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Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by savon, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. savon

    savon New Member

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    Hi -

    First, thanks to everyone at this site, earlier this year my wife and I traveled around the world in business/first for next to nothing, including a week in the Maldives.

    I'm planning a trip to Scotland for June/July 2018, would like to purchase one premium cabin ticket. I have plenty of UA/AA/UR points, about 70K TY, but not enough SPG for anything useful here. Of course availability is going to be somewhat bad during this time, I thought I'd ask about any creative ways to use miles/connections/even train rides to get me to Glasgow. I don't mind a short hop on Ryanair, etc.

    Thanks!
     
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    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Hi @savon, positioning is pretty common so if you are open to it, I'd monitor all flights to destinations that are served by direct LCC carriers to Glasgow. I also find the UK train system pretty decent so you could fly pretty much any where on the island and be in Glasgow in a day.
     
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    If you've never been to Scotland, taking the train is a great way to see the countryside. Its lovely. The UK rail system in general is good (dont let them tell you otherwise).

    What you might consider is flying into the continent, then changing to an EasyJet, Jet2, or RyanAir to get you into the UK.
     
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    No Name Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget the option of flying into Edinburgh Airport and taking the train to Glasgow from there, since it's a bit bigger airport than Glasgow and you have more options for airlines.

    Norwegian and SAS to Scandiland. Norwegian and Vueling to Barcelona. Transavia to Paris. Eurowings to a number of German cities.

    Then there is Turkish thru Istanbul and United has a seasonal direct from ORD. AA, Delta and Finnair all have seasonal flight s as well.
     
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    No Name Well-Known Member

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    And finally Edinburgh has more destinations from EasyJet, Jet2, or RyanAir than Glasgow.
     
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