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Vasu
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London To Tivat?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:48 am

I've just booked a holiday to Montenegro next Summer, and the package includes the following flights:

02 Aug 08 02 Aug 08 Flight (TBA) Heathrow - TIV 4 0 0
14:50 / 18:05 Scheduled

09 Aug 08 09 Aug 08 Flight (TBA) TIV - Heathrow 4 0 0
11:15 / 13:20 Scheduled

I'm guessing that "TBA" means that the airline hasn't been selected yet, but they already publish flight times!

Which airline am I likely to be flying? I can't seem to find much out through the net.

Thanks!
 
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RE: London To Tivat?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:07 am

JAT do the LHR - TIV run
 
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RE: London To Tivat?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:42 am

Quoting IcLCY (Reply 1):
JAT do the LHR - TIV run

Even since the split of Serbia and Montenegro?

Anyone had any experiences, positive or negative of JAT? I wonder if they'll be hanging onto that Aviogenex 732 much longer... a year longer to be precise Big grin
 
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RE: London To Tivat?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:59 pm

Quoting Vasu (Reply 2):
Even since the split of Serbia and Montenegro?

Many things still remain since that split  Wink But i am a bit surprised that JAT have been allowed to continue that route, but Tivat needs it!

JAT is not the greatest of airlines, to be honest. But they try very hard. The aircraft are on the antique side but very well maintained. You'll fly on a Boeing 737-300 (probably  Wink dating from the 1980s  Smile You will be treated to one of the most beautiful approches and landings that Europe has to offer at Tivat. The airport is located in a valley in the Boka Kotorska and the plane makes a sharp turn in the final seconds on landing..

You will also have beautiful Montenegro waiting for you. Enjoy the flight and country (just 11months to wait for it  Smile)
 
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RE: London To Tivat?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:12 pm

Quoting IcLCY (Reply 1):
JAT do the LHR - TIV run

Not this year they didnt and its looking unlikely for next year also. JAT did not get the permission from the Montenegro government. Too much BS and red tape!!! London office only found out in March that they wernt getting a LHR to TIV flight. Dont see how Balkan Holidays and others can say its gonna be JAT!!!
 
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RE: London To Tivat?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:51 pm

Wow, LHR-TIV will be flying next year! Who did you book your holiday through... Was it Holiday Option?

I was supposed to fly this route last year, but my flight got changed and ended up flying Croatia Airlines, LGW-DBV and had a 4 hour coach journey down to Petrovac around the Bay of Kotor... The journey was beautiful, but it was extremely time consuming and was stuck at the Croatian/Montenegro boarder for about 1 hour. There was some confusion, as we were only transiting through Croatia and caused some complications.

Also the days we travelled to and from DBV the ferry across the Bay of Kotor was not operating, or so the tour operator told us!

The whole journey was very frustrating when Tivat is only about 10mins further flying time from London and saves so much time. I would recommend Montenegro to anyone for a holiday!

Last time I flew to Tivat was in 1989, and that was on an Adria Airways MD-82 charter flight LTN-TVT... I was only 11 years old then, but I still remember the approach and was full of last minute turns. It looked like the wings were almost touching the hillside as we flew in... I think it is supposed to be one of Europe's most challenging approaches.

 
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RE: London To Tivat?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:58 pm

Flights to Dubrovnik and Tivat 2008



Dubrovnik Gatwick Sun 11:05 10:15
Dubrovnik Gatwick Fri 18:30 17:45
Dubrovnik Manchester Sun 06:45 13:40
Dubrovnik Birmingham Sun 14:00 20:30
Tivat Heathrow Sat 14:15 13:20
Tivat Heathrow Sat 14:50 13:20

All airlines TBA
 
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RE: London To Tivat?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:11 am

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 5):
Who did you book your holiday through

Balkan Holidays... we were offered LGW - DBV or LHR - TVT but we didn't want to spend hours on a bus if we could avoid it.


[Edited 2007-09-17 17:12:50]

[Edited 2007-09-17 17:13:09]
 
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RE: London To Tivat?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:55 am

It will probably be a Montenegro EMB-195. They plan London flights from next spring.

JU does not fly the LHR-TIV route any more.

Speaking of the sole Aviogenex 737-200, it was one of the very last (if not the last) 732's ever made and is of 1987 vintage, It is stage III compliant and younger than all of JU's 733's!

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