fiscal
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What Is Best Route From UK To RAP

Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:36 am

I may need to travel to Rapid City, South Dakota, from the UK - What is the best routing and airline?

Also if I wanted to visit New York first, what would be the best routing from there?

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RE: What Is Best Route From UK To RAP

Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:23 pm

If you could provide your airport of origin in the UK, someone is bound to help you out quicker?  


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RE: What Is Best Route From UK To RAP

Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:59 pm



Quoting SA7700 (Reply 1):
If you could provide your airport of origin in the UK, someone is bound to help you out quicker?

I would think it will be LHR for less connections. It will be a matter of trying to work out which hub has the best connection time and facilities.

I had a closer look at LHR departures and found flights to DEN with United, MSP With Delta and ORD with American Airlines. All had connections of some hours or overnight to RAP.
 
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RE: What Is Best Route From UK To RAP

Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:43 am



Quoting Fiscal (Reply 2):
I would think it will be LHR for less connections. It will be a matter of trying to work out which hub has the best connection time and facilities.

If you want to visit NYC first, then you may well be best off on a multi-stop ticket, or by buying two separate return tickets. I'm not sure of your location in the UK, but I tend to find that the cheapest LON-NYC fares are indirect flights via a US hub, whilst indirect one stop flights via a hub like AMS or CDG are normally the same price from the regional UK airports.

Personally I'd avoid LHR and take the regional option if it's closer to home - AF/KL/DL will cover you pretty well wherever you want to route.


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RE: What Is Best Route From UK To RAP

Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:29 am

I found the following :
source: expedia.com

1 Review the flight details
Traveling to Rapid City
Fri 12-Feb-10

London (LHR)
Depart 2:05 pm
Terminal 4 to Minneapolis (MSP)
Arrive 5:25 pm
Terminal LINDBERGH TERMINAL 4,011 mi
(6,455 km)
Duration: 9hr 20mn
DL Delta
Flight: 41
3Economy/Coach Class, Lunch, Boeing 767

Minneapolis (MSP)
Depart 10:00 pm
Terminal LINDBERGH TERMINAL to Rapid City (RAP)
Arrive 10:48 pm 490 mi
(789 km)
Duration: 1hr 48mn
DL Delta
Flight: 7201
Economy/Coach Class, DC9-30

Traveling to London
Mon 15-Feb-10

Rapid City (RAP)
Depart 1:05 pm to Denver (DEN)
Arrive 2:26 pm 311 mi
(501 km)
Duration: 1hr 21mn
F9 Frontier Airlines
Flight: 1199
Operated by: LYNX AVIATION
3Economy/Coach Class, DE HAVILLAND DHC-8 DASH 8-400 DASH 8Q

Denver (DEN)
Depart 3:46 pm to Chicago (ORD)
Arrive 7:05 pm
Terminal 1 903 mi
(1,453 km)
Duration: 2hr 19mn
UA UNITED
Flight: 938
3Economy/Coach Class, Snack, Boeing 757-200

Chicago (ORD)
Depart 9:07 pm
Terminal 1 to London (LHR)
Arrive 11:05 am +1 day
Terminal 1 3,953 mi
(6,362 km)
Duration: 7hr 58mn
UA UNITED
Flight: 938
3Economy/Coach Class, Boeing 767-300

[Edited 2010-02-01 22:43:32]
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RE: What Is Best Route From UK To RAP

Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:14 pm



Quoting JMackey (Reply 4):
I found the following :
source: expedia.com

Thanks.
 
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RE: What Is Best Route From UK To RAP

Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:36 am

Anytime, I wish I could have seen one through New York for you, but just couldn't find anything realistic.
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