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Old June 22nd, 2011, 07:17 AM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air,uk.politics.misc
Beer Tricks Potter
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Default Easyjet to fly from London Southend Airport

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-13789532
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 10:48 AM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air,uk.politics.misc
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.........London Southend..........that is!!!!

Who makes this stuff up?

It's Southend Airport....for gawds sake!


Fly with Ryanair to "Hamburg", you'll end up about 70 km away in the
town of Lübeck. Lübeck has a nice historic town center, though, and a
famous christmas market.
If you go to Ryanair's "Frankfurt", you'll find yourself 100 km away
from Frankfurt, literally in the middle of nowhere. "Düsseldorf": 90 km
aways from Düsseldorf, etc etc.

Funny though, in the case of München (Munich) they did not name the
airport "[next major city] - [airport somewhere]" like in the above
cases, but "Memmingen (München West)". Maybe 115 km is to far away even
in Ryanair's standards

Anyway. You get what you pay for.
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 10:54 AM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air,uk.politics.misc
F*ck Off Uncle Dave
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On Jun 22, 10:48*am, Johannes Kleese wrote:
.........London Southend..........that is!!!!


Who makes this stuff up?


It's Southend Airport....for gawds sake!


Fly with Ryanair to "Hamburg", you'll end up about 70 km away in the
town of Lbeck. Lbeck has a nice historic town center, though, and a
famous christmas market.
If you go to Ryanair's "Frankfurt", you'll find yourself 100 km away
from Frankfurt, literally in the middle of nowhere.


I flew from Hahn ("Frankfurt") with Ryanair about ten years ago
because where they were flying to was, actually, convenient. They
have a brass neck both with their cavalier attitude towards geography
and their hidden charges. I avoid using so-called "cheap" airlines
because, one way or another, you end up paying more, particularly if
time is money...

F*UD
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 02:47 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
F*ck Off Uncle Dave
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On Jun 22, 11:36*am, 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?


If it isn't you can be sure that Ryanair are working on a way to make
sure it is...

F*UD
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 04:02 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Graham Harrison wrote:

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As for Southend the airport owner has paid to have the station moved to make
it much more convenient and there are trains every 20 minutes to Liverpool
St taking almost exactly an hour which is a bit better than Stansted (every
15 minutes/50 minutes) but not an enormous amount.


Don't you mean a bit worse...

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Old June 22nd, 2011, 04:22 PM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air,uk.politics.misc
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On 2011\06\22 07:17, Beer Tricks Potter 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
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 04:56 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
John Levine
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Is it much harder to get to (from Euston, say) than Gatwick or Heathrow?

Has the new airport train station opened yet? Once it's open, it'll
be 52 minutes from Liverpool St, the same as Stansted, and similar to
KGX to Heathrow on the Picc, albeit slower than Heathrow or Gatwick
by fast train.

Until then, depends how many taxis there are at Rochford.

R's,
John
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 04:58 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
David Horne[_2_]
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Martin wrote:

On Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:02:55 +0100, (David Horne)
wrote:

Graham Harrison wrote:

[]
As for Southend the airport owner has paid to have the station moved to
make it much more convenient and there are trains every 20 minutes to
Liverpool St taking almost exactly an hour which is a bit better than
Stansted (every 15 minutes/50 minutes) but not an enormous amount.


Don't you mean a bit worse...


Anyway it is intended for the Southend catchment area.


All this airport location stuff reminds me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKEBCG3iJtw

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Old June 22nd, 2011, 05:56 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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On Wed, 22 Jun 2011 15:56:08 +0000, John Levine wrote:

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


Has the new airport train station opened yet? Once it's open, it'll be
52 minutes from Liverpool St, the same as Stansted, and similar to KGX
to Heathrow on the Picc, albeit slower than Heathrow or Gatwick by fast
train.


Once you're at the station that serves the fast trains.

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Old June 22nd, 2011, 11:03 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
F*ck Off Uncle Dave
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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
 




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