Aio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 822 times:
Ok, I was thinking that rather than flying to Heathrow or Gatwick, if you needed to get to central London, wouldn't it be nice to be able to fly straight to London City Airport? Although it is possible, you have to first fly to Holland, France or Germany which is a little out of the way. So where would be the perfect place to stop? Ireland! Aer Lingus offers flights from Dublin to LCY and has flights from Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and New York. However none of the flights match up and it is impossible to connect.
So... do you think it would be succesfull to Aer Lingus to put their in sync with eachother and make this nice smooth connection. I do. And it wouldn't take much change at all. Either have departure from US an hour earlier or an hour later from Ireland. No biggie.
Racers22 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 175 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 783 times:
I don't think that Aio86 is saying that Aer Lingus should fly widebodies into LCY. He is saying that they should move their time of departure an hour earlier or later so as to make the connection between the flight from the USA and the flight to London City possible. Personally I do not believe that many people would be willing to stop somewhere else in Europe to be able to connect to a flight into LCY. The extra time that they spend making the connection in most cases would probably be more than the time it would take you to get to London from Heathrow or Gatwick. Just my two cents.
Tombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 775 times:
Surely the time wasted connecting would outweigh the benefits of arriving closer to the city centre - it would be quicker to travel into London from LHR or LGW than to transfer to LCY. Besides, LCY doesn't even have a tube / DLR station - LHR is only 35 - 45 minutes from central London on the underground.
Parra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 766 times:
I'm flying SFO-AMS-LCY on Wednesday. Taking into consideration the time it takes to get from LHR to the East End of London it makes sense for me. The flight from AMS to LCY is faster than the London Underground journey from Heathrow underground station to the East End. Also on the return LCY-AMS-SFO flight I'll be able to check in only 30 minutes before departure rather than the usual 2 to 3 hours.
NG737PSR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 305 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 724 times:
Parra, totally agree with you. I live in Wapping- East London, the benefit of a 15 min taxi ride and 30 min check in certainly sways my decisions on any European/Long Haul flights- some international flights at AMS/FRA only require a 90min connection. For anyone who has to get to LHR from East London you are looking at a 1h 45m Tube ride plus 3hr check in, plus the inherrent stress of LHR being too large and busy. The relaxing atmosphere and quick check in times at LCY just have to be worth considering, for anyone who has not experienced it yet, it's more like an hotel than an airport in terms of ambience.