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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Richard_H » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:07 pm

Yes I think you're right. I checked the next day for flights and they were £120 higher. I think anything sub £400 is a deal and you've got to take it.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby robpmarsh » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:50 pm

Seeing flights with 1 stop for £440 which ain't too bad.

Issue is somewhere to stay at the moment. Is anyone up for sharing a room?

Some of you met me at Celebration so know i'm not a complete nutcase 8)

I'm looking at 11th - 18th dates
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Mr-shifter » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:35 am

Flights are all over the place at the moment. It's the return leg that causes the issue as if you fly Tuesday Wednesday its off peak but returning is premium days.

I have seen quite a few reasonable flights back. It's getting the stop right. There is a two stopper that isn't so bad that comes back via Iceland, but no leg of the journey is more than five hours and no stopover is longer than 1hr 40.

I value my time too much though, and am looking at direct flights out of gatwick. So far it's about £850 so I will hang fire for a bit until prices come down.

The best deal seems to be Norwegian air, who do direct flights for around £250 each way but only fly two days a week so it's weighing up cost of staying for a few days versus paying a bit extra.

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:47 am

Found the same thing, Ben. As we're doing the family holiday thing at the same time the Norwegian Air flies when we'd be happy going and would work out at £340 each. Reading reviews, though, it's more Ryanair than BA. I'm holding on for Virgin flights to hit £300 again (which they did late on Sunday night and by 0600 were back to £500+. Such a con as that was various flights across a whole week that moved down and up in one go so it's fuck all to do with demand).

Hold on to your nevrves, boys, and I think you'll see appropriate flights for less than £400 again. Just have to jump on them when you can.

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Jez » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:50 pm

I am seriously thinking about this now :D

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:29 am

Right, I'm nearly there. Got the problem and pleasure of wife and little one insisting that they, too, are entitled to a holiday. Unbelievable. So Disney resort sorted from 17th onward and hotel up to the 17th near Celebration sorted, too. Just need the damned flights.....hold nerve for an inevitable drop to £350 a ticket at somepoint or just take the pain, remove the risk and lay out £500 a ticket now?

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby robpmarsh » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:58 pm

Im holding out for a £350 return ticket.....as for somewhere to stay there's a Denny's opposite the convention centre :lol:
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Lindo » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:13 pm

shit the bed fellas, how much is it costing to go to a star wars convention, braver chaps than me I can tell ya :shock: hope you all enjoy it anyway :)
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Grant_C » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:45 pm

Taking forward Steps :)

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:52 am

robpmarsh wrote:Im holding out for a £350 return ticket.....as for somewhere to stay there's a Denny's opposite the convention centre :lol:


Mate, love me some Denny's. I'd happily camp under a table for a week :D

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby robpmarsh » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:19 am

I IZ BOOKED!

Hurry up April!!!

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Price was a bit higher but I used my flying club points and got direct flights
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Daz » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:36 pm

All booked. Just putting this out as a bench mark if interested. Flying out the 10th from Heathrow on a one stopper 1hr 30 in Atlanta and returning late on Monday 17th back into Heathrow . Virgin flight £385 return :D

Booked Through Netflight.com booked on Sunday morning the other week.

When I was looking at flights , Sunday and Thursday afternoons seemed to have the better deals sub £400 mark.

I'm not a travel agent just commenting on my experience :D just being helpful :D


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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby robpmarsh » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:02 pm

If you're willing to spend a bit more you can get direct flights from gatwick on the 11th to orlando returning on the 18th with v-lounge and transfers plus a hotel 5mins from the convention centre for about £900.

I know it's more but considering the direct flights currently offered it's not too bad.

Hitting the outlets on the 12th and epcot/hollywood studios on the 17th!!!
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Mr-shifter » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:16 pm

robpmarsh wrote:If you're willing to spend a bit more you can get direct flights from gatwick on the 11th to orlando returning on the 18th with v-lounge and transfers plus a hotel 5mins from the convention centre for about £900.

I know it's more but considering the direct flights currently offered it's not too bad.

Hitting the outlets on the 12th and epcot/mgm on the 17th!!!


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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby robpmarsh » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:10 am

Pm'd u the details
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