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Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

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Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by THE_Chris » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:56 pm

I've gotten some tentative "OMG YES I'M IN" from a couple of people on this. The UK Mega 2014 is being held on the 2nd August 2014 (Bank Holiday weekend here) in Ayr Racecourse, which is throwing distance from Prestwick Airport, where Ryanair fly to from Dublin. Anyone interested in joining me? I'll be flying over that morning, overnighting in Ayr that evening (booked already!) and flying back late on Sunday 3rd.

So whos in? I know its 10 months away but with the mega requirement of 500 attendees, accommodation is going to be as rare as hens teeth if you wait much longer.


Already in / Being roped into it whether they like it or not

THE_Chris
Goldcircle
theswerve
tmsr
sarahmur

"Definitely maybe" or in reality "Will be going or else"
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Blue Jay

Any other takers?

Flights to book ->

From Dublin T1 to Glasgow (Prestwick) (FR 772)

DEPART (DUB)
Dublin T1
ARRIVAL (PIK)
Glasgow (Prestwick)

Sat 02 Aug 2014
08:40hrs
Sat 02 Aug 2014
09:35hrs


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From Glasgow (Prestwick) to Dublin T1 (FR 777)

DEPART (PIK)
Glasgow (Prestwick)
ARRIVAL (DUB)
Dublin T1

Sun 03 Aug 2014
21:50hrs
Sun 03 Aug 2014
22:40hrs
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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by Tmsr » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:35 am

Thanks for the heads up Chris
Flights and accommodation booked for the four of us, we've registered and recorded our Will Attend so see y'all in Scotland!

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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by Blue Jay » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:36 pm

Might be interested in this ...... what type of accommodation are people booking or where?
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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by theswerve » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:00 pm

Booked hotel this morning..Ayr Oak Lodge...Book flight over the weekend...

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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by THE_Chris » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:22 pm

Ryanair price ticking up a bit!

Just got return tickets.

Flights:
FLIGHT(S) DETAILS
From Dublin T1 to Glasgow (Prestwick) (FR 772)
DEPART (DUB)
Dublin T1 ARRIVAL (PIK)
Glasgow (Prestwick)
Sat 02 Aug 2014
08:40hrs Sat 02 Aug 2014
09:35hrs

From Glasgow (Prestwick) to Dublin T1 (FR 777)
DEPART (PIK)
Glasgow (Prestwick) ARRIVAL (DUB)
Dublin T1
Sun 03 Aug 2014
21:50hrs Sun 03 Aug 2014
22:40hrs

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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by Tmsr » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:32 pm

We're on same flights - thankfully booked earlier in the week and cost us €90 return - of course there'll be another 7 pounds of flesh when we go to check in online later!
We found a family room (eventually) at a guest house in centre of Ayr, and may take a day trip to Glasgow from the nearby station on the Sunday...

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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by Tmsr » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:52 am

Update from Ryanair suggest we'll now be able to book flight seats in advance from February - of course that'll be another fiver a head - unless you choose not to do so 24hours beforehand in which case they will seat you - could be a cacher or a muggle neighbour- the excitement of it all!

Anyone else heading to the Mega?

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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by MunsterFan » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:09 am

Is there no low that RyanAir will stoop to?
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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by GoldCircle » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:52 pm

Just booked at €67.30... now for a cancelable hotel rate...
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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by sarahmur » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:59 pm

Glad I stumbled across this post! I am hopefully in.... provided Ryanair's booking system starts working again anytime soon.... :D
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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by sarahmur » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:04 pm

Flights & accommodation booked and registered for event. Our first mega :D :D
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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by THE_Chris » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:53 pm

Excellent :D

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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by Doug.G » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:23 pm

Guys - What are your actual flight numbers?

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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by Doug.G » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:23 pm

And hotel name?

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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by GoldCircle » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:13 am

Outbound FR772 08:40

Inbound FR777 22:00 (I'm also booked on the FR771 @ 07:20, just in case)

My flea-pit motel is this, but we're all booked in to different places...
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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by MunsterFan » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:42 pm

A walk in shower... You won't know yourself!
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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by GoldCircle » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:10 pm

It was the 'free toiletries and fresh towels' that sold it to me - you can never have enough miniature shampoos, can you? :mrgreen:
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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by Tmsr » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:57 pm

Doug.G wrote:Guys - What are your actual flight numbers?
Sorry Doug,
On road for a couple of days so haven't the details - We're on the Sat morning Ryanair to Prestwick - same as Chris, and flying back Sunday evening. Had difficulty getting a family room so it's in Ayr and near enough to the train station and the coast - might be the Dunn Thing it was called? - will check on Weds evening and let you know, T

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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by MunsterFan » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:46 am

LOL Ciarán... Never!
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Re: Mega 2014: Ayr Racecourse (near Prestwick Airport)

Post by Doug.G » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:00 am

Have just been looking at the Event Page... and I see camping overnight is an option? Anyone keen? (given the vast camping experience that this group has)

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