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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
My mum is stuck in Spain because of a strike at the airports over there. Ryanair have told them that they wont be able to arrange to fly them back until the 13th October! Obviously my mum needs to get back to work etc and cant afford accomodation over there for another two weeks!

Can anybody recommend a site which will find the best prices for flights into the UK in the next few days

thanks
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#2
Got travel insurance? It should cover the very next flight?
What airport are you in?
Easyjet: +441582 700036

Try that and see what they say.
[mod]#4
Flights are going to be fully booked because of the chaos the strikes are causing. Can she get a ferry?
#5


they're coming back with stupid prices, over a grand for one way
#6
Syzable
Flights are going to be fully booked because of the chaos the strikes are causing. Can she get a ferry?


Ferry will take ages won't it, and shes not much of a sailor! How much would that be roughly?
[mod]#7
Don't know about prices.........will be upto a 48 hours depending where she sails from. May be the quickest way back.

Either that or get a train to the nearest Eurostar station and come back that way?
#8
train or bus to calais and ferry to dover or ferry from santander to portsmouth/ plymouth comes in at 122 on thursday 30th

Price Breakdown

Outbound Ferry Price
Passengers 57.00 GBP
Inside 2 berth cabin with ensuite facilities 1
65.00 GBP


Total 122.00 GBP
Including non refundable deposit of 25.00 GBP
Your card will be debited at the time of booking for the balance of 122.00 GBP
#9
thats with brittany ferries
#10
what about driving to portugal and getting flight from there
#11
Syzable
Don't know about prices.........will be upto a 48 hours depending where she sails from. May be the quickest way back.

Either that or get a train to the nearest Eurostar station and come back that way?


Shes in Alicante so don't think the ferry option is going to be available with out travelling first to Barcelona etc, the price will be high and its a lot of effort, think she'd rather pay more for a flight
#12
the sedge
train or bus to calais and ferry to dover or ferry from santander to portsmouth/ plymouth comes in at 122 on thursday 30th

Price Breakdown

Outbound Ferry Price
Passengers 57.00 GBP
Inside 2 berth cabin with ensuite facilities 1
65.00 GBP


Total 122.00 GBP
Including non refundable deposit of 25.00 GBP
Your card will be debited at the time of booking for the balance of 122.00 GBP


yeah but she would have to get to calais which would take quite a while from Alicante and then from Portsmouth to Liverpool
[mod]#13
Unless she goes to the airport and tries to get on a no-show seat.

Hope she gets back ok and quickly. :)
#14
Syzable
Unless she goes to the airport and tries to get on a no-show seat.

Hope she gets back ok and quickly. :)


theres strikes on so doubt there be any flights...!
[mod]#15
magicbeans
Syzable
Unless she goes to the airport and tries to get on a no-show seat.

Hope she gets back ok and quickly. :)


theres strikes on so doubt there be any flights...!


There are some but very few. I'm guessing Alicante airport is chaos right now.
#16
op didnt like my idea :(
#17
im looking at the possibility of a direct train to UK, then getting another train from Picadilly or wherever to Liverpool
#18
jet2.com are at 199 for friday
#19
jet2 are at 199 for friday 30th to leeds bradford from alicante
#20
What bad luck. We were supposed to be flying out to Valencia today and it was only yesterday that Ryanair said they were cancelling all the flights; up til then they said they were definitely flying, but hand luggage only. We cancelled parking hotel etc a week ago as we figured it would go like that!!

Anyway, your mum! She could try Iberian as they are the airline least affected by the strike, 35% of theirs today are OK it seems, so they may have more spare capacity over the next few days.
1 Like #21
I think magic bean has the best escape route
#22
oh no thats annoying ur holiday is cancelled chesso
#23
soory price is as follows but in euros.

Alicante to LEEDS BRADFORD
Dep Fri 01 Oct 2010 20:00
Arr Fri 01 Oct 2010 21:55
Flight LS274

to Dep
Arr
Flight

Base Fare
€199.99Taxes and Charges
€18.50Bags
€17.00Online Check-in
€6.00Total:
€241.49
banned#24
Coming back to liverpool or staying in spain.

I know what I would prefer :p
#25
magicbeans
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magicbeans
op didnt like my idea :(


its just how would she get to Portugal? Car hire is really expensive in Spain at the mo, and I know she would hate driving over there espcially without a sat nav
#26
DLM
Coming back to liverpool or staying in spain.

I know what I would prefer :p


haha, yeah, but this is the third time its happened to her this year!!!! She got stuck because of the Volcano on other trips so don't think work will be too sympathetic
[mod]#27
Just think..........if Ed Milliband gets in then this will be a common occurrence here as well.
#28
Syzable
Just think..........if Ed Milliband gets in then this will be a common occurrence here as well.


more like, if Ed Milliband doesn't get in it will be a common occurrence!
#29
solarforce
I think magic bean has the best escape route

THANKS!!!
roryk83
magicbeans
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magicbeans
op didnt like my idea :(


its just how would she get to Portugal? Car hire is really expensive in Spain at the mo, and I know she would hate driving over there espcially without a sat nav


car hire for one day should be fine...u can hire sat navs as well.

good luck in getting her back though
[mod]#30
roryk83
Syzable
Just think..........if Ed Milliband gets in then this will be a common occurrence here as well.


more like, if Ed Milliband doesn't get in it will be a common occurrence!


He's a Union man.......he'll let them run riot.

Anyway..........sort your mum out first ;p
1 Like #31
magicbeans
oh no thats annoying ur holiday is cancelled chesso
It was only a quick break MB - no drama! :D

flights available:
Jet2com to Blackpool on Thursday 7th

Or easyjet to Manchester on Wed 6th
#32
right, got her and her friend onto a flight this Saturday into Edinburgh for £200 each, not too bad

just need to get them back from Edinburgh now.....
#33
Well Done!!

Train ....:D
#34
anybody know which train station is the closest to the airport in Edinburgh? Waverley or Edinburgh Park?
#35
edinburgh park looks a lot closer than waverley
#36
You could also look at flights out of Murcia airport (MJV), which is less than an hour from Alicante airport. My Dad lives there, and I go to see him quite a few times a year, Jet2 and RyanAir both fly from there, not sure about Monarch any more. It might be worth a try if all the flights from Alicante are full.
#37
the sedge
edinburgh park looks a lot closer than waverley


thers a buslink between the airport and Waverley so gone for that one
#38
sorted

they better bring home something nice for me!

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