RwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3091 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3408 times:
Well, depends on what you want.
Heathrow Pros: Very busy, awesome shopping, heaven for spotters wanting to see exotic airlines.
Heathro Cons: Very busy, chances of delays much higher, guranteed time spent in a holding pattern on the way in, crowded, switching terminals a pain.
Zurich Pros: Smaller Airport, not congested, easy to find your way around.
Zurich Cons: Smaller Airport, not as much shopping/amenities, not as many exotic aircraft.
If you want a quick and painless transfer, I'd recommend Zurich. If you want to see the busiest international airport in the world and possibly some exotic planes go for Heathrow. Personally on a flight that long, I'd opt for Zurich just for the sake of simplicity ...
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3477 times:
Last time I connected at Zurich, we had buses to and from the terminal. Spent more time on the buses than in the terminal... the only advantage of buses is that you get to see the outside of the plane.
[LHR] "guranteed time spent in a holding pattern on the way in"
I've probably been in a holding pattern maybe twice in the dozens of times I flown into there. That's from all directions at all times of day. It's a myth that most planes hold. Think about it logically - the holds would get full up if most planes did that.