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Chambery vs Geneva for RYO trip to Les Arcs

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stevew wrote:
Got to ask RYO?

RYO = Roll Your Own, comes from those who rolled their own cigarettes and synonymous with DIY.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
stevew wrote:
Got to ask RYO?
Roll Your Own. I think 'DIY' would be a better term, but RYO is what seems to get used around here so I went with that.
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Excuse my ignorance- RYO?
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
And here's why having a more minor airport in your itinerary is high risk:

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=156204

Note that Manchester is 3x the size of Lyon, let alone Chambery.

Sadly there will be many more such threads as we approach winter "my flight to/from XX is cancelled, I can get a refund but it's 3x the price to get another flight now, and it's 2x the price to cancel my car rental and rebook at the new airport".
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snowdave wrote:
And here's why having a more minor airport in your itinerary is high risk:

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=156204

Note that Manchester is 3x the size of Lyon, let alone Chambery.

Sadly there will be many more such threads as we approach winter "my flight to/from XX is cancelled, I can get a refund but it's 3x the price to get another flight now, and it's 2x the price to cancel my car rental and rebook at the new airport".



Manchester & Geneva are hardly minor airports!
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Mr.Egg wrote:
snowdave wrote:
And here's why having a more minor airport in your itinerary is high risk:

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=156204

Note that Manchester is 3x the size of Lyon, let alone Chambery.

Sadly there will be many more such threads as we approach winter "my flight to/from XX is cancelled, I can get a refund but it's 3x the price to get another flight now, and it's 2x the price to cancel my car rental and rebook at the new airport".



Manchester & Geneva are hardly minor airports!


Exactly! If it's like this for MAN/GVA, what's Bristol/Lyon going to look like? Or Southampton/Chambery? If there isn't a high flight frequency on the route, then when something changes there just aren't enough flights to take up the slack.
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Even in the olden days many DIY trips meant driving. Now with all the uncertainty it seems a no-brainer.
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snowdave wrote:


Exactly! If it's like this for MAN/GVA, what's Bristol/Lyon going to look like? Or Southampton/Chambery? If there isn't a high flight frequency on the route, then when something changes there just aren't enough flights to take up the slack.


A lot of routes will run for repositioning.
Get the flight from BRS to LYN for example & that Plane would have flown from Dublin to Edinburgh the to Bristol. Who knows where it goes after Lyon. Maybe the same route in reverse?

Lyon from Bristol operates once a week & seasonally an extra day somewhere - while Geneva operates everyday & sometimes more than once a day.
Demand for a midweek flight from Geneva to Manchester must be low, which is why the route got pulled & only a single flight operates.
You are trying to compare different routes that operate on different days to different countries.
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2020 I flew into Lyon fron Dubai - straight through passport control and luggage collection without delay. Probably the quickest trip through passport control I've ever had, including when returning to Australia. I stayed in Lyon a couple of nights but then caught the tram back to the airport and Altibus to Les Menuires with the usual stop and bus change at Moutiers. It's only abour 80 km from Chambery so if there is an Altibus shuttle running to the resorts it would seem a great option from the UK.
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Lyon, with its very good railway station, is an excellent option. I am presuming the old Saturday charter tent check-in of a few years ago has been consigned to history!
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Lyon, with its very good railway station,

Yes Part-Dieu is a good railway station with lots of connections but not near the airport. There is a TGV station at the airport but you still have to get to Part-Dieu from there. See http://pistehors.com/backcountry/wiki/Ski-Areas/Lyon-Saint-Exupery for more details
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"..I am presuming the old Saturday charter tent check-in of a few years ago has been consigned to history!.."

Moved it to Chambery ! Wink (or was it Grenoble...?)
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
LOTA wrote:
Lyon, with its very good railway station, is an excellent option. I am presuming the old Saturday charter tent check-in of a few years ago has been consigned to history!


When I was there in 2015 it was the EasyJet terminal, was certainly a blast from the past. There was a huge amount of work going on around it so whetehr it's stil lthere now.
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
stevew wrote:
Got to ask RYO?


+1 perhaps its a relative of Bring Your Own?
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I had no idea what RYO meant either - not aware of having seen it on Snowheads before. And I still think flights are just FAR too dodgy at the moment.
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