Swiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2 Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
A bizarre request, for sure, however I'm still interested.
I'm in Birmingham for the Man Utd vs Aston Villa on 5th Jan. I have a First Class Virgin Trains ticket booked for 5th am to 6th pm.
I now realise I have the 4th off work as well, which gives me a day to play with. I'm wondering the cheapest way to fly either one way, or return LON-BHX, to make the trip a little more interesting. At Ã‚Â±100 miles I don't know of anyone that flies direct.
In light of my extra travel day I would gladly forgo / change my train ticket for another day.
Hotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
Nobody flies LON-BHX its just not far enough, barely over an hour by train. If you want to go indirect, theres plenty choice EDI/GLA and CDG flights all pretty frequent from BHX. Maybe try LCY-EDI-BHX if you fancy trying a different airport. BA from LCY and flybe from Edinburgh.
Shuggie From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
Quoting Hotelmode (Reply 1): Maybe try LCY-EDI-BHX if you fancy trying a different airport. BA from LCY and flybe from Edinburgh.
I think that sounds like a good plan, EDI is a fairly nice, efficient airport (despite BAA's attempts to spoil it) and Edinburgh is a great city (where I have lived for 12 years, having grown up in Birmingham...). There are flights in to EDI from all of the LON airports with a choice of airlines (BA, BD, U2 etc) and a choice of BE or WW for your BHX flight. If Edinburgh is not your cup of tea then you could give Glasgow a shot, GLA offers a similar range of London and Birmingham flights