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Old 8th Jun 2016, 18:09
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Via LHR & GTW!!!
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 18:58
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Via LHR & GTW!!!
GTW is Holesov Airport Czech Republic - LGW (Gatwick) is not served by BA from NCL so I think LHR is only option for Ash666 to use avios to fly from NCL and transit via another airport.
I thought codeshare flights could be booked eg Aer Lingus via Dublin, Vuelling via Barcelona etc.., but this doesn't seem possible through BA Exec. site, nor via Avios (Airmiles old site, where BE/BA codeshare amongst others used to be bookable)
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 19:00
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Oops, blame google search!

It is 1000X more convenient to have just 1 flight. For short haul having to transit means it's barely worth it.
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 19:05
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I have redeemed avios on BA from NCL 3 times in the past year (LHR, DXB and HKG). If you can spend 10k on an Amex card in a 12 month period, get a BA Premium Plus card and get a free companion ticket.

For me, BA is far better than KL who give pathetic miles for short haul economy flights (even with a 100% bonus as a platinum).
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 19:07
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KL and AF are both part of the Flying Blue club but AF gives a lot more air miles for the same journey.
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 12:46
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Anything new from easyjet then??
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 16:21
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Think easyJet normally release new route after releasing the other routes. So will likely be an announcement in the next few weeks for new route.
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 10:46
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Originally Posted by VentureGo View Post
GTW is Holesov Airport Czech Republic - LGW (Gatwick) is not served by BA from NCL so I think LHR is only option for Ash666 to use avios to fly from NCL and transit via another airport.
I thought codeshare flights could be booked eg Aer Lingus via Dublin, Vuelling via Barcelona etc.., but this doesn't seem possible through BA Exec. site, nor via Avios (Airmiles old site, where BE/BA codeshare amongst others used to be bookable)
Before the IAG takeover you could use Avios on EI (and United airmiles too), but you had to ring up BA and nag them. It was a lot cheaper apparently as EI didn't have a fuel surcharge. Not sure if either is still the case but might be worth giving BA a call all the same.
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 14:45
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Yes you can use avios for flights on Aer Lingus but you need to call BA. I guess this might change soon with Aer Lingus introducing Avios as their mileage currency.
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 15:16
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Thanks for the info
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 20:25
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cant you do it through Avios website rather than having to phone?
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 22:37
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
cant you do it through Avios website rather than having to phone?
I have no idea, all I know is there's no fuel surcharge and business class on everything except SFO is considerably less than BA, especially BOS and JFK apparently.
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 08:11
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This mornings UA074 not expected till 1350, that's quite a delay.
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 08:54
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Looks like it took off then returned to EWR
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 10:19
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Just looking at the weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow.
How capable is NCL of dealing with fog?
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 10:22
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Very, it just sits there.
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 12:17
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Cat II ILS, 300m RVR required, deals fairly well.
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 12:19
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Thanks, fingers crossed.
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 12:25
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Originally Posted by Travel Agent View Post
Looks like it took off then returned to EWR
On approach to NCL now.
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 12:34
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Cat III actually and depending on aircraft you only need 50m RVR.
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