I believe that this is the correct forum for this topic. Anyhow:
I'm spending my fall semester in London, and I'll have a lot of time over the next few months to travel around the continent. Seeing how the U.K. is an enormous base for traveling by air, it seems like a good idea to take a flight to see places beyond, say, Paris and Brussels. As I've been looking at various websites and sampling ticket prices, the consistent trend is that flying with BA/IB/LH/KL etc. out of LHR is more expensive than flying FR/U2 et al. out of LGW, STN, LTN, or LCY.
With that said, however, does anyone know what the associated costs are of flying out of these more remote airports? I know that if I were to fly out of STN, for example, there's no simple way to get there (I think I'd need to take a bus or train). On the other hand, flying out of Heathrow simply means taking the subway (sorry, Underground) at a significantly lower price.
So, in the end, does the price difference remain great enough to forgo the convenience of flying out of LHR? Or does flying out of Heathrow save me time and money in the long run? Thanks for the help.