ANITIX87
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JFK-GVA: Any Way To Do A Day Flight?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:36 pm

Hey guys. I am going to Switzerland this summer and obviously have to fly. I always get very, very sick on transatlantic flights because of the night flight and the jet-lag (I don't sleep on planes at all). And since I will have to drive 2 hours from GVA to my mom's hometown (since I'm traveling alone) I'd much rather take a day flight if possible.

I know the only day flights from New York go to England, and while I checked the usual low-fare website, I don't know what other LCC's there are out there. So, for any of you English lads, or anyone else who may know of a good LCC that flies to GVA from a destination served from NY late at night, do I have any options? I know the day flights usually get to England around 8PM, and the latest I found is a flight from LHR to GVA at 7:30 with BA, but there would be no way to make that. I would not be able to spend a nite in England, unless I slept in LHR or a hotel VERY close by that would cost less than 30 pounds a night.

I'd rather fly to GVA, but BSL, ZRH, or even Bern would work just as well. I'd also love to spend less than 1,500 dollars if possible. Otherwise I'd go with MaxJet and sleep all nite, because in that case I'm pretty sure I could get some adequate shut-eye. Also, airline is of no preference, since LX has been with so many partners that I know have mileage with almost every airline alliance out there (exaggeration, I know).

Thanks a million, guys!

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RE: JFK-GVA: Any Way To Do A Day Flight?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:37 pm

According to BA.com -

Wed 19th July - JFK - LHR Dep 09.15 arrive 21.00

1 nights hotel (approx 15 minutes from Hotel - Including Shuttle transfer) (holidayextras.co.uk)

Depart LHR 20th July 10.10 arrive Geneva 12.50

Depart Geneva 2nd August 11.55 arrive LHR 12.45

Depart LHR 2nd August 19.55 arrive JFK 22.25

Total cost (including hotel and flights through ba.com (booked separately) - $1087 (approx)

Not sure if the dates work for you but it can be done well within your budget it would seem.

Hope you find what you want.

Stephen
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RE: JFK-GVA: Any Way To Do A Day Flight?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:56 am

Stephen. The price is perfect, but not the dates. That's where my problem comes in. Don't airlines charge you MUCH more for staying more than 30 days? My travel dates are JFK-GVA on May 29th, and return on August 15th. Will that cost me a fortune more? Also, what hotel is it and where did you book it?

Thanks, though. That seems to be what I'm looking for if the price stays the same. Also, any idea whether the plane ticket would change if I were to wait a month to book it? Or should I book it now?

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RE: JFK-GVA: Any Way To Do A Day Flight?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:41 am

For the dates you want:

MAY 29th, 2006
AA142 JFK-LHR
Depart JFK: 8:30am
Arrive LHR: 8:25pm
777-200

--overnight LHR--

MAY 30th, 2006
LX345 LHR-ZRH
Depart LHR: 6:20am
Arrive ZRH: 9:00am
Airbus A321

--connecting to--

MAY 30th, 2006
LX2804
Depart ZRH: 9:45am
Arrive GVA: 10:35am
Airbus A320


AUGUST 15th, 2006
LX22
Depart GVA: 12:15pm
Arrive JFK: 2:45pm
Airbus A330-200

$698 roundtrip, bookable at ORBITZ
$146 for 1 night @ Sheraton Heathrow, bookable at ORBITZ
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$844 total, at ORBITZ


Hope this helps
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RE: JFK-GVA: Any Way To Do A Day Flight?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:08 am

Thanks JBLU, there's one minor issue with that, though. If my objective is not to lose sleep, then getting to the hotel at 9PM and having to get up at 2:30 doesn't help much, haha. Although, that DOES get me a great variety of flights. Also, I could just fly to ZRH and take the train to where I'm going, it's the same train time as from GVA. And, it would be cheaper. And, there might be a later flight from LHR to ZRH!

Thanks for everyone's input. I love having options. I'll look into everything.

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RE: JFK-GVA: Any Way To Do A Day Flight?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:51 am

Just checked other places using your dates. How about -

Expedia - www.expedia.com

Depart JFK 29th May 08.30 Arrive LHR 20.25 (B777 - American Airlines)
Depart LHR 15th August 18.00 Arrive JFK 21.00 (B777 - American Airlines)

Depart LHR 30th May 13.55 Arrive Geneva 16.30(British Airways A320)
Depart Geneva 15th August 11.55 arrive LHR 12.45 (British Airways A320)

1 nights hotel at Hotel Renaissance (London Heathrow Perimiter) on 29th May

Cost for International Flights - $517.24
Cost for Hotel - $127.60
Cost for Flights to/from Geneva - $173.13

Total cost for trip - $817.97
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