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Flights to Baku

Post by IanMcL » Thu May 09, 2019 10:59 pm

:o :o :o

Already horrendous, before folk book!

Got to be a fan charter trip, even for the riches of Chelsea and Arsenal.

Leisure would have sorted a few Jumbos for us Clarets!

Would have liked to have tested him!

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by bfccrazy » Thu May 09, 2019 11:10 pm

They could have watched Race Across the Wod and worked out a journey over there :lol:

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by Chester Perry » Thu May 09, 2019 11:18 pm

less than 8000 match tickets to each club as well

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Thu May 09, 2019 11:20 pm

bfccrazy wrote:They could have watched Race Across the Wod and worked out a journey over there :lol:

Or someone could have looked at a map first and realised that Azerbaijan is nowhere near being in Europe.
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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by thatdberight » Thu May 09, 2019 11:22 pm

Doesn't look that bad pricewise if you're prepared to be a little circuitous. It's much more expensive than Europe to fly out there at any time. It'd be mad to just fly in and out for the match anyway - might as well make a holiday of it and take a few days either side.

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by jrgbfc » Thu May 09, 2019 11:22 pm

Chester Perry wrote:less than 8000 match tickets to each club as well
Reckon that will be plenty. Even for such a big game the cost and hassle in getting to Baku will limit it to the diehards I think.

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by thatdberight » Fri May 10, 2019 12:11 am

The BBC don't seem to have much of a grasp geopolitical reality.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48220247" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

via beautiful Donetsk and Rostov-on-Don. And that's before Grozny, Makhachkala and the rest of tourist hotspots Chechnya and Dagestan.

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by Tribesmen » Fri May 10, 2019 7:20 am

Yer but would you have gone there if Burnley got to the final ?

I am hoping Ireland get them on the International games .

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by box_of_frogs » Fri May 10, 2019 7:31 am

thatdberight wrote:The BBC don't seem to have much of a grasp geopolitical reality.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48220247" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

via beautiful Donetsk and Rostov-on-Don. And that's before Grozny, Makhachkala and the rest of tourist hotspots Chechnya and Dagestan.
Can’t believe (well I can) that the beeb are daft enough to publish that picture. Some cockney will end up thinking that’s the best way to get there....

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by claret wizard » Fri May 10, 2019 7:31 am

You can keep Azerbaijan, but life is too short not to visit Uzbekistan.



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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by ZizkovClaret » Fri May 10, 2019 7:32 am

Train it! Adventure of a lifetime!

https://www.seat61.com/Caucasus.htm#Lon ... s_by_train

London to Tbilisi (Georgia) & onwards to Yerevan (Armenia) or Baku (Azerbaijan)...
Step 1, London to Istanbul: Travel from London to Istanbul by train, as shown on the London to Turkey page. The journey takes 3 nights and departures are daily.

Spend at least 1 night in Istanbul.

Step 2, Istanbul to Tbilisi (Georgia) by train and bus as shown in the section below. Journey 2 nights, 3 days to Batumi, 3 nights, 3 days to Tbilisi.

Step 3, Tbilisi to Yerevan (Armenia) by train as shown here or Tbilisi to Baku (Azerbaijan) by train as shown here. Journey 1 night.

Baku-Yerevan: There is no train service from Baku to Yerevan, but you can travel from Baku to Tbilisi and from Tbilisi to Yerevan.

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by Tricky Trevor » Fri May 10, 2019 9:31 am

Book a week, or two, in Turkey.
Fly Istanbul to Baku, return
Enjoy rest of your holiday in Turkey.

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by thatdberight » Fri May 10, 2019 9:43 am

You can get to Baku for about £70 if you leave Thursday. Getting back I haven't looked at.

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by FactualFrank » Fri May 10, 2019 9:47 am

You can drive it in around 60 hours, if you don't stop or sleep.

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by thatdberight » Fri May 10, 2019 9:52 am

FactualFrank wrote:You can drive it in around 60 hours, if you don't stop or sleep.
Do-able with a group of you although if you're at 60 hours, you might as well stop to sleep and make it 75.

£70 with a flight, a bus and a train leaving Thursday afternoon, arriving Saturday morning and with a day in an interesting city "at your leisure" on Friday. Not bad. If I had a match ticket.

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by IanMcL » Fri May 10, 2019 10:29 am

FactualFrank wrote:You can drive it in around 60 hours, if you don't stop or sleep.
Hope I can charge up on the way! :D

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by Tribesmen » Fri May 10, 2019 10:42 am

ZizkovClaret wrote:Train it! Adventure of a lifetime!

https://www.seat61.com/Caucasus.htm#Lon ... s_by_train

London to Tbilisi (Georgia) & onwards to Yerevan (Armenia) or Baku (Azerbaijan)...
Step 1, London to Istanbul: Travel from London to Istanbul by train, as shown on the London to Turkey page. The journey takes 3 nights and departures are daily.

Spend at least 1 night in Istanbul.

Step 2, Istanbul to Tbilisi (Georgia) by train and bus as shown in the section below. Journey 2 nights, 3 days to Batumi, 3 nights, 3 days to Tbilisi.

Step 3, Tbilisi to Yerevan (Armenia) by train as shown here or Tbilisi to Baku (Azerbaijan) by train as shown here. Journey 1 night.

Baku-Yerevan: There is no train service from Baku to Yerevan, but you can travel from Baku to Tbilisi and from Tbilisi to Yerevan.
Not sure about that one travelling through Armenia as once you have a visa they may not allow into Azerbaijan .
I recall around 5 or 6 years ago when Ireland played there one lad had a page missing out of his passport and was sent back on the same flight we were all on it was said that he "may have been to Azerbaijan " and that was it with customs .

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by thatdberight » Fri May 10, 2019 10:51 am

Tribesmen wrote:Not sure about that one travelling through Armenia as once you have a visa they may not allow into Azerbaijan .
I recall around 5 or 6 years ago when Ireland played there one lad had a page missing out of his passport and was sent back on the same flight we were all on it was said that he "may have been to Azerbaijan " and that was it with customs .
There's no problem unless you've been to Nagorno-Karabakh. Standard Armenian / Azerbaijani stamps and visas don't cause a problem. A missing page in your passport, if spotted, would cause you a problem in plenty of places.

You don't need a visa for Armenia in any case.

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by Spike » Fri May 10, 2019 1:24 pm

this is when the more optimistic of us Clarets make a killing by selling our flight tickets to the member of the Cock knee tribe
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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by claret2018 » Fri May 10, 2019 1:35 pm

Just watch it on telly

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by JTClaret » Fri May 10, 2019 1:44 pm

claret wizard wrote:You can keep Azerbaijan, but life is too short not to visit Uzbekistan.

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:lol: :lol: I took a picture of that one and sent it to my mates asking who fancied a week away

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by mikeS » Sat May 11, 2019 9:48 am

You’d think the clubs could get permission to put on large screen tellies at each club for something like this.

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by TheFamilyCat » Sat May 11, 2019 10:11 am

Bin Ont Turf wrote:Or someone could have looked at a map first and realised that Azerbaijan is nowhere near being in Europe.
Other than Azerbaijan being in Europe, you are absolutely spot on.
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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by thatdberight » Sat May 11, 2019 10:19 am

mikeS wrote:You’d think the clubs could get permission to put on large screen tellies at each club for something like this.
They are allowed and are exploring it. Liverpool is looking at something on the docks because they've got concerts in this summer.

From The Times, "Tottenham Hotspur are considering opening their new stadium for a screening of the Champions League final against Liverpool next month"

Not seen anything about Chelsea/Arsenal.

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by wilks_bfc » Sat May 11, 2019 10:55 am

thatdberight wrote:They are allowed and are exploring it. Liverpool is looking at something on the docks because they've got concerts in this summer.

From The Times, "Tottenham Hotspur are considering opening their new stadium for a screening of the Champions League final against Liverpool next month"

Not seen anything about Chelsea/Arsenal.
Seeing as Spurs will have the facilities already in place for showing their Final, maybe they can open it up to Arsenal & Chelsea fans watching theirs there


:D
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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by thatdberight » Sat May 11, 2019 10:58 am

wilks_bfc wrote:Seeing as Spurs will have the facilities already in place for showing their Final, maybe they can open it up to Arsenal & Chelsea fans watching theirs there


:D
I'd love to see the state of their shiny new stadium the next morning...

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Re: Flights to Baku

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Sat May 11, 2019 2:28 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:Other than Azerbaijan being in Europe, you are absolutely spot on.
Nah

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