Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page > My Topic Title Edinburgh to Heathrow BA flight on Monday Question?

My Topic Title Edinburgh to Heathrow BA flight on Monday Question?

Reply

May 27th, 2017, 12:08 PM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 8,386
My Topic Title Edinburgh to Heathrow BA flight on Monday Question?

We have a BA flight from Edinburgh to London morning and then catch an Air New Zealand flight to LA later that afternoon. We are thinking we should bag the BA flight and possibly catch an early train to Heathrow from Edinburgh on Monday morning. Do you think that's a good idea? Thanks.
PS We love Scotland!!!!!
maitaitom is online now  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 12:16 PM
  #2
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 12,261
Are they on the same ticket? If not I think it would probably be a good idea to get the train if you can. No guarantee BA will be anywhere near back to normal by Monday.

If they are a single ticket skipping one leg will almost certainly invalidate the other.

You've certainly had the best weather for Scotland!
hetismij2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 12:22 PM
  #3
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 62,770
There is no train from Edinburgh to LHR. It would require you taking the train to Kings Cross. Then either the tube or a taxi to Paddington and a train to LHR OR the tube from Kings Cross to LHR.

I'd maybe consider the sleeper train that arrives early AM at Euston Station . . .

But it being the Bank Holiday there may not be any seats available on any trains. Why not check for availability then decide.

>>PS We love Scotland!!!!!<<

Of COURSE you do What's not to love?
janisj is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 12:24 PM
  #4
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,246
Why? It can be a hassle getting from Kings Cross to LHR . You probably need to allow at least 6 hours to get to Kings Cross and then transfer to LHR via tube, taxi, car service whatever. The flight takes about 90 minutes..
historytraveler is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 12:27 PM
  #5
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 8,386
Because there might not be a flight!
maitaitom is online now  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 12:27 PM
  #6
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,246
Forgot about the BA glitch but Janis makes a good point in there not beings y seats available. They'd likely cost a fortune anyway.I'd still take my chances with BA.
historytraveler is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 12:36 PM
  #7
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 62,770
OR -- if no train seats are available you could rent a car Sunday afternoon and drive down and stay the night at LHR. It would be a long drive but there are long daylight hours so doable.

All this is assumes the flights are on separate bookings and you aren't protected.
janisj is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 12:52 PM
  #8
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 32,848
Are you willing to fork over the money to take a Flybe flight from EDI to LHR on the same day? There are some available.
Dukey1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 12:56 PM
  #9
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 8,386
Yes. Flights not protected. We have booked an early morning train to Kings Cross. With tube connection we will get to airport in plenty of time. Thanks Janis for info on tube. Better safe than sorry. Couldn't bank on BA getting act together. Also a chance for one last sticky toffee pudding. Thanks all.
maitaitom is online now  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 01:15 PM
  #10
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 21,784
No help, Tom, just commiseration. Hope it all works out. My roommate and a friend and I stayed with a widow in Edinburgh--she made us come in at a certain time, and let us know when we could use the tub!

I loved Edinburgh as well.

Again, good luck coming home.
TDudette is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 01:39 PM
  #11
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 24,159
"It can be a hassle getting from Kings Cross to LHR "

Not. It's an hour on the tube, direct.

Good luck, maitaitom! This is a holiday weekend in the UK, too.
thursdaysd is online now  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 01:55 PM
  #12
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,246
IMO, taking the tube with luggage even a carry on is a hassle but then I'm probably spoiled.

Glad you were able to get train booked and have an extra serve of Sticky Pudding for me. It's a favorite.
historytraveler is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 01:58 PM
  #13
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,451
chance for one last sticky toffee pudding

Soaked in Talisker? Looking forward to the TR. Good luck!
Nelson is online now  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 02:11 PM
  #14
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,246
I've not soaked one in Talisker but have found a bit of whisky along with the pudding is very,very nice.
historytraveler is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 27th, 2017, 04:09 PM
  #15
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 1,899
We did the Virgin train last week from Edinburgh to Bury St Edmunds and loved it. We bought last minute tickets and it was not expensive. We changed in Peterborough but it does go on to Kings Cross.

http://tickets.virgintrainseastcoast...ing/MixingDeck

I loved the coastal route and the weather was perfect. Glad you are having a good time.
Macross is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 28th, 2017, 01:54 PM
  #16
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 21,784
Wondering how how it's going with the maitaitoms.
TDudette is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 28th, 2017, 08:18 PM
  #17
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,255
Me too, let's hope no news is good news.
Scootoir is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 28th, 2017, 08:34 PM
  #18
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 24,159
"... possibly catch an early train to Heathrow from Edinburgh on Monday morning"

"We have booked an early morning train to Kings Cross."

No doubt they are digesting the sticky toffee pudding.
thursdaysd is online now  
Reply With Quote
May 28th, 2017, 08:42 PM
  #19
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 62,770
. . . after washing it down w/ Talisker
janisj is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 28th, 2017, 08:49 PM
  #20
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,246
historytraveler is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
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


FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:47 PM.