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User currently offlinebavlmsq From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 9 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

Hey guys,

I know 1000's are affected by the airspace closure etc but just thought i'd get some advise.

My mum, sister and 12 other charity workers are currently in Uganda. They were rebooked to leave tomorrow but this has now been cancelled. BA have now rebooked them for Sunday which is the nearest date available.

Obviously EBB flights to Europe are very limited and the three airlines that would operate direct are grounded. I have looked at EK into MAD/FCO/MLA/ATH but they're either full or only have J or F available.

The only other thing I suggested was to get as far north in Africa as they can and then perhaps take local ferries so at least they can reach mainland Europe but I guess this would be a bit of a mission and by the time they reach Europe, they might as well wait for the flight on Sunday (If it should go).

Personally I've told them to stay where they are as local accommodation is cheap and at least they're a bit more familiar with their surroundings.

Anyways, thought I would post as they seem to think if I work for an airline then I can make magic happen!

Any suggestions?


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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

Egyptair? They operate EBB-CAI twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday). There's more choice from CAI to Europe.

'Every year donkeys and mules kill more people than plane crashes'
User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3094 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3490 times:

If they can get to Tunisia or Morocco, there are ferries to Italy (Sicily) and Spain respectively. Then they could take a leasurely train ride back to Dover or any other Channel port. You'd still be looking at 2 or 3 days journey from European entry point though...


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12167 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 3480 times:

Stay where they are - getting back overland would take just as long. Overland transport is heavily congested, it won't be a pleasant experience if they try it, and there is no guarantee of crossing the channel at the end of it.

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