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Seeking advice for 1 way flight from London to Vienna

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Seeking advice for 1 way flight from London to Vienna

My wife and I plan to go from London to Vienna on July 7, 2014 We have our flights already booked from Vienna to US.

So far we've found flights as follows:

British Airways from Heathrow 400 USD

Easy Jet from Gatwick 306USD (includes $54. extra cost of 2 bags)

We will be leaving from a hotel in the Bloombury area Not sure if airport choice is significant.

Also, glad to hear of other airlines -especially current specials. Appears that Ryan Air is not a viable choice.

Cheers,

Joe and Diane

Boston, MA USA

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1. Re: Seeking advice for 1 way flight from London to Vienna

Have you used skyscanner or similar search engines?

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2. Re: Seeking advice for 1 way flight from London to Vienna

Yes I have tried skyscanner and got similar results. Seems that my main concern is which airport makes most sense for departure.

Thank you for your advice

Joe

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3. Re: Seeking advice for 1 way flight from London to Vienna

Heathrow is the busier airport so a greater likelihood of delays but BA is a better airline and nearer to central London so more options as to getting there.

Where in London are you staying and at what time are you looking to fly? That information could influence our thinking.

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4. Re: Seeking advice for 1 way flight from London to Vienna

We will be leaving from Hotel Mentone in Cartwright Gardens Bloomsbury area.

We are planning to leave mid morning on Monday 7/7

Thank you so much for your interest

Joe

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5. Re: Seeking advice for 1 way flight from London to Vienna

You may find it cheaper to buy a return ticket and abandon the return leg. Crazy I know but I have often found this cheaper than a one way ticket.

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6. Re: Seeking advice for 1 way flight from London to Vienna

"You may find it cheaper to buy a return ticket and abandon the return leg."

Possibly true for some carriers, but not true for easyjet or BA (within Europe).

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7. Re: Seeking advice for 1 way flight from London to Vienna

I've just looked at skyscanner and got about 30 airlines. Have you considered any of them? Germanwings, Austrian, etc etc?

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8. Re: Seeking advice for 1 way flight from London to Vienna

If you can find a reasonably priced flight from City Airport then that is the most convenient airport for you to get to.

Gatwick is also easy for you to get to.

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9. Re: Seeking advice for 1 way flight from London to Vienna

There have been no flights between LCY and VIE for at least three years (I think the route only lasted a few months.

needarest67, are you planning to VISIT Vienna, or are you just going there to catch your flight home? If it's the latter make sure you leave plenty of time for the (non-)connecion, for reasons very eloquently described in this article:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g41707-c207311/Newt…

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10. Re: Seeking advice for 1 way flight from London to Vienna

<I've just looked at skyscanner and got about 30 airlines.>

Perhaps, but on July 7th (apart from BA and easyjet as mentioned by the OP) the only direct flights are airberlin codeshares with BA and a trio of Austrian flights, ludicrously priced at over £500 per seat for economy.

The Germanwings routes drag the journey out to as much as 12+ hours, depending on where you connect.