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    Posted: 13/October/2020 at 21:55
Now over a year since we have been there and really missing Albufeira. Perhaps those of you in residence could give a sense of current visitor numbers and where they are from.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/October/2020 at 08:38
Overall numbers down due to lack of British and Irish, but those voices are still heard. French is more often heard (I welcomed a French couple with a baby for a week's stay at a local property last night) and certainly most of the golfers at the Balaia club are French. German is also heard.  Dutch also. They don't have quarantines to worry about.

Check the flights at Faro airport.  Today from Germany 15, England and Scotland 14 (one wonders how full they are), Netherlands 6, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France and Poland 1 each. Perhaps a lot of the French drive down. Nothing from Northern Ireland or the Republic.

Two oddities - yesterday there was a return Ryanair flight from Newquay to Faro and today there is flagged a direct flight to Biggin Hill, no incoming working seen.
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Which airline was going to Biggin Hill?

It would be utterly indicative of our luck that someone starts flying to Biggin Hill the very month my mother-in-law moves away from Biggin Hill after living there for 55 years...    
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16/October/2020 at 12:30
Perhaps they're using WW2 surplus aircraft.  Get your flying jacket and sheepskin boots ready.
All the best Perry & my regards to Karen.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Col Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16/October/2020 at 12:34
Originally posted by Algarveaddick Algarveaddick wrote:

Which airline was going to Biggin Hill?

It would be utterly indicative of our luck that someone starts flying to Biggin Hill the very month my mother-in-law moves away from Biggin Hill after living there for 55 years...    



It was the Biggin based BAE146 operated by Formula One Management. ✈
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No doubt lots more private jets arriving in next few days - I cant imagine Lewis Hamilton etc arriving on Ryanair
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Odd - they don't normally list private planes on the website. Maybe they just wanted a bit of the F1 glory reflected on themselves. Smile Smile
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There’s someone on social media advertising flights back to the U.K. and other countries on a private jet.

That’s probably the Biggin Hill flight. 
we're not brazil we're norn iron
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/October/2020 at 09:13
If someone has empty seats on a private plane and the right licences it makes sense to try to sell them. But right that private flights don't normally appear on the Faro airport lists.

I imagine we shall be seeing a lot of flash little planes coming in and out over the next week. Keep an eye on https://www.flightradar24.com


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