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Flight tiimes
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I have been looking at holidays for this year, I live in Central Scotland so would find it much easier to fly from a local airport, - Edinburgh or Glasgow.  The problem I have is the flight times, ie.  Treasures of Andalucia, departs at 06-45 am. from Glasgow, which means I would need to leave home 02-00 am, get a taxi to Harthill Services for the Airport bus, it only runs every hour during the night.  I would be standing on my own there until the bus came, unless the taxi driver was willing to wait with me.  This is not ideal when you are 70+.   Can we please have more reasonable flight times.
  Edinburgh is a better option but that would have to be later in the year. October flights from Edinburgh are at 06-55 am. ,which still means an early start, leave home 04-00 by taxi to Edinburgh.
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Hi Sheila,

Unfortunately the flight times are decided by the airlines, and often they are early in the morning or late at night, so we are restricted in what we can offer for direct flights.

If there is a particular date you're interested in, we would ask you to give us a call so one of our Holiday Advisers can look at all the options available and see what we can do.

Many thanks,
Vickie
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Post: #3
Hi Sheila,

I too live in Scotland and have done 20+ trips with JY. If I have an early flight, I either take a taxi from home to the airport or I stay in the Holiday Inn which is directly across from the main terminal at Glasgow. If the flight is from Heathrow or Gatwick, I fly down the day before and stay at one of the Premier Inns, which, if you book well in advance, you can get a very cheap room rate.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Hils
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It’s a similar situation across the uk. So many flights departing and arriving at silly ok.
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Hi Sheila

I too am a fellow Scot. I drive so am able to leave my car at the airport. I tend use Edinburgh Airport and have done early morning flights to Dubrovnik and Malaga. Don't know how feasible this would be but I recently saw an airport bus which picks up at a hotel in 
(30/04/2014, 04:20 PM)the_baron1 Wrote:
(30/04/2014, 03:28 PM)AnnF Wrote: I HAVE to be right this time!  It's the Canadian Rockies.   When I went to the Rockies and Vancouver last year the train ride wasn't included but I assume that JY is reinstating it because I was told that it had been part of the holiday in previous years.   It'll be very interesting to see the new brochure - which will no doubt arrive while I'm away on my first JY holiday of the year.

Ann

So will I Ann,

Looking forward to see if it is included this time. Hope they cancel the Alaskan cruise part of it though!!!

Eric

(19/08/2015, 05:35 PM)BGray Wrote: Hi Jenny, if you are too late to book Alcatraz all is not lost!  I did the Golden West tour in 2011 and did the SF Bay cruise.  Although we did not actually visit Alcatraz we sailed near to it and the commentary told us lots about the prison, so although it wouldn't be quite the same as visiting it you could still learn a lot about it that way.  Hope you manage to get tickets though!

Hi Nicki, the age range of JY tours varies from tour to tour - I was 40 when I did the Golden West and I was certainly one of the youngest.  The age range in general is 20s - 80s, with most being 55-75.  Sometimes I'm the youngest on a tour, most times I'm not; having said that, as others will quickly tell you, everyone mixes well together on a JY tour so once you make an effort to talk to others you will be just fine!

All the best,

Bob


Eurocentral at Newhouse. This could be a safer option for you. 

Hope this helps

Lesley
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(07/03/2019, 02:24 PM)lesley07 Wrote: Hi Sheila

I too am a fellow Scot. I drive so am able to leave my car at the airport. I tend use Edinburgh Airport and have done early morning flights to Dubrovnik and Malaga. Don't know how feasible this would be but I recently saw an airport bus which picks up at a hotel in 
(30/04/2014, 04:20 PM)the_baron1 Wrote:
(30/04/2014, 03:28 PM)AnnF Wrote: I HAVE to be right this time!  It's the Canadian Rockies.   When I went to the Rockies and Vancouver last year the train ride wasn't included but I assume that JY is reinstating it because I was told that it had been part of the holiday in previous years.   It'll be very interesting to see the new brochure - which will no doubt arrive while I'm away on my first JY holiday of the year.

Ann

So will I Ann,

Looking forward to see if it is included this time. Hope they cancel the Alaskan cruise part of it though!!!

Eric

(19/08/2015, 05:35 PM)BGray Wrote: Hi Jenny, if you are too late to book Alcatraz all is not lost!  I did the Golden West tour in 2011 and did the SF Bay cruise.  Although we did not actually visit Alcatraz we sailed near to it and the commentary told us lots about the prison, so although it wouldn't be quite the same as visiting it you could still learn a lot about it that way.  Hope you manage to get tickets though!

Hi Nicki, the age range of JY tours varies from tour to tour - I was 40 when I did the Golden West and I was certainly one of the youngest.  The age range in general is 20s - 80s, with most being 55-75.  Sometimes I'm the youngest on a tour, most times I'm not; having said that, as others will quickly tell you, everyone mixes well together on a JY tour so once you make an effort to talk to others you will be just fine!

All the best,

Bob


Eurocentral at Newhouse. This could be a safer option for you. 

Hope this helps

Lesley

Think thread got mixed up here? Re travelling from Scotland - I too have done flights from both Glasgow and Edinburgh and usually stay overnight at a Premier Inn before getting an early flight - saves a lot of hassle and worth it in the end..... I wont entertain flying from Heathrow or Gatwick but have flown from Manchester on last couple of holidays and this was a breeze!! Train from Glasgow/Edinburgh goes right into the airport, up in the lift then check into the Radisson...VERY comfortable and great breakfast if you have time!!  If not then they will provide you a snack i.e. coffees juice etc. In the morning its a 15 min walk into the airport along an internal corridor! I myself am able bodied, but I would recommend this to anyone who isnt as you dont have to walk far and staff at Manchester are helpful and friendly!! A great way to start a holiday !!! Stress free!! Hope this helps!
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Post: #7
Hi Sheila,

I too live in Scotland and have done 20+ trips with JY. If I have an early flight, I either take a taxi from home to the airport or I stay in the Holiday Inn which is directly across from the main terminal at Glasgow. If the flight is from Heathrow or Gatwick, I fly down the day before and stay at one of the Premier Inns, which, if you book well in advance, you can get a very cheap room rate.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Hils

Hi Hils,
Yes I to have had to stay at a hotel near the airport, but that was going to USA in 2008. I have also had to do the " Get to Gatwick or Heathrow" but if they advertise fly local there should be more local flights.  I find it frustrating to have to go to London which means extras cost of flights + a hotel if the flights are early morning.

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Sheila.
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(07/03/2019, 02:24 PM)lesley07 Wrote: Hi Sheila

I too am a fellow Scot. I drive so am able to leave my car at the airport. I tend use Edinburgh Airport and have done early morning flights to Dubrovnik and Malaga. Don't know how feasible this would be but I recently saw an airport bus which picks up at a hotel in 
(30/04/2014, 04:20 PM)the_baron1 Wrote:
(30/04/2014, 03:28 PM)AnnF Wrote: I HAVE to be right this time!  It's the Canadian Rockies.   When I went to the Rockies and Vancouver last year the train ride wasn't included but I assume that JY is reinstating it because I was told that it had been part of the holiday in previous years.   It'll be very interesting to see the new brochure - which will no doubt arrive while I'm away on my first JY holiday of the year.

Ann

So will I Ann,

Looking forward to see if it is included this time. Hope they cancel the Alaskan cruise part of it though!!!

Eric

(19/08/2015, 05:35 PM)BGray Wrote: Hi Jenny, if you are too late to book Alcatraz all is not lost!  I did the Golden West tour in 2011 and did the SF Bay cruise.  Although we did not actually visit Alcatraz we sailed near to it and the commentary told us lots about the prison, so although it wouldn't be quite the same as visiting it you could still learn a lot about it that way.  Hope you manage to get tickets though!

Hi Nicki, the age range of JY tours varies from tour to tour - I was 40 when I did the Golden West and I was certainly one of the youngest.  The age range in general is 20s - 80s, with most being 55-75.  Sometimes I'm the youngest on a tour, most times I'm not; having said that, as others will quickly tell you, everyone mixes well together on a JY tour so once you make an effort to talk to others you will be just fine!

All the best,

Bob


Eurocentral at Newhouse. This could be a safer option for you. 

Hope this helps

Lesley

Hi Leslie

The bus you are talking about is the same one I was referring to, it would be the same problem getting to euro central. It takes 15 min. by bus to get to euro central from Harthill which is where I would get the bus from so it would make no difference.  I did look at staying at the airport hotel as that would be the only other option.

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Sheila
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(07/03/2019, 01:57 PM)SarahS Wrote: It’s a similar situation across the uk. So many flights departing and arriving at silly ok.

Hi SarahS

Yes I did notice that when I was looking at flights.   This is about the first time I have noticed how early they are now.  Yes it would be better to get there in the morning but I would need to have a sleep when I got there having been up most of the night to get such an early flight.

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Sheila.
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(07/03/2019, 10:34 AM)Vickie Wrote: Hi Sheila,

Unfortunately the flight times are decided by the airlines, and often they are early in the morning or late at night, so we are restricted in what we can offer for direct flights.

If there is a particular date you're interested in, we would ask you to give us a call so one of our Holiday Advisers can look at all the options available and see what we can do.

Many thanks,
Vickie

Hi Vickie

I have noted that we would get a discount it we chose the " Make your own way there" option but some of us don't have the confidence to do that.  That is what we pay for,  someone to take care of us & do all the organising for us.
I will have another look at holidays again.

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Sheila
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