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Low season

JanuaryBest time to beat the crowds (21% less expensive on average)

High season

FebruaryMost popular time to fly (16% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

£164(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

£112or less

Good deal one-way

£48or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight from London City to Manchester? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £48 or less one-way and £112 or less round-trip.
  • High season is considered to be January, February, and March. The cheapest month to fly from Manchester to London City is January.
  • Morning departure is around 7% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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KLM
Overall score based on 3,651 reviews
7.9
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
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Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Impressive service... amazing crew, very friendly and professional"

Cons: "Delay due to strike"

Pros: "Everything works and quick to get to destination."

Cons: "The flight from Manchester to Amsterdam has been delayed which led insufficient time for me to transfer to HK"

Pros: "The aircraft"
Cons: "No overbooking next time!"

Pros: "Comfortable seat, great crew."
Cons: "Flight delayed, no USB port and no entertainment"

Pros: "Friendly crew, upgraded seat was worthwhile"
Cons: "More snacks in between meals,"

Cons: "Head support for 6 feet plus people on seats would be good"

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "KLM lost one piece of my luggage"

Pros: "Cabin facilities"
Cons: "They didn’t bring one of my bags"

Cons: "The check in desk was late opening & the carry on luggage size was smaller than advertised on their website, so it had to be put in the hold. Open on time to prevent less stress to travelers & give more accurate information about cabin luggage."

Pros: "All good"

Pros: "MCR airport Mert & Greet parking was smooth and efficient."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hours due to bad weather. Additional baggage payment to Air Baltic did not show up on the KLM system and we had to pay again. Nowhere to address this with Air Baltic even in Tallin. Handlers seem uninterested and refer us to ‘the website to address the issue.....’"

Cons: "Flight was delayed, landing at vce took an additional 10 minutes due to no one at the jet way. Luggage service was very slow"

Cons: "Check in at Berlin was extremly slow. Staff was very unprofessional and not very friendly."

Cons: "Nothing special"

Pros: "Seat 39A did not recline. The gentleman next to me spread his arms out a bit as he typed on his computer the entire way. So I did not get ANY sleep. Plus he got up at least four times."
Cons: "Except for the man next to me - great!"

Pros: "Snooth and efficiënt with a KLM service"
Cons: "No entertainment"

Cons: "Flight departed 35 minutes late"

Pros: "Able to fly direct to ansterdam"
Cons: "Have to lay over on the way back. More expensive than other airlines."

Pros: "The attendants took great care of us. Super smooth flight."

Pros: "Flight was delayed for 15 min resulting in passengers rushing to make their connecting flights.but staff kept passengers informed."
Cons: "Flight departing late."

Cons: "Actually the Welcome on board announcement. The part where they special welcome loyalty program members. I do not get that... I am an explorer holder my self, but really?? so other paying customers are not as welcome. This is leftovers from the older days.."

Pros: "Boarding was quick, Flight on time....just a regular service and plane"
Cons: "Terminal 3 Manchester is not worth staying longer then necessary, loud music, crowded....old"

Pros: "Comfortable seats. Warm plane with happy staff."
Cons: "Maybe a second sandwich option for food, not everyone likes cheese."

Pros: "The cabin crew were good. They explained what the arrangements were for the delayed flight connections"
Cons: "The plane wasn't refueled and so was not ready for take off once the passengers were loaded. The plane had a technical problem when it tried the first take off and so it had to be abandoned. This was alarming.."

Pros: "Good efficient flight crew friendly and helpful"

Pros: "Ground staff at Manchester very helpful"
Cons: "Information on KLM website and flight status said 50 minutes delay and was never updated with the true status. 3 hours before we took off. KLM blamed the fog at Manchester but to be honest most other flights seemed unaffected. Put up in an IBIS hotel and fed substandard food and shitty hotel room with an Aircon unit that clunks into action every 30 seconds keeping me awake. It's external so I can't switch it off. Being given a 10 Euro voucher for food at the airport when most food and a drink will cost you 12 to 15 euros."

Pros: "Short-hop flight, fit for purpose."

Pros: "was very quick"

Pros: "Easy Boarding"

Pros: "The staff at the front desk for the check-in were extremely helpful. I had a complicated issue with my luggage and they helped me to sort it out in the best possible way. Amazing service! Furthermore, the entertainment on board is great! Nice movies, nice food, friendly flight attendants, etc. They even offered me a second sandwich =)! I truly loved my experience with KLM."

Pros: "Great food"
Cons: "Sears we're toooo small"

Pros: "Crew was friendly..business class seat was very comfortable and seemed wider than most Nice power outlets great entertainment system"
Cons: "Row 6 in business is after the first 5 rows and Galley and restroom. Very awkward"

Pros: "Crew service"
Cons: "Flight delayed."

Pros: "Overall, my trip to Cardiff via Amsterdam was smooth and delightful. I've flown a few short trips this summer and I was pleasantly surprised to find KLM still offered complimentary snacks. What a refreshing change!"
Cons: "There was no entertainment which is why I assigned that category only one star. The boarding process in Amsterdam could have been a bit smoother. Announcements were no clear."

Pros: "I fly delta this was run by KLM they weight all bags delta does not they don't take TSA preach Check. Delta does It was a free for all with check in and getting into plane"
Cons: "See above"

Cons: "I missed my flight because of MU"

Cons: "Very slow service. I wanted to by several goods from duty free. But crew served only first 20 rows of aircraft."

Pros: "It was very comfortable"
Cons: "The crew was great"

Pros: "Good food, good entertainment system, comfortable seating."
Cons: "Only one toilet working in business class. A crew member told me that it was a decision to fly with only one toilet to ensure no delay. There was a disgusting stench of sewerage for the complete flight from Amsterdam to Johannesburg. This was in all likelihood due to the broken toilet on the left side."

Pros: "I liked the leg room, I liked the customer service of the crew, smooth flight."
Cons: "Both ways up and down I struggled with over-head luggage space. We were allowed a cabin bag and a small hand-bag in the flight but as we were among the last half of the passengers to board the flight we couldn't find anywhere to keep our luggage and the crew had to take them away from us to store them somewhere at the back far away from our seats. As a result we had to wait until all the passengers got off the plane to get back our luggage and we were the last two passengers to get off. Unpleasant!"

Pros: "Newer plane. Dimming windows, upgraded bathroom. Flight crew very pleasant."
Cons: "Boarding wasn't announced. Limited in flight movie selection. Food was average. Same dessert for both meals served."

Pros: "Reasonable seat space for economy. Good selection of movies. Food reasonably good. Crew very efficient."
Cons: "Boarding at Amsterdam was disorganized. All economy boarded together. No row number boarding (which was the process for the outbound flight from San Francisco). Lights in economy were not switched off or even dimmed during the flight making it difficult to sleep especially if you had a window seat."

Pros: "Even for a 50 minute flight, drinks and sandwich was provided"

Pros: "Crew very efficient Food was reasonably good Good movie selection"
Cons: "Boarding at AMS was very disorganized. No row boarding for economy, just all at once Lights stay on during the flight, so difficult to sleep"

Pros: "Not time departure and cabin crew were effective and efficient."
Cons: "Nothing really"

Pros: "The staff (ground staff and cabin) were friendly and helpful. Great to see them trying to help and going the extra mile for passengers."
Cons: "The boarding process. It is a crowded space at the gate, and the boarding ends up with long lines getting confused and in the way."

Pros: "The delightful crew members on KLM flights always make the experience the best. From the crew at check desks, to those greeting you as you board and throughout the flight, they are the reason I continue to fly with them. I love how they have bassinets for those traveling with babies. the adventure packs for children and the never ending smiles and treats for the rest of us."
Cons: "This time I was turned away as a Sky Priority Member, and told there are too many categories at boarding and told my Silver Status (after this flight was bumped to Gold). Not sure what has changed in the last 2 weeks."

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Efficient and practical"
Cons: "Could always use a little more room"

Pros: "Nothing out of the ordinary but I am not going to fly Air Lingus or TAP ever again."
Cons: "the Team Leader at the check in counter was nasty, Her colleague made the mistake of not telling me that I had to wait there for the wheelchair that was going to take me to the plane, so I went to have a light breakfast. Then I waited half an hour on my feet waiting for the wheelchair"

Pros: "The crew did great - especially Rob!"

Pros: "Left on time."
Cons: "Everything else. Utterly confusing answers to questions."

Pros: "Don’t know how to just give a “n/a” response for food and entertainment. It wasn’t applicable because of such a short flight."
Cons: "The gal who checked me in for my flight didn’t check my baggage all the way through even though I have a connecting flight with Aer Lingus to LA. However, fortunately, the baggage team caught the error and retagged my luggage properly. By the time I realized her error, they had already emailed me with the solution! Yay baggage team!! Thank you!"

Pros: "No issues at all."
Cons: "No issues to report."

Pros: "Friendly and expedient crew."
Cons: "When flying within Europe you need to pay for drinks, including water."

Pros: "Nothing since I’m still in dublin"
Cons: "There was minimum help. Wait actually, in Manchester there was none. No one at the gate until 2:15pm when the flight was already 20mins late! No one updated an incoming flight with passengers needed to make connections."

Pros: "We were at front"
Cons: "Tight seats, boarding line held in confined area on stairs before boarding"

Cons: "My flights were cancelled by Aer lingus and I was rebooked improperly, resulting in my being removed from a plane and having to be rebooked at least three times because of how long it took."

Pros: "The flights themselves were nice. Food was fine. Flight attendants were helpful"
Cons: "Only two check in desks. On the line for over an hour. Good thing we got there over two hours early. Computer and belt broke down. Finally got passed security with minutes to spare. Had to run to our gate. We should not have to do this if we arrive very early. If you have an early morning flight make sure you have enough people working to check them in on time."

Pros: "Nothing. It took longer to get from the gate to the runway than the flight itself."
Cons: "When I was about to board the flight after a 23 hour delay, I saw my bag sitting AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS leading to the flight. I asked the flight attendant about it and she assured me the bag would arrive with me. Guess what? A dat later and I STILL don't have my bag! Absolutely ridiculous and will NEVER fly Aer Lingus again!"

Pros: "Quick flight, great landing"
Cons: "Can believe they charge you for water."

Pros: "Free checked baggage. Calm atmosphere.. low marks for food and entertainment because there was no option to say not applicable. The options in the magazine were reasonable."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Crew pleasant"

Cons: "They lost our strollers which put us into a really difficult situation, since we had to carry our two toddlers + our infant during the 5hour connection time in LND."

Pros: "Great crew. Great food. Great movie selection."
Cons: "The seats were bad seats. For a such a long flight, we couldn’t recline!! Not fun."

Cons: "For some reason I am not sure of the flight was late taking off. I think the plane may have been delayed before arriving in Dublin."

Pros: "Boarding at rear as well as front"
Cons: "Boarding outside in drizzle. Charging for soft drinks"

Pros: "Never got on as we were 5 minutes late at the bag drop. Attendant telephoned her line manager 40 minutes before take off and refused to take our luggage. She did manage to book us on flights for the following day at a cost of £290. Not a good experience!"
Cons: "Never made the plane."

Pros: "The boarding system made a lot of sense and was very quick. The captain was very informative and kept us up to date with delays."
Cons: "The cabin was so dry and the attendants didn't come by with water very often, Getting off the plane was horrible. We sat for over an hour while they fixed the door or bridge to the door, or something. We couldn't get off."

Pros: "Everything was fine on this flight. From the price food and service. The layover was to long but it was a last minute booking"

Pros: "On time, newish plane. A very short flight so"
Cons: ". Couldn’t change seat at checkin so couldn’t sit next to husband who was on a separate reservation Boarding is not by seat number, you have to queue up in a long line ."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The delay"

Pros: "Fast. Not too much time wasted between connection. Dublin = small airport, it's really comfortable..."
Cons: "Not enough room for my legs Too close to the "babies rows" = difficult to sleep. It's a pity to pay now to change a seat in the same category"

Pros: "The crew was VERY friendly and attentive. They responded quickly to requests and were very pleasant. Everyone was showed attention to details and put customer comfort at the forefront. They allowed people to relocate to seats allowing for more room and comfort once everyone boarded and empty seats were identified. The snacks and meals were tasty and generous. The entertainment options offered something for everyone - great music and movie choices. I would definitely fly Aer Lingus again."

Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and efficient. They did give us a voucher for a snack while we waited"
Cons: "Had a delay of nearly 3 h for maintenance issues, then once plane at the gate boarding was further delayed due to a fuel spill on tarmac when fueling the aircraft"

Pros: "They boarded us in a very timely, organized and quick manner. The food was delicious and the flight attendants were awesome."
Cons: "Sitting in the middle seats, the flight attendants missed us for water offers and our tv's seemed stopped having any sound. I believed they overheated. After a couple hours, they cooled down and went on again. It was a very cold flight. I was so thankful for the blanket and that I brought my own also."

Pros: "courteous crew, reasonable food and snacks"

Pros: "Not much to say about Air Lingus averall bed experience. Will not book with airline again"

Pros: "I appreciated that Aer Lingus kept track of our vegan food choices for all 4 flights and and every flight flew on schedule. Watching movies without an extra cost was appreciated. Attendants were all very nice."

Pros: "The fact I got hone"
Cons: "Didvto security breach and also an issue with ground staff not bringing a wheel chair for a passenger we were herded round for 3 hours . We were told we could keep our water but then going through security wevwetevtoldcwe couldn't and there was no offer of water. The captain did apologize. I have no issue with aer Lingus staff they did their job. It is Mabchester airport which is bad as they are the ones that were responsible for these two incidents happening"

Pros: "Crew, speed, ease of security at Cork"
Cons: "The lady in 1C who turned her phone on as soon as we hit the British coast"

Pros: "My flight arrived late from Amsterdam. Once I finally got my boarding pass to San Francisco it stated them he gate closed at 10:45, it was already 11:15. I don't know where to go. There was no one to guide me until I was close to the gate and finally after running the entire distance I was told that the flight would not board till 11:30 and depart st 12:30."
Cons: "Awe linfus should provide assistance st gates and throughout the airport. The entire experince could have been made easier with a few words of assistance."

Cons: "Airline lost our luggage (along with 30 other passenger bags). Also our bag wasn't going to be sent to our final destination which is a hassle, and illogical."

Pros: "choice of movies . . ."
Cons: "------- very cold on the plane . . ."

Pros: "Crew was helpful and courteous. Check in staff was unclear about bag specifications."
Cons: "Boarding took exceptionally long and flight sat at the gate for about 40 minutes. Departure was over an hour delayed."

Pros: "Very comfortable flight even though little floor space."
Cons: "Small seats. Not much legroom."

Cons: "The flight was cancelled"

Pros: "Ride was smooth from Dublin to New York"
Cons: "The food was horrible, and the prices were high.The seats that we got were small and had no space to move around. And the seat I was in had a broken headphone jack, so I had to ride the whole 6 hour plane ride looking at a tv screen with no sound!"

Pros: "The crew was very helpful at each stop even though they weren't responsible for the disasters."
Cons: "Initially we thought we were flying with British Airways. We then had to do some digging to realize it was all out of American Airlines. Then we couldn't get proper boarding passes and luggage tags until one of the crew members spent a significant amount of time untangling each leg of our trip so they were in the proper order. We got delayed by 4 hours in Chicago and missed our connection in Manchester. We had another 5 hour wait there. By the time we got to Dublin, our bags didn't also arrive. After almost 24 hours of travel, we arrived but without all of our stuff."

Pros: "Good food and service. In-flight entertainment was decent, and pillows and blankets were provided."

Pros: "My flight was cancelled, after that I had to find out what I would have to do next! Horrible! Nobody knew what would come next! In Heathrow, the staff in the morning has the worst attitude ever when I was getting my Voucher for breakfast."

Pros: "Lovely crew both in the ground and on the flight - warm, welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Food was fine for the price of the ticket. All around excellent value."
Cons: "Movie choices were smaller than ideal, and my touch screen was slow to respond."

Pros: "It was fast & got in early"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "My ticket was somewhat unclear on what airline i was flying to London. I thought it was British Airways when it was really Aer Lingus. Almost missed the flight being in the wrong terminal."

Pros: "Crew is great-good service"
Cons: "Uncomfortable to try and sleep Video system poor-hard to use and very poor sound"

Pros: "Caring staff"
Cons: "Plane was so cold I kept loosing the feeling in my fingertips!"

Pros: "You can never really go wrong with Aer Lingus."

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