Cheap flights LGW to FCO

Feb 1st, 2007, 05:47 AM
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Cheap flights LGW to FCO

Has anyone connected through Gatwick on the way to Rome? Does anyone know any of the discount carriers which do this route?

I know BA does it, but the connect time in Gatwick is really long...

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Feb 1st, 2007, 06:30 AM
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easyJet, I believe, has a London Gatwick-Rome Ciampino route.... and they're a discount carrier too. Just putting that out there if you want a quicker flight.
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Feb 1st, 2007, 06:59 AM
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check all possibilities using www.skyscanner.net
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Feb 1st, 2007, 07:27 AM
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1. There aren't any discount carriers in Europe: just limted service and less limited service carriers. It's perfectly possible that on a given day, BA will be cheaper than Easyjet

2. So "budget" sites have limited value: check the airport site concerned, which will give you a full list of airlines to each destination, In this case, BTW, Ethiopian is fine, if you can get a decent price.

3. There's little point specifying FCO: Ciampino is actually nearer central Rome

4. You used the word "connect". You may well find that the time it takes to get a connecting flight, transferring airside, with through-checked luggage on BA is a lot less than it takes you to go through immigration, collect bags, get into the Easyjet queue the day or three you need to queue before an Easyjet departure then fight your way through landside security.

But EZ is the only "discounter" to Rome.
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Feb 1st, 2007, 07:42 AM
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If you wanted to fly easyJet after getting off another plane (therefore another carrier), you'd need to pick up your bags and check them at the easyJet counter. Check-in time is 2 hours prior to boarding but it's first come, first serve so the earlier, the better. So that means you'd have to factor in the all the other things (customs if you're arriving from another country, baggage pickup, check-in time, different terminals, etc)
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Feb 1st, 2007, 08:14 AM
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Thanks for all the good advice. We are thinking of doing a stop-over in London on the way home. Plus we can fly non-stop to Gatwick and not to Rome so thought this might work. Not to mention that I did not purchase our Rome tix yet and since yesterday price jumped more than $500 PP. and there are 5 of us. :0
Thanks again, will check into all of this!
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