Old Oct 4, 19, 7:49 am
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birddogmax
 
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Originally Posted by AA100k View Post
This isnít a recent phenomenon, itís been that way for the past 20 years that Iíve been flying to the EU year round. The way I get around it is to fly into major cities like Rome, Madrid or Paris then either take a train or book a European LCC flight separately to my final destination. Sometimes, I book with a foreign carrier.
Bingo. Assuming the pilots arenít on strike, you can get pretty much anywhere in Europe on a BA flight out of LHR with lots of alternative options. Yes, LHR is often more expensive and upgrades arenít as common compared with other routes, but you can be guaranteed thereís a flight going to your final destination from London.
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