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    Flight help needed!

    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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    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.

    Flights are going to be fully booked because of the chaos the strikes are causing. Can she get a ferry?

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    DLM

    http://www.opodo.co.uk/opodo/flights/flights



    they're coming back with stupid prices, over a grand for one way

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    Syzable

    Flights are going to be fully booked because of the chaos the strikes are … 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?

    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?

    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



    thats with brittany ferries

    what about driving to portugal and getting flight from there

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    Syzable

    Don't know about prices.........will be upto a 48 hours depending where … 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

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    the sedge

    train or bus to calais and ferry to dover or ferry from santander to … 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

    Unless she goes to the airport and tries to get on a no-show seat.

    Hope she gets back ok and quickly.

    Syzable

    Unless she goes to the airport and tries to get on a no-show seat.Hope … 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...!

    magicbeans

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



    There are some but very few. I'm guessing Alicante airport is chaos right now.

    op didnt like my idea

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    im looking at the possibility of a direct train to UK, then getting another train from Picadilly or wherever to Liverpool

    jet2.com are at 199 for friday

    jet2 are at 199 for friday 30th to leeds bradford from alicante

    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.

    I think magic bean has the best escape route

    oh no thats annoying ur holiday is cancelled chesso

    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

    Coming back to liverpool or staying in spain.

    I know what I would prefer

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    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

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    DLM

    Coming back to liverpool or staying in spain.I know what I would prefer



    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

    Just think..........if Ed Milliband gets in then this will be a common occurrence here as well.

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    Syzable

    Just think..........if Ed Milliband gets in then this will be a common … 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!


    THANKS!!!
    solarforce

    I think magic bean has the best escape route

    magicbeans

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    magicbeans

    op didnt like my idea



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

    good luck in getting her back though

    roryk83

    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

    magicbeans

    oh no thats annoying ur holiday is cancelled chesso


    It was only a quick break MB - no drama!

    flights available:
    Jet2com to Blackpool on Thursday 7th

    Or easyjet to Manchester on Wed 6th

    Original Poster

    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.....

    Well Done!!

    Train ....:D

    Original Poster

    anybody know which train station is the closest to the airport in Edinburgh? Waverley or Edinburgh Park?

    edinburgh park looks a lot closer than waverley

    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.

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    the sedge

    edinburgh park looks a lot closer than waverley



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

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    sorted

    they better bring home something nice for me!
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