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Happy weekend!

I'm settling down in Basel now and start to plan my trips for the rest of the year (yes, a bit late tho) when I realise that EasyJet wouldn't take me anywhere in Europe from Basel.

I wonder what would be the best alternatives then if I want to go to Prague or Athens for example where there is no direct flight with EasyJet?
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Are you sure? They are starting flights to Tenerife soon for instance. Edit, just checked - 30 European destinations from Basel!
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Happy weekend!

I'm settling down in Basel now and start to plan my trips for the rest of the year (yes, a bit late tho) when I realise that EasyJet wouldn't take me anywhere in Europe from Basel.

I wonder what would be the best alternatives then if I want to go to Prague or Athens for example where there is no direct flight with EasyJet?
Probably cheapest to go via London if you can book in advance. Geneva is a Hub for Easyjet however flying to London is often cheaper!
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Re: On Top of EasyJet

Geneva goes Athens. done it a couple of times (I think it is swiss air operating tho)
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Are you sure? They are starting flights to Tenerife soon for instance. Edit, just checked - 30 European destinations from Basel!

Yep, i may be wrong but i didn't find the flight from Basel to Prague or Athens
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Try this link:

http://www.euroflights.info/switzerl...#basel-airport
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I wonder what would be the best alternatives then if I want to go to Prague or Athens for example where there is no direct flight with EasyJet?
Walk? Cycle? Go by car? Take a train? Use another airline?
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Yep, i may be wrong but i didn't find the flight from Basel to Prague or Athens

You wrote 'wouldn't take my ANYWHERE IN EUROPE'- so they don't go to Athens or Prague, but to 30 other European destinations. For Prague, if you have the time, take the train - lovely journey.
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If you book early enough 'real' airlines can be just as cheap as budget carriers like EasyJet.
Plus you get free beer on the plane (e.g. when flying Swiss).
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Probably cheapest to go via London if you can book in advance. Geneva is a Hub for Easyjet however flying to London is often cheaper!
Just to be safe, can i stop over at London while holding a Schengen visa? Do I need to apply for UK transit visa?
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UK is not part of the Schengen Zone. Depending on your passport, you might need a transit or visitor visa to the UK.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/vi...u-need-a-visa/
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UK is not part of the Schengen Zone. Depending on your passport, you might need a transit or visitor visa to the UK.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/vi...u-need-a-visa/
Superb! Just tried, yes, i need a transit visa. Then i guess i could apply a visitor visa to go around UK first
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Re: On Top of EasyJet

Good luck on applying through World Bridge Services, on behalf on the UK Border Ageny - EUR99 payable online, make an appointment and lodge your set of papers.

https://www.visainfoservices.com/Pages/dest_org.aspx


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Steps to apply for a visa

  1. Visit the UK Border Agency website, as indicated above, and complete your application.
  2. Make an appointment to visit either a visa application centre or mobile biometric clinic (where available).
  3. Attend your appointment to submit your biometrics information (and any required documentation).
  4. Your visa application and documents will be reviewed by the UK Border Agency and they will make a decision on issuing a visa.
  5. Your documents are ready to be returned to you.

WorldBridge manages the visa application centres here in Switzerland. Applicants in Switzerland who want to apply for a visa to enter the UK must submit their application at the visa application centre in Geneva or Zurich.
You might be keen on going to Aruba from London Gatwick, utilising your Swiss permit.

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Re: On Top of EasyJet

Try to check on expedia and ebookers.ch , all possoble options and airlines....sometimes you may come across some good offers and it would be almost closer to what best price on easy jet.
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I like EasyJet, but Air Berlin is worth looking at, http://www.airberlin.com/site/start....G=deu&MARKT=DE
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