Originally Posted by snoopy
Anyone know if you can do this without DFDS attempting to charge if you don't turn up for the return? I presume they'd stopped this long ago but thought I'd research first.
The ticket price goes from £29 single to £16 for a return. Stupid I know.
To save £13 would be a waste of your precious time that is better spent on more interesting things?
I do realise that in % terms it is a considerable difference, but pricing policy on the ferries is basically logical - in this case that you quote the return fare is very likely to be for a day return to encourage extra traffic on that route which would not otherwise make the journey. An open return ticket price will be much nearer to 2x the price of a single.
All businesses take a similar pricing policy, such as cheap, last minute rates for hotels.
Oh for the days when cash was king and you could turn up at the multitude of ticket offices, walk along the line and negotiate a deal - no longer, with internet bookings, they have us where they want us, and that goes for many forms of business here in the UK.