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jollyjester Fri 05-Oct-18 19:31:39

As the look of a no deal is on the horizon I just wanted to ask opinions.

We are due to visit Australia next Easter. As yet no flights booked. We live in NI and have British passports. Any previous time we have travelled we mainly have flown to London and then on to Australia as it was cheaper.

My question is in the event of a no deal and potential travel disruptions (we're aiming to travel around a week after brexit date) would we be better getting our Irish passports and flying from Dublin? (In the event of a hard boarder surely it will be easier to navigate than London airports)

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TheElementsSong Fri 05-Oct-18 19:36:18

Can we save time by getting it all out at the start of the thread?

Scaremongering, Project Fear, Millennium Bug, billions of £ in tourism, visas, don't they know who we are, it'll be fiiiiiine, "they" won't let bad things happen, people travelled before the EU...

Have I missed any?

(I propose a set of Bingo cards)


TheElementsSong Fri 05-Oct-18 19:37:01

PS. Sorry OP, I know I didn't actually answer your question blush

jollyjester Fri 05-Oct-18 19:42:53

Thats grand. I'm just looking to know what other people would do with children in tow to make things as hassle free as possible. (26 hour flight with 4 kids is already hassle enough! grin)

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1tisILeClerc Fri 05-Oct-18 19:43:48

If you want to be more certain and have an opportunity to get Irish passports, it would be the way to do it. Travel Dublin to another EU hub.
Heathrow is shi£ anyway even without Brexit.

Mistigri Fri 05-Oct-18 21:41:22

For peace of mind I'd look at flying out of Dublin via a European hub like Paris or Amsterdam (although personally I still think there is a good chance the UK govt will fold and there will be a deal).

I don't think your passports are a worry, though tbh if I was eligible for an Irish passport I'd apply for one like a shot.

jollyjester Sat 06-Oct-18 19:20:06

Thanks Misti. I dont think the passport thing will change for people in NI. We always will be eligible (I think under the terms of the Good Friday agreement)

DH has now decided we will fly from Dublin as dar as we can for a 2 day stopover instead of off / on with all the kids so he just wants me to pick Hong Kong / Abu Dhabi/ Dubai or LA.

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SonEtLumiere Sun 07-Oct-18 19:59:56

I would go from Dublin via Qatar/Abu Dhabi/Dubai. I don’t think the passport will be an issue.

SonEtLumiere Sun 07-Oct-18 20:00:34

...especially as you will need to get your e-visa beforehand.

ittakes2 Wed 05-Dec-18 17:32:57

I‘m really confused - you have British passports and you are worried about travelling via London to australia? If you have British passports - the Uk will expect you to use them if you are entering the uk. Australia will not care what passports you have.

Buteo Wed 05-Dec-18 18:36:36

Passports aren’t the issue. Potential disruption at UK airports is the issue, hence flying from Dublin via a European hub.

And if you also have an Irish passport you are perfectly entitled to use it instead of your UK passport if you wish hmm

Racecardriver Wed 05-Dec-18 18:39:06

Why would brexit affect you in this scenario? If there is a border between NI and engjandthar will make it easier to catch your connecting flight not harder.

Laska2Meryls Wed 05-Dec-18 18:45:00

This is interesting.. Do you have to be born In NI or just live there?.. If just live there for how long do you have to be a resident before you can apply for an Irish passport ?

borntobequiet Wed 05-Dec-18 18:49:11

Ian Duncan Smith on the radio this evening saying that potential problems for aviation had been sorted, the Civil Aviation Authority (vastly preferable to the uncivil one) having signed something.
But he may have been making it up. Who knows?

Buteo Wed 05-Dec-18 18:55:21

I heard that too born but haven’t seen it reported anywhere.

I’m sure the OP will be sorted by now anyway.

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