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What Should I Take To London?  
User currently offlineAATriple7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 160 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

IM going to England Feb 25 and I don't know what I should take. Or if I should land at LGW or LHR. I am leaning tord AA because they go nonstop from ORD right into LHR I could also connect through RDU, or DFW into LGW. They are all on 777 how are American`s 777s? I also want to go KLM because I belong to Northwest Worldperks and want all the miles I can get. If I go KLM I would go through AMS. What does KLM bring to ORD and from AMS to LHR? Thanks






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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

I'd take AA 85 to LHR, direct, close to the city. I took AA86, and it was nice, I mean its no different from the other AA 777s, except in First. Good stuff though


Go big or go home
User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

When I read the topic prior to opening it, I was going to say you should take an umbrella and raincoat. In fact, I'm still going to say that!


I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

If you're flying out of ORD, United also flies into LHR. 777 service, maybe even a 744.

Depends really on which mileage program you belong to, or what other criteria you're using to make your decision. You're lucky in one regard, and that your trip will be in the winter, so airlines will be offering great deals to get you to fly with them. Check the airline websites first...a lot of times you can get a great package deal, and bonus miles for doing so.

I don't know if there is a significant price difference flying into LHR vs. LGW, but a host of travel websites can answer that for you.

Good luck!


User currently offlineJoleb From Belgium, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

if you go to www.amadeus.net you can check all your options

User currently offlineJoleb From Belgium, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

3 direct options really
AA,BA,UAL all on 777's

or direct to manchester and on to lhr with British midland a332 and a320

to amsterdam on 747 with klm
or united with 763


User currently offlineJoleb From Belgium, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

3 direct options really
AA,BA,UAL all on 777's

or direct to manchester and on to lhr with British midland a332 and a320

to amsterdam on 747 with klm
or united with 763


User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3045 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Yeah when i saw your post I also thought what kind of stuff you should take. I was going to suggest money, a lot of film and camera so you can take pictures and buy me something  Laugh out loud

Hmm have you looked into flying with BMI to Manchester then take a flight down to LHR. It's like if you were flying into Amsterdam with KLM. Or you can fly with BA.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3376 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

KLM flies the 737 (all versions) between AMS and LHR but on the Saturday morning flight a 763 is used. Between ORD and AMS the 747 is used. According to the Schiphol website its either 743 or 744.


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

You can also fly with Air India's ORD-LHR nonstop service, although flights for the next couple months are pretty full already.

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

If you want to go KLM then you can take KL612:

Deprature: 16:10
Arrival: 07:00
Aircraft type: B747

Then from Amsterdam to London you have a few options/flights:

You could fly into London City which is almost in the middle of London: (All the following flights depart Amsterdam and arrive at London City

KL1555
Departure: 08:30
Arrival: 08:50
Aircraft: Fokker 50

KL1559
Departure: 11:30
Arrival: 11:45
Aircraft: Fokker 50

KL1563
Departure: 14:40
Arrival: 14:55
Aircraft: Fokker 50

KL1567
Departure: 18:55
Arrival: 19:10
Aircraft: Fokker 50

Or there's flights to Heathrow, which is slightly out of the city but can be accessed easily by underground (in that case not so easily  Big grin) or Busses. There is more choice into Heathrow and if you're more of a jet fan then most flights into Heathrow are operated by B737's:

KL1007
Departure: 08:25
Arrival: 09:00
Aircraft: B767

KL1009
Departure: 10:25
Arrival: 10:50
Aircraft: B737

KL1017
Departure: 13:30
Arrival: 13:50
Aircraft: B737

KL1019
Departure: 14:40
Arrival: 15:00
Aircraft: B737

KL1021
Departure: 15:55
Arrival: 16:10
Aircraft: B737

KL1023
Departure: 17:00
Arrival: 17:20
Aircraft: B737

KL1027
Departure: 19:00
Arrival: 19:20
Aircraft: B737

KL1033
Departure: 20:10
Arrival: 20:35
Aircraft: B737

If you wanna fly BA from Amsterdam then here are their flights from Amsterdam:

BA8112
Departure: 10:00
Arrival (LGW): 10:05
Aircraft: B737

BA429
Departure: 10:45
Arrival (LHR): 11:05
Aircraft: A319

BA427
Departure: 11:20
Arrival (LHR): 11:30
Aircraft: A319

BA431
Departure: 11:55
Arrival (LHR): 12:15
Aircraft: A319

BA8114
Departure: 12:00
Arrival (LGW): 12:10
Aircraft: B737

BA8109
Departure: 14:30
Arrival (LGW): 14:40
Aircraft: B737

BA435
Departure: 14:40
Arrival (LHR): 15:05
Aircraft: B757

BA8116
Departure: 16:00
Arrival (LGW): 16:10
Aircraft: B737

BA439
Departure: 16:35
Arrival (LHR) 16:50
Aircraft: A319

BA8118
Departure: 18:20
Arrival (LGW): 18:30
Aircraft: B737

BA441
Departure: 19:15
Arrival (LHR): 19:30
Aircraft: B757

BA8120
Departure: 19:55
Arrival (LGW): 20:05
Aircraft: B737

BA443
Departure: 21:15
Arrival: (LHR): 21:35
Aircraft: B757

Or you could fly British Airways direct from Chicago (I presume that's where you wanna go from!?!?) to heathrow:

BA296
Departure: 17:25
Arrival: 07:15
Aircraft: B777

BA298
Departure: 20:40
Arrival: 10:30
Aircraft: B777

BA294
Departure: 21:15
Arrival: 11:05
Aircraft: B777

Whatever you do, have a nice time in London Big grin

-Stephen


User currently offlineLHR001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

For World Perks try-

ORD-EWR-LGW
(CO)
735, 777

ORD-IAH-LGW
(CO)
735, 777

ORD-DTW-LGW
(NW)
320, DC-10-30

ORD-MSP-LGW
(NW)
320, DC-10-30

ORD-AMS-LGW
(KL)..... Number One Choice!
744, 763


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Try something different... go CO out of CLE  Smile

Can still collect W.P. mileage as well.


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

ConcordeBoy,

As far as i know, Continental have stopped the Cleveland - Gatwick service for the winter (???)

-Stephen


User currently offlineAATriple7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Isn't KLM getting rid of their 743`s by the end of the year? Is it possible that I could get on a KLM MD-11? It looks like AA is the cheapest($330.60) into LHR. But im still thinking about going through RDU (flight 174 to LGW I think) Is that flight ever full?



Thanks for your help


AATriple7



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User currently offlineTolosy From Luxembourg, joined Oct 2003, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

First I would recommend you to fly to LHR instead of LGW

Second, one of the advantage of flying with KLM, is that on the AMS LHR you might have the chance to fly a 767.

It is a very rare chance to fly on such a plane on european route.


User currently offlineTriscl From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Well, it's a long trip, so if want those miles: if gatwick is the best place to arrive based on where you're staying, take NW thru DTW, DL thru CVG, or CO thru EWR. For Heathrow or London City, take KLM.

User currently offlineDtwrunner From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

I have been on the KLM AMS-ORD. Very nice. Good food, service and attractive flight attendents. Also, you will get world perks miles. Definately go Dutch. Have a good trip!
Andrew


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