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Old 29th Jun 2021, 17:33
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Be careful in La Linea Aksai, border town and not the most solubrous place in Spain, lovely beach though, you can watch the inflatables arriving from North Africa!
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 07:35
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In the event of a go around and nil landing at Gib due to weather, what airfield (country) is BA using as alternate at the moment? AGP or FAO?
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 11:17
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On Wednesday the EasyJet MAN flight and the BA LHR flight used AGP. Usually it is AGP but been seeing more FAO lately.
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OOPS. Does that flip the pax from green list to amber list?
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 14:31
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That is exactly my query.
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 15:26
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When I flew out of Gib I never bought any duty free until the inbound flight had landed because if you had to go to Malaga you had to pay tax or they were confiscated at security.
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 16:27
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Well aware, but thanks for the concern. just using it for a number for stop. Have to get from Tbilisi first, but that’s tomorrow’s problem
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 17:25
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Simple answer is yes - Entry exit from/to Spain WILL subject you to amber restrictions if returning the the UK within 10 days
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 17:30
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You will need to fill out the landing form, and false declaration along the recorded entry exiting at the Gibraltar borders may lead to prosecution for immigration breeches . Best of luck 🤞
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Old 10th Jul 2021, 16:37
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Are Wizz having a rethink about some of the Gib schedules? I had heard that some flights in August appear to be cancelled?
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Old 10th Jul 2021, 18:35
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GBC just reporting this on Twitter. The Luton flights have been cancelled in August. Wizz had previously advertised extra flights in July but these have now been also withdrawn. I think the Wizz thread on here was reporting that aircraft and crews are being re distributed round Europe due to staff shortages. Shame if the service goes.
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 08:42
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Very heavy delays on today's EZY flights into GIB
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 11:30
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Gib Airport site saying that its due to low cloud. EZY have cancelled the Gatwick flight and are holding the Bristol and Manchester. Strangely though the BA flight arrived and departed without trouble, whilst the local webcams show a murky day but clear visibility of the field. Seems to be an Easyjet problem, especially with cancellations. I wonder if they haven`t got enough flight crews up to speed yet. But certainly not enhancing their reputation.
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 12:08
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I saw before that on Saturday the evening LGW flight diverted to FAO and went back to LGW with the outbound passengers still aboard, but no passengers were allowed off in FAO due to restrictions. It could maybe be related to that? Whether EasyJet are now diverting to FAO instead of AGP on a permanent basis remains to be seen, as I know they've been using there instead since the start of the pandemic whilst BA continue to use AGP for diversions.
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 12:54
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The Wizzair flights are on sale from September right through the winter. easyJet did the same for July and August from Luton pre-covid for a couple of years.
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 16:50
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How did the first EDI-GIB do?
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Old 5th Feb 2022, 11:20
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Wizz Air have suspended LTN-GIB for Summer 2022. They have however not ruled out a return in the future.

Interesting to see that both EasyJet & Wizz have dropped Luton now whereas Monarch could make it work. Mind you, both reduced the schedules during the peak summer season where arguably demand for here is best. I wonder If they ever advertise it as a gateway to Southern Spain too, or could it not have been a very profitable route for Monarch during the time?

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Old 5th Feb 2022, 11:29
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Originally Posted by MKY661
Wizz Air have suspended LTN-GIB for Summer 2022. They have however not ruled out a return in the future.

Interesting to see that both EasyJet & Wizz have dropped Luton now whereas Monarch could make it work. Mind you, both reduced the schedules during the peak summer season where arguably demand for here is best. I wonder If they ever advertise it as a gateway to Southern Spain too, or could it not have been a very profitable route for Monarch during the time?
I suspect that as back in the day schedules to Gib were really only from Heathrow or Gatwick Luton and Manchester. Luton was at the time a fairly attractive market with holiday makers. Wizz and easyJet coming to the Gib party is fairly recent. Changed times and ofcourse the coming and goings into Gibraltar is attractive for UK holiday makers but Spain (for Andulicia) is maybe not presently quite as easy and straight forward as it was.

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Old 5th Feb 2022, 13:24
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wont be the last UK-GIB route to go… never really understood the sudden flurry of UK services.
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Old 5th Feb 2022, 15:43
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe
wont be the last UK-GIB route to go… never really understood the sudden flurry of UK services.
It was fairly obvious. GIB was one of the few destinations which had easy entry requirements at the time plus the GIB gov was offering enticements to carriers to launch services.

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