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DrRox:

--- Quote from: Leafsfan on December 07, 2012, 10:09:39 AM ---If London is confirmed why are teams going through Manchester?

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Manchester is a large airport. It had some interesting direct flights to the USA. It also has lots of flights to London Heathrow if seat availability on the Belfast-London flights were a problem.

Belfast has two airports to use. Belfast International (BFS) and Belfast City Airport (BHD).

Leafsfan:

--- Quote from: DrRox on December 07, 2012, 10:33:02 AM ---
--- Quote from: Leafsfan on December 07, 2012, 10:09:39 AM ---If London is confirmed why are teams going through Manchester?

--- End quote ---

Manchester is a large airport. It had some interesting direct flights to the USA. It also has lots of flights to London Heathrow if seat availability on the Belfast-London flights were a problem.

Belfast has two airports to use. Belfast International (BFS) and Belfast City Airport (BHD).

--- End quote ---

London as a leg. Idk I am not a transportation expert but wouldn't it make sense to do a leg in London and fly out of there as opposed to travelling up to Manchester and taking a flight?

georgiapeach:
We do not yet KNOW that they did a London leg...all spec without a sighting.

Manchester was just a thought, I fly in/out of there a lot. Seemed like a good place to check.

BUT based on arr times, Chateau's flight looks like  :winner

theschnauzers:
International flights will go to Dulles and not Ronald Reagan Washington National; I wouldn't use Baltimore-Washington International to get to downtown D.C.
Thought this should be pointed out since D.C., like NYC, has three airports.

apskip:
Working backwards, the first flight into IAD from any UK airport accessible this morning is UA923 LHR IAD 0730 1042

Next working backward, we can see that using BFS, SNN, DUB or MAN do not allow early enough flights directly into Heathrow this morning. That means teams had to fly in last night. I have checked on the alternatives. Manchester as a connection point makes no sense because of the early flight yesterday required from Belfast. There are multiple flights from Shannon or Dublin to Heathrow, but they would require ground transportation to get from Belfast to either one. The logical and sensible approach and therefore the one probably taken was to fly out of Belfast City Airport (BHD). Here is the latest flight last night:

BA1421 BHD LHR 1945 2106

Teams either stayed the night at Heathrow or got a local hotel.

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