NewYorkCityBoi
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How To Go To LHR Cheap On Dec 25th?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:40 pm

Hi,
I kindna need help here.. I have to fly back to new york on x mas day.. and my brother in London told me all the tube and bus will stop running that day? (unlike new york) Any of you know how to go to LHR other than taking taxi?
thank you in advance
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oldeuropean
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RE: How To Go To LHR Cheap On Dec 25th?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:11 pm

Why should public transport stop running on that day? Did Santa hire the staff for his jobs?

No, I think your brother was kidding you.

Axel
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sam1987
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RE: How To Go To LHR Cheap On Dec 25th?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:13 pm

Quoting NewYorkCityBoi (Thread starter):
Any of you know how to get to LHR other than taking taxi?

Where are you travelling from?
Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
 
united905
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RE: How To Go To LHR Cheap On Dec 25th?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:16 pm

As far as i no there is very limted bus services in the capital on xmas day.Not sure about the tube.
thank you for flying united
 
BMIFlyer
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RE: How To Go To LHR Cheap On Dec 25th?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:18 pm

Heathrow Express (from Paddington) will be running on Christmas day.  Smile



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noelg
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RE: How To Go To LHR Cheap On Dec 25th?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:19 pm

Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 1):
Why should public transport stop running on that day?

Public transport almost always stops running on Christmas Day. Taxis are normally very expensive too. It may be different in London but as far as I know everything stops!

I'd say your best bet would be to go the day before or after!

Cheers
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ac789
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RE: How To Go To LHR Cheap On Dec 25th?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:21 pm

If last year was any indication you'll be out of luck with the tube as well

Quote:
Christmas Day

* No service on any public transport networks except Route T1 and T2, and the Christmas Day Dinner Cruise operated by City Cruises. For further information call City Cruises - 020 7740 0400.
* Victoria Coach Station
No services within the UK.Limited services to mainland Europe and express coach service to and from Stansted Airport.

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/press-cent...ress-releases-content.asp?prID=629
 
BMIFlyer
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RE: How To Go To LHR Cheap On Dec 25th?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:23 pm

Quoting AC789 (Reply 6):
If last year was any indication you'll be out of luck with the tube as well

This year is different. See my post above  Wink


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UpperDeck79
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RE: How To Go To LHR Cheap On Dec 25th?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:38 pm

Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 1):
Why should public transport stop running on that day? Did Santa hire the staff for his jobs?

At least in Finland, where Santa lives  Wink, everything stops on Xmas Day. No domestic flights even!
AY and ANA rock!
 
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RE: How To Go To LHR Cheap On Dec 25th?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:29 pm

Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 1):
Why should public transport stop running on that day? Did Santa hire the staff for his jobs?

No, beacause it's one of the few days left in thecalendar where people can spend it with their families. I feel sorry for the staff working on the Heathrow Express, unless they are volunteering for religious reasons.
 
NewYorkCityBoi
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RE: How To Go To LHR Cheap On Dec 25th?

Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:57 pm

Thank you very much for the info!...
so I know I can take HTR Express..  Smile

Luckily that everything in NYC is running on x mas day