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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2019, 04:46:07 pm »

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I live 20 mins from Heathrow, no need for car parking. 1 hr 30 mins from Southampton, so it's no contest really

At the location of my moniker, I'm almost equidistant between LHR and SOU.

For flights to destinations available from SOU that will always be my choice, for the reasons that eightondee mentions.

Over the last year, I've taken 7 day-return trips, to the likes of Guernsey (not available from LHR, until a new single-daily summer-season-only flight that was announced this week), Belfast City and Jersey (not available from LHR) and only experienced one delay.

At SOU it's quite possible (having checked in on-line) to arrive 45 mins (to allow time for security) before departure, and after arrival be in the car driving out of the airport 10 after stepping off the aircraft. Try that at LHR! 
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2019, 08:35:59 pm »

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I live 20 mins from Heathrow, no need for car parking. 1 hr 30 mins from Southampton, so it's no contest really

At the location of my moniker, I'm almost equidistant between LHR and SOU.

For flights to destinations available from SOU that will always be my choice, for the reasons that eightondee mentions.

Over the last year, I've taken 7 day-return trips, to the likes of Guernsey (not available from LHR, until a new single-daily summer-season-only flight that was announced this week), Belfast City and Jersey (not available from LHR) and only experienced one delay.

At SOU it's quite possible (having checked in on-line) to arrive 45 mins (to allow time for security) before departure, and after arrival be in the car driving out of the airport 10 after stepping off the aircraft. Try that at LHR! 

I fly regularly to Glasgow and Belfast on business, so Heathrow suits me, by proximity and and regularity of flights - the occasional trip to Guernsey is good for you from Southampton - I guess that illustrates the versatility of air travel from National and regional airports, taking into account all the factors involved.
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2019, 07:35:06 pm »

FlyGWR?
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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2019, 10:11:32 pm »

Flying from Southampton is so much ... better ... than from one of the London airports but, yes, it's a well hidden surprise to many people I speak to.

I've seen this advert at Raynes Park station and I think also at Wimbledon recently. Looks like a joint SWR / Southampton airport / easyJet advert. I think it's been there sometime based upon the dates. I wonder how many in South West London will be seduced by the charms of Southampton Airport.

(Sorry about the quality, I didn't notice the fluorescent lights reflections at the time)
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