Sel69 wrote:iluvcruising2 wrote:Sel69 wrote:Dear iluvcruising2 and slmkhoo,
Thank you for your comments and advice re the weather.
I am now working out a rough itinerary to know if I should be buying a return ticket to London or buy an open jaw ticket (SIN-EDI-LHR-SIN). How much time should I allow for transit? Is 1.5H too short? I am thinking of either doing a round trip from London to Edinburgh and then back to London or perhaps flying in to Edinburgh, tour Scotland (for 3-4 days) then drive down to London stopping at Lake District, Liverpool, Straford-upon-Avon. Any comments and advice?
Thanking all in advance.
If you fly in and out of different cities, chances are the tickets would be more expensive, at least on some airlines. You can price the different airlines to see their prices. I recall that middle eastern airlines (e.g. Qatar, Emirates, Turkish) have very reasonable pricing if you fly in and out of different cities. For that reason, we have flown with them when we wanted to enter and exit different parts of Europe. E.g. we flew Singapore-Copenhagen and then London Singapore on Turkish. We separately booked British Airways for the Copenhagen to London leg.
One way is to get a return flight in/out of London. But get a separate one-way ticket from London to Edinburgh or London to Glasgow.
Thanks iluvcruising2. I’m considering BA even though they do not have positive reviews. Heard and read about their lousy service etc. But we prefer direct flights and their tix are about $350 cheaper than SQ. Cost for return tix on BA is $1175 per pax. And it cost only $60 more to buy the open jaw tix. So very likely I will settle for BA. Just wanted to know how much time for transit? Is 1.5H enough? Or should I give myself a bit more time just in case of flight delay etc?
To clarify, you will purchase the ticket from BA? In that case, 1.5 hr should suffice. Anyway, since your ticket is with BA, if for some reason you miss the connecting flight due to no fault of yours (i.e. the flight from SIN arrives late at LHR), I believe they will put you on a later flight. BA operates from Terminal 5 (which I recall is an almost exclusive BA terminal). So if your ticket is with BA all the way and in a single booking, i think 1.5 hrs is fairly safe.
This was our BA flight from Copenhagen to LHR back in 2016. I think BA has cut back their inflight service for short haul routes. No more free food on board. You have to buy - like a budget Airline.