Heathrow - for Londoners only? Heathrow - for Londoners only?
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    Default Heathrow - for Londoners only?

    The Dutch have abandoned departure taxes just as the UK is about to ramp up air passenger duty

    If you have to fly and cannot go direct, changing in Europe is less hassle than Heathrow and if its cheaper too.

    So other than Londoners, or people flying just to visit London, who else would want to use it?
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    Some years ago when I was flying from Edinburgh to Prague a lot I used to change planes in Amsterdam regularly.

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    Do they still use that "the world's favourite connection?" Cobblers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menelaus View Post
    Some years ago when I was flying from Edinburgh to Prague a lot I used to change planes in Amsterdam regularly.
    Schiphol is nice and you can get on to the trains easily - unlike Heathrow.

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    I live round the corner from Leeds/Brad. Could never really understand why both KLM and Jet2 have flights to Amsterdam several times a day whereas BMI had just cancelled the Heathrow flights.

    All makes sense now!

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    I thought Dubai was trying to overtake Heathrow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    I thought Dubai was trying to overtake Heathrow?
    Bit far away, n'est pas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    Schiphol is nice and you can get on to the trains easily - unlike Heathrow.
    Yes the trains there are fantastic - I use to commute there every week.

    Quote Originally Posted by Benno View Post
    I live round the corner from Leeds/Brad. Could never really understand why both KLM and Jet2 have flights to Amsterdam several times a day whereas BMI had just cancelled the Heathrow flights.

    All makes sense now!
    BMI now owned by Lufthansa - they prefer to take you to Frankfurt

    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    I thought Dubai was trying to overtake Heathrow?
    Yes they are trying hard when the new aiport opens (6 runways I think) it will not be difficult provided the state goverment keeps subsidising the airline and airport (if they can afford too).

    Quote Originally Posted by Menelaus View Post
    Bit far away, n'est pas?
    For UK to EU - yes a bit out of the way - but, if you are going to Far East or Oz, then it makes for a convenient stop. Also for travel between USA and Mid/East, Africa, India etc then cutting out London has big time saving and cost saving benefits.
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    Heathrow isn't very good for Londoners. It needs a proper rail connection to central London, and not the rip-off 'business class' HEX service to Paddington in the west.

    And don't even think of using the Picadilly line, unless you live far out west in Acton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swamp View Post
    Heathrow isn't very good for Londoners. It needs a proper rail connection to central London, and not the rip-off 'business class' HEX service to Paddington in the west.

    And don't even think of using the Picadilly line, unless you live far out west in Acton.
    So its no good for anyone then - can we close it down?
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