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    • andygb
    • By andygb 11th Sep 17, 12:26 PM
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    Six nights in Vienna - a nightmare to plan - help
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    Six nights in Vienna - a nightmare to plan - help 11th Sep 17 at 12:26 PM
    I am trying to book a week in Vienna leaving on 19th September, returning 25th September. I have been on Tripadvisor and Expedia so far, and whilst the hotels are fine, the flights are an absolute nightmare to plan.
    I have put in Luton airport, but it is really bizarre. Although only a two and a half hour flight, the options with Expedia are coming up with one stop and a total time of between eleven and twenty two hours.
    On Tripadvisor, the out flight from Luton was normal, but it was showing the return flight to Gatwick or Southend
    I am starting to tear my hair out, because the OH has always wanted to go to Vienna, and I do not wish to fall short.
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    • littlereddevil
    • By littlereddevil 11th Sep 17, 12:30 PM
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    Try Skyscanner
    travelover
    • Twopints
    • By Twopints 11th Sep 17, 12:41 PM
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    Easyjet fly to Vienna from Luton, but not on a Tuesday - do you have to fly out on 19th? Can you fly from other airports than Luton - there are Easyjet flights from LGW on Tuesdays
    Not even wrong
    • jpsartre
    • By jpsartre 11th Sep 17, 12:48 PM
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    You'll get a lot more options if you're willing to fly from other London Airports. As Twopints says, there are no non-stop options from Luton on 19/9 and one-stop options are limited to Vueling.
    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 11th Sep 17, 1:24 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 1:24 PM
    Maybe split your trip between Vienna and Bratislava to increase your flight options. They are only about an hour apart by train.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 11th Sep 17, 1:25 PM
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    Outbound consider

    Ryanair FR2314
    2h 15
    08:30 STN London Stansted
    11:45 BTS Bratislava

    or

    easyJet EZY8957
    2h 15
    11:55 LGW London Gatwick
    15:10 VIE Vienna

    Inbound consider

    easyJet EZY2464
    2h 25
    11:15 VIE Vienna
    12:40 LTN London Luton
    Last edited by richardw; 11-09-2017 at 1:28 PM.
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    • andygb
    • By andygb 11th Sep 17, 10:12 PM
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    I am possibly going to drive, because I cannot put up with all this hassle.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 11th Sep 17, 10:47 PM
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    ... I cannot put up with all this hassle.
    Originally posted by andygb
    What sort of hassle ?
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    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 12th Sep 17, 12:54 AM
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    What sort of hassle ?
    Originally posted by richardw
    could be the hassle of having to read advice and then act upon it ?
    gawd help us if it is....
    A salary slave no more.....
    • budgetflyer
    • By budgetflyer 12th Sep 17, 6:34 AM
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    I think id rarger drive to gatwick Stansted or Heathrow rather than to Vienna!
    • jpsartre
    • By jpsartre 12th Sep 17, 7:57 AM
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    There must be at least a dozen flights to Vienna from London every day, it really shouldn't be a hassle to find some that suit you.
    • andygb
    • By andygb 12th Sep 17, 8:08 AM
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    OK, thanks for the replies folks, but I started out wanting to book a hotel/flight combination from one of the well known sites - Expedia, Tripadvisor, Lastminute etc.

    The hotel side of it was easy, but the flight matching resulted in for example, flying out from Luton and returning to Southend/Gatwick/Stanstead. Thta IMO is no use to man nor beast. I tried lots of different combinations (dates) but it was then coming up with longer flights/changes - again no good.
    There are as someone correctly pointed out, hundreds of flights to Vienna from London airports, but it seems that they are a bit "random", unless you want to fork out "top dollar" prices - which I am not prepared to do.
    • andygb
    • By andygb 12th Sep 17, 8:10 AM
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    What sort of hassle ?
    Originally posted by richardw

    Richard, if you look at your suggestion in an earlier post, the outward and inward flights involved different airposts in the UK - no good to me at all, as I shall be driving to and from the airport.
    • jpsartre
    • By jpsartre 12th Sep 17, 8:24 AM
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    OK, thanks for the replies folks, but I started out wanting to book a hotel/flight combination from one of the well known sites - Expedia, Tripadvisor, Lastminute etc.
    Originally posted by andygb
    Eurowings is £160 from (and back to) STN on your dates. Can be booked on Expedia as part of a flight/hotel deal.

    Lastminute is not reputable and Tripadvisor will refer you to plenty of dodgy travel sites. If you insist on booking from a 3rd party stick to Expedia or Ebookers.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 12th Sep 17, 8:26 AM
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    easyJet fly non stop direct from Luton to Vienna four times per week on Mon, Thur, Fri, Sun, pick which days you want to travel and have a hassle free trip.

    If you need to stick to your dates check flight+hotel on Ba.com and Expedia from LHR, or the STN option as suggested.
    Last edited by richardw; 12-09-2017 at 8:33 AM.
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    • andygb
    • By andygb 12th Sep 17, 12:32 PM
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    Eurowings is £160 from (and back to) STN on your dates. Can be booked on Expedia as part of a flight/hotel deal.

    Lastminute is not reputable and Tripadvisor will refer you to plenty of dodgy travel sites. If you insist on booking from a 3rd party stick to Expedia or Ebookers.
    Originally posted by jpsartre

    Thanks for that, There was no sign of that when I searched on Expedia, I reckon they must change from day to day.
    I must admit that I have never booked a holiday through Lastminute or Tripadvisor before (Have used Booking.com and places like Thomson and Thomas Cook).
    That price is pretty good as well.
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 12th Sep 17, 4:29 PM
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    why book as a package? - just DIY
    A salary slave no more.....
    • andygb
    • By andygb 12th Sep 17, 10:58 PM
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    why book as a package? - just DIY
    Originally posted by mgdavid
    Thanks, that is what I have always done before, but recently been advised otherwise.
    Most of the trips I have done abroad to Europe, just involved me and the OH booking the crossing, and turning up somewhere and going for it - haggling.
    To be honest, I think that is the still the best way, particularly as we are out of season.
    I think we may do this.
    I do the driving, and the OH uses her haggling skills (Which are quite impressive).
    • wazza99
    • By wazza99 13th Sep 17, 7:01 AM
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    You could fly to Bratislava, use that as a base and go by train to Vienna, two cities in one :-) cheap and only an hour by train. Mayby flighst to Brat' are cheaper we paid £39.99 return last year.
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 13th Sep 17, 12:37 PM
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    You could fly to Bratislava, use that as a base and go by train to Vienna, two cities in one :-) cheap and only an hour by train. Mayby flighst to Brat' are cheaper we paid £39.99 return last year.
    Originally posted by wazza99
    Yes. Note that the airport that Ryanair calls 'Vienna' is actually Bratislava.

    Oh: and you can get between the two cities by river-boat as well if you don't fancy the train.
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