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To have a flight planned for 29 March?

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ninafromberlin Wed 20-Feb-19 00:54:04

Just that, really. Will it be utter chaos trying to get in/out of the UK on 29-30 March? If I need to travel, is it better to wait a few days? I’ll need to book a cat sitter and don’t want my fur babies alone if I can’t get back into the country confused

Procrastination4 Wed 20-Feb-19 01:00:44

Well, we'll be in London with a schoool group on the 27th of March and are flying home on th 31st...we'll be hoping they let us out!grin

ninafromberlin Wed 20-Feb-19 01:28:13

Have you got trip insurance or are you advising students to bring extra clothes or provisions?

AGHHHH Wed 20-Feb-19 01:41:08

It's happening at 11pm on the 29th.

So I've convinced myself it'll be fine (also flying on that day).

ninafromberlin Wed 20-Feb-19 04:16:13

Good luck @AGHHH, I reckon we’ll be the only ones at the airport. Although perhaps loads of people will be trying to fly out?

StillCoughingandLaughing Wed 20-Feb-19 05:09:16

Hasn’t it already been confirmed we won’t need visas to travel to the EU (and vice versa)?

I’m a Remain voter, but I don’t believe it’s going to be as simple as the clock ticking over on 29 March and chaos beginning.

sulflower Wed 20-Feb-19 05:19:45

I read there will be a transition period ie everything staying as is and flights continuing as normal until 2020. We are out of the country on the 29th, flying back early April and not unduly worried.

BoomBoomsCousin Wed 20-Feb-19 05:19:49

Unless there's an extension I would expect there to be long queues for the first few days at least as everyone gets used to whatever system they decide to bring in. I wouldn't expect chaos but I would expect there to be teething issues.

birdsandroses Wed 20-Feb-19 06:17:03

I read there will be a transition period ie everything staying as is and flights continuing as normal until 2020. We are out of the country on the 29th, flying back early April and not unduly worried.

@sulflower, that is only if parliament pass the withdrawal agreement with EU which has a built in transistion period. If they don’t and the government doesn’t negoatiate an extension then it’s a no deal Brexit. All will be up in the air in a no deal scenario.

ninafromberlin Wed 20-Feb-19 06:21:03

@sulflower, has that been confirmed? Seems that so many things are up for debate and changing daily....

Procrastination4 Wed 20-Feb-19 06:29:40

No, we’re hoping no one’ll want to keep a bunch of kids longer than necessary!

Crunchymum Wed 20-Feb-19 06:33:40

We fly out to somewhere in the EU on 28th and back on 31st.

ninafromberlin Wed 20-Feb-19 06:37:48

@crunchymum, are you making any plans for insurance/ backup / provisions?

I reckon you’ll be in a bit of an odd situation, not requiring a visa to depart but if no deal happens, technically not be permitted to be in the eu country after 29th?

importantkath Wed 20-Feb-19 06:39:43

I booked my flights for the next weekend although my dad is flying on 31st March.

FinallyHere Wed 20-Feb-19 06:41:45

Has anyone actually found travel insurance that covers disruption due to political chaos, which is usually explicitly excluded from the cover?

rookiemere Wed 20-Feb-19 06:50:36

I'm flying on the 30th March although granted it's to NZ. I expect it may take longer than usual to get through security but other than that am expecting things to be as normal.

PhilomenaButterfly Wed 20-Feb-19 06:53:34

Well, you're brave, I'll give you that.

SoloD Wed 20-Feb-19 06:54:35

The issue with flights is that EASA certification of UK based aircraft and airports will stop, so other countries will have to chose to accept CAA certification. The government of course has not properly funded the CAA to take over, hence why Rolls Royce now sends ever single Aero Engine to Germany.

If there is a deal or extension we remain under EASA then there will be no problem.

In the event of a No Deal, then we are likley dependent on the good will of the EU and third party countries. Hence why insurers and airlines are excluding Brexit related disruption.

ninafromberlin Wed 20-Feb-19 07:05:06

I read on Money Saving Expert that a few companies are agreeing to offer cover for Brexit related scenarios....

Iruka Wed 20-Feb-19 07:09:05

What airline are you using and where are you flying to?

Flights to outside the EU should be ok as they can be agreed regardless of what deal we get (or none)

We have already decided to allow EU registered airlines to fly in and out of the UK if there is no deal and are expecting the EU to reciprocate for British airlines. British airline airlines flying within the EU are on dodgier ground.

www.gov.uk/government/publications/flights-to-and-from-the-uk-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/flights-to-and-from-the-uk-if-theres-no-brexit-deal

idontknowwhattosay Wed 20-Feb-19 07:10:07

We fly on the 6th.trting not to think about it!!

ninafromberlin Wed 20-Feb-19 07:11:31

Would taking the Eurostar be any more or less safe / risky?

ninafromberlin Wed 20-Feb-19 07:15:38

@Iruka - that document actually make it seem more
Complicated for flights outside of the EU - many countries have agreements as UK are Part of EU so that might also fall apart (Iceland, Canada) - or at least depend on the good will of the other country.

sulflower Wed 20-Feb-19 07:16:26

From the link above

There would be no disruption to the UK’s provision of air navigation services as a result of leaving the EU without a deal. EU countries, and the UK, in common with all other states, have international obligations to provide air navigation services in accordance with standards and recommended practices set by ICAO under the Chicago Convention. As previously stated, the rights for airlines to operate air services over EU or UK territory are established by a longstanding worldwide treaty, the International Air Services Transit Agreement, which the UK and almost all EU countries are signatories to.

Spam88 Wed 20-Feb-19 07:17:48

I'm due to arrive back in the country from the Netherlands about 20 minutes before Brexit. Just hoping for the best! 😂

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