Advice on flights and cheap hotels?
Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:49 PM
First time at a Star Trek convention and SO EXCITED.
I stay in Edinburgh, so I was going to try and grab some Easyjet flights down, can any locals advise the nearest airport to fly into?
Also, any advice on reasonably priced hotels/B&Bs nearby? Myself and my companion don't drive, so we will have to be taxi-ing to the event! And I'd like to save pennies to buy me some rockin' Voyager memorabilia of course!
Any help would be very much appreciated!
Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:01 PM
Also I am not sure how the hotel situation nearby is looking at the moment. Hopefully someone else can help with recommendations there.
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:08 PM
Trying to get myself organised... Only 162 sleeps!
Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:16 PM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:37 PM
I am coming from Edinburgh.
I looked into flying down, but its a hassle. From where I live, it takes 20mins to the airport, then check-in, then the flight, get baggage, then travel to the centre.
What I am doing is leaving waverly train statgion on friday morning (0700ish), get into Kings Cross for 1130ish, then a taxi to my hotel at the excel centre. Also means when i come back up full of trek goodies, i wont be too restricted on baggage etc and i get a meal on the train up and down.
First Class the train is going to cost me and my girlfriend about £170 return, the plane was very similar. FOr ease and hassle, i will be taking the train on this occasion.
You can get standard tickets MUCH cheaper still, but you cant book train tickets until 3months before the date of travel, crazy.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:07 PM
I'll be studying in the Netherlands next term and am considering flying back for this...
Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:16 PM
The accomodation thread: http://showmasterson...opic=75486 has various links/comments in it about nearby (often walking distance) accomodation at reasonable prices.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:50 AM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:54 PM
Flight for 345 euro's (appr.) and the hotel for 218 (appr.)
Friday @ Opening Ceremony =
Our chair was a bit in the back, but never the less... I saw her on stage! (meeting Kate first)
Saturday @ Photoshoot Time =
Queue was long (was present @ the queue around 17.20, photo was taken around 18,45) , my number was 666, choke her hand & said "Hi" *flits* (meeting Kate second)
Sunday @ Guest Talk Time =
her talk was very nice (perhaps talking to Kate third)
Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:42 PM
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