly out on New Years Eve? Have i read somewhere about refundable tickets and/or being able to change your flight dates if something goes wrong??
OR am I just being plain impatient and tempting all kinds of disaster?


Personally, i wouldn't!
I've seen people cause themselves a lot of unnecessary stress by booking flights before they have their visa. I also wouldn't book anything until i'd exchanged conracts on the house because until that happens you've not 'sold'.

We've seen enough people on here lose their buyers.

Sorry if it sound negative but it's just our opinion.

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I definately wouldn't tempt fate!! You will always be able to get flights! Our tickets are non transferable. Good luck with everything!
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Personally, i wouldn't!
I've seen people cause themselves a lot of unnecessary stress by booking flights before they have their visa. I also wouldn't book anything until i'd exchanged conracts on the house because until that happens you've not 'sold'.

We've seen enough people on here lose their buyers.

Sorry if it sound negative but it's just our opinion.

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I definately wouldn't tempt fate!! You will always be able to get flights! Our tickets are non transferable. Good luck with everything!

tis ok - i asked the question and you are right - guess im just impatient
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tis ok - i asked the question and you are right - guess im just impatient
I've been keeping my beady eyes of flights but too frightened to tempt fate.......

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I booked our flights before we'd exchanged contracts on the house sale - and then the house sale fell through 4 days before the exchange date.

We were very very lucky! We had flexible tickets with Singapore Airlines, which meant we could cancel them. And SA were very nice to us and didn't charge us a cancellation fee or an admin fee (which they were entitled to charge).

This time round I won't be booking anything until we've exchanged contracts.

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I booked our flights before we'd exchanged contracts on the house sale - and then the house sale fell through 4 days before the exchange date.

We were very very lucky! We had flexible tickets with Singapore Airlines, which meant we could cancel them. And SA were very nice to us and didn't charge us a cancellation fee or an admin fee (which they were entitled to charge).

This time round I won't be booking anything until we've exchanged contracts.

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yeah i have come to this decision too from just a few posts. i am just fed up of being out of contorl of our lives
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yeah i have come to this decision too from just a few posts. i am just fed up of being out of contorl of our lives
Chin up! I reckon you'll exchange in 3 weeks time! Can you hold on that long?
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Been asking the same question here...went to see Travelmood yesterday and asked them to look into flexible tickets in case I don't get my visa in time. As the OH only has 44 days left on his UK visa its getting tighter every day
Don't know what to do for the best either - will let you know what Travelmood say, I know you usually have to pay extra for flexible tickets, so we'll see what they come back with...
Good luck, maybe this will be the week we get our visas!!!
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Been asking the same question here...went to see Travelmood yesterday and asked them to look into flexible tickets in case I don't get my visa in time. As the OH only has 44 days left on his UK visa its getting tighter every day
Don't know what to do for the best either - will let you know what Travelmood say, I know you usually have to pay extra for flexible tickets, so we'll see what they come back with...
Good luck, maybe this will be the week we get our visas!!!

fingers crossed for you please let me know how you get on
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