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LGW Or Lhr?  
User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

If I were to go to London, should I fly into LGW or LHR? Which is better in your opinion? Which gets more heavy traffic?

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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

LHR is much more convenient in my experience. It is directly connected to the underground and it doesn't take too long to get to central London. Gatwick is in a rural area and the transportation is not as good...you have to pay an expensive fare for a dirty, disgusting train ride. The terminal was under renovation while I was there, but the check-in area was undersized and chaotic.

On the other hand however, if you have a few hours to spare, Gatwick is a spotter's pleasure. You get a great view of the runway from comfort of the departure lounge cafe.


User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 987 times:

LHR - no competition. Gatwick is not even close!
Terminal 2 has an awsome viewing gallery on the roof and you will see all sorts of a/c at LHR - concorde included, and a lot of widebodies!
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Besides, LGW is full of charter a/c and its not a very attractive airport!


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 951 times:

Having experienced both, I would choose LHR any day.
rgds,
blink182



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 944 times:

LGW is very nice. Comparable to all the nice airports in the US at least (LAX, JFK, etc.).

The terminal looked newly rennovated in mid-January. The only bad part was the 500,000 mile/kilometer hike to Delta's gates.

As for Gatwick Express, I thought it was about the same as the New York City subway.



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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 940 times:



LHR is the obvious choice, but LGW is still a nice airport in my opinion. I've been to LHR 5 times and LGW twice but I've probably spent more time at Gatwick because I spent an entire evening there.

mls515


User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 930 times:

LGW has personality. I love it.

User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 920 times:

you have to pay an expensive fare for a dirty, disgusting train ride

You obviously have not done it lately - they have new trains on it these days, comparable to the Heathrow Express.

If you don't want to pay this sort of money, there is also the tube, which is wonderful during the peak hours - no luggage space, no seats on the way out to LHR.

Just what we need.

Dave


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 914 times:

My last time at LGW was May 2000. The train carriages looked like they were from a third world country.

User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 897 times:

CPDC10-30 - a lot has happened since then, Gatwick Express has new trains now.

Dave


User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 892 times:

LGW may have new trains, but the airport is a disgrace. It looks so old fashioned in the arrivals area of the south terminal. I was there on saturday and beleive me, I could have been on a greek islands airport if the weather hadnt reminded me otherwise!

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