Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Leicester
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You cannot fly directly to Leicester. KAYAK recommends you fly to Manchester (MAN) (68.51 mi from Leicester). From there you can hire a car or take a taxi.
The closest airport is Nottingham East Midlands (EMA) (15.61 mi). Other nearby airports are Birmingham (BHX) (28.69 mi) or Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) (58.34 mi). KAYAK recommends you fly to Manchester.
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The cheapest airline ticket to Leicester from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours was £10 one-way, and £127 round-trip on the route Inverness to Leicester. The most popular route is London to Leicester, and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was £35 round-trip.
Manchester Airport is 69 miles from the centre of Leicester. View on map.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Comfortable on plane. Pleasnt crew"
Cons: "Boarding could be bettet done.. .miss the free drink"
Pros: "Nothing! Absolutely nothing!"
Cons: "My flight Paris/London/Manchester?Chicago was the mos impleasant experience I ever had. On July the flight was schedule for 9...pm then delayed for two hours because of a fire, other passengers said, in London. At around 11pm, we were asked to line up for boarding. We stayed on line for an hour and fnally to be told the flight was cancelled. We were treated less than animals by British Airway. No ACCOMODATION!!!!!!!! No ACCOMODATION!!!!!!! We slept on benches at the airport. To be fair to you, I will not recommend British Airway to anyone."
Cons: "Never took the fly"
Pros: "Ease of boarding"
Cons: "When I reserved in Kayak it said it included luggage!! I was charged 65 pounds!!! I need a regund for this!!!! Please let me know what to do!!"
Pros: "Almost nothing on this flight."
Cons: "Boarded on time then 40 minute delay before take off. After we landed the plane came to a sudden stop and the Captain told us the lights to guide us to the appropriate place were not working this was a long delay. When we got to the disembarking area we had another long wait and the reason was due to the bridge not working,eventually we went out the back of the plane. The most unbelievable problem was the announcement just before take off that both rear toilets were out of action,since the flight was late this was an issue and I do not believe that both toilets could be broken more likely that there was no person available to clean them."
Pros: "Had to deboard onto the tarmac via a set of stairs as the connecting ramp was not working. A little difficult for me due to mobility issues. However, the crew voluntarily saw me struggling and took down my suitcase, very nice!"
Cons: "You had to pay for your drinks and snacks on the plan."
Cons: "same as above"
Pros: "It was short and fine"
Cons: "not much room. cant explain the boarding. too complicated and required going down stairs."
Cons: "12 hour delay. Very disappointed with British airways"
Pros: "The fact that the flight was short and not full. Crew were pleasant and business like"
Cons: "There was nothing to not like"
Pros: "Easy trip, well managed, efficient"
Cons: "No drink or snack unless you pay for it"
Cons: "Freezing cold cabin"
Cons: "You charged me for coffe after flying all night"
Cons: "Please include a complimentary tea and/or snack."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Did not like that I had to buy a coke. Like common really?"
Pros: "Quick boarding!"
Cons: "Snack trolley didn't reach the back seats due to the shortness of the flight. The only entertainment was an in flight magazine!"
Pros: "Reasonable comfort."
Cons: "Very slow baggage pickup at the airport."
Cons: "Missed connection due to delays on previous flight"
Pros: "Quick flight. Was late leaving but made up time in the air."
Cons: "Not enough time to serve folks while in flight. Consider taking orders in the Departure Lounge before boarding flight."
Pros: "Good cabin crew and boarded direct from terminal via airbridge. Also good food in Club Europe for such a short flight."
Cons: "Slight 15 minute delay and miserly legroom in Club Europe - densification gone too far."
Cons: "cramped and very warm"
Pros: "I thought British Airways was a better airline. I hope they do better job to when I return back to my home next mointh!"
Pros: "Capt informative pertaining to delay"
Cons: "Had to pay for drinks and food"
Pros: "What you expect on commuter hop, no problems."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "BA couldn't get our boarding passes to work no matter how many times they printed out new ones and we had to land into proper arrivals (though we were in transit in Heathrow) and tell five different groups of staff what was going on, even though it wasn't our problem but their computer glitch. One man at security was even rude to me, telling me not to just stand there. ( I had been told to stand there whilst they went and tried to remedy for the umpteenth time). When I showed him my disabled badge and said I would personally prefer NOT to be left standing for hours, he said 'so?'. It was a nightmare. It took hours and still wasn't sorted and in the end the immigration officers had to be called to the boarding area to allow us on the flight with non functioning boarding cards. It wasn't even our fault. REally upset about it."
Pros: "The staff are friendly and cheerful. No food or entertainment for the short donestic flight (as would be expected anywhere for a 50 min flight)"
Cons: "Boarding badly organised ... signs telling you where to queue are double sided and depending which side you see first direct you into the wrong lane... Left a bit late but arrived pretty much on time. Baggage didn't arrive after a 2 hour transfer and this is the third time in four times over the past few years. I strongly do not recommend BA as a domestic UK connection after an international arrival."
Pros: "Comfortable night, pleasant crew. The food was pretty good, and the flight attendants were attentive. I didn't have to ask for refills on drinks, etc. They also seem to get along well with each other, which makes for more relaxing trip."
Cons: "The drop down food trays were dirty and we had to ask an assistant to clean them. The light refreshments were served late - we were landing just as they were handing out the drinks."
Pros: "smooth flight"
Cons: "not a lot of leg room. Took a while to board."
Pros: "Helpful, friendly and kind!!"
Pros: "The crew on this BA flight were nice and pleasant even in the back back section,B"
Cons: "Boarding was a free for all, no discipline at all, people pushing and shoving awful."
Pros: "The flight over out of JFK"
Cons: "I could not reach anyone customer service regarding my return flight. We I called BA they told me I needed to contact Kayak. When I contacted Kayak they told me to contact BA. As I result I missed my flight. I would like customer service to reach me asap."
Pros: "Lunch salad! Great idea. Mini forks too cute to stand."
Cons: "The gate not being announced until 20 minutes before boarding. However, this probably wasn't BAs fault."
Pros: "See overall comments"
Pros: "BA MUCH BETTER THAN AA"
Pros: "Cabin crew were excellent. At the end of the flight they let my airplane-loving son go into the cockpit, sit in the first officer's chair for a photo and even press a couple of control buttons (safely on the ground of course)"
Pros: "Everything was perfect. Thank you!"
Cons: "lost my luggage for no good reason"
Cons: "Quality just feels very cheap, seems to cut a lot of corners."
Pros: "it was short flight therefore no time for food of entertainment"
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant and helpful."
Pros: "Quick and efficient boarding"
Cons: "My headphones and audio were not working."
Pros: "Panctuality on departure only"
Pros: "That check in goes fast."
Cons: "I payed for extra room for my legs but I got a normal seat."
Pros: "It was on time"
Pros: "Good quality low cost airline for a short 3 hr flight. Easy boarding. food ok."
Cons: "too crowded and many drunk people flying. seats are made for midget size people. prize of food a bit expensive."
Pros: "The smooth flight, the helpful staff. The onboard selection of snacks wasn't bad either and the prices was what I expected."
Cons: "Nothing really, there was no onboard entertainment but that's not a negative because the flight was short only an hour.."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The flight was delayed Changing info re going to gate meant it was difficult to judge the very long walk"
Pros: "More leg room than some charter flights Nice staff"
Cons: "Flight was delayed an hour or so but it was due to problems back at Manchester airport and not really down to the airline"
Pros: "We had a 2.5 hour delay on the flight, although that was mostly due to a delay with air traffic control in France for an earlier flight the aircraft had been on. The crew did try to get us on and off the ground as fast as they possibly could. Otherwise, it was a typical economy airline flight."
Pros: "I found everything OK."
Cons: "Flight was 20 minutes late in taking off from Belfast to London Gatwick."
Pros: "flight was in time. Plane was clean and boarding was done swiftly."
Cons: "The way we r herded into rows and then for some reason it was a free for all to the plane tk e Easyjet showed manners to its customers"
Pros: "Quick boarding and landed earlier than scheduled."
Cons: "The air-con was too cold. The seats don't allow you to sleep as there's no where to rest your head against."
Pros: "It was very quick and arrived ahead of time."
Pros: "Crew were amazing arrived early"
Cons: "In flight entertainment"
Pros: "Roomy seats"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Short comfortable flight, no free drinks or snacks"
Cons: "One piece of our luggage didn't make it. It's been 3 days, still no luggage!"
Pros: "The check in was very good and there were people about to ask if you needed help"
Cons: "This flight has a record of being late 90% the times i use it"
Cons: "long delays"
Cons: "It’s was late both out and return"
Cons: "Plane delayed and overbooked"
Cons: "The automatic bag-drop could have been better staffed for the many, many people who had difficulty ."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, normal easy jet flight, not expensive, short on space and just about ok on comfort. But, good flight times and reasonable cost. There was a very big man in my row, with his small wife, he just about fitted on,but I don't think of have accepted him sitting next to me."
Pros: "Terrible legroom."
Pros: "easy, no fuss boarding and flight"
Cons: "the queuing to have your bags scanned as you board your flight was confusing as there were 3 queues in the same space for flights leaving within 10 minutes of each other. Not a big deal, but someone explaining which queue to those at the back would have been helpful"
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Pros: "Efficient No Frills Value For Money"
Cons: "Cramped Seating"
Pros: "Professional crew"
Cons: "2-hour delay due to "crew welfare issues" Even after a 2-hour delay, they let more cabin baggage on board than was possible to stow in the lockers, resulting in rather chaotic scenes around transfer of baggage to the hold, and adding toi delay.. Entirely avoidable"
Pros: "Great service landed early both ways defo use again"
Pros: "No having to have hassle of traveling"
Cons: "Gate announcements. Flight was delayed so screens just kept showing "Gate info at 12.30" At 12.30 I checked the board and it said "Gate closes at 12.35". Quite ridiculous, and caused unecessary stress."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed an hour and a half so we missed our connection and then the EasyJet customer service did nothing to help us find another flight. Even though we booked the trip as a package, they claim they don’t service connecting flights so the financial responsibility to book a new flight would be on us. No compensation was offered even though it was the airlines fault our flight was late and made us miss a connection that we should have had plenty of time to make. Then all they wanted to do was charge us for a new flight, no other options were offered and the staff was very rude and appeared not to care about helping us. We did have to book a new flight but we did so with another airline. I don’t want EasyJet getting any more of my money and won’t book with them again."
Pros: "I liked the price of my flight."
Cons: "The flight was delayed over an hour and there was no update on the app to indicate it. A lot of time wasted waiting in the airport and a very late arrival in Manchester."
Pros: "Flight was exactly on time. The plane was bigger than expected with more room and a lot of overhead bin space."
Cons: "Really hard to land past 10pm with 2 young children. Over 3 hours delayed."
Cons: "Missed connections due to long delay. Air crew good, ground crew not."
Pros: "Super quick boarding and luggage retrieval, didn't really speak to any of the staff but all seemed lovely, and everything was clean too, flight did what it's meant to"
Cons: "Not as much room as on other air lines to sleep with your head on the table (but you might not sleep like that so would be fine)"
Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "Almost 2hour delay"
Pros: "Staff were pleasant and the pilot did an excellent job in difficult weather conditions"
Cons: "The flight was not stocked with sufficient food and had run out of sandwiches by row 3. Considering food is purchased for an additional fee this is surely makes poor business sense aside from being frustrating for passengers on a 3 hour flight plus a delay. Flights were very expensive especially when factoring in that we had to pay to check a bag, to select seats and to purchase food and drink. Worked out as terrible value for money when compared with an Emirates flight to New Zealand."
Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "Boarding was slow Seat was very uncomfortable, it is like they discriminate against tall people, leg space gets less and less by the year"
Pros: "The landing was hairy and I have never experienced a fish tail landing quite like it before."
Cons: "The landing was horrid and Im sure I lost £15 off the cashier for wine and cheddar crackers was like a magic trick gone wrong. Sort your float for each flight and stop making assumptions with short change and playing games."
Pros: "Flight was well organised and lef on time."
Cons: "Rating of one star for food was because we didn't have any and entertainment because understandably there wasn't any."
Pros: "Good flight to Athens, nothing to complain about. Flight was on time. Really nice view of the coast on approach."
Cons: "Standing on a bus squeezed like sardines for 20 min"
Cons: "Delayed over an hour, no hand wash in the lavatory"
Pros: "Friendly staff, food ok"
Cons: "Shepherded into a small area with very few seats, and anyway, we were held in lanes like sheep! Seating on the plane - narrow and little space between rows. Had to wait quite a while for baggage to arrive."
Cons: "Booked wrong date before confirmation came phoned to cancel was told I couldn't have a refund would never use easy jet again"
Pros: "Good service & so nice"
Pros: "Boarding was fast and easy. I was directed towards the rear if the plane so I didn't have to walk town the entire plane. I was offered to check my hand luggage in the hold for free"
Cons: "Flight delay both outbound and return"
Cons: "Easyjets own App cancelled my flight and the rescinded this cancellation. Thus I travelled to the airport and found it was cancelled again. Worse; initially no rescheduled flight for >5 days. Had to buy a seperate ticket to a different airport."
Pros: "Love the price"
Cons: "Service can be improved upon"
Pros: "I do not like the idea not able to take my hand luggage on the plane"
Cons: "The price is extremely misleading as they charge almost as much a ticket per luggage."
Pros: "It was very poor and misleading regarding the price. To charge 45 Pounds for a suitcase borders on rip off."
Cons: "Cannot think of anything"
Pros: "The cheap price"
Cons: "Nothing , I travel with Ryanair because of the Cheap price"
Cons: "Bad service, bad use of technology, complicated baggage systems. Overall a terrible experience and not worth flying with them"
Pros: "That the plane didn't crash."
Cons: "Strict baggage rules, uninterested attendants"
Pros: "that we arrived to destination."
Cons: "dirty interior around the cabin including the bathrooms. late leaving and arriving by 35 minutes. constant hustle to purchase airplane stuff."
Pros: "Fast and cheap. Clean."
Cons: "Seats too small."
Pros: "Almost evrything."
Cons: "the way of embarquement."
Pros: "The whole thing from start to finish was excellent"
Pros: "Nothing amazing its opposite, ryanair.com its the worst airline in Europe or maybe on the world. EU parliament should closings this airlane"
Cons: "no chance to be better, I think its all Passenger should expect only its will be worse"
Pros: "Very bad"
Cons: "Very bad"
Pros: "It was ahead of schedule"
Pros: "Crew were amazing. All brilliant. Captain was super super cool too."
Cons: "Free snacks."
Pros: "Very efficient"
Pros: "Not a lot very basic"
Cons: "Now I know the meaning of Cattle Class"
Pros: "No hassle"
Cons: "Massive queues everywhere. Plane was delayed 40 mins"
Pros: "The flight crew"
Cons: "Checking in had insufficient staff to deal with the new baggage policy. This is purely another money making scheme and not anything to do with the customer experience. Not only are there additional costs to baggage but also because of queues was insufficient time in duty free had to purchase food on the flight, no doubt part of Ryanair profit makeing scheme. Flight was still delay 30mins"
Pros: "On time, quick boarding. Comfortable flight"
Cons: "No air bridges"
Pros: "The flight left on time and arrived early, the staff were pleasant and friendly."
Cons: "The cabin was a bit grubby."
Cons: "Staff at check-in desk were rude. My carry on luggage was taken from me and placed in the hold even though I booked my flight long before Ryanair changed their rules about charging for carry on luggage. The sticky tab that the member of staff placed on my back has left marks all over the handle."
Pros: "The stay"
Cons: "Ridiculous long wait even though Ryanair said to still go for the original time. 9hours in the airport is not good enough"
Pros: "front-line staff were sincere. Plane was well-maintained."
Cons: "Chat staff wasn't competent."
Cons: "Delayed, then slow luggage reclaim (I believe that's your problem rather than the airport)"
Cons: "Paid for 20kg case not realising it was only one way. They should warn of this when booking"
Pros: "By the time you were up it was on its wayndowm 40 mins"
Pros: "Flight delayed, 20 minutes to get through passport control, chaos at the car park due to changes & fees! Welcome back to England ☹️"
Cons: "Ryanair delays, Manchester airport in general, poor and anti-travelers focused"
Cons: "Flight bit cramped in seats"
Cons: "We were forced to get on the aircraft when it arrived late, with another 737 taxiing next to it( I know illegal). Then forced to sit on the plane for nearly 3 hours on the ground in heat. Staff were rude and awful. Everything was stupidly expensive, even water!!! When we eventually got to Manchester we had to wait in the plane again for 45minutes for the bus to arrive to take us to the airport. Only one person on passport control. Where our bags were all in a pile on the floor because of some malfunction. Ryanair flights are hell!!"
Pros: "3 hour delay due to an Italian air traffic control strike. Not the crews fault but they handled it well, especially the captain who spoke to everyone face to face"
Cons: "The selection of food was dismal and expensive, glad ok didn't buy as the quality looked poor"
Cons: "40 minutes baking on the bus to take us to the aircraft, Lack of communication Disrespectful and bad attitude of the crew Paying £80 to put luggage in hold to be told as I didn’t report that my case was damaged when I arrived at 01:00 am (in the morning) with an onward journey of 2 hrs I could not now place a complaint! Despite having photographic evidence!! No tap water available - given ice and boiling water I am done flying with Ryanair"
Pros: "Food was hot and tasty."
Cons: "Near 2 hour delay."
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding as Priority boarding paid for and much improved aircraft since last time I flew with them."
Cons: "Not a great choice of food for a 3hr plus flight but plenty of alcohol! :("
Cons: "No reveling seat, no water available and no jet way."
Cons: "Delayed flight then held in pens for ages then held on the plane too."
Pros: "Ryanair still not putting their customers first. Poor experience checking in online. Had to use online chat which needed several attempts to get an answer, be careful calling Ryanair as they charge 13p per minute"
Cons: "As we landed at las palmas the passengers were screaming as we had turbulence, no one from the crew tried to ease their fear."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Long wait before getting on the aircraft"
Pros: "Easy embarkation, left on time, uneventful flight, arrived before schedule. Just what I wanted."
Cons: "Everything was just fine."
Pros: "Typical Ryanair flight. You know what you are getting"
Cons: "Delayed. Chaotic boarding"
Cons: "The service is poor. They just want to rip you off. The bag price is ridiculous. When you check in they put you in separate seats do you pay. I paid for my son when we were flying out but when coming back l refused to pay. Guess what happened they allocated my 22 year old to sit on the emergency exit. The crew then came to me asking if l could swap seats with my son as he was not allowed to sit there as if it was me who had allocated him that seat. If it was the other way round they would have asked me to pay. When it suits them."
Cons: "Not much extra leg room and one attempted rammed the trolley into my foot trapping my toe against the wall and the didn't even respond to me shouting out in pain"
Pros: "They got us to Manchester alive, although late as always with Ryanair"
Cons: "Everything else, Ryanair provided an awful service, delays on both ends of the journey. No info provided to us and to top it off, there was a screaming child in front of me and next to me."
Pros: "Ease of being all done online check.in . Seats . Loved the crew the friendliness. The seat comfort and space ."
Cons: "The allowing of drunk passengers on return rude loud quite scary . Crew dealt with them very professionally"
Pros: "The flight was speedy and the plane was one of the new ones with a new interior, which was a nice change from the flight out to Germany."
Cons: "The boarding process was hectic and disorganised, the plane set off late as Ryanair always do, there were incredibly loud and rude customers onboard which the staff did nothing about. The seats weren't comfortable at all and the headrests were awful. Generally just an uncomfortable plane, the new design looks nicer but the seats are a lot thinner and it shows Just felt very cheap, the flights weren't even particularly cheap either"
Pros: "It was much, much better than the flight to Ibiza because the passengers were at least civilized ,were quiet & did not cause the crew any problems maybe because they were knackered after partying."
Cons: "Nothing to report. All went well. Very efficient & pleasant."
Pros: "Effective service point A to B. Flew from Hamburg Manchester and seated 17A. Leg room good on the exit row."
Cons: "New slimline seats will be difficult for anything more than 2 hours"
Pros: "Exellent friendly service by professional staff."
Cons: "On this occasion nothing, which surprisesd me"
Airlines flying to Leicester have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Leicester
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Leicester
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Leicester
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Leicester
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Leicester