Yellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 7 Posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3006 times:
I'm going to be heading to Ireland and the UK in late August/September (flying into DUB and back from LHR), and the cheapest fares I'm finding to get over there (from SEA) are on Air Canada. There are 2 or 3 choices in each direction that work out to the same overall fare, so if anyone has advice as to which I should pick, I'm happy to hear it!
ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2993 times:
I'd also try and avoid such a long layover in Dublin. It's not a huge airport and you'll be bored after an hour.
Personally, I'd pick 1 and 2. I'd avoid Heathrow at all costs because frankly - It's a hell hole of doom and you'll not want to transfer through there. I've flown from there and that was bad enough, I wasn't even connecting.
yxd172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 444 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2944 times:
I would go for #2 outbound and #3 on the return. The two times I transfered through LHR it wasn't nearly as bad as it is usually made out to be, and your connection is definitely long enough. It's a great opportunity to try the 773 (and get the A330 on the return) but if you get stressed going through airports it obviously isn't the best idea. I personally like the long bus rides (when they're aboveground) and exploring the terminals, but I know I'm weird.
As far as the return, in your position I'd take the connection through Calgary. #3 has the advantage of not flying a CRJ, and you get to fly into YVR (it sounds like you're the type who enjoys flying), a flight over the Rockies to a very nice airport. I'm not even sure if you can skip Canadian customs in YYC by connecting directly to the U.S. Can anyone who's made that connection before confirm this?
Enjoy the trip.
Radial engines don't leak oil, they are just marking their territory!
I dont know what you guys have had for experience at LHR, but I have flown throught it several times without any problems.
Back to the OPs question. I would go for option 2 on the outbound journey and option 3 back home simply because you will be able to add the 77W and A330 to your log and because it will give you a total of 6flights rather than 4.