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messageHas anyone use London city airport?
Posted by AnnieT 08 April, 2019 22:16

Hi there,

Does anyone regularly use London City airport? I only have tried to once and the flight was cancelled due to fog. It was an early morning flight... Iím wondering whether to chance it and fly back to city airport from Zurich in Wednesday afternoon...

If anyone flies regularly can let me know that would be great! Other option is Heathrow but itís so far from a Dulwich.

Thanks!

messageRe: Has anyone use London city airport?
Posted by KidKruger 08 April, 2019 23:04

I used to fly to Zurich and back every week from City, there were no excessive delays on that route in my experience.

messageRe: Has anyone use London city airport?
Posted by NewWave 08 April, 2019 23:06

always choose to fly from London City never had a problem

messageRe: Has anyone use London city airport?
Posted by George Orwell 08 April, 2019 23:26

I've done Zurich from LCY too. I think LCY is also a lovely little airport and would use it more often if more flights from it went to where I want to go and the prices were a bit lower too. The BA flights do free food as well - I think the only BA short haul flights that do so now.

messageRe: Has anyone use London city airport?
Posted by AnnieT 09 April, 2019 07:53

Thanks all for your replies. Will go for it then.

messageRe: Has anyone use London city airport?
Posted by edcam 09 April, 2019 10:43

City airport is by far my favourite in London. In fact it's the only one that is actually IN London. Easy to get to and small enough that it doesn't take hours to get in and out of like LHR and LGW.

messageRe: Has anyone use London city airport?
Posted by malumbu 10 April, 2019 00:01

Really convenient but more affected by the weather. Have had one flight cancelled (fog, all airports affected in the SE), and poorly handled by Flybe. On longish delay - oh Flybe again. And one where I had to get shifted to Stansted. Others fine, and very short check in times.

messageRe: Has anyone use London city airport?
Posted by ruffers 10 April, 2019 08:45

Always use City given the choice. It's busier than it used to be but even then you'll rarely be more than 10-15 minutes before you're in an uber or an a dlr from wheels touching down.

messageRe: Has anyone use London city airport?
Posted by Pugwash 10 April, 2019 19:58

Has anyone flown to Jersey from City Airport? How long did it take and are the seats comfortable? I am on the 'larger size' and find my knees are pressed into the seat in front.

messageRe: Has anyone use London city airport?
Posted by exdulwicher 11 April, 2019 20:50

City gets slightly more affected by weather (fog / smog) than most of the other "London" airports due to the river and the nearby buildings. That said, it's a lovely little airport, nice and small, easy and quick to get through security and baggage. Baggage is brilliant there because the vast majority of people flying to & from there are business-people so usually only a carry-on briefcase, it means very little queuing at baggage reclaim!
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Has anyone flown to Jersey from City Airport? How long did it take and are the seats comfortable? I am on the 'larger size' and find my knees are pressed into the seat in front.

Flight time is about 75 minutes and seat size is a function of the plane, not the aiport! Go for the emergency exit seats or Row 1, they have more legroom. Flybe use Embraer 175 and 195 on the City - Jersey route.



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messageRe: Has anyone use London city airport?
Posted by Seabag 19 April, 2019 07:37

City is great. But can get fogged occasionally. I get an Uber there.

Gatwick is dead easy. Train from Forest Hill, one change at Croydon, then straight to the airport.

messageRe: Has anyone use London city airport?
Posted by Pugwash 20 April, 2019 15:24

have flown from Gatwick to Poland but found it extremely busy and can get confusing at times when they change gates at last minute. Since Jersey is only a short hop thought it might be easier to go from. We tend to bus it to East Croydon then get train.


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