Search 60,048 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


Advertisement

UK Flights Chaos Jubilee Holiday week

Scarlet Fez

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
Frances 2016, Portuguese 2017, Del Norde 2018
I was considering another spontaneous mini Camino on the CF by getting a last minute flight over to Bilbao between 9-14th of June and getting a bus/coach to Burgos and joining the route there. Good priced tickets but the airport chaos in the UK and mass cancellations of flights during this very busy Jubilee bank holiday/school holiday week I fear will have knock on affects into air traffic through out Europe in the weeks to come.

I'll be interested to hear if this has affected anyone else's plans. I know not a lot of Brits walk the Camino but the UK airport hubs will be used by Inter continental travellers.

I think I just need to hold my nerve and keep my powder dry and make the decision to travel as late as possible which I am in a fortunate position to do.
 
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.
Pocket guide that pack a punch
1.4 oz (40g) pocket guides with gems of wisdom to ponder during and after your Camino

henrythedog

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
X
There are numerous cancellations, some at short notice - but it’s also a peak time for travel and there’s a backlog of demand because of the obvious.

I travelled out to Italy from Manchester airport very recently and, because of reports about significant disruption, went with hand baggage only having already paid an arm and a leg for checked bags. I arrived three hours early and sailed through security and passport control probably faster than ever before.

Good news doesn’t sell papers.
 

mchl76

New Member
Past OR future Camino
Frances - 2014
Fisterra - 2016
Fisterra - 2022
I’m flying to Santiago from Gatwick tomorrow to do walk to Fisterra and Muxia. So far nothing from EasyJet and I also guess that less busy routes are less affected. I read somewhere that airlines start cutting popular and busy routes first because there’s more chance they can reroute passengers on to other flights while if there’s only one flight a day they immediately have to pay for delays etc. fingers crossed it’ll go well.
 

Scarlet Fez

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
Frances 2016, Portuguese 2017, Del Norde 2018
I’m flying to Santiago from Gatwick tomorrow to do walk to Fisterra and Muxia. So far nothing from EasyJet and I also guess that less busy routes are less affected. I read somewhere that airlines start cutting popular and busy routes first because there’s more chance they can reroute passengers on to other flights while if there’s only one flight a day they immediately have to pay for delays etc. fingers crossed it’ll go well.
Im sure you will enjoy it. My profile photo is at the split where you make the choice which of the 2 you head to first. This was in 2016 after I had walked the whole of the CF.
Good luck with your flight.
 

Corned Beef

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
C. Norte Sept/2022
IF your flight is cancelled then it will be reschedule, reroute or refund.

If it happens on the day, the the ground staff will explain your rights which may include compensation, food vouchers or even an overnight stay.

Based on a cancelled Easyjet flight earlier this year, here is the routine.

1 Download the app as this is the quickest way to get a refund or rescheduled.

2 Ask for the vouchers for food etc. Value will depend on length of delay.

3 If it involves an overnight stay then either accept their offer of a hotel or book your own. Keep the receipt and any receipt for meals. They will refund your hotel but not booze. Takes about a month for recompense.

4 if you are due compensation then use the app as the quickest way. Takes about a week.

5 Don’t get upset as ground staff are only doing a stressful job and they are there to help.

I found EasyJet’s compensation/rebooking system very straightforward. No need for drama. Just read the text they give you.

Makes your holiday less stressful if you know what to do if it goes wrong
 
John Brierley 2022 Camino Guide
Get your today and start planning.
Create your own ad
€2,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.
F

Former member 95219

Guest
IF your flight is cancelled then it will be reschedule, reroute or refund.

If it happens on the day, the the ground staff will explain your rights which may include compensation, food vouchers or even an overnight stay.

Based on a cancelled Easyjet flight earlier this year, here is the routine.

1 Download the app as this is the quickest way to get a refund or rescheduled.

2 Ask for the vouchers for food etc. Value will depend on length of delay.

3 If it involves an overnight stay then either accept their offer of a hotel or book your own. Keep the receipt and any receipt for meals. They will refund your hotel but not booze. Takes about a month for recompense.

4 if you are due compensation then use the app as the quickest way. Takes about a week.

5 Don’t get upset as ground staff are only doing a stressful job and they are there to help.

I found EasyJet’s compensation/rebooking system very straightforward. No need for drama. Just read the text they give you.

Makes your holiday less stressful if you know what to do if it goes wrong
Agreed. Airlines tends to have clear compensation packages. Most flights will be fine of course. Good news doesn’t sell. Airlines have schedules and they are very finely tuned and when there a snag things get tricky! Think demand has returned quicker than expected post covid and airlines are trying to meet that demand and that is tough give the resources needed. Peak weekends are always tough as airlines work on ‘normality’ and resoucing up at bank holidays, Xmas is alway challenging!
 

mazzarina

Member
Past OR future Camino
CF (partial) '05
Primitivo 19
Portugues 22
We flew out on the Easyjet flight from Gatwick to Santiago last Saturday. Despite my worries, everything was very smooth and on time. I suspect it's correct that it's much less lilely to be cancelled than a flight on a very touriaty route, where customers have other options in the event of a cancellation. Good luck!
 

Scarlet Fez

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
Frances 2016, Portuguese 2017, Del Norde 2018
I'm liking the positivity and good points being made. Bristol - Bilbao Easyjet only flies twice in midweek so glass half full.
 
Past OR future Camino
Frances (14), Portuguese (15), Le Puy (17), Ingles (17), VDLP (18), Lana (18), Madrid (19) + more
Easyjet cancelled my flight to Biarritz two days ago. I rebooked myself on a costly Bordeaux flight…. with the added necessary expense of a hotel and train. I submitted my expenses to their website… we shall see if they reimburse it.

My two friends had their Paris to Biarritz flight cancelled also and needed to book a very expensive train ride instead.

I’m drinking a beer at Orisson right at this moment… so all the Easyjet pain is easily forgotten. 😂
 

Scarlet Fez

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
Frances 2016, Portuguese 2017, Del Norde 2018
Easyjet cancelled my flight to Biarritz two days ago. I rebooked myself on a costly Bordeaux flight…. with the added necessary expense of a hotel and train. I submitted my expenses to their website… we shall see if they reimburse it.

My two friends had their Paris to Biarritz flight cancelled also and needed to book a very expensive train ride instead.

I’m drinking a beer at Orisson right at this moment… so all the Easyjet pain is easily forgotten. 😂
Hi Sara, following your post and yes its been making me smile.

Ive bitten the bullet and booked a flight to Bilbao on Thursday 9th. If that goes smoothly will get myself a bus over to Burgos on Friday and rejoin the CF and head west into the Meseta Saturday the 11th.
 
Camino Magnets
A collection of Camino Fridge Magnets
2022 Camino Guides
The 2022 Camino guides will be coming out little by little. Here is a collection of the ones that are out so far.

Did not find what you were looking for? Search here

Popular Resources

“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf ivar
  • Featured
“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf
4.95 star(s) 105 ratings
Downloads
15,679
Updated
A selection of favorite albergues on the Camino Francés Ton van Tilburg
Favorite Albergues along the Camino Frances
4.83 star(s) 35 ratings
Downloads
8,335
Updated
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances ivar
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances
4.88 star(s) 24 ratings
Downloads
8,001
Updated
Top