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British Airways launches flights to Nuremberg

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In a slightly unexpected new route announcement, British Airways is launching a year-round service to Nuremberg. Nuremberg is Bavaria’s second largest city after Munich

Pre-covid this had operated for a couple of years as a Winter-only route from Gatwick, aimed at visitors to the Christmas Markets, but was then dropped. It is slightly odd to see it at the top of the ‘new routes’ list, especially as Germany continues to have tighter covid restrictions than other European countries.

This will be a Heathrow Terminal 3 route, which is good news for anyone keen to repeat Rhys’s recent lounge tour.

British Airways launching flights to Nuremberg

Flights start on 27th March with four flights flights per week. This ramps up to six flights per week (no service on Saturday) from 1st May for the rest of the Summer season.

It is a 3pm-ish departure from Heathrow Terminal 3 – the exact time varies by day – with a 5.30pm-ish return from Nuremberg.

For the Winter season, starting 30th October, everything changes. The service drops to four flights per week, and it becomes an early morning 8.45am departure, returning at 11.15am.

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Comments (29)

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  • Michael C says:

    Will the BA/Loganair flights have lounge access?

    • Rob says:

      No, unless departing from an airport where BA has its own lounge, in which case – based on precedent – a Gold (no Silver) could enter with no guest.

  • Andrew J says:

    I’m seeing daily flights this spring to Nuremburg, including a very handy 16:50 Saturday flight for a full day lounge hopping.

    • Mike says:

      Now that would be fun !

      • Pablo says:

        Is immediate turnaround possible at NUE?

        • Rhys says:

          Why not spend a night and sight see a bit?!

          • Greg says:

            Certainly worth a trial.

          • ADS says:

            I flew to Nuremberg a few years ago with Eurowings, and then got the train to Munich (flights to Munich were crazy expensive on the day I was travelling). Nuremberg seemed like a nice enough place to spend some time!

          • Lady London says:

            It has a castle with nice views, worth a day.

            I wonder which corporate is underwriting the route.

          • Max says:

            Make sure to check out the ‘Reichsparteitagsgelaende’ with the Zeppelintribuene and the Congress Hall. Quite an impressive sight!

            @Lady London
            Nuremberg airport is massively subsidizing this new route after they lost some connectivity during Covid.
            Siemens is a big company in Nuremberg & nearby Erlangen with lots of business travel (technicians + sales people), though according to my (not so recent knowledge) they are primarily using Star Alliance airlines.
            There are also a lot of smaller but highly-specialized technology companies in Nuremberg area with quite a bit of buying-power.

        • ChrisC says:

          According to the immediate turnaround thread on the Flyer a talk BA board it’s not possible as OLCI isn’t available at NUE and requires manual check in

          • lumma says:

            Nuremberg is definitely worth a day or two anyway, great old town, the walk around the various parts of the rally grounds is a good few hours with a decent beer garden at the end.

        • Max says:

          Si, Nuremberg airport is quite small and efficient.

    • Jeff77 says:

      Have I read that right or are you planning on taking a flight just to see a couple of lounges?

      Genuine question, not a dig etc

      • John says:

        It was a common pastime before covid and will be again. Sometimes you can just go to the lounge and pretend your reason for flying was cancelled, but if you do this too often you’ll get a bill for lounge use and/or accounts closed.

      • Andrew J says:

        Absolutely Jeff77 – it’s probably one of the things I missed most when Covid hit, seeing friends I can take or leave, but a day in the T3 lounges, now that was hard to go without.

  • Rob Collins says:

    I presume the new route to Nuremburg has been launched on a trial basis? I’ll get me coat…

    • Supergers49 says:

      That gag will certainly rally discontent in the HfP community.

      I’ll call us a taxi.

  • Howard says:

    I have a return flight to Tenerife 5th Feb returning on 13th….On points…Club out and Economy return…….Club came up and I booked these……I need to cancel the return in Economy…..I have spent 6 x 1 hour trying to get through to BA….Today from 8 to 9 and then cut off…..I cant cancel online as it will cancel my outgoing……What do I do….I have tweeted BA….any ideas please?

    • Stu_N says:

      You should be able to make changes online for free so you could move the date of your return flight to a date a long way into the future. Won’t affect your outbound and this buys you time so you can deal with it when you get home.

    • Jonathan says:

      There’s a number ending in 0145 that’s generally supplied when a flight has been cancelled, I got through after about 10 minutes of waiting yesterday at 11:00(ish), the call centre agents should be able to help

  • Stephen W says:

    I had a Loganair codeshare flight as the last leg of a BA holiday in Madeira last month. Online check in was disabled because of document checks and at check-in in Funchal I was not able to get my Heathrow-Teesside boarding pass nor could I check bags through. The check-in clerk said that she would if she could, but the system would not give her access to the follwing flight.
    I had to collect the bags and tote them round from T5 to T2.
    Once in T2, Loganair were being VERY strict about luggage limits (there’s no business, so 22kg limit, even if coming off C with BA), and sizes of cabin baggage. The latter was understandable when you got to see size of the plane. Mercifully, I passed muster. I was told that there is no lounge provision for Loganair folk in T2, even BA gold on a codeshare. I’m not sure if I’d have got anywhere with the Aer Lingus lounge but didn’t get to find out because a speculative visit to the Lufthansa lounge with my Senator card secured discretionary access. Love Lufthansa!

    • Bud says:

      I’m doing MME to LHR on Loganair using a BA flight number. I can’t see a way of taking more than 1 suitcase each. Is that right, can anyone say? I’m BA gold

      • Rob says:

        Your BA Gold ‘extra baggage’ benefit isn’t going to help you here unfortunately. You’ll need to check Loganair’s policies.

        • Bud says:

          What I was really wanting to do was pay for extra bags but I couldn’t find how to do it on Loganair. It seemed to me that it’s not an option

  • Kev says:

    I’ve flown MME-LHR a number of times now and though you don’t have lounge access I don’t think I’ve really cared. Often there’s so few flights out of MME you have the bar and seating area to the 20 or so of you on the flight. I’ve also connected from Loganair MME to SFO flights which was also really easy.
    The return leg from SFO was a bit more complicated as the AA folks couldn’t print a boarding pass for LHR-MME, but my bags went straight through and I just got a barcode at security to get into T2, and got sorted with a seat at the gate.

  • James P says:

    Had a 2-4-1 expiring in a couple of days. Called the Gold line and booked a RFS to Manchester for Sunday. Immediately turned into a FTV and rebooked Nuremberg for a long weekend mid-December to visit the Christmas market and enjoy a few glasses of glühwein!

  • Vin says:

    Last year we did a 2 week driving holiday through Bavaria and spent 3 nights in Nuremberg exploring the city and area. It is beautiful, steeped in history and well worth a couple of nights stay. We stayed at the HI Nuremberg at an incredibly low points rate of 12,000 a night, received an upgrade to a Junior suite and I can honestly say the room service breakfast matched, if not exceeded, what we have received at many Intercontinentals. It’s in a slightly non-descript location just inside the well preserved city walls, which itself are worth a guided tour.

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