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Old 3rd Oct 2023, 16:51
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A comment......I spoke to a NCL couple on a cruise last week and asked them how they travelled to BCN to join the ship. Answer...."with no way of getting there direct from NCL we had to drive to LBA to get a direct flight...only an hour and half drive".....did you know that Ryanair flew from NCL direct.?..."NO...do they...wasn't in any of the information I looked at ?"

A little example of 'airport drift' and passengers lack of information on their local airport and what routes it serves.
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Old 9th Oct 2023, 07:28
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LY-CHF seems to have been parked up since operating an inbound charter from Paris last week. Assuming itís tech given another Klasjet positioned into operate the return after the game last week?
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Old 9th Oct 2023, 07:37
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It flew most of the way from France at 11,000ft, so yr probably right.
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Old 9th Oct 2023, 16:09
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Originally Posted by Jamesair1
A comment......I spoke to a NCL couple on a cruise last week and asked them how they travelled to BCN to join the ship. Answer...."with no way of getting there direct from NCL we had to drive to LBA to get a direct flight...only an hour and half drive".....did you know that Ryanair flew from NCL direct.?..."NO...do they...wasn't in any of the information I looked at ?"

A little example of 'airport drift' and passengers lack of information on their local airport and what routes it serves.
It may be that the cruise company who they booked with chose a specific airline as their transport provider from/to regional airports, which in this case would have been Jet2 - they also fly to BCN from BHX and MAN.
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Old 10th Oct 2023, 08:24
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It was Cunard who use BA and would have routed them via LHR. They were 'cruise only' passengers who wanted a few days in BCN before joining the ship. The wife told me that she did all of the flight bookings herself.
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Old 10th Oct 2023, 20:41
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I see St.James has been chosen to host Some games for Euro 2028..

Do you think the airport will extend available apron parking?…no development for 20 years..wonder if the government will provide funds to expand! 😀😀😀 ?
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AEGEAN AIRLINES to ATHENS now confirmed for a longer season Summer 24. Twice weekly Wed and SUN... 24th April - 23rd October
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Samson Executive Jet Centre, Newcastle International Airport’s exclusive private jet facility, has joined forces with Luxaviation, one of the world’s leading global aviation service providers. Luxaviation, headquartered in Luxembourg, manage and charter one of the largest fleets of private jets in the world and operates a global network of private aviation terminals, under the brand ExecuJet. As a result of the partnership, the North East based private aviation terminal will be added to ExecuJet’s worldwide network of over 100 locations, from Sydney to Dubai and Saint Maarten to Cape Town
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Old 12th Oct 2023, 07:48
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Couple of changes for FR S24 so far:
Milan BGY from 2 x weekly to 4 x weekly
Barcelona from 2 x weekly to 3 x weekly
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Old 12th Oct 2023, 07:55
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Originally Posted by JonnyH
LY-CHF seems to have been parked up since operating an inbound charter from Paris last week. Assuming itís tech given another Klasjet positioned into operate the return after the game last week?
Departed to Orly this morning
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Old 12th Oct 2023, 13:41
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Couple of changes for FR S24 so far:
Milan BGY from 2 x weekly to 4 x weekly
Barcelona from 2 x weekly to 3 x weekly

was looking last night
days of operation seems to change June 1st for a lot of routes.

im hoping this is when the 3rd aircraft is based ?
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Old 12th Oct 2023, 16:47
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Good to see! To be honest Iím surprised it isnít BCN x4 and BGY x3 but I think itís an absolute given that thereís much more to give on NCL-BCN so all but guaranteed growth there, and if BGY has performed strongly enough to justify 4 weekly, and holds it up. Then brilliant!!

Third aircraft would be fantastic, letís see. I hope Ryanair are looking at onboard spend because Geordies spend onboard like nobody else.

I wonder if Riga will come back, fares were always quite low from what I saw and it is a long-ish route. Fingers crossed, itís nice to have a bit diversity.

A return of Madrid, Warsaw and Cork would be top of my wish list if we are in for any new routes. Closely followed by a couple of either Rome, Venice, Budapest, Pisa, Berlin, Hamburg, Brussels or Valencia. A bit of competition on a Greek island or two, maybe Corfu or Rhodes, wouldnít go amiss either.

Ryanair have potential at NCL, and they will make money. We just have to convince them to stay, because as we know, there is always *more* money elsewhere. But there is still money to be made out of NCL.

I would really like to see NCL-STN come back as well
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Old 12th Oct 2023, 18:26
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Originally Posted by HH6702
was looking last night
days of operation seems to change June 1st for a lot of routes.

im hoping this is when the 3rd aircraft is based ?
are these on the app - I canít see them and want to book Milan!
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Old 12th Oct 2023, 18:46
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Originally Posted by GBYAJ
are these on the app - I canít see them and want to book Milan!
Don't ignore Bergamo.
Far better to stay there and get a 1 hour train into Milan for a day trip.
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Old 12th Oct 2023, 20:09
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Originally Posted by ash666
Don't ignore Bergamo.
Far better to stay there and get a 1 hour train into Milan for a day trip.
Thats where they fly to from NCL?
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Old 12th Oct 2023, 20:20
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Originally Posted by JonnyH
Thats where they fly to from NCL?
Yes, 20 mins easy bus ride to the bottom of the funicular, depending on your hotel/apartment position.
Feel free to pm me.
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Totally agree about Bergamo, a much nicer place to stay than Milan and also very easy (and closer than Milan) for day trips to Verona and Venice

Milan itself in my opinion only needs half a day for the main sights but is a good base to explore Lake Como and Maggiore
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Originally Posted by GayFriendly
Totally agree about Bergamo, a much nicer place to stay than Milan and also very easy (and closer than Milan) for day trips to Verona and Venice

Milan itself in my opinion only needs half a day for the main sights but is a good base to explore Lake Como and Maggiore

useful tips guys - but I still canít see the flights 🤯


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Old 13th Oct 2023, 00:43
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BCN - all 3 flights done by none based
ZAD - both flights none based
BGY - 2x based 2x none based

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Old 13th Oct 2023, 04:45
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Originally Posted by GBYAJ
useful tips guys - but I still canít see the flights 🤯
I should add that it was my first experience of Ryan Air and they were excellent.
And by Bergamo I, and probably GayFriendly, mean the higher part called Citta Alta.
But train journeys to Verona and Venice look quite long, but that's probably getting away from the NCL forum objectives.

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