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Old 12-31-2006, 07:52 AM   #1
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Default Youth Card/Blue Ticket STA TRAVEL

Okay, I have been looking around sta travel at their discounts.
Am probably going to get the youth card for 7 pound,s as i am under 26 but not a student.
Does anyone have this? is it good?
Also am quite confused at what statravel advertise as their blue ticket thing.

anyone used this? what is it all about all i could get off the website is about how great the savings are. How do I go about useing this blue ticket and where is it applicable.

Am looking to be going to someuk/ european places for only 3ish weeks this year, england/scotland/ireland/france possibley a bit further into europe but we only want to be gone for about 3 weeks as we cant really afford much so we know that it can be done farely cheapish.

Is this youth card good for these
or anything else recomended

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Old 12-31-2006, 12:49 PM   #2
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As far as I've heard and know the youth cards are really worth the effort to get them. Unless you find a specific discount that the card allows you (I'm not sure if you need it for the blue ticket or not). I know you can get a decent amount of discounts through companies, hotels, travel groups, etc that have an agreement with STA. Here's a list of the local discounts for the youth (under 26 card): http://www.statravel.com/cps/rde/xch...hs.xsl/317.htm

With the blue ticket I'm pretty sure the major advantage is that you can change you travel dates for a minimum fee and can stay in a country for up to a year (as far as when you departure flight is). So if you were planning to go to Japan for a month but you ended up finding a job and a cheap little apartment to stay at, you could easily call STA and have them extend your flight. I'm guessing if you're going to be on a short trip or one were your set in the dates of travel, it may not be worth it. Also if your traveling to a country were public transport is slow and your covering a large amount of ground on your trip, it may be in your best interest to get the blue ticket just in case a bus or train is late or broken down. I've never used the ticket myself but I was considering it for when I leave in June for a year long trip. From what the site says the ticket is good in 90 countries - it works just like a regular ticket from what I can tell....you just have more flexibility with the dates.

Since you live in England I'd stay just use Ryanair and the other discount airlines there!
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