A young British couple on P&O for 14 days(Singapore to Bris) in August....good idea?

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Originally posted by Velvetwater
Booked the cruise! Staying a few days either side too

I can't stand London so we are flying out of Manchester on Singapore Airlines.

Manchester-Singapore then Brisbane-Singapore-manchester flights.

To say its in the UK summer hols flights were a bargain £857 each which is around ($1130)

I don't mind long haul travelling (I train all through Europe usually) but do have a fear of flying.
Well done, enjoy. Your price of AU$1130 UK - OZ is about the same as Singapore A/L price here currently. My brother paid $1200 (inc taxes) Brisvegas - LHR - Brisvegas in May/June next year.

BTW don't you like Heefrow, love it and the M25, must be something wrong with me.
But I suppose if you reside in the North of England, Manchester is convenient, even from Warwickshire where you are. Does Birmingham A/P just do UK and European flights?
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Not a fan of most things in London these days. Seen all the obvious and cultural bits many times now. Its a shame I dislike London as for us its under 2 hours on the train to get there. Our Manchester flights are Singapore Airlines also and Manchester is one the major airports here outside of London.

We are super close to Birmingham as you guessed but although it does intercontinental flights it would involve 2 stops and a bigger expense. To say its our 2nd biggest city its airport is quite limited.

Manchester is amazing though and closer to where I grew up (Peak district in Derbyshire). I am a girl of the countryside I guess.
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