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Flight Tickets

The Group flight tickets have now been issued.

These are purely electronic - there are no paper tickets.

All that you need is your passport and your ticket reference number: The Group Booking reference is ZF9LB9, and your individual ticket reference number can be found by clicking on this text.

As this is a group booking, you will not be able to use the BA website to check-in individually or to book your seat. If you have a specific requirement regarding seating then please let us know and we shall attempt to accommodate your request.

Please note that BA has recently changed its catering policy and no longer provides free meals for this flight in econony class. It now sells M&S sandwiches etc on board.

Joining Instructions - Saturday 21 Jan 17

 

Group Bus Pickup Times

Location

Arrival Time Departure Time
The Hare Public House., Leighton Buzzard   06:50 AM
Railway Station, Milton Keynes 07:15 AM 07:30 AM
The Square, Dunstable 08:00 AM 08:05 AM
Wigmore Lane, Luton 08:30 AM 08:35 AM
North Terminal, Gatwick Airport 10:05 AM  

 

 

Group Flight Details

Flight:

BA2780

Operated by:

British Airways

Departing from:

Gatwick (London) North Terminal
Sat 21 January 2017, 12:35

Arriving at:

Madeira
Sat 21 January 2017, 16:35

Number of stops:

0

Flying duration:

4hrs 0mins

Aircraft type:

Airbus A320 jet

Economy catering:

Charges may apply for food and drink. Please check operating carrier website for details

 

If you are making your own way to the airport, you are advised to arrive at least two and a half hours before the scheduled flight time – ie. by 10:05 AM.

To check in, you will just need your passport and the Group Flight reference number that we shall provide nearer the departure date.


 

Return Flight Details

Flight: BA2781

From: Funchal Madeira

Saturday

28 Jan 17

Departs: 17:20

To: London Gatwick

South Terminal

Arrives: 21:05

 

Please note that the return flight is to Gatwick South Terminal.

 

If there are no delays, we would expect the Group Bus to drop you off in Luton sometime after 11pm, and at Milton Keynes sometime after midnight.

 

In case of emergency, delays or other problems

 

 

Emergency Contact Numbers

John Bateman

For Milton Keynes and Dunstable bus pickup.

07714338727

Colin O’Hara

For Luton and Leighton Buzzard bus pickup or any other problems in the UK.

07900083354

David Gilmore

For contact in Madeira

07710063345

00351 969516655

2001 Travel Ltd

In case of emergencies regarding the BA Group Flight

07768442696 07803211344 07535058794

Marshalls Coaches LLP In case of emergency regarding the UK Group Bus travel - Private Hire ID 42470  Movement ID 46297

01525 376077

07717 535410


 

What to do if you are delayed

If you think that you are going to be late for the Group Bus, please phone the appropriate organiser as soon as possible - John Bateman for the Milton Keynes or Dunstable pickup, or Colin O’Hara for other pickup locations. They can discuss with you the possibility of holding up the Group Bus for a very short time, or alternative ways for you to get to the airport.

If you miss the flight completely, please phone 2001 Travel Ltd who may be able to arrange a new flight for you. Please also phone an organiser so that we know what has happened to you!


 

Contingencies if you miss the bus:

  • Try to catch the group bus from Wigmore Lane, Luton – it will leave at 8:35am

  • Drive to Gatwick Airport. This will take over an hour and half – and that is assuming no delays on the motorways. The Long Stay parking will cost you about £125 for the week.

  • Take a Taxi: Skyline Taxis (01908 222111) are a large and fairly reliable taxi firm based in Milton Keynes, and their guideline cost is £90 from MK. You can also try Uber!

  • Take the Train:

    • From Luton: There are 4 trains an hour, taking about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

    • From Milton Keynes, you will need to take the (fast) train to London Euston, then get to Victoria Station by tube or taxi, and take the Gatwick Express from there. This can also be done in 1 hour and 30 minutes if you are lucky with your connections, but can easily take 2 hours.

Check-in closes 45 minutes before the scheduled flight departure (ie at 11:50am) – and there may be queues for check-in and getting through security. So please save yourselves any stress and extra cost (and also prevent extreme rises in our organisers’ blood pressures) by getting to the Group Bus pick-up on time!


 

Make sure the organisers know of any problems or delays!

More Information
Calendar
22nd January 2017
Introductory Talk
10:30
Introduction to Madeira and the Hotel
 Click for more information
22nd January 2017
Duplicate Pairs
14:30
22nd January 2017
Evening Pairs
19:30
Results
14th September 2016
Test Event To Prove Upload Capabilities
Director: Colin O'Hara
Scorer: John Bateman
More Information
Calendar
22nd January 2017
Introductory Talk
10:30
Introduction to Madeira and the Hotel
 Click for more information
22nd January 2017
Duplicate Pairs
14:30
22nd January 2017
Evening Pairs
19:30
Results
14th September 2016
Test Event To Prove Upload Capabilities
Director: Colin O'Hara
Scorer: John Bateman