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    confused!!! taxi to airport or stay in hotel the night before??

    afternoon!
    my holiday is next month and have a bit of a dilema! my flight is at 9 in the morning so i have to be at the airport at 6am which means leaving my house at about 4.30-4.45am to get there on time.
    my dad would drive me there but he'll be looking after my kids for the week and it's too early to drag them out and all the way to birmingham before school. the first train of the day would get me there 40 minutes too late so it's either a taxi or stay at a hotel nearby (i have a lift there the day before if needed). they both cost roughly the same so i'm not sure which'll be best
    which option would you pick?

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    If they cost the same I'd go for the hotel, means more time sleeping.

    Banned

    hotel, having missed a flight out on my honey moon being in a hotel nearby was a god send for our flight the next day. It felt more like a holiday than a grind to an aiport.

    Banned

    hotel, the holiday can start then!

    hotel, as your only moments away from the airport, if you were to get a taxi in the morning anything could happen and they could even forget/be late.

    plus as allready posted, you would get longer in bed

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    Hamm;8539808

    hotel, the holiday can start then!



    never thought of it like that :thumbsup:

    thanks everyone
    i don't think my brain is working properly this week, i have man flu, lmao!

    Definitely stay at the hotel if its roughly the same cost. We did this couple of years ago for Glagow Airport (I stay in Edinburgh). We stayed at the hotel right at the airport - got up early went over the road and checked in with the luggage then went back over to the hotel and had breakfast. Walked back over at our leisure in time just to walk through passport control etc ready for take off. So much easier than stressing about getting there then hanging around the airport for ages.

    Banned

    you dont have to be at the airport 3 hours before. 2 hours is more than enough

    for a small fee, me and the missus would put you up for the night, live 5 mins from bhx ..... :thumbsup:

    Stay at home an extra night with the kids and get a taxi if you're away for a week. I guess it depends on their ages. Also are you going alone would you want to be in a hotel by yourself or going with friend. Whilst stopping in a hotel is great certainly its an extra days holiday, you do have to consider your luggage a bit more.
    Either way have a great time, bet the kids will love being with grandad.

    smithyp1;8539847

    for a small fee, me and the missus would put you up for the night, live 5 … for a small fee, me and the missus would put you up for the night, live 5 mins from bhx ..... :thumbsup:



    Dont do it OP :thumbsup:


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bradford/content/images/2007/09/24/royston_vasey_465x200.jpg

    transit;8539879

    Dont do it OP



    :w00t::w00t::w00t:


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    Goofeys Girl;8539877

    Stay at home an extra night with the kids and get a taxi if you're away … Stay at home an extra night with the kids and get a taxi if you're away for a week. I guess it depends on their ages. Also are you going alone would you want to be in a hotel by yourself or going with friend. Whilst stopping in a hotel is great certainly its an extra days holiday, you do have to consider your luggage a bit more.Either way have a great time, bet the kids will love being with grandad.



    my girls are 10 and 13 and they absolutely adore their grandad
    i'm going with my mum, dad decided earlier in the year that he though i needed a break (been on my own with my girls for about 4 years now) so he offered to babysit as he's recently retired so i could go away my first proper holiday in years, think that is why i'm worrying about the little details so much! cant wait!

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    transit;8539879

    Dont do it OP :thumbsup:



    :shock: :?

    :w00t:

    defo go for the hotel night before, you get an extra day of your holiday to chill out etc. Have a great time, am going Florida for 2 weeks next month and cant wait

    missp27;8539819

    never thought of it like that :thumbsup:thanks everyonei don't think my … never thought of it like that :thumbsup:thanks everyonei don't think my brain is working properly this week, i have man flu, lmao!



    Be thankful you will never have man flu!!! if you had the real man flu doubt you wouldnt be well enough to post on here lol

    Have a great time on your hols :thumbsup::)

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    treble99;8539970

    defo go for the hotel night before, you get an extra day of your holiday … defo go for the hotel night before, you get an extra day of your holiday to chill out etc. Have a great time, am going Florida for 2 weeks next month and cant waitBe thankful you will never have man flu!!! if you had the real man flu doubt you wouldnt be well enough to post on here lolHave a great time on your hols :thumbsup::)



    spose you're right there treble i hear man flu is a killer :?
    bad cold it is then :-(

    ooo florida sounds good!! and two weeks as well! hope you have an amazing time

    missp27;8540012

    spose you're right there treble i hear man flu is a killer :?bad cold it … spose you're right there treble i hear man flu is a killer :?bad cold it is then :-(ooo florida sounds good!! and two weeks as well! hope you have an amazing time



    Lol was only joking about the man flu

    Thx, im soooo looking foward to it, am going on my own tho cos none of my friends wanted to go but Im sure I'll have a great time, will probs spend the 1st week doing the touristy thing in Miami/Orlando and spend the second week just chilling out on the beach etc, lol hope the american women are as hot as they look on tv

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    treble99;8540090

    Lol was only joking about the man flu :)Thx, im soooo looking foward to … Lol was only joking about the man flu :)Thx, im soooo looking foward to it, am going on my own tho cos none of my friends wanted to go but Im sure I'll have a great time, will probs spend the 1st week doing the touristy thing in Miami/Orlando and spend the second week just chilling out on the beach etc, lol hope the american women are as hot as they look on tv



    :giggle: i've heard they are mostly overweight! lol
    aw so wish i could go! would love to go to america!
    yeah i'm uber excited too, first proper holiday in years (not counting wet weeks in a tenby caravan, lol) been saving for months but it's so going to be worth it!

    missp27;8540253

    :giggle: i've heard they are mostly overweight! lolaw so wish i could go! … :giggle: i've heard they are mostly overweight! lolaw so wish i could go! would love to go to america!yeah i'm uber excited too, first proper holiday in years (not counting wet weeks in a tenby caravan, lol) been saving for months but it's so going to be worth it!



    Lol I hope not

    Im really excited about going, done all my clothes shopping etc , offered to pay for my friends to come but they didnt want to go for some reason :? just hope I get through the visa control in the airport as I have a criminal record from years ago but I'll just have to chance it, its my first time going to the states so hope I have a good time and plus I love the American accents

    When is your holiday and where are you going to??

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    treble99;8540468

    Lol I hope not Im really excited about going, done all my clothes … Lol I hope not Im really excited about going, done all my clothes shopping etc , offered to pay for my friends to come but they didnt want to go for some reason :? just hope I get through the visa control in the airport as I have a criminal record from years ago but I'll just have to chance it, its my first time going to the states so hope I have a good time and plus I love the American accents :)When is your holiday and where are you going to??



    wow, you sound like an amazing friend!
    yups done all my shopping too (for now, hehe!) just got to get my suncream
    is there no one you could ring to give advice about your visa? would be an awful shame to get there then be turned away. i'm sure you'll be fine though
    i'm off to egypt on a nile cruise, going on the 30th of june for a week. i'm just hoping this darn volcano stops errupting!

    smithyp1;8539847

    for a small fee, me and the missus would put you up for the night, live 5 … for a small fee, me and the missus would put you up for the night, live 5 mins from bhx ..... :thumbsup:



    ^^^ This, you won't need a meal on the plane then. Barry will feed you...won't you Barry?

    http://images.icnetwork.co.uk/upl/birmmail/nov2009/3/6/barry-austin-575063309.jpg

    greg_68;8540586

    ^^^ This, you won't need a meal on the plane then. Barry will feed … ^^^ This, you won't need a meal on the plane then. Barry will feed you...won't you Barry?



    :evil: :viking: :evil:

    Possibly, the funniest thing i have seen on hukd (serious)

    repped .....

    kaks26;8539832

    Definitely stay at the hotel if its roughly the same cost. We did this … Definitely stay at the hotel if its roughly the same cost. We did this couple of years ago for Glagow Airport (I stay in Edinburgh). We stayed at the hotel right at the airport - got up early went over the road and checked in with the luggage then went back over to the hotel and had breakfast. Walked back over at our leisure in time just to walk through passport control etc ready for take off. So much easier than stressing about getting there then hanging around the airport for ages.



    we did this two!! our flight was ment to be at 9 so went over at 5.30 and checked in got rid off cases and found out it was delayed for 5hours!! went back to hotel had couple hours more sleep relaxed had breakfast walked over to airport and straight on to plane!! was great and everyone who had been hanging around the airport looked shatered!!
    x

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    greg_68;8540586

    ^^^ This, you won't need a meal on the plane then. Barry will feed … ^^^ This, you won't need a meal on the plane then. Barry will feed you...won't you Barry?



    :giggle:

    branchinghenk;8540710

    we did this two!! our flight was ment to be at 9 so went over at 5.30 and … we did this two!! our flight was ment to be at 9 so went over at 5.30 and checked in got rid off cases and found out it was delayed for 5hours!! went back to hotel had couple hours more sleep relaxed had breakfast walked over to airport and straight on to plane!! was great and everyone who had been hanging around the airport looked shatered!!x



    :w00t: I would definitely do that again without hesitation for an early flight. It was cheap as well and totally worth it.

    Where are you off to missp anyway? Or have I missed that somewhere? Forget that - just saw above. Have a fab time - my mate went to Egypt but had to do the sightseeing at 5am as it gets too hot otherwise! Leaves you time to chill by the pool after that.

    missp27;8539917

    my girls are 10 and 13 and they absolutely adore their grandad :)i'm … my girls are 10 and 13 and they absolutely adore their grandad :)i'm going with my mum, dad decided earlier in the year that he though i needed a break (been on my own with my girls for about 4 years now) so he offered to babysit as he's recently retired so i could go away my first proper holiday in years, think that is why i'm worrying about the little details so much! cant wait!



    That's great, you will both have a great time, your mum will love having a girly holiday too! Kids are a great age to stay with grandad...hope he can cook though. I remember mum going away for a week once with work and my dad cooked beans on toast everyday....

    Have a lovely time...try and get a bit of girly pampering time in.
    As its you and your mum i would go to the hotel the day before as i am sure your mum will enjoy that too and hopefully you both will be able to start to unwind a bit before the trip.
    Have a great time.
    By the way i think grandad will love having the responsibility as well.

    missp27;8540535

    wow, you sound like an amazing friend!yups done all my shopping too (for … wow, you sound like an amazing friend!yups done all my shopping too (for now, hehe!) just got to get my suncream is there no one you could ring to give advice about your visa? would be an awful shame to get there then be turned away. i'm sure you'll be fine though :)i'm off to egypt on a nile cruise, going on the 30th of june for a week. i'm just hoping this darn volcano stops errupting!



    I know I think Im an amazing friend as well lol

    I was told that due to the conviction I would have to go to the embassy for an interview but tbh I think its very unlikely that I would get a visa even if I went so will just have to chance it and see how it goes, fingers crossed I get a nice immigraion person who lets me through without asking any questions.

    Wow a cruise on the Nile sounds amazing, I love Egypt and would love to go and do the whole touristy things of seeing the pyramids etc.

    Have a great time, and defo post some pics when you get back

    P.S hows the stopping smoking going??Did you try out the inhalator thingy yet?? Im giving up slowly atm as had some stents put in earlier this year so need to give up before I have a heart attack lol

    Definately do the hotel, relax and start the hol the day before - you've saved for it, so take the time to chill, We mums dont get to do that often do we so make the most of it i say :thumbsup:

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    kaks26;8541023

    :w00t: I would definitely do that again without hesitation for an early … :w00t: I would definitely do that again without hesitation for an early flight. It was cheap as well and totally worth it.Where are you off to missp anyway? Or have I missed that somewhere? Forget that - just saw above. Have a fab time - my mate went to Egypt but had to do the sightseeing at 5am as it gets too hot otherwise! Leaves you time to chill by the pool after that.



    yeah i've heard the only down side to a nile cruise is all the early starts! but to be honest i get up early in the mornings anyway so it shouldn't be too much of a problem i love egypt, went there 5 years ago and have been dying to go back, just haven't had the oppotunity till now

    Goofeys Girl;8541084

    That's great, you will both have a great time, your mum will love having … That's great, you will both have a great time, your mum will love having a girly holiday too! Kids are a great age to stay with grandad...hope he can cook though. I remember mum going away for a week once with work and my dad cooked beans on toast everyday....Have a lovely time...try and get a bit of girly pampering time in. As its you and your mum i would go to the hotel the day before as i am sure your mum will enjoy that too and hopefully you both will be able to start to unwind a bit before the trip.Have a great time. By the way i think grandad will love having the responsibility as well.



    the only things he seems to cook are bbq's lol, hope the weather is nice i'm sure mum will prob cook some meals to freeze for them just in case and my eldest is quite a good cook. they love it at their grandarents house too, dad breeds minature shetland ponies and has a massive trampoline so i'm sure they wont have time to miss me, lol
    it's going to be lovely to spend some quality time together with mum can't wait!

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    treble99;8541116

    I know I think Im an amazing friend as well lol :)I was told that due to … I know I think Im an amazing friend as well lol :)I was told that due to the conviction I would have to go to the embassy for an interview but tbh I think its very unlikely that I would get a visa even if I went so will just have to chance it and see how it goes, fingers crossed I get a nice immigraion person who lets me through without asking any questions.Wow a cruise on the Nile sounds amazing, I love Egypt and would love to go and do the whole touristy things of seeing the pyramids etc. Have a great time, and defo post some pics when you get back :)P.S hows the stopping smoking going??Did you try out the inhalator thingy yet?? Im giving up slowly atm as had some stents put in earlier this year so need to give up before I have a heart attack lol



    you should definately do a nile cruise! you get to see so many more places than if you just stay in a hotel, not going to the pyramids though, sailing from luxor to aswan and back again i've been to egypt before and fell in love with it there, have been dying to go back ever since! at the moment the one i've booked is a lot cheaper now than what i paid and i thought i had a bargain at the time! don't worry there will be loads of photos i'm going on this - hotukdeals.com/ite…ise
    still waiting for the inhalator to arrive, bought it off ebay because it was half the price of the ones in boots, etc should be here in the next day or so, i'll let you know how i get on :thumbsup:

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    rachel.jones88;8541125

    Definately do the hotel, relax and start the hol the day before - you've … Definately do the hotel, relax and start the hol the day before - you've saved for it, so take the time to chill, We mums dont get to do that often do we so make the most of it i say :thumbsup:



    the saving bit was tough, had to avoid looking at the deals on here for months!!

    missp27;8541214

    you should definately do a nile cruise! you get to see so many more … you should definately do a nile cruise! you get to see so many more places than if you just stay in a hotel, not going to the pyramids though, sailing from luxor to aswan and back again i've been to egypt before and fell in love with it there, have been dying to go back ever since! at the moment the one i've booked is a lot cheaper now than what i paid and i thought i had a bargain at the time! don't worry there will be loads of photos i'm going on this - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/614033/thomson-5t-5-star-egypt-nile-cruisestill waiting for the inhalator to arrive, bought it off ebay because it was half the price of the ones in boots, etc should be here in the next day or so, i'll let you know how i get on :thumbsup:



    sounds amazing , think youve sold me to take my next holiday in Egypt, if none of my friends come with me to Egypt then I'll let you know and you can have a free holiday lol only joking

    Have a great time n look forward to seeing the pics :thumbsup::)
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