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#3 RAJA & BANDA SEA Jan 16-27, 2021: QUESTIONS QUESTIONS QUESTIONS... Ask Away Inside this Topic!


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Posted 06 February 2020 - 11:06 PM

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Dates:   January 16-27 2021

 

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 11:17 AM

Greetings all!

 

What do I need to do to request Single Divers to make the travel arrangements for this trip?



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Posted 06 March 2020 - 12:39 PM

Greetings all!

 

What do I need to do to request Single Divers to make the travel arrangements for this trip?

 

Henry when you are ready to book Raja / Banda Sea, FIRST add the basic trip package (i.e. Raja / Banda Sea D/O Diving) to the Cart; then when the page refreshes with the package showing in the Cart scroll down the same page, find the Flight Assistance Fee ($37USD) Add On and add that to the cart as well. Then click CHECK OUT and pay for both. The Flight Assistance Fee is to pay our club's flight consolidator who arranges flight itineraries for members who want help with, or wish not to be bothered by, booking their own flights.

 

When you are completing the online fillable forms, under Flight Information select the "Air" radio button and for having SingleDivers.com arrange your flights select "Yes". The form page will refresh to include questions regarding typical air booking information (Passport Name Number Date of Issue, Dat of Birth etc.).

 

When the flight coordinator has prepared flights for all those employing the Flight Assistance option we will contact you with payment instructions.

 

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 01:10 PM

 

Greetings all!

 

What do I need to do to request Single Divers to make the travel arrangements for this trip?

 

Henry when you are ready to book Raja / Banda Sea, FIRST add the basic trip package (i.e. Raja / Banda Sea D/O Diving) to the Cart; then when the page refreshes with the package showing in the Cart scroll down the same page, find the Flight Assistance Fee ($37USD) Add On and add that to the cart as well. Then click CHECK OUT and pay for both. The Flight Assistance Fee is to pay our club's flight consolidator who arranges flight itineraries for members who want help with, or wish not to be bothered by, booking their own flights.

 

When you are completing the online fillable forms, under Flight Information select the "Air" radio button and for having SingleDivers.com arrange your flights select "Yes". The form page will refresh to include questions regarding typical air booking information (Passport Name Number Date of Issue, Dat of Birth etc.).

 

When the flight coordinator has prepared flights for all those employing the Flight Assistance option we will contact you with payment instructions.

 

Hope This Helps!

 

After our recent trip to Raja in APRIL we have negotiated a better deal for everyone so I will work to get the trip details for this trip updated.

 

1. If you want us to book your US to Bali or Jakarta flights follow what Brad told you! :respect:  (we suggest Bali but will do a pros & cons of Bali vs Jakarta AND we have several people going in Apr via Jakarta to give us feedback on their thoughts of that routing.

2. If you want (and we suggest) you allow our air consolidator to book your Bali to Sarong or Ambon flights ...and that fee is included in the air for you. PLUS you get larger luggage allowances on the local Indonesian air along with 24hr monitoring of your flights so when the Indonesian govt or airlines make the plethora of changes that they ALWAYS make...we don't have to worry or change anything...our group air consolidator will do it for us!  :wakawaka:

 

I hope that helps. I will find out the window for flight bookings but as of now its too soon to book either the int'l flights or the domestic ones.


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Posted 10 March 2020 - 04:41 PM

What do we need to do to get your air consolidated to book our Bali to Sarong and Amboy to Bali flights?

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 08:34 AM

What do we need to do to get your air consolidated to book our Bali to Sarong and Amboy to Bali flights?

 

Just tell us you want it booked. Their fee is built in and they monitor changes including carrier cancellations, rebookings, flight changes etc. You also get 55# or 23 kilos of extra FREE luggage via our consolidator because they book using an Indonesian credit card. Otherwise you get 20 kg of free luggage which is 45#. So using the air consolidator you will get 100# FREE!!!   And one final note... the Indo carriers often make iratic and unpredictable flight changes and cancellations. Garuda is the best but still difficult to work with. When across the board flight changes are made the air consolidator's passengers are accommodated first along with their frequent flyers. After that everyone else...as you slowly figure out you have an issue. Many a person has found they paid for a ticket and ended up with none. THIS IS WHY this former American Expat started his company. And finally...due to exchange rates variations etc he used to be cheaper that what we could buy on our own...if we could get the websites to work for us at all. With the addition of more aggregators it is easier to book air directly and sometimes the fare is less if you book direct. BUT you could end up in a real mess and the few bucks difference is just not worth it. (Not when you are supposed to be on vacation right?)  I hope this helps.

 

As a practical matter we will start a list and post pricing for the local flights. Its still too early to book them but we can give you estimated prices and you can plan if you want to have the consolidator deal with it for all the benefits above or take your chances on your own. We will compile a list and then send a simply passport/air booking template to you to fill out so you can return it and we will submit it to the consolidator to book flights. Since this trip has sold out so quickly we will get the air done as soon as it opens up. I"ll get the actual dates for everyone so we can shoot for that.



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Posted 05 November 2020 - 05:07 PM

Hi Kamala,
It looks like Indonesia remains closed to visitors at least through the end of the year, with no guarantee they will reopen by the time our trip is scheduled. Is there a plan to postpone the trip if we are not able to get in, and when will we know if that's going to happen?

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Posted 05 November 2020 - 05:51 PM

Hi Kamala,
It looks like Indonesia remains closed to visitors at least through the end of the year, with no guarantee they will reopen by the time our trip is scheduled. Is there a plan to postpone the trip if we are not able to get in, and when will we know if that's going to happen?

Hey Amy you read my mind!  While I am hopeful that the trip will go as scheduled ...experience this year has taught us to start the advance contingency planning now. I'll be opening a topic and will send an announcement out with the link to start the pre-dialog now. Thank you, Kamala



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Posted 27 November 2020 - 07:23 PM

Hi! Just checking in, my original flights were on Eva, they changed to Turkish, now thats up in the air as well. Now that Thanksgiving is over wanted to see where we were on this trip. Any changes or contingency plans? Hope everyone is doing well.
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Posted 28 November 2020 - 11:16 AM

Hi! Just checking in, my original flights were on Eva, they changed to Turkish, now thats up in the air as well. Now that Thanksgiving is over wanted to see where we were on this trip. Any changes or contingency plans? Hope everyone is doing well.

Hello Christie, Kamala is still traveling on return legs from Cozumel via Houston; she will provide an update in a day or so once she is back home. :diver:
Oh and thanks for following up! This is healthy and helps inform members a little more shy in checking for update information. :thankyou:


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Posted 29 November 2020 - 07:25 AM

Hello to all. I have started the dialog in the trip PM with updates from the boat. I've reached out to the air consolidator to see what they know as well.

 

Our plan is to PROCEED which at this moment is all we can do and then adjust accordingly to what happens or does not happen. I know its not ideal but it will be so worth it if all goes as planned and Indo opens as expected and we are able to travel! :wakawaka:


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Posted 02 December 2020 - 11:16 AM

I'm not sure if this is the place to ask.  Let me know and can move it to the correct forum.

 

I had all my flights and then Eva Air cancelled the ones to Bali, moved to Turkish and they cancelled to Bali.  Any thought of other ways to get there?  Bali flights are really limited.  I was looking at Singapore I can switch because I'm using miles.

This is happening to others as well. I have advised the boat. This tells me that the airlines are restricting flights. I've reached out to the boat for guidance and also looking at other ways to get there.



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Posted 02 December 2020 - 04:01 PM

We are flying Qatar. So far they have not cancelled






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