Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

Eurotunnel frequent travellers.


chaz
 Share

Recommended Posts

just had an email from Eurotunnel.

We are getting in touch to remind you of the outstanding Frequent Traveller tickets in your Eurotunnel Le Shuttle account.

Although our Frequent Traveller Scheme closed its doors back in 2020, as a valued customer we automatically extended your ticket validity until 31st December 2022. But after this date, any unused tickets will be removed from your account without a refund, so please make sure you travel before the end of the year.

We understand your disappointment that we are unable to continue with our Frequent Traveller Scheme and are working hard to review our future ticket offerings. 

 

just wondering if this is as a result of Brexit or Covid?  looks like we are going to loose our 4 or 5 journeys, what of the future, will it pick up again? those that travel frequently , is it still "all quiet on the Western front"?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Prices seem to have gone up a lot! Now £208-00 for a return next March!! Think last year was around £150-00

Tony

Link to comment
Share on other sites

yes, a shame. we paid around £500 for 10 tickets as frequent travellers. Losing them (the other 5) is not a great loss as saved that over the previous 5 or 6 years.

what has stopped us, is the UK vets paperwork, gone up from £50 a worming tablet to over £300 for the new paperwork, thanks to Brexit. We would only have to go once and get the French vet to do the passport and would not be as expensive following trips, as she has an EU passport.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Chat - it be worth shopping around to reduce the costs.

We paid £120 for the Animal Health Certificate but other people we spoke to only paid £80 (admittedly some paid more).

We only paid €25 for the worm tablet that they need to have before coming back to the UK.

 

Julia

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Admin

Got to the tunnel in good time this morning, they said we could get the 10.20 train instead of the 10.50. Get in the queue and they announced that the train would run at 11.20. In the end we got underway at 10.45. Usual cake and *rse party………….

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Admin

The youngest son is going in a school trip to France in a couple of weeks. They changed from the tunnel to the ferry after they were told the quoted ticket prices had gone up 70%,

Craig

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Chas - We got the same message today. Luckily we only have one journey outstanding.  (We allocated one to a daughter who returned by ship!) We've used the Frequent T system for years and we were told last autumn that they were considering a similar, but slightly different system. We haven't heard anything about that since then. (Definitely caused by Brexit. Free movement in the Schengen area being bought to an end by Brexit).

Pet wise you have to be a French resident with a card de sejour before a French vet will provide you with a French Pet Passport. (Deffo a Brexit thingy)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, geraint said:

Pet wise you have to be a French resident with a card de sejour before a French vet will provide you with a French Pet Passport.

Not so - it depends on the view of your French vet.  Although we have a house on the Somme, we are not classed as resident and do not have a "card de sejour" but we have our French address on file with the vet and we have had French passports issued - twice now.  Our first go at obtaining French passports was deemed acceptable when I called in at Calais and Folkestone (without the dogs) and a subsequent return trip in July with the dogs was fine.  3 weeks later, it wasn't!

Long story but the upshot is that when obtaining a French passport make sure the date for implantation/viewing the chip in the French passport pre-dates the date of (or is the same date as) the latest rabies treatment as it is this that pet control are looking for.  The wording in the passport is misleading and can be interpreted by the vet that the date of issuing the passport as the date when (s)he viewed it (reasonable but leads to problems unless the vet is also giving rabies treatment on the same day and including this information in the passport). Both dogs now have 3 passports - one UK and two French so we are hoping there isn't another variation next time we go.  We've even kept the windscreen stickers (including the one issued by pet passport control) just in case.  It should all work out when the dogs have their next rabies treatment but that is not due until 2025.  The authorities seem OK with this, as it is in line with UK requirements, even though in France the rabies treatment is only valid for 12 months.  What a mess!

The irony of all this, of course, is that, they are the same dogs as before Brexit, their medication has been kept up to date

Link to comment
Share on other sites

we bought our second passport for the dog from the French vet at a quarter or less the price of a UK one. Apparently, according to both UK, and French vets, its illegal for the UK vet to alter the French/EU passport. Our second house was 5km from the first vet and 12 km from the second , neither queried our residence status and on my recent email to them, they said no problem to call in again.

I agree with Reg, the dogs have not changed, but over night because of Brexit the cost has gone up. Unnecessary paperwork .

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, chaz said:

ts illegal for the UK vet to alter the French/EU passport.

That's our understanding too chaz - and it's vice-versa, although I guess a UK passport serves little purpose now.  I asked our UK vet what was the position of someone who wanted to take their dog from the UK directly to a non-EU country.  He though some sort of export licence would be necessary.

 

6 minutes ago, chaz said:

Unnecessary paperwork

and what gets us is that it and the cost is all one-way.  There are no similar issues for EU nationals wanting to bring their pets into the UK - they just carry on as normal.  Another irony bearing in mind that,as I understand it, the idea of a pet passport originated in the UK when we were in the EU (but I may be wrong on that).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree with you both. Our French vet told us to keep our passport along with the original British passport as it showed the original microchip date.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...