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Topic: MAN/LGW Flights?
Username: Thomsonfly
Posted 2007-05-02 15:45:29 and read 1598 times.

Hello!
I've got a meeting in MAN next week and need to be in LGW soon after, i'm only finding flights with BA now? They the only carrier on the route these days??

Regards
Mark

Topic: RE: MAN/LGW Flights?
Username: Gkirk
Posted 2007-05-02 15:53:06 and read 1585 times.

Quoting Thomsonfly (Thread starter):
I've got a meeting in MAN next week and need to be in LGW soon after, i'm only finding flights with BA now? They the only carrier on the route these days??

Yup, only BA fly MAN-LGW

Topic: RE: MAN/LGW Flights?
Username: Sam1987
Posted 2007-05-02 16:02:19 and read 1562 times.

Jet2 (LS) pulled off the route at the end of March, citing poor loads. They have used the same aircraft and LGW slots for a NCL route instead. LS don't have a good history of UK domestic routes (they're more used to the leisure routes to European sunspots), so it'll be interesting to see how long they last on LGW to NCL.

As for LGW to MAN, the standard BA single advance fare is GBP34.80, which is very good considering it includes online seat selection and a snack onboard.

If you're not time constrained, you might find a good deal on AB from MAN to STN... but getting from STN is a nightmare!

Topic: RE: MAN/LGW Flights?
Username: Cornish
Posted 2007-05-02 16:04:02 and read 1554 times.

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 2):
If you're not time constrained, you might find a good deal on AB from MAN to STN... but getting from STN is a nightmare!

Far better to get one of the numerous flights into LCY from MAN then get DLR and Jubilee to London Bridge and Southern fast train to LGW than go to STN.

Topic: RE: MAN/LGW Flights?
Username: Sam1987
Posted 2007-05-02 16:08:54 and read 1550 times.

Quoting Cornish (Reply 3):
Far better to get one of the numerous flights into LCY from MAN then get DLR and Jubilee to London Bridge and Southern fast train to LGW than go to STN.

True, but I was thinking in cost terms. I would imagine flying into STN would be considerably cheaper than flying into LCY or LGW.

Topic: RE: MAN/LGW Flights?
Username: Gkirk
Posted 2007-05-02 16:08:56 and read 1550 times.

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 2):
so it'll be interesting to see how long they last on LGW to NCL.

No competition on NCL-LGW so should do better than MAN-LGW.

Is there not any Virgin trains between Manchester and Gatwick?

Topic: RE: MAN/LGW Flights?
Username: Sam1987
Posted 2007-05-02 16:11:50 and read 1543 times.

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 5):
Is there not any Virgin trains between Manchester and Gatwick?

I'm not entirely sure - if there still are, they will be dropped when the CrossCountry franchise is relaunched in December.

The route (Gatwick > Croydon > Kensington Olympia > Reading > Oxford > Birmingham > Manchester) is extremely slow anyway. Far quicker to get Gatwick Express or Southern to Victoria, tube to Euston and Virgin West Coast up to Manchester from there.

Topic: RE: MAN/LGW Flights?
Username: Oly720man
Posted 2007-05-02 16:33:41 and read 1522 times.

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 5):
Is there not any Virgin trains between Manchester and Gatwick?

Trains MAN-LGW will take around 4 hours with 3 changes, according to rail enquiries

Topic: RE: MAN/LGW Flights?
Username: Dsa
Posted 2007-05-02 16:38:55 and read 1509 times.

What about BD to LHR, plenty of transport links and online check in, complimentary meals* and preferred seating* onboard BD!

DSA

* If Diamond Club Member with so many points

http://www.flybmi.co.uk


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