aio86
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USA-LCY

Sun Feb 03, 2002 10:35 am

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.


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Big777jet
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RE: USA-LCY

Sun Feb 03, 2002 10:40 am

LCY is too darn short runway! Impossible to fly widebody jets to serve London City. It will never happen in the future.

Big777jet

 
aio86
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RE: USA-LCY

Sun Feb 03, 2002 10:46 am

No I'm not saying direct flights from USA-LCY I'm saying have Aer Lingus put the USA and LCY flights in sync so that passengers can connect. Or maybe BA/BD do the same at Manchester.

-me
 
Racers22
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RE: USA-LCY

Sun Feb 03, 2002 10:51 am

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
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RE: USA-LCY

Sun Feb 03, 2002 10:55 am

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.
 
777236ER
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RE: USA-LCY

Sun Feb 03, 2002 10:56 am

What, BA with their dozens of trans-atlantic flights from MAN?  Insane
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RE: USA-LCY

Sun Feb 03, 2002 11:08 am

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.
 
Big777jet
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RE: USA-LCY

Sun Feb 03, 2002 12:17 pm

Sorry about that I didn't read carefully. OK? Parden me please.

Big777jet

 
aio86
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RE: USA-LCY

Sun Feb 03, 2002 4:08 pm

Big777jet,

no worries, you are officially pardoned.

-aio86

ps. thanks for all your responses
 
NG737PSR
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RE: USA-LCY

Sun Feb 03, 2002 4:11 pm

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.
 
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RE: USA-LCY

Sun Feb 03, 2002 6:08 pm

I only have a 50 minute transfer:

London (LCY) to Amsterdam (AMS)
Flight: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 2224 (Operated by: KLM UK -- UK2224)
Departure: 8:20 AM (LCY)
Arrival: 10:40 AM (AMS)

Amsterdam (AMS) to San Francisco (SFO)
Flight: Northwest Airlines 8605 (Operated by: KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES -- KL605)
Departure: 11:30 AM (AMS)
Arrival: 1:40 PM (SFO)
 
jasewgtn
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RE: USA-LCY

Sun Feb 03, 2002 7:17 pm

Do they still have the leather seats in the departure lounges at LCY? When I flew from LCY to CDG in 1991 on Brymon I am sure the waiting lounge was leather seats...

It was so quiet and laid back (not good for spotters) but great for the traveller

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