Flying form London to Paris

Nov 29th, 2002, 04:13 PM
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Michael
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Flying form London to Paris

Any good tips on cheap flights from London into Paris?
 
Nov 29th, 2002, 05:29 PM
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try british midland airlines BMI. I got a $145 roundtrip from london to madrid.
 
Nov 29th, 2002, 06:13 PM
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I think that www.easyjet.com might be the cheapest, from London Luton to CDG at fares from 5.40 GBP (plus 11.10 GBP additional taxes and fees).

Depending on where precisely in London you are originating, and where specifically in Paris you are headed, it might not be as fast as the train, door to door, but definitely cheaper.

Best wishes,

Rex
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 02:27 AM
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Do it all the time from Stansted: Buzz (www.buzzaway.com) is usually pretty cheap, about 70ish pounds return, and very pleasant. BA and BMI are in the middle of a price war w/ the budget airlines and usually have great deals for Paris from Heathrow (69 pounds return was in the paper this AM). The Eurostar is fun and convenient but lately has been more expensive than flying. Easyjet is cheap but Luton airport is a awkward to reach and really unpleasant.
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 04:23 AM
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I would always take the train. Eurostar is city-centre to city-centre, is relatively inexpensive if you book ahead and is so much more comfortable, as well as more environmentally-friendly, than kerosene-guzzling thin metal tubes in the sky.
If you do go by plane, you will still have to get to the airport in London and from the airport in Paris. This takes time and costs money. If you go by the budget airlines, your train or bus fare to the airport will also have to be figured into the cost.
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 04:34 AM
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Don't use a hot plate if you take a train
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 06:20 AM
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There sure seems to be a lot of lecturing offered to those who simply want answers about cheap flights!

The last time I floew from Paris to London I wasn't actually staying in either city. I was coming from the French countryside, and I was connecting to another flight from London to the US.

Too bad we can't put Nigel on a train from London to the US. Better yet, maybe he will never cross an ocean with his narrow-minded views.
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 07:01 AM
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I am not lecturing, merely pointing out a fact. Today in Britain, two reports were published urging the government to pay more attention to the damaging effects of air travel on the environment. It simply does not make sense to travel by plane when there is a train that will do it with less environmental damage for roughly the same price. When you add in the comfort and speed factors, plane travel seems a real loser.
Here in Europe, Lufthansa has dropped some of its inter-city routes. High-speed trains have filled the gap. Likewise, many Europeans travel by train in a way that an American would never understand. (European countries are smaller, so there is less need for air travel.)
FYI, I have lived in the US, China, France, Taiwan and Italy. I am not narrow-minded, just realistic and concerned for the planet's welfare and all those who live on it, including you Tom.
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 07:43 AM
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The planet does not have a welfare. The people who live on the planet do. And the welfare of the planet would seem to be best served by the offering of choices in transportation.

It's just plain foolishness to think that it is wise or necessary to funnel into the center of London and/or Paris to travel between various points in England and France.

Not to mention all the many destinations which can be reached through their numerous great airports.
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 09:56 AM
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Some people find it more convenient to fly from London and Paris. If environmental concerns was the only consideration, I would recommend horse and a rowboat.

If you will be travelling from central London, it will take a long time to get to Luton, even if you drive. Consider the train.

If you need to get to Paris quickly, consider flying from London City Airport, which is near the Docklands.

Airfares change so fast, you need to check it yourself rather than rely on day old message board posts. However, others have given suggestions.
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 10:30 AM
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Tom: Heathrow Airport revealed plans yesterday to increase airport charges by "40%" as they were given permission to raise charges by 6.5% above inflation for the next 3 years. Luton and Stanstead (not served by the USA) will not be allowed to increase charges above inflation. Therefore, it will keep the traffic out of London, and will also keep the fares down for the British - but make all the Yanks pay more. Brilliant!
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 07:19 PM
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Dec 3rd, 2002, 11:12 AM
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We were able to book three tickets from London to Paris on Jan 1st, British Midland #175, leaving Heathrow at 10:40 am and arriving in Paris Charles de Gaul at 12:50pm for $30 each. A considerable savings over the train.
 
Dec 3rd, 2002, 02:34 PM
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take the train,,probably cheaper, probably faster and a whole lot more fun.. spend the extra fifteen bucks and go first class and get three course meal
 
Dec 3rd, 2002, 03:37 PM
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Anyone who thinks that the train is cheaper from London to Paris is doing some funny arithmetic.
 
Dec 3rd, 2002, 06:10 PM
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An Apex-style Eurostar ticket, booked 14 days ahead, can cost as little as £60.
The cheapest full-frills airline would cost at least that amount, and more probably around £80-100, inc. taxes.
Budget airlines can be very cheap indeed, but when you add the cost of the taxi/train/tram/bus ride to and from the airport at both ends, compared with a public transport link to the Eurostar terminal, the train wins hands down.
Trains are greener and much more suited to journeys that a plane would do in 1 or 1.5 hours.
 
Dec 3rd, 2002, 07:14 PM
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vertbaudet
don't be too happy about "yanks" being charged more than brits. all those tourist dollars are a help in a lousy economy. you might not be so happy to see those dollars go somewhere that they don't gleefully charge some tourists more . brilliant.
 

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