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Adria Airways goes bust

The Slovenian carrier filed for bankruptcy last night. It seems they operated, with Swiss, flights from Lugano to Zürich, now 10,000 passengers will be refunded or offered alternative travel (by train or flights from Milan) by Swiss.

I never flew with them, but did look at flying to Ljubljana from ZH with them 2 years ago, but the cost was horrendous. It was cheaper to fly to Venice with Swiss and hire a car.

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It's far cheaper/quicker to take the night train in Zurich at 20.40hrs and arrive in Ljubljana at 08.00hrs the next morning.
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It's far cheaper/quicker to take the night train in Zurich at 20.40hrs and arrive in Ljubljana at 08.00hrs the next morning.
I'll remember that for next time!
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Old 01.10.2019, 15:16
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Re: Adria Airways goes bust

Their prices always seemed extortionate. They had themselves a niche market without anybody else really flying to LJU. From further away than switzerland it was still cheaper to fly to nearly any other airport and get a bus/train to Ljublijana.
I get the feeling the majority of their flights were business people who valued time more than anything.
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Old 01.10.2019, 15:16
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Yesterday I had to take the train, and will again on Friday to go home.

Had to leave home two hours earlier.

Sucks, but closer by train (and better served) than Malpensa!

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Old 01.10.2019, 16:16
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I'll remember that for next time!

It'sa wonderful experience travelling by night train, use OBB web site, https://www.oebb.at/en/ book up at least 3-4 weeks in advance and it costs about €100.-- each way in sleeper class.


Kids absolutely love it by the way
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Old 01.10.2019, 16:25
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It'sa wonderful experience travelling by night train, use OBB web site, https://www.oebb.at/en/ book up at least 3-4 weeks in advance and it costs about €100.-- each way in sleeper class.


Kids absolutely love it by the way
We'll have to go on it.

Lots of the European sleepers have ceased service which is a shame so I guess it's use it - or lose it.

Stepping out of a train carriage and into centre of a city immediately makes you realise what a fantastic way to travel the train is.
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Old 01.10.2019, 16:28
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It'sa wonderful experience travelling by night train, use OBB web site, https://www.oebb.at/en/ book up at least 3-4 weeks in advance and it costs about €100.-- each way in sleeper class.


Kids absolutely love it by the way
True, especially if you book one of the OeBB sleepers with en-suite bathroom. I absoluetly love those. But they don't use them on all routes unfortunately.

I love the MAV sleepers too. A bit less luxurious but the staff are funnier and they have better wine.

If you've done that once you'll wonder why you even bothered with flying.
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My GF lives in Arnhem and I've often wondered about getting the sleeper there overnight.... I guess a private room with both of us and champagne is def on the cards now!
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My GF lives in Arnhem and I've often wondered about getting the sleeper there overnight.... I guess a private room with both of us and champagne is def on the cards now!
Unfortuantely the sleeper route into NL has been discontinued AFAIK.
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Unfortuantely the sleeper route into NL has been discontinued AFAIK.
That's a shame - that was another one on our list.
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Old 01.10.2019, 17:50
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That's a shame - that was another one on our list.



Hold tight, they're coming back in fashion quickly !


The Swiss & Germans sold a lot of sleeper coaches to the Austrians (OBB) a while ago and now they have decided that was a bad idea and are currently looking at buying new ones to run night services.


Another great one is fly to Madrid, couple days in Madrid, take the night train to Lisbon (it was €120.--/person with 2 per compartment), spend a few days in Lisbon (watch out about your timing as it gets very crowded) and fly back.
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Another great one is fly to Madrid, couple days in Madrid, take the night train to Lisbon (it was €120.--/person with 2 per compartment), spend a few days in Lisbon (watch out about your timing as it gets very crowded) and fly back.
Did that too. well, the other way round, did an extended stay in Lisbon and included a weekend in Madrid. I wold recommend booking via the RENFE website as SBB doesn't see all the special offers.
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Queck question please...

Ljubljana has been on my hit list since it featured on 'The Rough Guide' in the 80s. (remember the late Magenta Devine?). I always had it in my head as being the club capital of Europe before the 90's war, and then Ibiza took the mantel. What's it like now?
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Queck question please...

Ljubljana has been on my hit list since it featured on 'The Rough Guide' in the 80s. (remember the late Magenta Devine?). I always had it in my head as being the club capital of Europe before the 90's war, and then Ibiza took the mantel. What's it like now?



Excellent, nice place to visit for 3-4 days, the caves, the castles Lake Bled, good food, not expensive, mainly pedestrian city centre.


Quite difficult, expensive and unreliable to fly too, plus you get dumped outside town somewhere, i cannot emphasis enough, take the night train from Zurich, it's absolutely fantastic, pay a bit more and take a private double cabin.
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Unfortuantely the sleeper route into NL has been discontinued AFAIK.
Yep, the pegasus CNL service stopped in 2016.
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take the night train from Zurich, it's absolutely fantastic, pay a bit more and take a private double cabin.
It's only an hour drive from Trieste (where we have a house).

Of course, Trieste is a 4-5 hour drive from Lugano!

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It's only an hour drive from Trieste (where we have a house).

Of course, Trieste is a 4-5 hour drive from Lugano!

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So you inviting us all over ?


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So you inviting us all over ?
If you drive.

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If you drive.

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Not sure your ego would fit in my van !!
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