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Old 06-14-2015, 01:44 PM
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Weekday vs Weekend

Looking at the ED calendar, it seems like most people schedule their ED on a weekday. That could just be because there are obviously more weekdays than weekends, but I am curious if there is an advantage of going in during the week instead of a Saturday or Sunday. Is there less of a crowd? Better chance of getting a tour?
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:53 PM
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I think The Welt does not do Sunday deliveries.
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Old 06-14-2015, 03:02 PM
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Weekdays are a must if you want to do the factory tour before or after your delivery. However, you can schedule your pickup on a Saturday and return on a weekday to do a factory tour.
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Old 06-14-2015, 03:13 PM
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Weekdays are a must if you want to do the factory tour before or after your delivery. However, you can schedule your pickup on a Saturday and return on a weekday to do a factory tour.
Good to know, I am currently scheduled for a Saturday in September. I should probably change that to the following week then.
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:28 PM
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Also keep in mind that the BMW museum is closed on Mondays.
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:55 PM
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Weekdays are a must if you want to do the factory tour before or after your delivery. However, you can schedule your pickup on a Saturday and return on a weekday to do a factory tour.

We did our ED and factory tour on a Monday. When we returned to Munich the following week on a Friday we did the museum. BMW gave us tickets and free parking for the museum visit. We even got to hang out in Premium Lounge again.
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I usually fly on weekends, my deliveries were mostly Mon or Tue. The upcoming is on Monday.
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The Welt, factory tour, and museum are also less crowded Tuesday thru Thursday as it's the middle of the work week. Much better chance to see all you want without feeling crowded.
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Also if you fly on miles, you'll find Tuesday fairs to be cheaper than Friday/Saturday fairs, ergo I tend to pick up on Wednesday/Thursday.
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Also if you fly on miles, you'll find Tuesday fairs to be cheaper than Friday/Saturday fairs, ergo I tend to pick up on Wednesday/Thursday.
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We are doing our factory tour and museum on Friday, then returning for a Saturday morning delivery. This way we are not rushed with seeing the Welt, and we can focus on the delivery the next day.
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We are doing our factory tour and museum on Friday, then returning for a Saturday morning delivery. This way we are not rushed with seeing the Welt, and we can focus on the delivery the next day.

Good plan. That is exactly what I did. U have access to the lounge on both days
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Good plan. That is exactly what I did. U have access to the lounge on both days
I am sure I got the idea for someone on the forum -- and yes, getting to experience the Welt and the Premium Lounge for two days was part of the motivation to schedule this way!
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The optimal schedule, in my opinion if one works during weekdays, is to leave on Saturday, arrive Sunday, see a little of Munich, then do the factory tour and pick up on Monday, then the Museum either Tuesday or the day before drop off in Munich.

I like an easy schedule the day of arrival to Europe, unless you arrive on those few daytime flights that arrive in London in the evening.
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The optimal schedule, in my opinion if one works during weekdays, is to leave on Saturday, arrive Sunday, see a little of Munich, then do the factory tour and pick up on Monday, then the Museum either Tuesday or the day before drop off in Munich.



I like an easy schedule the day of arrival to Europe, unless you arrive on those few daytime flights that arrive in London in the evening.

This is exactly what we did on our ED last month. We left Saturday, arrived Sunday, pick car up and factory tour Monday. When we came back the following week on Friday, we did the museum. We dropped the car at Loginout Saturday morning. I would also highly recommend staying the last night or two before flying home at the Munich Airport Hilton. It made the drop off process and flying out smooth as silk. Plus from the airport you can be downtown Munich in 35 minutes on the S-Bahn.
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