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    Thumbs up Help bring Rocky home!!

    As most of us know....Rocky's "yacht" arrives in the UK early Sunday morning! He's bummed out about having to leave the cushy surroundings of the ship and the great food he's been enjoying - but it can't last forever! He'll be heading to Marrakech via Gatwick airport late afternoon on Sunday. We have figured out how to get him from Harwich Port to Gatwick....at least I THINK we have!

    So here's the thing.....this Canadian chick has been put in charge of getting our beloved Rocky back to warmer weather! Since I don't have a hot clue how to get here (POP) from there....I don't have any idea where to even start looking for flights for him!!

    Can he fly from Morocco to here? Will he have to fly back to the UK first?

    Any help is greatly appreciated! Airlines, websites, suggestions, charters, direct flights, multiple stops...it doesn't matter!

    The camels thank you in advance!
    Last edited by LuvtheDR; 05-02-2009 at 11:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvtheDR View Post
    Can he fly from Morocco to here? Will he have to fly back to the UK first?
    Is he flying to Marrakesh on a SINGLE ticket? Maybe they will not allow one way tickets? Check this before spending a lot of time searching airlines Morocco to anywhere!

    Quote Originally Posted by LuvtheDR View Post
    Any help is greatly appreciated! Airlines, websites, suggestions, charters, direct flights, multiple stops...it doesn't matter!
    If the answer is that he has a one way IN to Morocco, the Google Flights Dominican Republic to Morocco & see what (if anything) you get. If nothing, Google Flights Dominican Republic to (seperately) France/Italy/Belgium/Malaga/Madrid. Once you know who flies to which of the aforementioned you can do a Google on Marrakesh or Morocco to each of those countries/cities & see which is best match for getting the 'Old Man' (as by then he WILL be) back to the loving arms of 'HIS' people here!

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    The camels thank you in advance!
    Is that ONE hump or two M'Lady??? ~ Grahame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushBaby View Post

    Is that ONE hump or two M'Lady??? ~ Grahame.
    I think his intention was to hump all the camels he could.
    He ain't quite right in the head ya know.

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    It will depend upon his actual return date, but I did a search and found that the simplest routing is Marrakech to Casablanca, Casablanca to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Miami and then Miami to STI or SDQ. Flying into Santo Domingo is about $100.00 US cheaper, but might not be worth the hassle.

    Price for this flight, depending on the date, is around US $1,500.

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    You could also try Cheap Flights, Airline Tickets, Cheap Airfare & Discount Travel Deals - Kayak.com because the ITA website does not have the facility for actual purchase, while Kayak can transfer the purchaser to a website that does.

    ETA: An example

    Royal Air Maroc Flight AT404 on a Boeing 737 (jet) in coach class
    Departs Marrakech, Morocco (RAK) Mon, May 18 1:20p 40 min
    Arrives Casablanca, Morocco (CMN) 2:00p
    Layover in Casablanca 11 hrs 10 min

    Lufthansa Airlines Flight LH4117 on an Airbus A321 (jet) in coach class (breakfast)
    Departs Casablanca, Morocco (CMN) Tue, May 19 1:10a 3 hrs 25 min
    Arrives Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) 6:35a
    Layover in Frankfurt 3 hrs 20 min

    United Airlines Flight UA8849 on a Boeing 747 (jet) in coach class (operated by Lufthansa Airlines as Flight LH462) (meal, snack)
    Departs Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) Tue, May 19 9:55a 9 hrs 45 min
    Arrives Miami, FL (MIA) 1:40p
    Layover in Miami 5 hrs 5 min

    American Airlines Flight AA749 on a Boeing 737 (jet) in coach class (food for purchase)
    Departs Miami, FL (MIA) Tue, May 19 6:45p 2 hrs 0 min
    Arrives Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI)
    Last edited by La Profe_1; 05-03-2009 at 12:03 AM.

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    I emailed him detailed instructions on how to go Harwich-Liverpool St.-Victoria-LGW a while back.

    He can fly Morocco to here, but it'll be multiple changes and very expensive: for example on say 14 May he can go Marrakesh-Madrid on Iberia ( 4 hour approx flight, then wait 4 hours), Madrid-Dusseldorf on Lufthansa (2.5 hour fllight then almost immediate connection) & Dusseldorf-PP on LTU - total journey time approx 19 hours, cost US$1293 including rebate, it says here.
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    Might be cheaper to either go back to UK for a cheap charter flight OR to Brussels & pick up Jet Air Brussels to Puerto Plata last minute booking for about 150 Euros.

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    I always use this site to get European flight tickets: Cheap Airline Tickets to Europe - Flights to Europe - Home. Maybe it will help?

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    He's not that big... what about FedEx overnite?

    Customs clearance should be easy as he can be declared well under US$200 value. Only issue would be finding someone willing to take delivery.

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    If he's not in a rush to get back, the other alternative is train from Marrakesh to Tangiers (trains in Morocco are (were) OK, long distance bus is iffy so not recommended unless you're 19 & don't mind roughing it). At Tangiers take ferry to Spain (so he gets anothe mini cruise, very mini)
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    then train to whichever airport has cheapest flight back to DR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambada View Post
    If he's not in a rush to get back...
    See, that's just the thing...we'll know he's ready to come home when he sends the email saying he's ready! I did find a flight for a rather good price out of Brussels...looks like they fly once a week (Monday) direct to here. Could be an option - unless he decides he wants to come home NOW on a Tuesday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFA123 View Post
    He's not that big... what about FedEx overnite?

    Customs clearance should be easy as he can be declared well under US$200 value. Only issue would be finding someone willing to take delivery.
    Too funny!

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