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  #11  
Old June 23rd, 2011, 10:00 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Surreyman[_3_]
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Default Easyjet to fly from London Southend Airport

On Jun 22, 11:03*pm, "F*ck Off Uncle Dave"
wrote:
On Jun 22, 5:08*pm, Jack Campin wrote:









http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-13789532
Miles from Charing Cross as the crow flies...
LCY 7
Biggin Hill 13
LHR 14
LGW 24
LTN 27
Stansted 31
Southend 35
Cambridge 50
London Manston 65


Can we have that in pounds?


Stansted is ludicrously expensive to get to from London. *Southend
can't be worse, can it?


Well, the only time I did it was almost forty years ago and the train
went through some pretty, er, dodgy parts of East London. *A lot of
those are now not at all dodgy, but I think you would still be well
advised to hire bodyguards for the journey. *That would put the price
up...

F*UD


Rubbish.
So you'd advise that also for trains into the 2012 Olympics?
  #12  
Old June 23rd, 2011, 12:14 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Easyjet to fly from London Southend Airport

On Jun 23, 10:24*am, Martin wrote:
On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 02:00:49 -0700 (PDT), Surreyman









wrote:
On Jun 22, 11:03*pm, "F*ck Off Uncle Dave"
wrote:
On Jun 22, 5:08*pm, Jack Campin wrote:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-13789532
Miles from Charing Cross as the crow flies...
LCY 7
Biggin Hill 13
LHR 14
LGW 24
LTN 27
Stansted 31
Southend 35
Cambridge 50
London Manston 65


Can we have that in pounds?


Stansted is ludicrously expensive to get to from London. *Southend
can't be worse, can it?


Well, the only time I did it was almost forty years ago and the train
went through some pretty, er, dodgy parts of East London. *A lot of
those are now not at all dodgy, but I think you would still be well
advised to hire bodyguards for the journey. *That would put the price
up...


F*UD


Rubbish.
So you'd advise that also for trains into the 2012 Olympics?


So how was Westland?
--

Martin


Terrific.
Just hit the new groene haaring season of course, which was
tremendous!
Didn't realise how small is Maasdijk - my friends' extended families
seem to own most of it! :-))
Great to be back after some 20+ years.
Bad news - my old flat in Leyweg, Haag, used to look out over Westland
polder - now there's a further few miles of city!
But, as always, Dutch hospitality reigned supreme!

Alan
  #13  
Old June 24th, 2011, 10:17 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Surreyman[_3_]
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Default Easyjet to fly from London Southend Airport

On Jun 23, 12:31*pm, Martin wrote:
On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 04:14:49 -0700 (PDT), Surreyman









wrote:
On Jun 23, 10:24 am, Martin wrote:
On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 02:00:49 -0700 (PDT), Surreyman


wrote:
On Jun 22, 11:03 pm, "F*ck Off Uncle Dave"
wrote:
On Jun 22, 5:08 pm, Jack Campin wrote:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-13789532
Miles from Charing Cross as the crow flies...
LCY 7
Biggin Hill 13
LHR 14
LGW 24
LTN 27
Stansted 31
Southend 35
Cambridge 50
London Manston 65


Can we have that in pounds?


Stansted is ludicrously expensive to get to from London. Southend
can't be worse, can it?


Well, the only time I did it was almost forty years ago and the train
went through some pretty, er, dodgy parts of East London. A lot of
those are now not at all dodgy, but I think you would still be well
advised to hire bodyguards for the journey. That would put the price
up...


F*UD


Rubbish.
So you'd advise that also for trains into the 2012 Olympics?


So how was Westland?
--


Martin


Terrific.
Just hit the new groene haaring season of course, which was
tremendous!
Didn't realise how small is Maasdijk - my friends' extended families
seem to own most of it! :-))
Great to be back after some 20+ years.
Bad news - my old flat in Leyweg, Haag, used to look out over Westland
polder - now there's a further few miles of city!
But, as always, Dutch hospitality reigned supreme!


Alan


and you had lots of real Indonesian food?
--

Martin


Spoiled for it, but not via restaurants since our friends are highly
qualified Indonesian chefs.
We did collect from their highly recommended take-away in Maasluis
once.
But questioning when there, we were told they're still all around, but
have often moved off 'High Street' positions.
But you were right - just one mediocre Chinese/pseudo Indonesian in De
Lier!

Alan
  #14  
Old June 24th, 2011, 12:47 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Jesper Lauridsen[_1_]
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Default Easyjet to fly from London Southend Airport

On 2011-06-22, simon calder wrote:

Incidentally, I'm not sure when Gatwick became London Gatwick but it is the
same thing as Southend..... it's 25+ miles from the centre of London and
situated in Surrey!

From Euston, you'll need to change on the underground (Liverpool street,
Fenchurch street that sort of thing) before taking overground to Southend.
However, to Gatwick, you need to change underground at London Bridge (or
Clapham, I believe) to pick up Gatwick Express. Kings Cross (next to
Euston) is a direct underground to Heathrow..

Thing is, Southend will be used for short haul European flights which are
more likely to be currently served (around London, that is..) by Gatwick,
Stanstead, Luton, City Airport.....not so much from Heathrow...
So, the real comparison is between Southend and Gatwick, Stanstead and
Luton.....

My original point was that Southend (as is Gatwick) is a fair way from *
London* and coming into these airports means onward time and costs to add to
the Ryanair 'cheap' fares...


Why do you keep going on about Ryanair? Gatwick is dominated by Easyjet and
BA, with only a small handfull Ryanair routes. And they don't fly from
Southend at all, that's something Easyjet are planning to do.
  #15  
Old June 24th, 2011, 09:10 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
David Hatunen
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Default Easyjet to fly from London Southend Airport

On Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:00:20 +0200, Martin wrote:

On Fri, 24 Jun 2011 11:47:24 +0000 (UTC), Jesper Lauridsen


Why do you keep going on about Ryanair? Gatwick is dominated by Easyjet
and BA, with only a small handfull Ryanair routes. And they don't fly
from Southend at all, that's something Easyjet are planning to do.


For the same reason that people assume that everybody either travels
from or via London?


Indeed. When we flew Ryanair to Stockholm/Stavska we were leaving from
Cambridge and Stansted was far more convenient than LHR or LGW.

--
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  #16  
Old July 13th, 2011, 10:19 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Easyjet to fly from London Southend Airport

Ah martin intends to pollute this thread as much as he can.


"Martin" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
...

On Fri, 24 Jun 2011 02:17:59 -0700 (PDT), Surreyman
wrote:

On Jun 23, 12:31 pm, Martin wrote:
On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 04:14:49 -0700 (PDT), Surreyman









wrote:
On Jun 23, 10:24 am, Martin wrote:
On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 02:00:49 -0700 (PDT), Surreyman


wrote:
On Jun 22, 11:03 pm, "F*ck Off Uncle Dave"
wrote:
On Jun 22, 5:08 pm, Jack Campin wrote:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-13789532
Miles from Charing Cross as the crow flies...
LCY 7
Biggin Hill 13
LHR 14
LGW 24
LTN 27
Stansted 31
Southend 35
Cambridge 50
London Manston 65


Can we have that in pounds?


Stansted is ludicrously expensive to get to from London. Southend
can't be worse, can it?


Well, the only time I did it was almost forty years ago and the
train
went through some pretty, er, dodgy parts of East London. A lot of
those are now not at all dodgy, but I think you would still be well
advised to hire bodyguards for the journey. That would put the
price
up...


F*UD


Rubbish.
So you'd advise that also for trains into the 2012 Olympics?


So how was Westland?
--


Martin


Terrific.
Just hit the new groene haaring season of course, which was
tremendous!
Didn't realise how small is Maasdijk - my friends' extended families
seem to own most of it! :-))
Great to be back after some 20+ years.
Bad news - my old flat in Leyweg, Haag, used to look out over Westland
polder - now there's a further few miles of city!
But, as always, Dutch hospitality reigned supreme!


Alan


and you had lots of real Indonesian food?
--

Martin


Spoiled for it, but not via restaurants since our friends are highly
qualified Indonesian chefs.


Lucky you!

We did collect from their highly recommended take-away in Maasluis
once.


For a time we took the car ferry at Maasluis to get to the
Rotterdam-Hull ferry.

But questioning when there, we were told they're still all around, but
have often moved off 'High Street' positions.


and into people's private houses :-)

But you were right - just one mediocre Chinese/pseudo Indonesian in De
Lier!

Alan

--

Martin

  #17  
Old July 13th, 2011, 10:20 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Easyjet to fly from London Southend Airport

yes martin we all know you are here to help with your 40 year old memories.


"Martin" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
...

On Wed, 22 Jun 2011 15:03:38 -0700 (PDT), "F*ck Off Uncle Dave"
wrote:

On Jun 22, 5:08 pm, Jack Campin wrote:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-13789532
Miles from Charing Cross as the crow flies...
LCY 7
Biggin Hill 13
LHR 14
LGW 24
LTN 27
Stansted 31
Southend 35
Cambridge 50
London Manston 65


Can we have that in pounds?

Stansted is ludicrously expensive to get to from London. Southend
can't be worse, can it?


Well, the only time I did it was almost forty years ago and the train
went through some pretty, er, dodgy parts of East London. A lot of
those are now not at all dodgy, but I think you would still be well
advised to hire bodyguards for the journey. That would put the price
up...


The last time I did the trip was in 1969. I don't recall any armed
hold ups. Don't all trains pass through dodgy parts?
--

Martin

  #18  
Old July 16th, 2011, 03:59 PM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air,uk.politics.misc
Kenny McCormack[_2_]
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Default Easyjet to fly from London Southend Airport

In article ,
Jack Campin wrote:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-13789532

.........London Southend..........that is!!!!
Who makes this stuff up?
It's Southend Airport....for gawds sake!
[though ties in nicely with another thread about how cheap Ryanair
are.....well, if you were coming into London and land at Southend,
its gotta be cheap because the onward time and money will knock a
bit of a hole in Ryanair ticket price and convenience..]


Is it much harder to get to (from Euston, say) than Gatwick or Heathrow?


LHR is on the Tube (subway system) which makes it easy and cheap to get to.
None of the other London airports are. IMO, that is the key variable in an
airport - if it is connected to the city's subway system. Both of Chicago's
airports are, which is a big plus for Chicago. None of New York's are (in
each case, you have to jump through hoops to get there by public transit).

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that President Obama, though not yet in office or even elected, caused the
2008 slump. You see, people were worried in advance about his future
policies, and that's what caused the economy to tank. Seriously.

(Paul Krugman - Addicted to Bush)

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Old July 16th, 2011, 06:53 PM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air,uk.politics.misc
David Hatunen
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Default Easyjet to fly from London Southend Airport

On Sat, 16 Jul 2011 14:59:13 +0000, Kenny McCormack wrote:

In article , Jack Campin
wrote:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-13789532
.........London Southend..........that is!!!! Who makes this stuff up?
It's Southend Airport....for gawds sake! [though ties in nicely with
another thread about how cheap Ryanair are.....well, if you were
coming into London and land at Southend, its gotta be cheap because
the onward time and money will knock a bit of a hole in Ryanair ticket
price and convenience..]


Is it much harder to get to (from Euston, say) than Gatwick or Heathrow?


LHR is on the Tube (subway system) which makes it easy and cheap to get
to. None of the other London airports are. IMO, that is the key
variable in an airport - if it is connected to the city's subway system.
Both of Chicago's airports are, which is a big plus for Chicago. None
of New York's are (in each case, you have to jump through hoops to get
there by public transit).


Not much of a hoop at JFK. One change from the subway to Airtrain JFK.

London Stansted airport is accessible by train from Liverpool Street Tube
station, no worse than changing tube trains. Pretty much the same for LGW
from Victoria station. Luton looks to be a bit hoopy (I've never been
there) but London City doesn't look all that difficult save for the
change to DLR and what seems to be a short walk from the DLR/City Airport
station (I've been through it on the DLR but didn't pay much attention).

--
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  #20  
Old July 16th, 2011, 11:49 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
JohnT[_7_]
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Default Easyjet to fly from London Southend Airport


"Jack Campin" wrote in message
...
[Southend]
Is it much harder to get to (from Euston, say) than Gatwick or Heathrow?
LHR is on the Tube (subway system) which makes it easy and cheap to get
to.


Easy, but only cheap-ish by London standards, which are not those of most
of the world.

None of the other London airports are. IMO, that is the key
variable in an airport - if it is connected to the city's subway system.
Both of Chicago's airports are, which is a big plus for Chicago. None
of New York's are (in each case, you have to jump through hoops to get
there by public transit).

Not much of a hoop at JFK. One change from the subway to Airtrain JFK.
London Stansted airport is accessible by train from Liverpool Street
Tube station, no worse than changing tube trains. Pretty much the same
for LGW from Victoria station.


Stansted is pretty expensive to get to and there are no trains to get
you there for early morning flights.

The two cheapest airports to get to from a major city centre that
I know of are Istanbul and Edinburgh. Istanbul has a more
convenient and comfortable service with the metro, but it doesn't
run 24 hours and you can get stuck with using taxis. Edinburgh's
has a night bus service.


San Diego Airport is in the City Centre. Las Vegas Airport is near the
Strip. Newcastle (UK) Airport is at the end of one of the Tyneside Metro
lines and I have unlimited Metro travel for £25 per year.
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