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Belfast Do - Saturday 10th September 2016
I'm sure that MickV's busy, so as I've just booked my flight I thought I'd take the initiative and start the wiki . He's given some ideas of places to stay and transport here.

Location
Robinson and Cleaver (http://www.robinsonandcleaver.com/) - meet at 6pm
Booking of 20 people inside. We can move outside to the terrace if the weather is nice. Location map here - it is on the north side of city hall.

Interested in a city tour - Calchas, hcuk94, Nufnuf77, GadgetGal, KARFA
Confirmed for R&C - MickV, LondonAndy, KARFA,GadgetGal, Calchas, hcuk94 ,tomparskate, noniron, MsCapricorn, Sealink, haasha, catharsis

Maybe onto the Duke of York after?

Attending

MickV
KARFA
LondonAndy
Paul4040
rxfleming
Sealink
Tobias-UK + Lady Tobias
noniron
nufnuf77
Calchas
Tomparskate
haasha
catharsis
MsCapricorn
GadgetGal
hcuk94

Possible
bd95
flatlander
JamieABZ
PETER01
ratechaser
srbrenna + Mrs srbrenna
thejohn


Flights

Friday 9 September - flight arrival time shown
BA1426 21:15 (LHR - BHD): LondonAndy, haasha, Calchas

Saturday 10 September- flight arrival time shown
BE121 07:45 (GLA - BHD): hcuk94
EZY603 08:15 (LPL - BFS): Tobias-UK, The Lady Tobias
BE730 08:20 (LBA - BHD): KARFA
BA1424 08:35 (LHR - BHD): Sealink, GadgetGal
BE362 08:45 (EMA - BHD): nufnuf77
BE125 12.05 (GLA - BHD): MsCapricorn
EZY486 16:15 ( EDI-BFS) : tomparskate

Sunday 11 September - flight departure time shown
BA1415 13:25 (BHD - LHR): KARFA, Calchas, GadgetGal
BE1355 13:35 (BHD - LCY): hcuk94
EZY610 14:50 (BFS - LPL): Tobias-UK, The Lady Tobias
BE130 16:25 (BHD - GLA): MsCapricorn
BA1419 19:00 (BHD - LHR): LondonAndy; Sealink
BA1421 20:05 (BHD - LHR): haasha
EZY487 21:35 ( BFS- EDI) : tomparskate

Hotels

Premier Inn Cathedral Quarter:

The Merchant: In the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, probably Belfast’s best hotel. Normally around £220 per night. Fabulous cocktail bar, again, probably the best in Belfast. Food is over-rated and can be poor. Walking: City Hall 5 minutes. Ivory 5 minutes. Duke of York 2 minutes.


The Hilton: FlyerTalkers in Residence: KARFA Standard Hilton fair. Location can be a bit dodgy a night but I have never had a problem. I always find it over priced money and points wise. 5 minutes to City Hall, 3 minutes to Ivory, 9 minutes or so to the Duke of York.

The Fitzwilliam: Relatively new hotel. Decent sized rooms with good atmosphere. Very central, beside the main bus station. 3 minute walk to City Hall, 5 minutes to Ivory, 9 minutes or so to the Duke of York.

The Europa: FlyerTalkers in Residence: Tobias-UK, The Lady Tobias, Sealink It is known as the "most bombed hotel in Europe" and the "most bombed hotel in the world" after having suffered 28 bomb attacks during the Troubles. It is fantastic. Slightly old, slightly small rooms but the place has it. Good staff, good bar, good transport links. 3 minute walk to City Hall, 5 minutes to Ivory, 9 minutes or so to the Duke of York.
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Park Inn: FlyerTalkers in Residence: Catharsis, hcuk94, GadgetGal Standard Park Inn for you Club Carlson fan boys. Hard to get a hotel any closer to City Hall. 1 minute walk to City Hall, 3 minutes to Ivory, 7 minutes or so to the Duke of York.

Ten Square: Beside city hall. Always packed with Early Saturday drinkers. Not for me.

Transport:
Belfast International (BFS): Served by Easyjet and Ryanair. It is named International because it is probably closer to the International Space Station than Belfast City Centre. Getting into Town will probably take 30 minutes by taxi (£35-£40) or 45-50 minutes by bus. I think the bus runs every 15 minutes or so and cost £7.50 one way, £10.50 return.

Belfast City (BHD): Served by BA, Flybe and Aer Lingus. Centrally located. 10 minutes by taxi roughly £15-£20. Bus about 20 minutes. Bus is also every fifteen minutes and the main bus station is beside the Europa Hotel.

Dublin Airport (DUB): £8 by bus pre booked online and will take 2 hours 15/30 minutes.

Things to do in Belfast:
http://visit-belfast.com has everything really. The only thing to be careful about is tours to the North coast can take hours and hours. I would recommend the Titanic centre and the Black taxi tour. The black taxi tour is fantastic and takes you through some of the real flash points in Belfast and give a great insight to the City, plus it’s very funny.
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Old Feb 18, 16, 9:45 am
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Belfast Do 2016

Had the pleasure of chatting to one of BA's more famous economy flyers the other day. He pointed out the Belfast is the last of the domestic cities that there has been no do in.

Belfast is a great city and has changed remarkably over the years so surely it's about time it was put right.


There is quite a run of 'do's' in the run up to the summer and one way or another July in Belfast is interesting to say the least. I would tentively suggest some time in late August or early September. If people have dates or we can get a rough idea I am happy to look at organising it.

What do people think?
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Absolutely would love to come to Belfast for a DO! Can we all go to Lavery's... Great roof garden!!
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The Lady Tobias and I love Belfast and have spent many happy days there. We are certainly up for a meet there, dates willing.

My diary in August is virtually full - the first week of September is currently open.
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Had the pleasure of chatting to one of BA's more famous economy flyers the other day.
This was in the CCR when Ann outed me to all and sundry with the full throated: "Darling, how did you get on in Economy?". She doesn't need the Internet to know what's going on.

Whatever the date, I shall endeavour to be there.
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I think that was mentioned elsewhere and I had 14th May pencilled in my diary, but maybe that fell away. Definitely somewhere I'd like to visit.
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I'm open on dates and if you need a hand with the planning just give me a call and I'll gladly help out.
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This was in the CCR when Ann outed me to all and sundry with the full throated: "Darling, how did you get on in Economy?". She doesn't need the Internet to know what's going on.

Whatever the date, I shall endeavour to be there.
Well to be fair it's not often you hear 'economy' mentioned in the CCR. Coupled with a black mug and the quite outstanding Ann it wasn't too hard to work it out. As an aside what a wonderful woman she is!

Could we very very tentively pencil in Saturday 10th September or the week after. RFS are wide open. Hotels are okay. It's not a bad time either as it's just before the students arrive.

Someone mentioned Laverys. This can be done no problem. The past cap of my golf club owns it and he is a good chap. The only thing it is slightly out of the centre.
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Old Feb 18, 16, 10:18 am
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I would be more than happy to pump a few quid into the Norn Iron economy - count me in.
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There's probably only one weekend around that time that I could do, but I'd definitely be interested.
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I've been threatening to take Mrs srbrenna back home for a while. Mark me down as interested!
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Hotel prices are generally a bit more reasonable for the weekend of Saturday 17th September.

I would suggest somewhere in the cathedral quarter and very happy to suggest things to do around it. If anyone needs help with hotels I'm sure either Norn Iron or myself can advise somewhere that suits. Please feel free to pm.
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You really must make Titanic Belfast the centrepiece of your day, before the drinking starts:



http://titanicbelfast.com/


The European Union refused to fund a penny of it, just in case you were curious.

If you go on a Sunday, you can have Afternoon Tea by the re-created Titanic Grand Staircase:

http://titanicbelfast.com/Explore/wh...Staircase.aspx

It's easily done as a day trip, depending on schedule, if you head out on BA and return on Cu****iLingus
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Hotel prices are generally a bit more reasonable for the weekend of Saturday 17th September...
Unfortunately that weekend (and onward) would be a definite no for us.
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