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Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 2:58 am

Hello everyone,

On July 6th i will be going to London to a attend a University Tour at Oxford. Before i do that i need to get there  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.....

So, does anybody know of the cheapest ticket from MAD to London (Heathrow or Gatwick)?

Thanks
 
Pe@rson
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 3:08 am

BA, IB and BMI offer pretty inexpensive flights to LHR (BA also to LGW). You should easily get a flight for under £100 incl. tax.

Air Europa also offers inexpensive flights to LGW.
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SegmentKing
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 3:11 am

try opodo.co.uk (I forgot the exact link... Eurofriends, help me out!)...

Opodo is almost like Orbitz in the US... very easy to use and sometimes cheaper than published fares..

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Pe@rson
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 3:15 am

Yeah, it's www.opodo.com. Currently, it is only possible to use it if you live in the UK (www.opodo.co.uk), Germany or, I think, France.

Yeah, it normally has good deals - incl. JFK for £166 return incl. tax.
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DoorsToManual
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 3:27 am

Yes, try BMI and BA (Spanish site). Also try Easyjet, they also fly to Gatwick from MAD. Also, Aerolineas Argentinas (Spanish site) for MAD-LGW.

 
UN_B732
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 5:22 am

41.50 british pounds one way on sleazyJet
Friday 06 June, flight 5777
departs London Gatwick at 12:10, arrives Madrid at 15:45
flexible web fare 41.50 GBP (phone fare 44.00 GBP)
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LHR340
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 6:27 am

UN_B732 he wants to go from MAD to LON - Although it is probably the same price  Smile try also http://www.expedia.co.uk and http://www.opodo.co.uk they will find the cheapest tickets.

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Britair
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 6:33 am

Given the location of Oxford you are best to fly to Heathrow (or Birmingham for that matter) as any air fare savings you may make to Gatwick, you could easily spend on the longer surface journey.

Cheers  Smile
 
Sabena 690
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 3:44 pm

Can someone with a Belgian billing adress not make a booking from opodo??  Wow!

/Frederic
 
DoorsToManual
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 6:53 pm

I don't know if Opodo.co.uk can be used by people outside the UK. Also, I would be careful about booking tickets in other countries, sometimes they can only be issued in one country (that might be UK only).

I forgot to mention, Iberia have some decent fares too, log on to their site.
 
planenutz
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 7:15 pm

Contact Aerolineas Argentinas' Call Centre in Madrid. They've been known to offer fares as cheap at 59 euros return MAD-->LGW. They can be reached on 902.365.747 in Spain.
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BrusselsSouth
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 8:53 pm

@Sabena690 and DoorsToManual :

Currently Opodo only accepts bookings for people living in the UK, Germany and France.

Regards
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MAS777
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 9:00 pm

I am booked on 6th July MAD-LGW with BA. bargain of a ticket. Flying LGW-MAD-LGW for £86+tax
 
Pe@rson
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Tue May 20, 2003 9:30 pm

£86+tax? That's quite expensive, Mas777! How long is the trip? I did a very quick search (just used Opodo), and found one for £81.50 including tax (aboard Air Europa), departing June 6 returning June 9.
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B747-4U3
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Wed May 21, 2003 3:28 am

I think £86.50 + tax is a decent price- considering you are travelling with one of the world's best airlines.

Excellent choice
 
MAS777
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RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

Wed May 21, 2003 8:04 am

Big difference between BA and Air Europa... am also Exec Club with BA so a few points here and there but the main thing is I am working till late on 3rd July so will be able to check-in online at work then just head up to LGW (only 2mins) from home much later than usual.

Would have booked Club with BA miles but travelling with group of friends for weekend so would rather be in same cabin as the rest of the group (of course)!