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With so many cruisers taking advantage of the NCL free/reduced air program (myself included), I thought it could be beneficial to create a thread similar to the cabin compilation for easier reference.  
 

We have a long time to wait until our flights are assigned (2021 July sailing) but figured a consolidated thread might make it easier to watch and see what is most common with who NCL uses.  Please add any additional helpful details to the template suggestions below 🙂 

 

Template - 

 

Home Departure City - 

Arrival/Destination City - 

Airline(s) used - 

Number of Connections - 

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time -

Return Flight departure/arrival time - 

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Home Departure City - Nashville, TN (BNA)

Arrival/Destination City - Montreal (YUL) & shuttle to Quebec City / New York City (EWR)

Airline(s) used - American outbound, United return

Number of Connections - 1 outbound,  nonstop return

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time - 6:16 am CDT / 1:40 pm EDT

Return Flight departure/arrival time - 8:05 pm EDT / 9:27 pm CDT

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Home Departure City - Louisville (SDF) layover in Atlanta of 35 minutes. 

Arrival/Destination City - Los Angeles

Airline(s) used - Delta

Number of Connections - 1 - Atlanta - both Outbound and Return

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time - 12:50 PM EDT (there were four flights earlier at same price) arrive in Atlanta 2:20 PM EDT - Departure Atlanta 2:55 EDT Arrive Los Angeles 4:44 PM PDT

Return Flight departure/arrival time - Miami departure 6:55 PM EDT to Atlanta arrival 8:54 PM EDT -- Atlanta departure 10:39 PM EDT to Louisville arrival 12:01 AM EDT 

Edited by CardFanDubG

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2 hours ago, tvlworm said:

.  Please add any additional helpful details to the template suggestions below 🙂 

 

Template - 

 

Home Departure City - 

Arrival/Destination City - 

Airline(s) used - 

Number of Connections - 

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time -

Return Flight departure/arrival time

PLEASE ALSO ADD:

How many days out when you were ticketed-

 

Edited by snow1

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Home Departure City -  Detroit

Arrival/Destination City - Miami

Airline(s) used - Delta

Number of Connections - 0 - nonstop

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time - 8:25-11:25am

Return Flight departure/arrival time - 12:10-3:10pm

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Probably helpful to add if you paid for a deviation. Was looking at post #3 for a hot minute wondering how they were going to make it to the port!

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2 hours ago, tvlworm said:

With so many cruisers taking advantage of the NCL free/reduced air program (myself included), I thought it could be beneficial to create a thread similar to the cabin compilation for easier reference.  
 

We have a long time to wait until our flights are assigned (2021 July sailing) but figured a consolidated thread might make it easier to watch and see what is most common with who NCL uses.  Please add any additional helpful details to the template suggestions below 🙂 

 

Template - 

 

Home Departure City - 

Arrival/Destination City - 

Airline(s) used - 

Number of Connections - 

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time -

Return Flight departure/arrival time - 

 

Will you be collecting and summarizing the information provided in a sortable spreadsheet?   That would be really helpful.

Edited by ColeThornton

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Same as Dealic, in post #5.   No deviation, notified at 42 days prior to cruise.  

 

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@smplybcause 2 day deviation. Not pleased with the 35 minute layover as I have mobility issues. Notified 41 days prior.

Edited by CardFanDubG

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4 hours ago, tvlworm said:

 

 

Home Departure City - Toronto

Arrival/Destination City - Orlando

Airline(s) used - Air Canada

Number of Connections - 0

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time -745am-1030am

Return Flight departure/arrival time - 640pm-920pm

We had our arrangements about 50 days prior to sailing.

 

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Thank you for the template suggestions!   I haven't figured out how to edit the original post.  Until then, here is an update with the additional suggestions added:  

 

Home Departure City - 

Arrival/Destination City - 

Airline(s) used - 

Number of Connections - 

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time -

Return Flight departure/arrival time - 

Did You Pay for a Deviation (before or after cruise)?

# of Days Prior to Departure Flights Were Ticketed?

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Home Departure City - Toronto

Arrival/Destination City - New York

Airline(s) used - ticketed Delta, operated by Westjet

Number of Connections - non-stop

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time - 4:35 pm / 6:11 pm

Return Flight departure/arrival time - 7:00 pm / 8:41 pm 

Did You Pay for a Deviation (before or after cruise)? YES - fly in one day prior to cruise

# of Days Prior to Departure Flights Were Ticketed? 139 (before I even made final payment!)

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Home Departure City - DTW (Metro Detroit, Michigan)

Arrival/Destination City - LGA (New York)

Airline(s) used - American Airlines

Number of Connections - Non-stop

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time - 7 am / 845 am

Return Flight departure/arrival time - 1 pm / 245 pm

# of Days Prior to Departure Flights Were Ticketed? 100+ I think but we were changed from the 9 pm return to the 3pm return home flight once it got closer to our cruise... Not sure on the exact date but the change was noticed on the 9th day before the cruise! :classic_blink:

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On 9/22/2019 at 3:11 PM, CardFanDubG said:

@smplybcause 2 day deviation. Not pleased with the 35 minute layover as I have mobility issues. Notified 41 days prior.

now how you feel about the short layover. You may want to reserve a wheel chair, that is what we have started doing. It should be waiting for you when you get off the plane and they can cover a lot of distance in a very short period of time. 

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Home Departure City -  EWR

Arrival/Destination City - MIA

Airline(s) used - American

Number of Connections - 0

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time - 10:48am - 2:00pm

Return Flight departure/arrival time - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Did You Pay for a Deviation (before or after cruise)? Yes, 1 day prior

# of Days Prior to Departure Flights Were Ticketed? 55

 

Got lucky when I first saw the flight scheduled at 6am on Saturday, I called NCL, and they were able to change my flight to 10:48am the day prior.

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Home Departure City -  PITTSBURGH 

Arrival/Destination City - MIAMI

Airline(s) used - AMERICAN AND DELTA

Number of Connections - 1 on the way down, NONSTOP coming home 

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time - 6:50 AM-1:05 PM (ONE STOP)

Return Flight departure/arrival time 1:35 PM-4:00 PM (nonstop) 

Did You Pay for a Deviation (before or after cruise)? Yes, 1 day prior

PLEASE ALSO ADD:

How many days out when you were ticketed- 33 days out of cruise 

Traveling the day before 

Super easy to pick seats online   

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How much do people pay to move flight up to prior day? (not sure how they can guarantee I will make it if I do not do so, as winter weather or other things can interrupt)

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40 minutes ago, Ivola said:

How much do people pay to move flight up to prior day? (not sure how they can guarantee I will make it if I do not do so, as winter weather or other things can interrupt)

You can add a deviation through NCL for $25 per person.  I believe this needs to be added prior to ticketing, but not positive. 

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Tried my hand at an excel document that should be able to be sorted.  I currently have it sorted by departure city, then airline to hopefully make it easier to see most popular carriers used based on routing.    I'll keep this updated, hopefully 1x per week, depending on # of weekly responses to the thread.   :) 

NCL Air Compilation.xlsx

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23 hours ago, tvlworm said:

You can add a deviation through NCL for $25 per person.  I believe this needs to be added prior to ticketing, but not positive. 

If you go a day early and come back a day later, is that counted as 2 deviations, i.e. $50pp?

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On 9/24/2019 at 3:10 PM, Ivola said:

How much do people pay to move flight up to prior day? (not sure how they can guarantee I will make it if I do not do so, as winter weather or other things can interrupt)

 

Unlike normal flights booked through cruise lines -- NCL does not guarantee to get you to the ship with the free/reduced air. If you miss the ship the cost is on you to catch up. At least that's what I've seen in various posts across various threads. 

 

$25pp for a deviation up to 2 days before/after. Not sure if you deviate before and after whether it's $25 or $50.

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Home Departure City - Miami

Arrival/Destination City - Rome

Airline(s) used - Delta outbound, American/Iberia inbound

Number of Connections - 1 each way (Atlanta outbound, Madrid inbound)

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time - 9/10 12:24 p.m. with arrival 9/11 7:45 a.m.

Return Flight departure/arrival time - 9/22 12:06 p.m. arrival scheduled 8:00 p.m. (although flight took off from Madrid late so we didn't arrive in Miami until 9:30 p.m.)

PLEASE ALSO ADD:

How many days out when you were ticketed- 7/23

 

Just a couple of notes, I booked a hotel in Rome through NCL and was permitted into my room when I arrived around 9:00 a.m. A slight mixup with my room caused a 30 minute delay but I was comped breakfast for my trouble. Breakfast was also included at the hotel on embarkation day. Also, the Delta flight was EXTREMELY pleasant with hot towels, 2 meals and a light meal (sandwiches), with snacks, beer, wine, liquor and other assorted drinks throughout the flight. Iberia flight was ok, not nearly as nice as the Delta flight but both very acceptable for coach flights.

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On 9/24/2019 at 3:10 PM, Ivola said:

How much do people pay to move flight up to prior day? (not sure how they can guarantee I will make it if I do not do so, as winter weather or other things can interrupt)

I booked my hotel through NCL so no deviation was charged for arriving in Rome a day early. Also, the cost of transfers for 3 trips - airport to hotel (BMW private car), hotel to port (bus) and port to airport (bus) actually was less expensive than the 2 transfers I originally booked when flying in on embarkation day. Total cost for transfers was $85 USD (I traveled solo). Private transportation was much more expensive. I was completely happy with my entire trip.

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Just called to add a deviation through NCL and it was free. Plus they refunded the transfer from the airport to the cruise port.

Leaving from Sacramento to Miami. We do not have our flights yet but we are 71 days out.

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Posted (edited)

SOoooo Happy!

 

Home Departure City -  Boston

Arrival/Destination City -  Miami

Airline(s) used - American Airlines

Number of Connections -  None!

Outbound Flight departure/arrival time -  BOS 12:50 PM -  MIA 4:28 PM

Return Flight departure/arrival time -   MIA 12:00 PM - BOS 3:13 PM

Deviation - Flying in 1 day early

Flight Info Received - 34 days out

Edited by San10s

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