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Community Level 3dancingfis...

dancingfishes

It pays to shop around

AdvantagesEasy to navigate, variety of services, some good deals

DisadvantagesNot always the cheapest, breaks listed are not always available at the price quoted, site can be frustratingly slow

"Seeing as lastminute.com have recently announced they are making profits for the first time since their shares were floated on the stock market a couple of years ago, it seems like a good time to write a review. I’ve been visiting the site for about three years now. When I first started using it, it was one of the only sites offering cut-price last minute holiday deals. Now they not only offer holidays, but flights, hotel rooms, restaurant bookings, ..." Read review
29.11.2002

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Community Level 7vinodgm

vinodgm

More to it than Travel

AdvantagesLast minute bookings, bargains at auction section, many other features

DisadvantagesPrices in some cases

"...of us would think of lastminute.com as being a provider of only cheap and instant holidays and other travel related services. This is where we are mistaken. lastminute.com provides much more than just Travel related services. I first became aware of this site whilst playing some of the games on Tombola. Lastminute.com is the sponsor of one of the games called “Zap”. I was really very impressed with the site and would like to elaborate ..." Read review
16.09.2001

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Community Level 7Connoisseu...

Connoisseur_Haggler1

Thomas Cook to rescue Last Minute..

Advantagesoffers inspirational last minute ideas on range of servces

Disadvantagesnot tailor made, more suited to disposable incomes..? not cheapest, major technical problems with Newsletter, lack of customer services

"Last Minute.com as many of you may know is a website that allows you to book a variety of late offers from a range of hotels, flights, holidays, entertainment etc.. that may have otherwise have gone unbooked… but just how good are they? Do they really present “value for money” for the consumer? Last minute.com was founded by Martha Fox and Brent Hoberman about 2 years ago. Amidst much hype and anticipation Last Minute decided ..." Read review
09.03.2001

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Community Level 1alwynt

alwynt

A Great Site for Hotels

AdvantagesWide range of options; plenty of information on products

Disadvantagessite can be slow

"I first assumed that lastminute was primarily a flight booking site and did not use it. However, when I went looking for a good hotel in London I could afford I ended up - somehow - at the site and have used it regularly since. How good their deals are in other areas I do not know, but for hotels in London they are excellent. Go to the home page and click on the 'hotels' homepage. Then you can either do a search by entering London (or wherever) ..." Read review
15.08.2002

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Sardinia here we come - eventually!

AdvantagesLarge choice of flights

DisadvantagesCannot change your mind!

"...very expensive. We then found Lastminute.com which doesn’t only deal with flights, in fact there is so much on the Home page it is a wonder we found the section for flights! Homepage Cerise pink is the bright colour that meets the eye, the name is in pink and the borders on the different sections are highlighted. There is a lovely picture of sea and sun, all I wanted, was to be transported. There are sections on hot beach deals, last second ..." Read review
09.07.2004

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Community Level 2ellay864

ellay864

Are they getting greedy???

AdvantagesGreat for theme parks and theatres

DisadvantagesShop around and check on 'delivery' options, but watch they don't overbook!!

"I've used lastminute.com a few times in the past and recently made two more purchases through them. Until a couple of days ago I expected to come on here singing their praises but one experience has now made me slightly wary. Firstly I've never tried using them for booking anything major like a holiday or flights so I can't say how they fare on that score. to be honest I think I'm a bit wary of doing that as if something goes wrong with that it ..." Read review
18.04.2007

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Community Level 5ndf9876

ndf9876

Never leave it until the last minute

AdvantagesGreat range of off-beat, trendy gifts.

DisadvantagesSome extortionate prices and dodgy customer service.

"...up? To those who've never used lastminute.com before, a brief explanation of the way they work is in order. They are, essentially, a 'middle-man', providing you with special offers and deals from selected companies. As the website name suggests, they offer many 'last-minute' deals on things such as restaurant bookings, flights (within the UK and abroad) and theatre bookings. They also stock a great line in gifts. Well, my last encounter with ..." Read review
23.01.2001

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Community Level 5colinlivin...

colinlivingstone

Nothing planned for the weekend....

Advantagesreal bargains

Disadvantagesshort window of opportunity, breaktime won't suit everyone

"Everyone has heard of lastminute.com but how many people know they have an auction section? The items on offer vary from week but week but there is a definate chance of picking up a superb bargain. The website is part of the main lastminute site. Just look for the auction link. Navigation is easy and as quick as any other on my far from top notch PC. There is a brief description of the item for auction, together with reserve price, bids already ..." Read review
23.03.2001

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Community Level 2flutterby13

flutterby13

Grab a last minute deal here!

Advantages Sometimes the price you pay

DisadvantagesWas a bit confused about how the e-tickets worked

"I've only ever used lastminute.com myself, and its brilliant for having a browse over different places you might want to visit and the sort of prices you'll be expected to pay. I booked a holiday to Paris through lastminute.com, and for 2 adults, 4 nights, 4* hotel = £187pp. When we were at the hotel, we noticed the room we were in should cost €220 a night, which is when we realised how good our price was! In the price, our flight was included. The ..." Read review
15.03.2007

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what lastminute.com offer will you take up?

AdvantagesGreat website, easy to use, good layout, lots of offers available.

DisadvantagesNone

"lastminute.com enables people to book last minute deals on a range of products and services to hopefully find the best deal possible. However, it can also be used to book weeks or months in advance and has quite good deals on these offers too. They offer car hire, hotels, holidays, flights, spa days, theatre tickets, gift ideas etc. The website is very easy to use and each service/product provided has it own section on the website and you can ..." Read review
15.07.2009

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Community Level 1flottie

flottie

Last Minute - don't go there!!

Advantagesum... er... nope, sorry, can't think of ANY

DisadvantagesThey couldnt give 2 hoots about their customers

"Seems like Last Minute are still up to their dodgy (but legal) practices. Back in Dec 2002, just before Xmas, I ordered flowers for a friend's mother who's worsening MS meant that she didnt have very long left in this life. Flowers were one of the few things left which she could enjoy and I chose her favourites - freesias. I requested a delivery date, but specified that if that wasnt possible, just send them at the earliest opportunity. They ..." Read review
26.09.2003

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Community Level 4veramck

veramck

Not if they where the last site on the net

Advantagesquick and easy site to use

Disadvantagesthey take your money and don't book you on your flight

"...with the service provided by lastminute.com and will never use them again. Last minute.com do have the potential to be an extremely useful site as you can book hotels, flights and even buy gifts but having had my fingers burnt once I wont be so keen to use them again unless any one out there can tell me different. ..." Read review
02.12.2002

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Good value for top secret but nothing else

AdvantagesCheap when using Top Secret Hotel function

DisadvantagesNot competitive on hotels otherwise

"I have used lastminute.com for the past 4 years to book hotels in London and I have yet to stay in a dud hotel. However when not using the top secrete function their hotel prices have not been competitive. ================================================================= The website The site has recently gone under a resign that makes it look cleaner but in the same way it is very cluttered . There is a lot going on the website home page and you ..." Read review
16.08.2013

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Community Level 1Panos007

Panos007

Horrible experience

Advantagesits online

DisadvantagesHorrible Horrible service

"...told that I shouldn;t use lastminute.com to book flights because theyare unscrupulous. I was then informed by the airline after talking to a sympathetic person there, to my surpise that my ticket HAD NOT BEEN PAID FOR BY LASTMINUTE! Yes that is correct, even though the money had come out of my account 3 months ago, the airline had still not received the monies and had me on the system as a standby passenger! I was then told that since I was a stand ..." Read review
08.05.2006

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Community Level 5sam123

sam123

Great prices for last minute flights

Advantages-

Disadvantages-

"...to book with them. When lastminute.com floated on the stock market, it wasn’t very successful, especially after the early promise it had shown. It was inevitable that the .com were going to come crashing down, as this stock was floated and went up considerably, then the doom period came in the stock market. The early promise that the stock had shown had gone. I don’t know the price of the share know, but it did leave me wondering ..." Read review
04.05.2001

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