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User currently offlineNCLairport From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 240 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Just realised I can get really cheap flights with EZY from NCL to Stansted. I was fancying a day out and might hop on one of these flights in the next month or so.

What is Stansted like? good for viewing? whats in the surrounding area? will I be able to occupy myself for a whole day? My other options are to fly to Belfast or Bristol for the day. What does everyone recommend?


Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Newcastle
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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Hi,

I've been to STN more times than I care to imagine.

It's very good for watching the movements while airside - if you only have hang luggage you may stay there - but not that good landside. Your only real option is to leave the terminal, turn right and proceed to the bridge (very easy to find). From here, you get a partial view of the runway plus perhaps 10 stands. It's OK, but not that good. You might get bored within an hour.

There's not much to do near-by, but London is only 45 minutes away by train.

I've been to BRS probably 15+ times. There's no point going to the airport to watch the planes unless you have a car, for there are very few landside views and virtually the same while airside. If you do have a car, and I doubt you will, then there's a superb area a few minutes from the terminal. I won't go into details about that as I assume you won't have a car (ask me to tell you if you do).



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineNCLairport From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

might go to Stansted then. Belfast is the cheapest though.... only £4.50 there and i think total price including taxes was £27.


Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Newcastle
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

Why don't you do a 'day of flying'? Can easily fit 3, perhaps 4, flights in, starting at NCL and finishing there. Should, if you are lucky and flexible, cost less than £30 all-in.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineNCLairport From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

what do you suggest?


Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Newcastle
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

Well, how about, say:

NCL-BFS
BFS-EDI/GLA
EDI/GLA-STN
STN-NCL

Or

NCL-BFS
BFS-STN
STN-NCL

Or

NCL-STN
STN-GLA
GLA-BFS
BFS-NCL

Play around with dates and times. Try to go on a Tuesday-Thursday in a month or more time. Do plenty of research.

You could easily combine at least 2 airlines, for instance fly FR from NCL to DUB thence to STN, LTN or LGW, then U2 to BFS/EDI/GLA, or NCL-STN on U2, then FR to DUB... plenty of options.

So many options!  Smile



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineNCLairport From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

ok i've got a plan... how does this sound


NCL to DUB with Ryanair
DUB to Stansted with Ryanair
Stansted to Belfast with Easy
Belfast to Newcastle with Easy

Home for 10pm..........total cost £70.....a fun day flying!!!



Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Newcastle
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Sounds good man! Should get at least one 732.  Big grin Nice day out.  Smile


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Found this which might be of interest:

12th May:

FR: NCL-DUB: 0755-0855; £11.89
FR: DUB-STN: 1110-1220; 18.07 EUR/£12.63
U2: STN-BFS: 1440-1555; £14.99
U2: BFS-NCL: 2125-2220; £11.50

= £51.01 including taxes.


10th May:

FR: NCL-DUB: 0755-0855; £11.89
FR: DUB-STN: 1110-1220; 18.07 EUR/£12.63
U2: STN-BFS: 1440-1555; £14.99
U2: BFS-NCL: 2125-2220; £9.50

= £49.01 including taxes.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineStanstedFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Great plans, but don't forget, miss one flight and you're screwed big time. They're not the most reliable time wise!
It might end up costing you a whole lot more.
If you flew into Stansted you could always get a taxi round the other side of the airport and get a view accross the runway from the perimeter fence. Nothing there like shops or cafe's and if it's raining you'd get soaked, and you just stand on a grass bank, but you do get pretty good views. From there you could even walk round the perimeter fence to the approach end (23) if they're coming in the right way, for some nice photo's. On the map link, it's the yellow B road between markers 93 & 94. Opposite the main terminal.
Have fun!


http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.c...=&zm=0&in.x=10&in.y=10&scale=50000



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

Quoting StanstedFlyer (Reply 9):
miss one flight and you're screwed big time.

It is a risk, but I have done many three- or four-flights-in-a-day without incident. So long as you plan at least 2 hours between flights, you should realistically not have a problem.

Quoting StanstedFlyer (Reply 9):
They're not the most reliable time wise!

FR has superb punctuality. To illustrate, I have flown FR over 70 times to date with my longest delay being 30 minutes - due to bad snow at STN one February morning.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

Why not come to IOM for the day?

Eastern fly direct. Lovely place, plenty to do and see.

Cheers

Andy



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