ROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 777 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 995 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).
ROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 777 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 850 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.
Nonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1292 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 843 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.
Parra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 841 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.
Rai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 796 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.
Englandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 767 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.
Timeforflight From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 764 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...