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Any sane routes from LHR to LGW, or cheap gatwick b2b's?

Any sane routes from LHR to LGW, or cheap gatwick b2b's?

Old Feb 7, 20, 9:11 am
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Any sane routes from LHR to LGW, or cheap gatwick b2b's?

Ok, bear with me, appreciate it's a really silly question.... But I live a little south of Gatwick, and end a trip in a couple of weeks at T5 around 0930, on 1495 TP's. So it made me wonder if there was a (reasonably cheap) option of a quick hop somewhere nearby, grab a coffee, then head back to Gatwick.

This would just be to bag the last 5 TP's to get over the line before I take the Mrs away first week of March so we can use the F lounge. Anything e.g. domestic quick/cheap enough to justify for (in effect) a one-trip lounge upgrade? Or if not LHR-XXX-LGW then maybe LGW-XXX-LGW?

I looked and best I could find was AMS at around 200 in the cheap seats, but thought there might be a better option
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Old Feb 7, 20, 9:17 am
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What about Aer Lingus LGW-DUB?
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Old Feb 7, 20, 9:18 am
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LHR-AMS-LGW woud be relativly easy as you just move from one gate to another

But remember this wouldn't be a true B2B
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Old Feb 7, 20, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by drwook View Post
I looked and best I could find was AMS at around 200 in the cheap seats
Depending on the day and flight, you can get AMS-LGW for as little as 37 EUR. LHR-AMS will cost a little more, but may also be available to book with Avios as a Reward Flight Saver.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 9:50 am
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Glasgow is possible and I did do that once. Or possibly Malaga, Rome, that sort of thing.

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Old Feb 7, 20, 9:52 am
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Have you thought about bumping one of the sectors in your trip to gran some extra TP's?
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Old Feb 7, 20, 9:57 am
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There is the BA1482 deps 10.30 (actual time varies each day by 5 to 10 mins) to GLA arrives latest 12.20, then there is 13.30 to LGW BA1487 not everyday though. GLA is a very easy change if all on time
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Old Feb 7, 20, 10:05 am
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If you only need 5TPs then Id agree with the suggestion above to book a one way RFS from LHR and the return to LGW with cash.

Nice would get my vote if the flight times work for your dates. It looks like one way fares in the coming weeks are available from 25! If you are travelling light and have time to venture into the city then the weather there is likely to be nicer than AMS...

GVA is another option and works well if you were considering a day trip rather than B2B
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Old Feb 7, 20, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by EMA ON BA View Post
If you only need 5TPs then Id agree with the suggestion above to book a one way RFS from LHR and the return to LGW with cash.
Would probably beat the trip on the M25/M23 at the moment.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 11:46 am
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Awesome, thanks all - for some reason AMS is really expensive the day I need but Glasgow looks like it works and might not be far off beating the tube/train combo! Is the lounge there OK for a coffee or glass of wine if I have time, or is it just special brew and scotch??
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Old Feb 7, 20, 11:51 am
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The GLA lounge is fine. It even has a little whisky corner with an animated fire as I recall. Get it on one ticket though, if LHR->GLA->LGW it's easy if on time, but delays out of LHR are possible and that would screw you if on separate tickets.

I think EDI also works for this.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 12:23 pm
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GLA lounge is fine and @bisonrav is correct about the snug - it's very pleasant. You're out of luck on the special brew I'm afraid.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 12:39 pm
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Does a cheap LGW-JER-LGW fit the bill? With 5 rotations a day that should be painless..

Did that once going the other way ... savings on Duty Free cigs and a bottle almost covered the cost.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 3:02 pm
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Does a cheap LGW-JER-LGW fit the bill? With 5 rotations a day that should be painless..

Did that once going the other way ... savings on Duty Free cigs and a bottle almost covered the cost.
Evening Uncle T. The OP is starting at LHR though, and is looking to get back to LGW.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 3:40 pm
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Easy enough to get the National Express to LGW and do a jersey run early afternoon to evening. But I suspect there's some satisfaction in flying from LHR to LGW rather than using land transportation. Because that's why I did it too.
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