I'm planning a trip to London in early September. I just got an email from TravelZoo with a great deal on airfare on a new airline called MaxJet. They are a 100% business-class airline. The special is $750 total price (including all taxes and fees) round trip, per person between NYC and London.
It flies into Stansted airport, which I've never heard of before. However, I've been looking on this site and I see that the public transit between central London and Stansted is somewhat dicey, particularly on weekends?
I wanted to fly in on a Wed, and I wanted to catch a return flight leaving Stansted on Sunday morning at 10:00. So, would I be better off booking my last night at a hotel at the airport, or is it reasonable to assume I could get to the airport Sunday morning in time to catch my flight? Would there be any great benefit to staying one more day and leaving on Monday morning instead?
Also, if we decide to stay in London on Saturday night, could someone recommend a nice moderately-priced (under $250/night)hotel which would be convenient for sightseeing (near the tube)and also for catching the train or bus to the airport on Sunday morning?