Porto independent travel routes

RainMan1972

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Are loads of people just booking gambling on the likelihood of them being allocated a ticket through the independent travel?

I'm on 2 points and have applied for indy- do you think I will get a ticket?
 

S English

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Are loads of people just booking gambling on the likelihood of them being allocated a ticket through the independent travel?

I'm on 2 points and have applied for indy- do you think I will get a ticket?
I'm just going for the trip and to have a few beers in the sun with fellow bears, never been to an away European game before, would love a ticket if I get one but not the end of the world if I don't
 

Diego Maradona

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Are loads of people just booking gambling on the likelihood of them being allocated a ticket through the independent travel?

I'm on 2 points and have applied for indy- do you think I will get a ticket?
Same, I'll be in with the racists if Rangers don't get me a ticket. Obrigado
 

GEODGC

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Are loads of people just booking gambling on the likelihood of them being allocated a ticket through the independent travel?

I'm on 2 points and have applied for indy- do you think I will get a ticket?
I don’t know anybody that waits to see if they get a ticket before booking. It’s obviously more likely the more points you have, but it’s not a dealbreaker.
27 of us have booked for Feyenoord/Amsterdam and only around 10 are likely to get tickets.
 

Stoney Loyal

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Edinburgh-Luton-Porto Tuesday
Porto-Madrid-Birmingham Friday
£260 for me and my laddie.
Getting back to Edinburgh was proving expensive so going to spend the weekend at my mates in Worcester spend the money we saved on beer and drive home on the Monday sorted.
 

DaveL

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Wed = Glasgow-Heathrow-Madrid-Porto
Fri = in reverse!
British Airways. 7.55Hrs all in going out, 7.10Hrs coming back.
 

RainMan1972

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I don’t know anybody that waits to see if they get a ticket before booking. It’s obviously more likely the more points you have, but it’s not a dealbreaker.
27 of us have booked for Feyenoord/Amsterdam and only around 10 are likely to get tickets.
I get that loads of people are happy just for the trip but in terms of myself actually going to the game is my be all and end all.
 

Ryan

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Are loads of people just booking gambling on the likelihood of them being allocated a ticket through the independent travel?

I'm on 2 points and have applied for indy- do you think I will get a ticket?
99% sure you will get a ticket mate
 

Thomo1872

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Are loads of people just booking gambling on the likelihood of them being allocated a ticket through the independent travel?

I'm on 2 points and have applied for indy- do you think I will get a ticket?
I managed to secure tickets via other means as I'm not in the Travel Club. Cannot wait!
 

Ryan

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Edinburgh-lisbon Thursday morning glassy bus to Porto then back to Lisbon airport for a 6am flight home to Manchester on the Friday and train up the road £130 for flights and £30 train. The same route was about £230 yesterday when a looked
 

Andyboyh68

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Thursday morning Edin - Gatwick - Porto arrive midday! Porto - Gatwick - Edin late Friday - £300. EasyJet out; BA back
 

watp85

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Liverpool to Faro return Wednesday to Friday.

Hire Car up to Porto.

Thankfully I'm a back seat passenger the whole journey from Glasgow ha
 

falkirkbear

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Are the travel club going to bother their arse and let anyone that applied for the day trip know what is or isn't happening?
They responded to my email earlier in the week saying they were waiting on information and to keep an eye on the website, they replied to another poster saying everyone who'd applied would be registered for an independant ticket and I heard last night they're waiting on the list from Thomas Cook of who'd applied, they'll wait a while on that to be fair!

It's pretty shit the way they've kept us in the dark, even Sport Options have contacted them to see if they can help but no reply as of yesterday.
 

RainMan1972

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They responded to my email earlier in the week saying they were waiting on information and to keep an eye on the website, they replied to another poster saying everyone who'd applied would be registered for an independant ticket and I heard last night they're waiting on the list from Thomas Cook of who'd applied, they'll wait a while on that to be fair!

It's pretty shit the way they've kept us in the dark, even Sport Options have contacted them to see if they can help but no reply as of yesterday.
That's exactly why i'm annoyed, the fact they have stayed silent makes me think a day trip with another provider could potentially happen. If it was impossible they should be emailing us early as possible to let us know.
 

Diego Maradona

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They responded to my email earlier in the week saying they were waiting on information and to keep an eye on the website, they replied to another poster saying everyone who'd applied would be registered for an independant ticket and I heard last night they're waiting on the list from Thomas Cook of who'd applied, they'll wait a while on that to be fair!

It's pretty shit the way they've kept us in the dark, even Sport Options have contacted them to see if they can help but no reply as of yesterday.
That’s because they are utterly useless. The fact that many have issues before, during and after every European tie is very telling. There’s no point trying to sugar coat it anymore.
 

falkirkbear

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Fed up waiting on the travel club so booked up tonight,
Edinburgh - Barcelona - Porto with Veuling leaving at 21:10 on the Wednesday night, 6 hour wait overnight in Barcelona, getting into Porto at 08:25 on Thursday morning, hotel at Porto airport then Easyjet to Gatwick at 06:40 on Friday morning
Flights were £480 all in for me and the wee man, hotel £60, train up the road for nothing as I work for the railway and have family passes.

Just need the TC to confirm match tickets, we're on 2 points so fingers crossed!
 

RainMan1972

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Fed up waiting on the travel club so booked up tonight,
Edinburgh - Barcelona - Porto with Veuling leaving at 21:10 on the Wednesday night, 6 hour wait overnight in Barcelona, getting into Porto at 08:25 on Thursday morning, hotel at Porto airport then Easyjet to Gatwick at 06:40 on Friday morning
Flights were £480 all in for me and the wee man, hotel £60, train up the road for nothing as I work for the railway and have family passes.

Just need the TC to confirm match tickets, we're on 2 points so fingers crossed!
On the same flight to Gatwick home as you. We are then waiting until after 3pm for the flight up to Edinburgh...
 

RainMan1972

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Fed up waiting on the travel club so booked up tonight,
Edinburgh - Barcelona - Porto with Veuling leaving at 21:10 on the Wednesday night, 6 hour wait overnight in Barcelona, getting into Porto at 08:25 on Thursday morning, hotel at Porto airport then Easyjet to Gatwick at 06:40 on Friday morning
Flights were £480 all in for me and the wee man, hotel £60, train up the road for nothing as I work for the railway and have family passes.

Just need the TC to confirm match tickets, we're on 2 points so fingers crossed!
We are also 2 points. SLO pretty much confirmed earlier that 2 pointers will definitely be fine.
 

falkirkbear

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We are also 2 points. SLO pretty much confirmed earlier that 2 pointers will definitely be fine.
That's why I bit the bullet and booked it, had originally booked the daytrip before TC went bust, had been hanging off hoping they'd sort something out but a lucky change of shifts at work for that week and Greg's post earlier sealed the deal!
 

RainMan1972

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That's why I bit the bullet and booked it, had originally booked the daytrip before TC went bust, had been hanging off hoping they'd sort something out but a lucky change of shifts at work for that week and Greg's post earlier sealed the deal!
Almost identical to my situation mate
 

Tibs46

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For those still to book there’s still a route out on the day of the game that gets you there for midday.

6.45am Glasgow to Gatwick then the 9.40am to Porto, both with easyJet. There’s a 75 minute stopover which is plenty time I’m told as both flights use the north terminal.
 

interbear

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Wed - Gatwick to Porto
Fri - Porto to Gatwick

Both with BA. And a 3 hour drive to get to Gatwick :rolleyes: as there seem to be very few direct flights to Porto.
 
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