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trendygran Thu 31-Oct-13 19:40:30

Earlier today I decided to be brave and book myself a short break in my beloved home county -Yorkshire. -- during AUGUST 2014. I felt very 'discriminated against' when told that all the singles had gone on every date that break was offered. It certainly isn't easy to try being independent of other friends and family ,still together, where so many things are concerned. Basically I didn't plan to lose my husband before most of my friends! Life is still nowhere near geared to those of us who are single, by choice ,or otherwise. Will it ever change, I wonder.

Hannoona Thu 31-Oct-13 19:43:31

I feel your pain. as a lone traveler I've had to pay double the price to join my brother and his extended family on a cruise next year. Im paying what he and his wife are paying. I expected the single person supplement but this just seems a bit over the top.

sunseeker Thu 31-Oct-13 20:00:23

The worst part is after paying a single supplement you are then put into a tiny room probably overlooking the bins. If I do have to pay extra then at the very least give me the same treatment a couple get.

I have never understood how they can justify single supplements anyway, as the rooms could never be given to a couple anyway. I have been on my own for just over 2 years and find the worst offenders are hotels in UK and cruise lines. Like trendygran says a single person on a cruise will pay the same as a couple. With more people now being single, whether by choice or not, I think the travel industry is going to have to start catering to our needs

Galen Thu 31-Oct-13 20:29:16

Couldn't agree more!

NannaAnna Thu 31-Oct-13 20:32:57

How about a Gransnet campaign: 'Single Supplements Stink'!
WHY is there such a thing, when the room you get is clearly for single occupancy?
Fair enough if you are reserving a double or twin room for single occupancy, but most of the time they are not. It's a rip-off, pure and simple!
VERY p!ss*d off about this issue!

Mishap Thu 31-Oct-13 20:34:31

Your campaign sounds an excellent idea - just go for it!

NannaAnna Thu 31-Oct-13 20:43:32

Should I launch it on Gransnet though Mishap, or independently? grin

Iam64 Fri 01-Nov-13 08:37:49

Excellent idea NannaAnna. If we're put into tiny single bedded rooms, why pay a single supplement.

Hannoona Fri 01-Nov-13 12:20:07

I was worried I was going to end up sleeping in a lifeboat or the likes on the cruise but we've had our cabin allocation and I'm right next door to my brother. Mind you I'm still hoping there will be a big bed instead of a single just because I'm travelling without my husband.

Galen Fri 01-Nov-13 13:13:45

I end up having a massive cabin with very large bed usually. I'll try and post a picky on the picture thread!

Galen Fri 01-Nov-13 13:19:28


Nelliemoser Fri 01-Nov-13 13:38:14

I hate this .. I usually ask for a single room on the special interest holidays I go on. In general they are in very short supply in the Guest houses or small hotels we use, so sharing is often unavoidable.
Whatever happens we should never have to pay double the price if we don't eat extra food. Yes the single rooms do usually over look the bins.

trendygran Fri 01-Nov-13 19:22:23

Will support a Gransnet 'Single Supplement' campaign without a second thought! Yesterday the part I found hardest was the fact that,even trying to book TEN MONTHS IN ADVANCE , I was as good as rejected for being on my own.