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Avoiding A Transfer In The UK?  
User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

I'll avoid a UK transfer at all cost as long as the restrictions are in effect. This leads me to the question... Would you or would you not avoid a transfer in the UK?


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User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

I'm English but been in Hong Kong for 19 years and can now say I would rather not be English. If these new No carry-on rules stay I will not be going back to the UK..... maybe go to another city in Europe and meet family there.

Now its like the USA... I can't be bothered to go there either with all the crap at customs, immigration. Not to mention the dangerous "planespotting" thing. Flying was fun once... now you get the idea you are the criminal.

This world is a mess, and there are countries I blame for this and they are NOT in the middle East or SW Asia...


User currently offlineSalso From Slovenia, joined Dec 2004, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Right now ... I on the one hand would and on the other wouldn't. Why?

Pro: Bringing no 'personal IFE' on board (I'm talking about magazines, books, the iPod) would be terrible. Would make for a boring flight.

Contra: I'm an airplanes freak. I travel a lot and most of my flights are your boring everyday check-in-security-passport-wait-board-wait-land... flights. When I work, it is similar, but I'm on the other side of the cabin (read: a FA). So travelling from (to) the UK right now would take care for 'some' excitement. Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't wanna do it everyday nor if I were on a tight schedule. Just to experience it, see all the chaos there, see what travelling with a plastic bag is like. I wouldn't bring any valuable electronics with me though.


User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1561 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

Yes, I'm avoiding it. The inconvieniences caused by the new rules and congestion would not only annoy me, but the congestion might make me miss my connection!

Quoting N754PR (Reply 1):
This world is a mess, and there are countries I blame for this and they are NOT in the middle East or SW Asia...

Agreed! Someone needs a SPANKING, and they live in a large, light-coloured mansion.......



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Apart from the fact that out of my homebase only LHR would qualify as a transfer point in the UK, I generally try to avoid connecting flights in LHR, especially if it includes transfers between T1&2 and either T3 or T4.

OTOH, I connected through LHR on 13-SEP-2001 = 2 days after 9/11 flying on BD from HAJ to GLA with return a few days later.
The flight connection center was closed; we had to pickup our luggage after the first leg and make a new check-in and queues at security were long, but we did make it on our flights ...
On the return this even included arriving at T1, check-in at T2, security check at T2 and then walking back airside to a gate at T1 ...
-HT



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User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

Well there is no way I'll be checking my laptop, or my ipod.....so yes, I'd rather pay more and avoid transfering in the UK.....althoguh LHR is in my list of future airports to visit


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