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Old 08-18-2012, 10:39 PM   #76
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We were able to get some nice tickets with miles going from LAX to Paris in business class on Air France. I know the horror stories of bags getting lost in CDG but I'm really hoping it doesn't happen to us.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:52 PM   #77
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Adding to the above questions, what time is the earliest to fly back to the US from Barcelona?
According to Disney don't book before 12:30 P.M. for return. This will leave ALL the direct flights off the list of return flights from Barcelona to the U.S. You will have to overnight if you want a flight BEFORE 12:30 P.M. Plus there are NO direct flights for the east coast after noon out of Barcelona. We have booked a 2013 cruise out of Barcelona on DCL and now will probably have to cancel because we cannot afford (time wise) that extra day.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #78
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According to Disney don't book before 12:30 P.M. for return. This will leave ALL the direct flights off the list of return flights from Barcelona to the U.S. You will have to overnight if you want a flight BEFORE 12:30 P.M. Plus there are NO direct flights for the east coast after noon out of Barcelona. We have booked a 2013 cruise out of Barcelona on DCL and now will probably have to cancel because we cannot afford (time wise) that extra day.
Our flight is scheduled for 11:40. We called DCL and they suggested getting a private car service and it shouldn't be a problem. There are a few threads that talk about previous Med cruises catching flights as early as 10:30 AM, but they suggest taking your own bags off
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:15 PM   #79
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Our flight is scheduled for 11:40. We called DCL and they suggested getting a private car service and it shouldn't be a problem. There are a few threads that talk about previous Med cruises catching flights as early as 10:30 AM, but they suggest taking your own bags off
Yes we cruised in 2010 and our flight went out @11:00 A.M. and we had plenty of time.We also had Disney transfers to boot. BUT Disney told us that they would not be responsible for any problem that may occur if you miss any flight made before 12:30.Disney said that the City of Barcelona put into effect the policy of time for flights. In 2010 we hit a bad storm returning to Barcelona and were in panic mode we would miss the flight.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:43 PM   #80
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Our flight last yr (after the DCL Med) was 11:55a. We took a Disney transfer that morning and had plenty of time. Anything before 11:30 would make me nervous.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:49 AM   #81
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According to Disney don't book before 12:30 P.M. for return. This will leave ALL the direct flights off the list of return flights from Barcelona to the U.S. You will have to overnight if you want a flight BEFORE 12:30 P.M. Plus there are NO direct flights for the east coast after noon out of Barcelona. We have booked a 2013 cruise out of Barcelona on DCL and now will probably have to cancel because we cannot afford (time wise) that extra day.
transferring in Europe won't add that many hours if you want to be safe on time but not cancel.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:56 AM   #82
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transferring in Europe won't add that many hours if you want to be safe on time but not cancel.
Yes we feel that in Europe the airports are very easy to transfer (at least the airports we have used). BUT the same direct flight that would usually take 8.5 hours would take 20 hours for us if we select a flight that has transfers included.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:49 AM   #83
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The best I could find to fly to Vermont is leaving BCN at 11:55 and flying for 15 hours with two layovers... not exactly ideal....

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:00 PM   #84
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Air Canada?

We arent flying out until the last trip in Aug. to the MED but have seen a lot of flights traveling aircanada. Has anyone flown them into Europe? We werent planning to fly out until that fri afternoon arriving at 715am the morning of the cruise. Am a little worried after reading posts of getting delayed or cancelled. Anyone shed some light on this?
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:06 PM   #85
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We arent flying out until the last trip in Aug. to the MED but have seen a lot of flights traveling aircanada. Has anyone flown them into Europe? We werent planning to fly out until that fri afternoon arriving at 715am the morning of the cruise. Am a little worried after reading posts of getting delayed or cancelled. Anyone shed some light on this?
I definitely wouldn't take a flight that would get me into BCN the morning of the sailing. No way, no how. Add to the risk of delay(s) the jetlag factor, I'd get in to Barcelona at least two days before the cruise sets sail.

To let you know, whenever we've flown Air Canada, it's always been a good flight w/ great crew.

HTHs! Happy sailing!
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Air Transat

I am flying out from Toronto and usually take Air Canada. However, the trip to Europe for 20 days including the 7-Day Med Cruise in August needs $$$. After doing some research, I have decided to try Air Transat and save $700 for two pp. $700 means more tours and excursions during the trip. Just booked tickets today and paid $160 extra for seats with more leg room and width.It's direct flight both ways from Toronto to Paris then Barcelona to Toronto. I would not want to take the risk of missing a connecting flight since it's only DD and me. Now I need to research on European flights between cities I will be visiting before the cruise.

Pixie dust everyone! Have fun planning!!
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #89
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I am flying out from Toronto and usually take Air Canada. However, the trip to Europe for 20 days including the 7-Day Med Cruise in August needs $$$. After doing some research, I have decided to try Air Transat and save $700 for two pp. $700 means more tours and excursions during the trip. Just booked tickets today and paid $160 extra for seats with more leg room and width.It's direct flight both ways from Toronto to Paris then Barcelona to Toronto. I would not want to take the risk of missing a connecting flight since it's only DD and me. Now I need to research on European flights between cities I will be visiting before the cruise.

Pixie dust everyone! Have fun planning!!
For travel within Europe i heard Easyjet.com was cheap and good. Some of the flights were like 16-100 euro one way from city to city
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:26 AM   #90
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For travel within Europe i heard Easyjet.com was cheap and good. Some of the flights were like 16-100 euro one way from city to city
True, but they slam you on the baggage fees........
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