((L)) London!

Mar 18th, 2007, 03:09 PM
  #21  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,255
Really enjoyed your report!
travelgirl2 is offline  
Mar 18th, 2007, 03:34 PM
  #22  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 14,127
Starrs, right you are to be jealous. she was terrific!
Debi and travelgirl, thanks for reading my report. I had fun reliving the trip.
cmcfong is online now  
Mar 18th, 2007, 03:37 PM
  #23  
mms
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,302
Sounds like a great trip! I don't care for heights either, but loved the London Eye. We had maybe 8 people total in our pod and I was never anxious. I think because the way it moves maybe. Anyway, glad you enjoyed it too!
mms is offline  
Mar 18th, 2007, 08:05 PM
  #24  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,472
I have just now gotten back from the trip, flying through JFK (which was a madhouse because of all the flight cancellations this weekend). I will try to write a short report - we had a fabulous trip and left just as the weather was about to turn cold!
noe847 is offline  
Mar 19th, 2007, 04:40 AM
  #25  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 14,127
Welcome home, noe. I am anxious to read your report. I,too, was grateful to have missed all those weather snafus. USAIRWAYS seems to have been particularly gummed up.
cmcfong is online now  
Mar 19th, 2007, 04:56 PM
  #26  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 5,950
Any other restaurant recommendations?
Carrybean is offline  
Mar 19th, 2007, 05:16 PM
  #27  
P_M
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,825
cmcfong, thanks for sharing your trip with us!! I've always wanted to go to Canterbury and WILL go on my next London trip!! That was funny about possum fur. I'm not a fur fan, but I wouldn't protest much over possum fur.
P_M is online now  
Mar 19th, 2007, 06:37 PM
  #28  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 14,127
Yep, possum inspired neither envy nor passion for defense. Do go to Canterbury, it is wonderful.
cmcfong is online now  
Apr 17th, 2007, 05:54 PM
  #29  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 77
CMCFONG, I will be flying out of CLT to London Gatwick on USAir. I've heard that many flights are no frills, now. Does USAir provide blankets and pillows? On the return flight from Gatwick to Charlotte, I've heard that you can't purchase water once you are past security in Gatwick. Do they provide much water on the flight? Without water on long flights, I swell up like a frog.
RaleighGirl is offline  
Apr 17th, 2007, 06:29 PM
  #30  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 65,945
Don't know how I missed your report the first time around. Good thing it was topped.

Great report! To recognize cmcfong - look for the lady in shades

Glad you enjoyed the Eye - I would have felt terrible talking you into it if it ended up being an ordeal.
janisj is online now  
Apr 17th, 2007, 06:36 PM
  #31  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 11
Janisj, or anyone whose done the London Eye--

Can you please talk me into going on the London Eye?! I'm afraid of heights also but my husband really wants to ride the eye. Should I be scared? What can I expect?

Thanks in advance.
CocoNat is offline  
Apr 17th, 2007, 07:08 PM
  #32  
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,850
CocoNat - click on her screen name (janisj) and find her trip report from early March. Really good report and she describes the London Eye very well.

cmcfong - I really enjoyed this. Sorry I missed it the first go around. Great ideas for my trip with my sisters.
LCBoniti is offline  
Apr 17th, 2007, 07:25 PM
  #33  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 17,213
Whoever said you can't buy water after security at Gatwick, they're an idiot. If they tell you there's an "a" in the day, mistrust them from now on.

Of course you can. Does anyone seriously believe a British airport retailer would pass up on the chance to make money?

And even the most frill-devoid of airlines carry the stuff onboard.
flanneruk is offline  
Apr 17th, 2007, 07:59 PM
  #34  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,472
janisj's trip report: http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...2&tid=34957240

there's another long thread about the Eye and fear of heights. If I can find it, I'll post it.
noe847 is offline  
Apr 17th, 2007, 08:01 PM
  #35  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,472
Here it is: "Scared to go on the London Eye": http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...=2&tid=1345291
noe847 is offline  
Apr 18th, 2007, 04:20 AM
  #36  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 14,127
RaleighGirl, the USAIRWAYS flight to Gatwick from CLT is very comfortable, plenty of pillows and blankets. The food was atrocious on my flights.

Water and relatively good shopping are available at Gatwick. There is also a Clarins shop with treatments usually available.

CocoNat,I am scared to death of heights and would never have taken the Eye without a bit of prodding and janis' assurances. It is absolutely wonderful, very slow....and the payoff is a spectacular view. Do it!

Have a wonderful time.
cmcfong is online now  
Apr 18th, 2007, 08:16 AM
  #37  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 5,056
Is granola the Amerian name for muesli?
nona1 is offline  
Apr 18th, 2007, 09:14 AM
  #38  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 14,127
Yes.
cmcfong is online now  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
txgirlinbda
Europe
21
Sep 14th, 2010 12:08 PM
Carolyn
Europe
17
Nov 13th, 2006 04:23 AM
sv
Europe
12
Apr 22nd, 2006 10:20 AM
DAX
Europe
33
Mar 13th, 2005 11:28 AM
coldwar27
Europe
11
May 13th, 2004 05:00 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:46 PM.