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HOGE
23rd Dec 2006, 16:04
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/6205821.stm

....London Ashford Airport, based at Lydd,.....

Not sure if this subject has been raised before, but surely 70+ miles from London is stretching the geographical truth a bit?

How about London Popham Airport, or perhaps London Shoreham Airport.

"If God had meant us to fly, he would have put the airports nearer to the city centres." (Was that a quote from "Father Ted"?)

Keef
23rd Dec 2006, 16:25
By comparison with the names used by Ryanair, it's just down the road from London.

Loose rivets
23rd Dec 2006, 17:03
One used to fly from Frinton International. Agreed, one did have to lob into LRH to change planes.

10s/6d and no parking charge....and I've just remembered, a car to take me to the aircraft, tarmack excange. Mmmm...must have been a different universe.:uhoh:

frostbite
23rd Dec 2006, 20:04
One used to fly from Frinton International.


Bit of a bummer having to stop off at Epping for more wood though?

HandspringGuy
23rd Dec 2006, 20:35
An interesting fact...and of little relevance to this thread :rolleyes: ...is that the name London (Llydnium) is derived from Llud, as is Lydd...so What is in a Name?
http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/m/mabinogion/guest/chapter11.html

matt_hooks
23rd Dec 2006, 22:08
What about London Luton?

It's all lies I tell you!

Chesty Morgan
23rd Dec 2006, 22:25
I heard a while back that Plymouth was to be renamed as London West Airport. Probably a load of poo though.

matt_hooks
23rd Dec 2006, 22:39
I heard a while back that Plymouth was to be renamed as London West Airport. Probably a load of poo though.
That's not a nice thing to call Pompey!

Buster Hyman
24th Dec 2006, 09:34
London Tullamarine??? Nah....:rolleyes:

Oceanz
24th Dec 2006, 09:37
Nah, that's Sydney Tullamarine ... and the way Macquarie's going I guess it will soon be Sydney London :E

Robing
27th Dec 2006, 09:53
From 2009 with the CTRL operating traffic to/from the south can:
A/ Offer a competitive total air/surface connection time to the city
B/ Reduce DOC/C02 compared with STN/LTN
C/ Avoid congestion and TMA related delay compared with STN/LTN
D/ Avoid low level operations within the TMA/under Clacton.
In short the benefits associated with sectorisation and fast rail.
Compliments of the season

GrumpyOldFart
27th Dec 2006, 11:52
That's not a nice thing to call Pompey!


Erm... methinks 'tis Guzz.


Puzzled from Plymouth.

Farmer 1
27th Dec 2006, 11:53
CTRL offers Ashford-London in less than 38 mins Er, would that be in 37 minutes?

Robing
27th Dec 2006, 12:32
Journey time estimates on the CTRL have been the subject of numerous estimates.
http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/chunnel/ 36 Mins
http://www.ashford.gov.uk/living_and_working/liv_wrk_trsp_rjur.asp 37 Mins
http://www.locateinkent.com/media/pr.view.php?id=200&PHPSESSID=477e75e6ba26bd206b4a7c8d0cc0c575 36.5 Mins
The operator, Southestern Trains
http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/main.php?page_id=353 36.5 Mins

Keef
27th Dec 2006, 13:34
An interesting fact...and of little relevance to this thread :rolleyes: ...is that the name London (Llydnium) is derived from Llud, as is Lydd...

I always thought it was from the Latin name Londinium. Nobody seems to know why the Romans called it that, but I suppose they had to call it something, and it seemed like a good idea at the time.