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Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:56 pm

Under or above the channel?: BA/Eurostar to London-City



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Hello, dear readers

and welcome to my latest travel experience.

What about the better way to go for London?. That was the question, comparing the Eurostar outbound and BA from London-City inbound.

Some days after my arrival from Canada
London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313 (by FLIEGER67 Oct 1 2009 in Trip Reports)

it was time to go again.


Deutsche Bahn has a nice offer, "London-Spezial", mainly to call back loco plane travellers on the way to London.
EUR 83,50 for me and my son, sounds not bad isn´t?.
And also marketing wise interesting was, that the special was only bookable for the outbound journey. That means Deutsche Bahn
hopes that the travellers doing also the standard fare return on the train and these together rises the profits for them, but not in our case.
Starting late Thursday morning by car to Frankfurt airport, parked at Tourcare.
The first leg was scheduled for 1.43 p.m., no earlier trains available around this offer.
Second class on the comfortable high speed train ICE from FRA airport´s long distance train station to Brussels
via Cologne, Aachen and Liege.

Starting at FRA:
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Near Cologne:
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ICE 14:
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A waiter with a service trolley was on the way trough the train. Snacks and drinks for sale.
The train good loaded, but with seat reservations comfortable enough for us.
Arrived with a ten minutes delay, 4.45 p.m. at Brussels Midi.
With the Eurostar scheduled to depart at 4.59 p.m. not the comfortable thing here, especially when you think that also lots of elder travellers
who dont want to go by plane, used this service.
A good way to walk, carrying our bag, looking for the Eurostar tracks, check-in for the train closes 10 minutes prior to departure!.
Tickets stamped at the check-in desk, passing security screening, EU-passport controls and also UK immigrations, boarded the train and departed.
No way to do that, if you´re not really fast!.

And now the Eurostar:
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The Eurostar calls at Lille and Ashford. Also second class here, less comfortable oldfashioned fabric seats in comparison to the ICE, seats also directly between the windows without views, no snack service at your seat, but a restaurant. We are going really fast and if you dont know that you´re crossing the channel, you nearly dont mentioned it.

Seats:
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Arrived well ontime at London St. Pancras station.

Just arrived:
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At London St.Pancras:
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Checked a black cab, for sure only a black one, shuttled to the hotel, the Novotel London City South,
well designed and good located in Southwark near the riverfront and the Tate gallery.
And also in walking distance for our appointment today, a ride with the London Eye!.

Themse traffic:
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Target reached:
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Really high:
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View from above:
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Again:
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And once more:
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In the afternoon:
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What a nice crown!:
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The eye:
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City sights:
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Friday, 14.08.2009
LCY (London-City) Partly cloudy, Temperature 22 degrees
FRA (Frankfurt-Rhein-Main) Partly cloudy, Temperature 23 degrees
Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes announced
1 hour, 15 minutes actual

Service British Airways BA 8734 operated by BA Cityflyer
Scheduled: 14.35 // 17.15 (1 hour time difference)
Actual: 14.35 // 16.50
Gate: 2C Seat: 19B
Load factor: Near 100%


Secured seats from the free hotel internet counter the evening before on BA´s website.
A good thing, from my point of view, that it is possible to select you´re seats of choice and print the boarding passes later at the airport.
Some tubing around and with a change to the DLR at London City airport where you arrive directly above the terminal, real good.
Printed our boarding passes at the self service kiosks and joined the queue for bag drop off.
Some ten minutes to wait here this Friday afternoon, BA with four departures at nearly the same time, good used today.
Also some minutes at security, in the gare area, some shopping and Avro spotting, beneath a VLM F50 only Avros at the apron.

Avro spotting:
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G-CFAA:
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Full view:
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Close to the tail:
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Departures:
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Another BA Avro:
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And a Swiss machine:
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Taxi:
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Departure:
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BA on the way to the runway:
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Taxi:
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And departure:
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LCY operates with the typical UK wait in lounge system, lots of pax coming and going, lots of biz travellers on the way back home now.
With no gate announced, four BA flights and two BA Avro´s visible it was not yet clear which plane we fly.

Our plane?:
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No, this one:
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Apron view:
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At around 2 pm the screens showed 2C for FRA and boarding was immediatelly called. Down the stairs to the small waiting room, crowded with pax,
looks like a good load.

Boarding close up:
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No Avro!:
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A nice F50:
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Once more:
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AF by City Jet:
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Doors opened and the other pax walked directly to G-BZAV, parked opposite the gate.

Now boarding:
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Once more:
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Like that BA tails:
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Window view:
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The scheduled RJ100, a new one for me and leg no. 7 on type.
This plane is one of 8 in BA Cityflyers fleet, delivered at 25.07.1998 to CityFlyerExpress, changed to BACityExpress at 13.10.2002, renamed BAConnect at 01.02.2006 and uses the actual name sine 25.03.2007.
Three friendly elder female FA´s on that service.
The cabin fitted with dark blue worn out leather seats. Cramped?. Oh, yes that was very cramped, slim seats, low legroom, some of the worst during my latest travels.

Seats:
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Again:
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I like that 4-holer Avro machine, but
I prefer always the two seater in the last row, unfortunately taken by the time we checked seats.
Also another pax in the aisle seat in our row. Well its friday, the day with the usually bests loads all around.
Cockpit crew was from the UK, the captain introduced himself and his colleague and also the cabin staff.

Departure:
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Another BA tail:
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With the closed taxiway we doing the backtrack on the runway for a departure from the 1508 meters runway 27 and turned quickly around, another BA Avro followed us and leave the runway at the end
to give way for our departure. How I love that LCY departures. Brakes set, engines spooled up, the plane jumped around like a racehorse, cant wait to go.
Brakes released and second´s thereafter we ´re in the air.

Now departure:
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No route or flightlevel informations.

Only light clouds:
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Natural power:
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Service was real good, a sandwich followed by free drinks and also snacks.

Service:
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AMS?:
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The captain with some more short informations during approach.
Touchdown well ontime on FRAs 4000 meter runway 25L, a long taxi till our stand far behind T2.

Some more Avros here:
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Finally FRA:
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Close up:
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G-BZAV:
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The engines:
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Bye-Bye:
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By bus to the terminal, no time to wait this time at passport control, also not a minute for the bag, the Tourcare driver waited for us at the door and soon back home again.


And now, plane or train?.
I prefer the plane in every possible way, only 1 hour, 25 minutes to fly here in comparison to five hours on the train.
Something to eat and drink for free, nothing for free on the train and that all together for only some 20.-- euros more for the both of us than the train fare.
The positive thing when going by train is that you walk free through the train, seat more comfortable and join the restrooms when you want, also no no-liquid-rule.
The train arrives closer to the city center, but with LCY´s good connections not a big positive point here.
Will I do the Eurostar and BA again?. Yes, both ways, but flying is definitely preference no. 1.

So, next country to visit will be Spain. Someone interested around Europe in Africa, Clickair after the merger with Vueling or BCN´s new T1, online in a couple of days!.

Comments welcome,
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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:10 pm

Nice report Markus! LCY is travelled to frequently now by a.netters  Wink

To answer your question:

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
AMS?:

Nope! Looks like BRU to me. 99% sure about that.

Trains are nice, the ICE is my favourite. We still have to plan that trip from MHG... so I can take the train again too! Nice cityviews from London.

BA's Avro's are done. I agree with you. I found it an uncomfortable aircraft to fly. Bad pitch, dirty inside, worn out nearly completely. I flew BXAS last week, their oldest one around, and I can say that Cityjet's RJ85's are in better shape.
The sandwich is nice though, roughly the same service you'll get on the shorter LCY-AMS flights.

Gruß,
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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:12 pm

Hi Markus, once more a great report! I have traveled on the Eurostar once too, but that was years ago, I agree that by plane out of LCY is a much more convenient way! I found the seats on the BA Avro okay the last time I flew them, but that plane was less then a third full, I can imagine it being cramped when every seat is filled!

I'm not sure what airport you photographed but I highly doubt it is AMS, the runway layout does not seem right, but I could be wrong.

Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work,

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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:28 am

Hallo Markus,

Another nice report of something more conventional this time. Comparing the Eurostar (+ICE) with a BA flight is a nice idea, and I definitely agree that for this route the plane still beats the train connection. For LON-BRU it might be a different case it as the ES is pretty fast here.

Those BA seats look like they have seen better days.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
AMS?:

Nope, not this time either  Smile. As already pointed out by Eric, it's BRU.
 
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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:28 am



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Also second class here, less comfortable oldfashioned fabric seats in comparison to the ICE,

I would agree that the seats are a bit on the dated side. I took the Eurostar BRU-LON last month in business premier and felt the seats were a bit on the dated side and could be upgraded to something more modern.
 
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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:30 am

Great report Markus, looks like a good trip for you and Jan.

I've still to fly out of LCY, flown in 3 times now!

I do like the Avro, as you say, the last seats with 2-2 are the best, though I do find it a little chilly down the back.

Looking forward to the next TR, sounds interesting.

Best Wishes

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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:23 pm

Hi Markus,

interesting report with nice pictures from London.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
That means Deutsche Bahn
hopes that the travellers doing also the standard fare return on the train and these together rises the profits for them, but not in our case.

Very nice.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Also second class here, less comfortable oldfashioned fabric seats in comparison to the ICE

What a horrible seat design.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The cabin fitted with dark blue worn out leather seats.

The seat looks really shabby. I guess they don't care any more because the Avros will be retired soon.


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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:54 pm

Hi Markus,

Truly enjoyable TR! Sure it is your latest TR?  wink 

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Natural power:

I like this pic.

Thank you for sharing.

Cheers,
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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:50 am

Hi Markus!

Very nice report with excellent pictues!

Interesting that the cost is so close train vs plane!

Take Care

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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:28 pm

Hey, good to follow such a number of comments.

@Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
Nice report Markus! LCY is travelled to frequently now by a.netters

Thank you and so it seems, lot´s of LCY reports around here.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
Nope! Looks like BRU to me. 99% sure about that.

Thanx again.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
We still have to plan that trip from MHG... so I can take the train again too!

We should do so.

@Martijn:

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 2):
Hi Markus, once more a great report!



Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 2):
Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work,

Thank you.

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 2):
I agree that by plane out of LCY is a much more convenient way!

Absolutely.

@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 3):

Another nice report of something more conventional this time.

Thank you.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 3):
As already pointed out by Eric, it's BRU.

Confirmed!.

@Bill142:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 4):
I would agree that the seats are a bit on the dated side. I took the Eurostar BRU-LON last month in business premier and felt the seats were a bit on the dated side and could be upgraded to something more modern.

Thank you and maybe better in Biz premier than eco.

@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
Great report Markus, looks like a good trip for you and Jan.

Thank you.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
Looking forward to the next TR, sounds interesting.

Still on work here.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
I've still to fly out of LCY, flown in 3 times now!

Only outbound flights here, need to do the inbound someday.

@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
interesting report with nice pictures from London.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
What a horrible seat design.

Unbelievable to go for a window seat without any chance to view outside.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
The seat looks really shabby. I guess they don't care any more because the Avros will be retired soon.

Well, so it seems.

@Suryo:

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 7):
Truly enjoyable TR! Sure it is your latest TR?

Thank you, the latest by now, more is still on work!.


@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 8):
Very nice report with excellent pictues!

Interesting that the cost is so close train vs plane!

Thank you and indeed it´s real interesting to follow that price war Deutsche Bahn versus
the airlines. Another example coming up soon.

Greetings,
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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:05 am

Hi Markus,

I was really looking forward to this one with the special Eurostar combination. It brings back some memories, I must have done a good 7 return trips on the Basel-Brussels/Paris-London leg. You're so right about the chunnel - it passes so quickly and it's a feat of engineering that never ceases to amaze me.

83Eurso is certainly an excellent offer for the run, but then the trains need to find a way of competing so I'll be interested to read about the next bargain find.

I've never been on the BA avro but have never heard anything good about the 3-3 configuration. At least the on board service was better.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What a horrible seat design.

It didn't used to be that bad - they were grey with yellow.

You certainly fitted a lot into your stay. The London Eye looks great, will have to do that one day

Happy flying
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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:11 pm

Hey, Hannah,

really nice to follow you´re reply.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 10):
I was really looking forward to this one with the special Eurostar combination. It brings back some memories, I must have done a good 7 return trips on the Basel-Brussels/Paris-London leg.

You told me about that earlier run´s on the train, now I know how it feels to go through the tunnel.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 10):
83Eurso is certainly an excellent offer for the run, but then the trains need to find a way of competing so I'll be interested to read about the next bargain find.

Coming up soon, you know.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 10):
You certainly fitted a lot into your stay. The London Eye looks great, will have to do that one day

Definitely recommendable.

Best wishes,
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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:06 am

Hola Markus!

Great coincidence, you were right.

As much as I love trains nothing beats the flying out/in of some airports like LCY.

Getting on the London Eye is a wonderful experience, I did the same with my nephew some years ago and it is the most similar to a flight that you can get once on the ground.

Looking forward to reading your experiences about BCN's T1.

Salut!

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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:14 pm

Hola, Roger

and thanx for you´re reply.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 12):
As much as I love trains nothing beats the flying out/in of some airports like LCY.

A 100% agreement.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 12):
Getting on the London Eye is a wonderful experience, I did the same with my nephew some years ago and it is the most similar to a flight that you can get once on the ground.

Also my impression.

Greetings,
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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:46 pm

Hey Markus,
Nice train / A/C combo. Id love to take the ICE train on a longer journey. As Eric said LCY is getting alot of publicity recently. I still have not flown in or out of there  Sad

Nice photos of London also.

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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:20 pm

Hey, Phil

Quoting OA260 (Reply 14):
Nice train / A/C combo.



Quoting OA260 (Reply 14):
Nice photos of London also.

Thanx for you´re reply. Definitely true with that couple of LCY stories here.

Greetings,
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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:30 pm

Hi Markus,

very interesting comparison between plain and train on the route to London.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Deutsche Bahn has a nice offer, "London-Spezial", mainly to call back loco plane travellers on the way to London.
EUR 83,50 for me and my son, sounds not bad isn´t?.

I have read about the offer as well - sounded interesting to me but I had already booked a BA-flight STR-LHR-STR for my next London trip.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And also in walking distance for our appointment today, a ride with the London Eye!.

I like London Eye a lot - it offers great views to the City of London.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The cabin fitted with dark blue worn out leather seats. Cramped?. Oh, yes that was very cramped, slim seats, low legroom, some of the worst during my latest travels.

The Avro in a 3-3 layout is really cramped. Unfortunately, only few airlines offer a 2-3 layout any more.

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RE: Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY

Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:58 pm

Hey, Christoph,

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 16):
very interesting comparison between plain and train on the route to London.

Thank you.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 16):
I have read about the offer as well - sounded interesting to me but I had already booked a BA-flight STR-LHR-STR for my next London trip.

And that sounds also interesting.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 16):
I like London Eye a lot - it offers great views to the City of London.

A 100% agreement.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
Tripreporter.net

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