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Beavis_
27th Mar 2018, 10:03
Looks like I *could* potentially fly on two EasyJet flights from Newcastle to Copenhagen, but via Bristol Airport. Only thing is I have got a tight connection (1 hour), and I'm not sure if EasyJet has any concept of connecting flights and minimum connection time (MCT).

So could I ask, does anyone have local knowledge of this airport (airline) so they could say if it would be possible to get off a flight landing at 9:35 and then onto another due to take off at 10:35? I'm guessing it could be possible as I suspect that I'll not need to go through security at Bristol, and I also suspect that the first and second flight will be at terminals close to each other (may actually be the same plane!).

caaardiff
27th Mar 2018, 16:47
You will arrive as a domestic passenger and need to go through domestic arrivals back to the check-in area, then upstairs and back through security.
Provided you land on time and no delays getting off the aircraft, you can be off the aircraft and clear arrivals within 15 mins. You then need to get through security which shouldn't be too busy that time of day, but could still take time.
Bear in mind EasyJet close the gate at i think 25-30 mins before departure.
If you have bags you'll likely need to collect your bag and recheck it in at Bristol. The desk will close 40 mins before departure.
I know EZY do occasionally do connections, so might be worth asking these questions to EasyJet. If they approve it and you miss your connection they "should" rebook you. If you book it all yourself are 2 separate flights, you're on your own...

MerchantVenturer
27th Mar 2018, 17:42
Just to add to caaardiff's summary, given the time interval between flights it's unlikely to be the same aircraft. easyjet will have up to 16 based aircraft this summer at BRS and they are liable to park anywhere on the apron.

The worst scenario from an aircraft parking point of view would be the inbound aircraft parking on the extreme end of a 400-metre long corridor which you have to walk in order to reach domestic arrivals and then having to retrace your steps to catch the outbound aircraft.

Davef68
29th Mar 2018, 17:49
And BRS security can be flaky at times - usually ok, but it's taken me 15 minutes ot get through on occasion

rog747
30th Mar 2018, 08:34
Looks like I *could* potentially fly on two EasyJet flights from Newcastle to Copenhagen, but via Bristol Airport. Only thing is I have got a tight connection (1 hour), and I'm not sure if EasyJet has any concept of connecting flights and minimum connection time (MCT).

So could I ask, does anyone have local knowledge of this airport (airline) so they could say if it would be possible to get off a flight landing at 9:35 and then onto another due to take off at 10:35? I'm guessing it could be possible as I suspect that I'll not need to go through security at Bristol, and I also suspect that the first and second flight will be at terminals close to each other (may actually be the same plane!).

no can do - sorry but I doubt 99% its not possible at BRS even between 2 EZY flights
Dom in and Intl out - one hour is simply not enough even with hand bags only

you ''might'' just might do it (1% chance) but do you really need the stress?

then if it all goes pete tong you have buy a new ticket to CPH and/or get stranded at BRS maybe for 24 or more hours if no seats aval on the next flights or have to go up to LHR or LGW for a CPH flight

EZY or any lo-co has any interlining or transit arrangements even between their own flights sorry

rog747
30th Mar 2018, 08:36
have you looked to see if it is possible with BA via LHR?
or via AMS?

if you get a through ticket then if it goes pete tong then the airlines have a duty to look after you

rog747
30th Mar 2018, 08:48
just put in a search NCL-CPH

you can go BA via LHR good connex times for 81 for some dates in May (4h 25m journey time)

have a longer connex in LHR and you go for 77 (7 hrs journey time)

PAXboy
30th Mar 2018, 11:07
Also, Eurowings via DUS as well as carriers via AMS and CDG. I have not checked prices.

meleagertoo
31st Mar 2018, 10:11
Do EJ not still have advice about connecting flights on their website? They certainly used to and I'd be surprised if they've taken it off.
They don't do planned connections and the advice was how long to allow for transferring from one flight to another.iirc it was someting like 2 hours but I'm sure their website will tell you.

Beavis_
3rd Apr 2018, 17:56
Thanks for all the advise. Pretty sure that this EasyJet connection through Bristol is a non flyer, so I've started booking KLM; NCL through AMS onto CPH. A bit expensive unless you book well in advance.
Got delayed (EJ yet again) last week, so really need to start considering other options. Problem is EJ are a "Point to Point" carrier (their words) and so don't give a "flying f**k" about connecting flights / trains (my words).
I'll not fly with BA unless I have no other option, as I hate them. Was an IT contractor for them a few years back and they treated us very badly. Found it funny when all their IT broke - unlucky.

Hartington
3rd Apr 2018, 21:42
Beavis, I don't think you're being fair to easyJet. It's not that the don't give a flying f*** - they simply don't offer connecting flights. It's a business decision they have made.

longer ron
3rd Apr 2018, 21:56
They don't do planned connections and the advice was how long to allow for transferring from one flight to another.iirc it was someting like 2 hours but I'm sure their website will tell you.

They may or may not give advice about it but the trouble is - your first leg flight has to be on time or you are screwed.We wanted to fly Edi - Rome last year,the only direct service was Ryanair,they were having problems actually being able to operate routes at the time due to staffing probs.So we decided not to risk flying with them - we had to go EDI/ BRS/FCO,I think our transfer time was about 2 hours and luckily we made it comfortably as our first A/C landed on time (but it is always a calculated risk).
Because of our holiday itinerary we flew back direct VCE - EDI which was much more relaxing LOL

longer ron
3rd Apr 2018, 22:11
EZY never ceased to amaze/amuse me - as I said previously - I commuted BRS/GLA for almost 2 years in 2014/15 and I usually flew north on the late fri flight,anyway one friday I managed to get the afternoon off from work and got to BRS very early.I went to the EZY desk and asked if I could fly on the afternoon flight - they said ''of course sir - that will be 125 (my ticket probably had cost 19.99) :) - I declined that kind offer LOL'',the fact that I travelled every week with them did not matter a damn.What made it even more amusing was that the afternoon flight was usually fairly quiet whereas the late flight was almost always full and there was a good chance they might have been able to sell my evening seat to another punter.
So I had a boring 4/5 hours at BRS waiting for my late flight,I certainly do not miss that commute :cool: (another calculated risk that the evening flight would arrive on time LOL)

Davef68
3rd Apr 2018, 22:37
EZY never ceased to amaze/amuse me - as I said previously - I commuted BRS/GLA for almost 2 years in 2014/15 and I usually flew north on the late fri flight,anyway one friday I managed to get the afternoon off from work and got to BRS very early.I went to the EZY desk and asked if I could fly on the afternoon flight - they said ''of course sir - that will be 125 (my ticket probably had cost 19.99) :) - I declined that kind offer LOL'',the fact that I travelled every week with them did not matter a damn.What made it even more amusing was that the afternoon flight was usually fairly quiet whereas the late flight was almost always full and there was a good chance they might have been able to sell my evening seat to another punter.
So I had a boring 4/5 hours at BRS waiting for my late flight,I certainly do not miss that commute :cool: (another calculated risk that the evening flight would arrive on time LOL)


Interesting, I travel EDI/BRS a lot and have never been charged for changing flight if I get away early. That said, it's usually a return flight. They did say they would charge if it was a first leg flight

longer ron
3rd Apr 2018, 22:40
Theres the rub Dave - I never wanted to get back to work early :)

ezycrew
4th Apr 2018, 08:09
EZY never ceased to amaze/amuse me - as I said previously - I commuted BRS/GLA for almost 2 years in 2014/15 and I usually flew north on the late fri flight,anyway one friday I managed to get the afternoon off from work and got to BRS very early.I went to the EZY desk and asked if I could fly on the afternoon flight - they said ''of course sir - that will be 125 (my ticket probably had cost 19.99) :) - I declined that kind offer LOL'',the fact that I travelled every week with them did not matter a damn.What made it even more amusing was that the afternoon flight was usually fairly quiet whereas the late flight was almost always full and there was a good chance they might have been able to sell my evening seat to another punter.
So I had a boring 4/5 hours at BRS waiting for my late flight,I certainly do not miss that commute :cool: (another calculated risk that the evening flight would arrive on time LOL)
If you have an Easyjet plus card you can transfer onto the earlier flight for free.

longer ron
4th Apr 2018, 08:20
If you have an Easyjet plus card you can transfer onto the earlier flight for free.

Yes and that 'free' transfer is only 199 per annum :)

rgds LR

Beavis_
4th Apr 2018, 08:42
"being fair to easyJet" - problem is they seem to be charging 200+ fares, since RyanAir have reduced their schedule from EDI.
Anyway, I'm now starting to book far ahead of time, and with major airlines.

longer ron
4th Apr 2018, 09:16
Anyway, I'm now starting to book far ahead of time, and with major airlines.

It is the only way to do it - when I was doing my EZY weekly flights - I was block booking months in advance and sometimes got some really cheap flights,sometimes I had to fly from other southern airports/airlines to get a cheap fare price but because of where I worked and lived (different counties) the alternative airports were roughly the same distance for driving to/from.