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Offline Berti

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Blue Air
« on: October 26, 2017, 11:08:41 AM »
As an alternative to Ryanair i travelled a few times with Blueair from Liverpool to Fumincino this year and got to admit they certainly outdo ryanair on every aspect. They also serve free refreshments, tea coffee sandwiches and soft drinks. As i am gluten free i declined the sandwiches and they brough me fruit which i felt obliged to eat although i wasnt hungry.....
Anyways, blueair are asking for suggestions on opening routes, i have already suggested Pescara, but for those wanting an alternative to Ryanair and maybe from North UK get voting at blueairweb.com


Offline PJM

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Re: Blue Air
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 11:27:19 PM »
Many thanks it looks good Pam

Offline Red Mistral

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Re: Blue Air
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 11:15:15 AM »
We’re doing the Liverpool run with them in December, friends who have already done it report favourably. As a matter of interest they already have 3 routes out of Pescara, Turin, Madrid and Malaga.

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Re: Blue Air
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 04:20:49 PM »
I flew with Blue Air from Pescara to Catania in 2009. I thought they were much better than Ryanair. The crew noticed we were speaking in English and asked us to sit by the emergency exits as none of the crew could speak Italian! Not unusual I suppose but it was an 'internal' flight.
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Re: Blue Air
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 09:03:08 AM »
I'm about to try this airline for the first time from Rome to Liverpool. Can someone who has used it confirm that when you've done the online check in and printed your boarding pass, assuming you only have carry on baggage, that it then works the same as Ryanair. In other words you can arrive at the airport and go straight to security with your boarding pass. The emails I've had from Blue Air still say that I have to be at the airport 2 hours before the flight even though I've printed my pass.

Offline GeordieBorn

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Re: Blue Air
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 10:57:53 AM »
Not used them Lui, but did look at the very same route and this is what their site said..

For all Blue Air flights departing from Rome-Fiumicino, please take into consideration that the check-in desks open with 2 hours and 30 minutes before the flight and close with 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time

For other destinations it was 2 hours if checkin at the airport and 40 minutes flight close.This is the page link where I read the above. Good luck with the trip and do let us know how well it works.

Offline Red Mistral

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Re: Blue Air
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 06:32:51 PM »
I'm about to try this airline for the first time from Rome to Liverpool. Can someone who has used it confirm that when you've done the online check in and printed your boarding pass, assuming you only have carry on baggage, that it then works the same as Ryanair. In other words you can arrive at the airport and go straight to security with your boarding pass. The emails I've had from Blue Air still say that I have to be at the airport 2 hours before the flight even though I've printed my pass.

We are flying with them Friday departing at 1200. We've printed the boarding pass and it says the latest reporting time at the gate to get onboard is 1145! Seems a bit tight to me, but does suggest that you don't need to be 2 hours in advance. One odd thing is we've booked a suitcase and the weight allowance given is 32kgs.

Offline Rustychain

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Re: Blue Air
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 08:17:56 PM »
We've flown with quite a few airlines & unless you're checking a bag into the hold (which Lui isn't), then getting to the airport an hour before departure is fine. Of course 'getting to the airport' is something of an unknown!

We have the airlines' apps on our phones & get the boarding passes that way; saves the printing.
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Re: Blue Air
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 09:26:53 PM »
I too am flying 12.00 on Friday and got the same message but also an email after I'd checked in that I needed to be there 2 hours before. I'm aiming to 'Ryanair' it and arrive at a sensible time before the flight leaves.

Offline Red Mistral

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Re: Blue Air
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 12:54:49 PM »
I too am flying 12.00 on Friday and got the same message but also an email after I'd checked in that I needed to be there 2 hours before. I'm aiming to 'Ryanair' it and arrive at a sensible time before the flight leaves.

We’re expecting to arrive at about 10, 10.30 and we have a bag to check in. Struggling to find enough, heavy things to make it up to 32kgs though  ;)

Offline Berti

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Re: Blue Air
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2017, 02:52:32 AM »
Lui i travelled with cabin baggage and got to airport an hour before flight was due to depart, just went straight to security etc, but allow time to walk to the gates. Fumincino is a huge airport and from parking car to getting to the gate (E) was a good hour walking.
2nd time i checked in baggage but gave extra time to do this as i had my grandchildren with me, but there were delays at passport control due to extra security measures put in place so allow yourselves at least an hour.

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Re: Blue Air
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2017, 09:58:36 AM »
Lui i travelled with cabin baggage and got to airport an hour before flight was due to depart, just went straight to security etc, but allow time to walk to the gates. Fumincino is a huge airport and from parking car to getting to the gate (E) was a good hour walking.
2nd time i checked in baggage but gave extra time to do this as i had my grandchildren with me, but there were delays at passport control due to extra security measures put in place so allow yourselves at least an hour.

I agree there can be much greater delays getting through Fumincino. A small consideration if you have some time to spend there is the difference (unless things have changed recently) in the the standard of terminals 1 and 3 (UK flights). We have always went for a coffee and food to terminal 1 (internal) and then straight up to 3 and through security.

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Re: Blue Air
« Reply #12 on: Today at 09:30:04 AM »
Did the Fiumicino to Liverpool flight and back over the weekend and it was all okay. No difference from Ryanair really, just a bit more legroom and a free coffee. Other than that just the same routine. I only tried them because they were the cheapest option for getting from here to the north of England and the flight times were also more sensible. I'd use them again.