QV Titan airways flight today

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#1
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Looks like a good start to our first Cunard cruise! Looked on Manchester airports departures info at 4am to see if our 8.30am was going on time it said CANCELLED!!!
Went to the airport time changed to 13.40pm .Technical problems we are told and they have borrowed a bigger plane and we have open seating. Not too optimistic about going even then. Looks like the ship will be waiting for us and will probably be nearer midnight when we get there.

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When I said "Expect a shambles and you will not be disappointed" on the previous thread, even I did not expect that level of incompetence !


It already says 13.50. 3:50 flight time, so arriving just before 8PM Greek time. Maybe not midnight, but certainly at least 10PM.
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Feeling sorry for the people disembarking that we have just left. Horrible having to hang around without your stuff for a whole day.
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What a terrible start, I hope things get better once you eventually get to the ship.
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#5
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On QV now and a further 2 hour delay - not leaving ship until 6.30 for flight I think about 10.30 getting to Manchester 12.30am!


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#6
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Originally posted by Tangoqueen
On QV now and a further 2 hour delay - not leaving ship until 6.30 for flight I think about 10.30 getting to Manchester 12.30am!

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The 13:40 from Manchester is now showing at 15:40.
#7
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Originally posted by ToadOfToadHall
The 13:40 from Manchester is now showing at 15:40.
Yes and I dont hold a lot of hope that that will be right either. Beginning to wish I hadnt bothered trying Cunard!

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Originally posted by sammybonny
Yes and I dont hold a lot of hope that that will be right either. Beginning to wish I hadnt bothered trying Cunard!
We're found the worse part of the cruise is the flying side of things. Our first one was fly there and back and it was not very good at all. So then we just did Southampton/Southampton ones which was much better. The last one was leave Southampton and fly back, and it just confirmed just how poor the flying part is.

Are you at the airport or still at home (I see your location is Manchester) ?
#9
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Originally posted by ToadOfToadHall
We're found the worse part of the cruise is the flying side of things. Our first one was fly there and back and it was not very good at all. So then we just did Southampton/Southampton ones which was much better. The last one was leave Southampton and fly back, and it just confirmed just how poor the flying part is.

Are you at the airport or still at home (I see your location is Manchester) ?
Aiport unfortunately!

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#10
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sammybonny, I would buy some food/snacks/drinks at the airport, past security. Our Titan flight on 19/8 back from Trieste, took off around 15;30 and there were THREE sandwiches left to buy! Breakfast at 8am was a long time ago!
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Originally posted by Csardas
sammybonny, I would buy some food/snacks/drinks at the airport, past security. Our Titan flight on 19/8 back from Trieste, took off around 15;30 and there were THREE sandwiches left to buy! Breakfast at 8am was a long time ago!
We had the same thing coming back for Venice. Finally on the, lets eat then. Ar, no food. Thanks for that BA, cracking service.
#12
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On the QV, all aboard and sail away time is published as 10:30pm Greek time. I feel for you, we have just got here from Heathrow leaving early this morning.
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I just noticed the status of flight ZT765 (Titan Airways MAN-ATH) has changed to "Go to gate A" on the Manchester airport web site. Perhaps things are looking up for that flight actually departing by 15:40.
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Originally posted by bluemarble
I just noticed the status of flight ZT765 (Titan Airways MAN-ATH) has changed to "Go to gate A" on the Manchester airport web site. Perhaps things are looking up for that flight actually departing by 15:40.
And the flight is now boarding.
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#15
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Sorry to hear this has happened again. I complained about the issues we had with disembarkation and Titan. Cunard were not too bothered and placed all the blame on Titan.

Make sure you get some food from port/ship/airport before getting on the plane.

Also at Athens, if you are waiting at check-in and travelling with children - The McDonald's is only accessible before passport control. Food options are relatively poor after passport control.
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I know that many cruises offered in the UK come with the flights as part of the package. Is it possible to remove the flights, pay a lesser amount, and book your own flights? All I know about Titan is what I have read on here and they don't seem to be highly reliable.

I hope by now sammybonny has left Manchester and landed in Athens. May the cruise make up for the bad beginning.
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It looks as if they have about another hour of flying time.
I'm sure I have seen cruise only prices but the few I have just checked just show prices with flight & transfer included.
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Originally posted by Scrapnana
I know that many cruises offered in the UK come with the flights as part of the package. Is it possible to remove the flights, pay a lesser amount, and book your own flights? All I know about Titan is what I have read on here and they don't seem to be highly reliable.

I hope by now sammybonny has left Manchester and landed in Athens. May the cruise make up for the bad beginning.
Those from the UK can probably answer better than I about flights, but when I start booking a Mediterranean voyage on Cunard's UK web site and select "Arrange your own flight" instead of "Choose your airport", it states "You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers for your party. This does not affect the total price. Select 'Continue without Flights' to confirm your choice." I note there is a £50.00 supplement per person that applies to flights from Manchester rather than London when I "Choose your airport" instead.

The OP's flight departed at 16:02 according to the Manchester airport web site so is still in route to Athens as Host Hattie has mentioned.

Correction: Another booking I just tried to the Mediterranean states "The total holiday price for your party will be reduced by £600.00 if you arrange your own flights and transfers. Select 'Continue without Flights' to confirm your choice." So I guess it depends on the voyage or whether you choose the "Cunard" fare or the "Saver" fare.
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We recently did a fly cruise from Manchester to Rotterdam as staterooms were fully booked from Southampton until some on the previous cruise disembarked in Rotterdam. The flights with KLM were fine and we we enjoyed our cruise until we we disembarked in Rotterdam only to find that Cunard thought that sitting on seats outside the terminal for two hours whilst waiting for our included transfer was acceptable. However as we enjoyed the onboard experience we have booked a Southampton cruise for next year. We are limited to European cruises as I cannot get travel insurance for travel outside Europe. My DH is now adamant we won't fly again.


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Scrapnana, yes it certainly is from the uk. I always do this and fly in 1or2 days before. I like to pick my flight times and airline preferably scheduled. This time around we were given a £400 ppn allowance for flights. It does sometimes work out more expensive, but much more reliable and you can have a couple of days before your cruise to relax.
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