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Forum Posts

Transferring at Birmingham Airport (BHX)

by romancandle

Hi!

I am wondering whether it is feasible to transfer between a Ryanair flight and a FlyBe flight at Birmingham international with two hours between landing and departure of the next flight. Bear in mind I will have to collect my luggage from the Ryanair flight, and I am a non-EU passport holder, so that will also take longer. Check-in at FLybe will also take time, given that I have to have my visa checked and passport details entered. Should I just be on the safe side and book the next flight, which is 6 hours later? I have never flown through Birmingham before.

Thanks!

Re: Transferring at Birmingham Airport (BHX)

by doodybee

i would book on the later flight - you never know what might happen other than the transit thingy -

flybe did give us the option of booking onto a later flight as long as we did it about 45mins prior to the take off time of the earlier flight (i think free of charge- or 3ogbp max) but as a "no-show" we would have had to pay full price for the later flight as we missed the earlier one ( just something to think about)

Re: Transferring at Birmingham Airport (BHX)

by Lyndra

I agree that booking the next flight is sensible. BHX is not a large airport but you never know with flight delays, waiting for luggage and then having to check in again for the new flight etc. Easier to give yourself a bit of time.
Bring a good book to read - there is not much to do at Birmingham except a limited number of shops, a pub and a couple of places to eat.

Re: Transferring at Birmingham Airport (BHX)

by romancandle

thanks to you both for your advice! i was also going to hedge my bets and book the later flight. it just makes more sense than stressing and thinking that something will go wrong.

Re: Transferring at Birmingham Airport (BHX)

by zuriga

I think a lot depends on which airport you are flying from. You might not have a problem at Birmingham, but so many flights are late leaving and then you would get stuck.

Re: Transferring at Birmingham Airport (BHX)

by tango_jd

The notices at BHX say that they aim to turn the baggage claims around in 30 mins. Last time I was there (Aug 08) the bags took 1 hour to be delivered to the carousels.

Travel Tips for Birmingham

Go to watch Aston Villa...

by louise_julie

Go to watch Aston Villa playing! Seriously, sit on the steps in Victoria Square (when it's dry) and watch the world go by for a while. Go to the theatre, walk up Broad Street, visit the jewellry quarter... so much to do! Nearly falling in the canal by the ICC whilst slightly tipsy! I miss my friends when I'm away.

Cricket at Edgbaston

by graeme83

Edgbaston is the home of Warwickshire County Cricket team. It is also host to many England test matches. England usually play well at this ground, so if you're an away supporter you may be better off watching your team at Lord's ;)

Pallasades

by Imbi

Its Birmingham’s biggest one roof shopping centre, you could find every big departmental store here.
There is car parking underneath this shopping so it makes very convenient for customers who don’t want to walk long way to get to the shopping centre. Main railway station is also not far from here..

Alexandra Theatre

by Aragina about Alexandra Theatre

The Alexandra is a 1,323 seater touring and concert venue, which plays host to major musicals, drama, comedy, one-night concerts and dance. In-house facilities include bars and corporate hospitality suites. Located in the heart of Birmingham, the Alexandra is easily accessible by road, bus and rail. Wear whatever you like

Rustic French cuisine

by timlloydlangston about chez jules

Don't be put off by the rustic French decor - benches, plastic table cloths and exposed ducting, the food that is served up here is fantastic. It's unpretentious, wholesome French cooking (no nouvelle rubbish). The portions are large and the prices very reasonable for the city centre.

Booking is advisable at the weekend, but otherwise you should be able to just turn up. The lunchtime set menu (select from a choice of four starters and four main courses) is particularly good value at £6.90. Currently (Jan 05) they offer a similar deal on Tuesday eveneings where you get a similar menu with a bottle of wine (each!) for £13.99.

All the food is great, but the fish specials are particularly recommended (although they aren't subtle about the garlic). Other fare you'll find on regular offer is chicken in white wine (very rich sauce) and boeuf burguignon (beef stew, but very nice and lots of it). Almost every meal comes with the house special of gratin dauphinoise - potatoes and onion in a cream sauce with cheese on tops. Definitely far superior to chips.

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