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User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 790 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

I'm planning a trip for late Nov. to early Dec. and I'm looking for airfare from the New York area to Gatwick. Any recommendations or suggestions? I'm definetly flying economy. So far for domestic carriers, Continental seems to be the cheapest. I'd like to fly a foreign carrier such as Luftansa but they dont seem to serve LGW. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated (creative yet cost effective).

Thanks,
Mike

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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3755 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Air India to LHR

Icelandair via KEF

Air France to LHR/LCY via Paris

Swiss to LHR/LCY via ZRH

Lufthansa via FRA to LCY


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 961 times:

Continental is the only airline flying New York-Gatwick nonstop.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 942 times:

Roswell41....just curious....why does it have to be Gatwick? At that time of year BA, AA et al usually offer great deals to LHR and if you have to go to LGW you can always take the Speedlink bus....

JH


User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 790 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 894 times:

It has to be Gatwick because I'm meeting someone who's coming in on a different flight into there. Logistically it is easier.

User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 885 times:

Perhaps you can get to LGW by connecting through another city, such as Raleigh or Philadelphia. It's not that far of a drive to Philly and USAir is a good airline to Europe.

User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 790 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 875 times:

I dont mind connecting anywhere, I just dont want to end up in LHR. Gatwick is preferable but LCY could work. Any recommendations, I know economy is economy but how would you rate the service of say Lufthansa, Iberia, USAirways, etc. on that transatlantic segment.

User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 868 times:

In your shoes, I would probably go with CO, since they have the lone nonstop. If you do want to try the experience of a foreign carrier, maybe try to make the connecting city not too far out of the way so that you will be well rested to meet your friend. Lufthansa via FRA could work. See if you can take KLM through AMS. AMS is not far from London at all--not sure if KLM serves Gatwick.

User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 866 times:

Don't book your tickets until 3 to 4 weeks before you leave. You'll easily pick up something for under $300 RT. You may even get that price including tax. This is a very slow time for the airlines doing transatlantic routes.

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5155 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 841 times:

How about Aer Lingus through Dublin? Do they still serve LGW?


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User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 790 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 839 times:

What's Aer Lingus' service like? Hows the A330 across the pond?

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 838 times:

I have a slow connection, so I can't check prices, but you might want to check out the list of airlines which serve both a NY airport and Gatwick, based in Europe.

I'm not certain, but that might include Air Europa, Alitalia, Iberia, TAP Air Portugal and KLM.

Regards


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 835 times:

PS-Iberia and Alitalia service is reasonable, but not the best Europe has to offer. That award, from my own experience, goes to Virgin.

Regards


User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 821 times:

This is another suggestion. Fly into Heathrow. It's much cheaper and a lot easier from the tri-state area. Take a train to Gatwick. It's pretty simple. The train may be a bit expensive, but it'll save more money than finding a flight to Gatwick. And with the plethora of flights from the NYC area to Heathrow, finding a suitable time shouldn't be a problem. Besides, Gatwick isn't that great of an airport and there's a reason why most carriers prefer going to Heathrow.

User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 792 times:

If you fly to Heathrow and take a train between LHR & LGW you can do it two ways:

1) Get the regular bus that runs between LHR's main bus station and Feltham train station. A single costs 70p on the bus. At Feltham station get a London bound train (about every 10-20 minutes) and stay on it until you get to Clapham Junction Station. At Clapham, get off the train and go to platform 13. About every 20 mins is a train to the south coast which stops at LGW. There's a station actually inside LGW's South terminal so the journeys nice and easy. The train will cost about £10 and the journey from LHR to LGW will take about 2 hours, but could be longer.

or option 2!

2) Take the Heathrow Express train direct from LHR to Paddington Station, London. They run every 15 mins and I think the journey only takes about 15-20 minutes. The cost is about £11 single I think.
At Paddington take the London Underground (Tube) on the Circle Line to Victoria. The tube journey will take about 10-15 minutes and probably cost about £2. At Victoria get the Gatwick Express train to LGW, which should cost about £8 and take about 30 mins. Trains depart every 15 minutes.

These might help:
http://www.gatwickexpress.co.uk/
http://www.heathrowexpress.co.uk/
http://www.thetube.com/
http://www.swtrains.co.uk/

I think there's probably a regular coach shuttle between LGW & LHR, but I'm not sure.

Have a great journey!


User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 789 times:

US usually have good deals. You could go LGA-PHL-LGW and get to go on the pretty new A330's with a superb IFE and lots of legroom.

User currently offlineTimeforflight From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 789 times:

your profile says your 16-20, so, if youre a student in a college and have an email address ending in @____.edu, you could fly Virgin Atlantic for only 276 plus tax... wow, even this one amazes me... actually, the flight over is CO on a 777, returning on a VS 747... the website is studentuniverse.com, the dates i used are 11/25 and 12/12 (im sure other dates are open...)

i highly recommend them if youre a student. if you have questions, let me know...


User currently offlineTimeforflight From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 783 times:

ps... other flight options and combinations on VS/CO are available for that price

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