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    Posted: 28 Apr 2012 at 20:58
Okay, hope this is not to early to ask.

But now Jersey are coming up, do many of us Championship folk have an idea of how is the best way to do this away game? 
Plane or Boat?
And with some of the 'bigger' clubs will the islanders 'home' advantage (I wonder how many Nat 1 clubs have found it hard going away, with players working in other jobs and small away support) be as important with a few hundred Bedfordians cheering on The Blues? 

Also how many people will love the RFU when the Christmas fixtures show someone away the weekend before Christmas Eve (22nd/23rd) though maybe the New year Weekend may be more of a fun away day. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Apr 2012 at 21:05
If enough supporters are interested in the away trip why not....



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Apr 2012 at 21:32
Originally posted by Steve@Mose Steve@Mose wrote:

If enough supporters are interested in the away trip why not....



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Blimey don't fancy economy on that boat :D

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Apr 2012 at 15:30
Some told me flying from Bristol is about £70
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 08:38
If you book early enough ahead, airfares below or around £100 return are available from most regional airports and London Gatwiack. Here are a list of the main carriers:
Gatwick  - British Airways and Flybe
Southampton - Flybe and Blue Islands
Stansted - Aurigny
Southend - EasyJet
Liverpool - EasyJet
Manchester - Flybe and Blue Islands
Cardiff - Flybe
Bristol - Flybe and Blue Islands
Doncaster - Flybe
Newcastle - Flybe
Exeter - Flybe
Leeds - Jet2
Luton - Flybe
Birmingham - Flybe
London City - Blue Islands
East Midlands - BMI Baby
 
Sadly not all the routes are operated between late October and mid-March, but where there's a will there's a way.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 09:59
Personally, I think a pontoon bridge is the answer.....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 10:30
Originally posted by HandsintheRuck HandsintheRuck wrote:

Personally, I think a pontoon bridge is the answer.....

WITH TIDAL POWER UNDERNEATH.......
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 10:41
Word of caution. Jersey Airport gets fog bound. Sister in law has in-laws there and has been either unable to get there or severly delayed. That said I am hoping Mr Dragon will take us over for a game.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 11:37

Presumably Ships run in fog though.........don' they?

That's why they have a fog horn isn't it?
 
 
Just had a look at http://www.condorferries.co.uk/ and £110 for 2 adults, leave Poole on a Friday at 1pm (arrive 5.45), leave Jersey on Sunday 5pm arrive back at Poole Sunday evening 9.40.  


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 15:41
Apparently some of the LS supporters are considering this form of transport to the Island as there will be no difficulties in parking it on your lovely beaches. Only problem I can anticipate is if the sea is a bit choppy in the winter. LOL
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 16:19
I think Jersey Boy shows the way above - the Jersey posters have been answering this question for seasons now and know all the wrinkles - you only have to see the advice given on the Jersey v Fylde thread.

Also the airport is literally a stone's throw behind the fence alongside the pitch.

Mind you, you can also expect them to have a million questions about their trip to you, viz the thread on their game at Coventry.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 19:06

Hi, Just a quick note (no responses required) to let you know that I am Fixture Secretary/League Contact at Jersey RFC and travel also falls under my remit. I will therefore be in touch shortly with clubs individually to help with their 1st XV travel arrangements to Jersey and to also answer any queries they may have. I’m afraid I won’t be able to answer individual queries from supporters, but we’ll publish relevant info on our website when we have it and I’ll suggest opposition clubs do the same.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 22:08
I have relatives in Jersey; my cousin often takes the ferry over with his bike and cycles around the island while he's there. I'm looking forward to a few days away, I went there in December last year and was able to walk outside in shirt sleeves.

http://www.seat61.com/ChannelIslands.htm seems quite a useful page if you're travelling from London.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 22:34
Ferry cross to Jersey
Cos this lands the place I love
And here I'll stay.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2012 at 08:00
Bill, precisely. I was merely highlighting the fact that it is not wise to rely totally on getting there (and back) by air in your personal time scales. My Sister in Law was booked to go for the day in March to see her elderley MiL who was very ill. Took off from Gatwick and half way there crew announced they were going back to Gatwick because Jersey was fog bound. Sadly SiL didn't get to see MiL, she died 24 hours later.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2012 at 09:20
Not much we can do about the weather although being a Leo I do pray to the Sun god regularly. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2012 at 09:42
When I lived on Guernsey I used to fly back to the mainland every couple of weeks . Over 18 months 25% of flights were cancelled or delayed by more than an hour.
However that was in the days of the old airport where the technology couldn't cope with fog [or the planes with high winds]. Hopefully the sprawling excess of Jersey airport is more up to the job?Smile


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2012 at 21:42
CE - don't forget that Guernsey is at least 15 years behind Jersey, in every way !!  Seriously, fog is a problem every now and then, but its rare for it to disrupt flying for a day or days on end and it has certainly not caused the loss of any games this season.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2012 at 22:27
And, of course, at a guess, most Championship sides will fly over on Friday and have a good night's kip before playing, unlike most of the Level 3 sides who flew over Saturday morning, necessitating a 4am wake up, meet at the airport at 6am, for an 8am flight, and then looking/feeling shattered by 3pm.  Bit more of the proverbial even playing field..... 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2012 at 22:54
Rotherham chartering a special plane to transport their team to Jersey.


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