Flights from Bournemouth to Barbados

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#1
Isle of Wight
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Hello
We are looking at a re positioning cruise in March 2019 (long way in advance, I know) and as we live on the Isle of Wight, Bournemouth looks attractive as a nearer and "quieter" airport than Gatwick. We have flown very early morning from Gatwick before, entailing a stay at Gatwick the night before. Am I correct in thinking the timings would be the same for Bournemouth? I would like to know if the £50 per person supplement is cost effective or whether we should just go from Gatwick as usual.
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Nailsea, nr. Bristol, UK
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Previous Barbados flights from Bournemouth have been around the 0930-1030hrs time. Should be TUI 787-8 Dreamliner. Same sort of time window as Gatwick on TUI or Thomas Cook
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Thank you for your reply. I can be so stupid sometimes!!! Of course the timings will be similar. The planes arrive.....the boat waits for a while but will not wait for ever and it IS a few thousand miles away. So to arrive for a 5pm sailaway, flights will be early morning.
This will still need an overnight hotel stay, so will probably just go to Gatwick, but thank you all for viewing
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Hi,

Might be too late now, but how will you get to Bournemouth Airport, as it's nowhere near sensible public transport?

Gatwick on the other hand is one train from Portsmouth straight into the terminal. This is what I did last year for the March Transatlantic. I think the first train of the day was £21 return and got to Gatwick about 3 hrs earlier than the flight - ideal.

A return taxi from Portsmouth is about £110

Good luck, whatever you decide.
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#5
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Originally posted by TheWaterDoc
Hi,

Might be too late now, but how will you get to Bournemouth Airport, as it's nowhere near sensible public transport?

Gatwick on the other hand is one train from Portsmouth straight into the terminal. This is what I did last year for the March Transatlantic. I think the first train of the day was £21 return and got to Gatwick about 3 hrs earlier than the flight - ideal.

A return taxi from Portsmouth is about £110

Good luck, whatever you decide.
Hi, thanks for the considerate advice.
All your points are very relevant and even though we havent actually booked yet, we will be going from Gatwick.
It was just a passing thought.
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You’re welcome.

I love Bournemouth too, but I live in Hampshire and always drive there. Cracking airport since the refurb.

Have a good one, whatever you book
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You seem to have made your decision, but just in case it's a factor for anyone considering Bournemouth flights, in our experience of flights to the Caribbean from Bournemouth, it's not been a Dreamliner.