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Old 04.03.2011, 11:09
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Basel to Cardiff, best route

I am trying to determine the best route from Basel to Penarth (near Cardiff). There are no direct flights from Basel to either Cardiff or Bristol from what i can see. Does anyone fly this route or have any suggestions?
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Old 04.03.2011, 11:13
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Re: Basel to Cardiff, best route

Best bet? Fly to Bristol, then head to Cornwall instead.

But seriously, Squeezyjet fly from Geneva to Bristol (or used to) if you don't mind heading down that way first.
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Re: Basel to Cardiff, best route

You can fly with Helvetic from Zurich to Cardiff.
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Re: Basel to Cardiff, best route

Helvatic has decent prices, thanks for the info! Too bad they don't fly every day. I wonder if their route's get more popular if they will add. Have you flown with them before?
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Re: Basel to Cardiff, best route

I did Geneva - Bristol last w/e with sleasyjet I have the same issue.

This will change on sleasyjet to Zurich - Bristol the end of this month I think?

Swiss = Birmingham - Zurich

Helvetic are doing Zurich - Cardiff the end of this month too.

http://www.helvetic.com/en/Default.a...FlightSchedule
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Re: Basel to Cardiff, best route

Ooh Cata1yst - where did you hear about the Zurich - Bristol route on sleazyjet?

That would be AMAZING!
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Ooh Cata1yst - where did you hear about the Zurich - Bristol route on sleazyjet?

That would be AMAZING!
Sleasy is currently pointing at Genf for the ski bods.

I heard somewhere this switches back to Zurich for summer. Can't find the details atm but will hunt for them.

Although Helvetic is your best bet at the moment.
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Re: Basel to Cardiff, best route

best bet is to fly helvetic from zürich to cardiff.
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I'm wrong Sleasy pulled out of ZH due to high costs.

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For a long time, Zürich airport has been perceived by low-cost airlines as a virtual no go zone because it is so expensive to use. Indeed, Easyjet have a long history of complaints about the airport being built to suit the national airline Swiss, rather than low-cost carriers. This meant that for several years, there were no budget flights to Zürich from London or any other UK airport, although in September 2007, Easyjet restored cheap flights to Zürich from London Luton. In April 2009, the Irish airline Aer Lingus will start cheap flights to Zürich from London Gatwick. For the time being, Zürich airport is well off Ryanair’s radar, and we expect it to stay that way for the foreseeable future, especially now that Ryanair have started to operate a few cheap flights to Basel instead.


http://www.flightmapping.com/Europe/Switzerland/
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Re: Basel to Cardiff, best route

This is a real problem for me with parents in north Cornwall and a house in South Wales.

I have to add on time to reach Birmingham UK side or a 3hr train journey to Geneva. Pain in the ass
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Helvatic has decent prices, thanks for the info! Too bad they don't fly every day. I wonder if their route's get more popular if they will add. Have you flown with them before?
I haven't used them myself. I have been keeping an eye on other routes as I have relatives that way. It is useful to have other options.
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This is a real problem for me with parents in north Cornwall
Out of interest, where in N. Cornwall?
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Nr Callington, Lower Downgate, village in the middle of no where
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Nr Callington, Lower Downgate, village in the middle of no where
I grew up in Tintagel, went to school in Camelford
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