Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to the United Kingdom
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Several airports have suspended certain services, closed terminals, and reduced transportation schedules, so check the details of the specific airport in advance. Additionally, many airlines have grounded their planes.
The United Kingdom has announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travelers will be in effect starting on 8 June. Freight workers, medical professionals traveling to help with the fight against coronavirus, and travelers arriving from Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are exempt from the quarantine requirement.
There are currently 15 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in GB and 86 deaths as of 15 May 2021
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British Airways, Qatar Airways and easyJet have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to the United Kingdom. Confirm policies on booking site.
LATAM Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights to the United Kingdom.
An average direct flight from the United Kingdom to the United Kingdom takes 1h 23m, covering a distance of 322 miles. The most popular route is Glasgow - London with an average flight time of 1h 15m.
The cheapest ticket to the United Kingdom from the United Kingdom found in the last 72 hours was £9 one-way, and £44 round-trip. The most popular route is Glasgow Intl to London Heathrow and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was £74.
easyJet, British Airways & Qatar Airways fly the most frequently from the United Kingdom to the United Kingdom. The most popular route is from Glasgow to London, and British Airways, Qatar Airways and Iberia fly this route the most.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is London (48% of total searches to the United Kingdom). The next most popular destinations are Edinburgh (14%) and Belfast (11%). Searches for flights to Glasgow (9%), to Inverness (2%) and to Manchester (2%) are also popular.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "quick check in information given in good time regular messages about potential disruption friendly staff"
Cons: "some times cabin staff were a bit too business-like al few people skills would be good"
Pros: "Everything was wonderful, even the weather"
Cons: "Delay at departure one hour, long queues in Luton at passport control"
Pros: "Easy boarding and flight. The onboard meal deal tasted alright and wasn't as had value as I'd expected."
Cons: "Not the most comfortable seats but bearable for a few hours if you're not trying to sleep."
Cons: "The seats not comfortable for such a long flight, especially compared to bue air on the outbound trip"
Pros: "One time"
Cons: "Cattle car boarding. But expected. Luton airport is confusing for transport to London"
Pros: "Kept informed about delay"
Cons: "The plane was delayed 3 hours so booked another flight with another airline"
Cons: "Late again!! This flight has a 100% record of being over 30 mins late!"
Pros: "Comfortable new plane. Pleasant staff. Captain willing to stand in front of passengers and explain why the flight was delayed and offer the opportunity to visit the flight deck - a very human face."
Cons: "Fight was delayed for over an hour but hey, it happens."
Pros: "Speedy boarding"
Cons: "Flight was delayed from 2040 to 2230"
Cons: "More than 60 min delay!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Delayed. No in flight service."
Pros: "The staff are always pleasant and cheerful"
Cons: "Plane less comfortable than usual. CDG display boards rarely up to date. This flight is nearly always delayed."
Cons: "The take off was delayed too much."
Pros: "The fact that it was on time which is unusual between Charles du Gaulle and london"
Pros: "It got me home."
Cons: "Late departure. Limited legroom."
Pros: "Pilot telling very clear about flight , timing,"
Cons: "For the second time in a row the boarding process at Lyon airport was a joke. They try and board 3 flights at a time with just 2 stsff checking passports. This causes a massive queue and delays to all flights."
Pros: "Although there was a delay, the staff were as friendly and helpful as can be. They kept us posted throughout. Boarding was carried out super quick. Flight staff were very friendly and had been delayed themselves and working extra hours for us"
Cons: "4 hours or more delay - will be claiming compensation and hope they will do the right thing and not give trouble with compensation"
Cons: "Accumulated delays over the day meant we only departed after midnight. Crew were understanding and offered free drinks / snacks, but in the end you just want to get home."
Pros: "I have to travel from Geneva to uk for business a lot and over the last year Easy jet have a 95% record for either being badly delayed or on one occasion cancelling my flight altogether"
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "9.45pm flight was cancelled, announced 3h later, no food, no accomodation, no transportation was provided. Ground staff was not informed. airport closed at 11pm. Received SMS to find own accommodation that would be reimbursed, once did, received email, that no reimbursement will be offered. I will bring them to court, not to get the reimbursement, but full compensation stipulated by the law, i.e. 250£ + all overnight expenses + trial expenses. I also learned from the ground staff, that this is systematic..."
Cons: "NOTHING! This is first, and last time I fly with these cheaters"
Pros: "The allocated seating system avoids having to rush onboard to claim your seat. In the past it became quite chaotic when boarding the plane."
Cons: "The long wait to board our plane especially when it was so hot and clammy."
Cons: "Failing to check in before getting to the airport will result in them selling your already bought ticket to someone else. This happened to me and had to by a one-way ticket with British Airways at double the cost of the original return ticket from EasyAir. Did not even try to help."
Pros: "Nothing - no certainty for me the passenger over the delay. I had info by text which stopped after a while fortunately I could check on the website - times kept changing? The board only showed delayed & few announcements. Giving us €4.50 only covered half cost of a muffin and a drink!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed four hours but they told us to check in at the early time!!!! Then had to wait at airport all that time. Nice airport a mess not re signposted hard to find gate B!The ground crew were vague & not helpful. They should have provided us with bottles of water and a decent meal!! & certainty- failed woefully. The rep was not always at the gate to assist people I sat nearby reading so saw this. When it was time to actually board they made no announcement just put the gate number up on the board!!! Later made one for speedy boarding!! Did not feel looked after in any way. Then no cold drinks on plane and no ice till I made a fuss - suddenly I had ice!!! Charged my card in £ instead of € No hot food. Card machines not working - no wifi!! Doh!! All in all appalling customer service/ PR The crew were exhausted and over it - their job to to care for passengers - I think one went off in tears??"
Pros: "Staff were nice and helpful Flight was smooth"
Cons: "Departure was late The ham sandwich was not worth 8 Euro plus water was 2.5 Euro for a small bottle. Would add the USB charger option to the seats"
Pros: "Shared cab to the station. Great sandwich..swift efficient flight. Easy"
Cons: "I wanted to delay my flight back to the UK as my mother is gravely ill with final throes of cancer and when my wife called was told that a voucher could be given as the return date could not be decided. When I called I was told flatly that I needed a doctor's note to get a voucher which I think is awful customer service and shows no compassion or business judgement. This has made me think twice before using easyJet again."
Pros: "All of it"
Pros: "The online booking & check in saved time. Process from baggage check in to boarding were smooth & hassle-free. That's what I need for a short flight. Will recommend to my brother when he & his wife travel to Europe end of this year"
Cons: "No time so approached the counter staff at the airport about baggage hold, info provided was not complete. Luckily found some time to double check online, saved €€€ on baggage hold. Also, pls ignore rating on the food & entertainment, there were none. Overall, experience good enough for my short flight."
Pros: "Flew on one of the newest planes, a new airbus A320"
Cons: "Crew disorganized in service, several sandwich options ran out. Took 40 minutes to get to row 8. Some crew member focused on service but missed the mark on efficiency, and several appeared occupied with chit chatting than running the service"
Pros: "Short, quick flight that saved me a lot o time"
Cons: "Queuing on a stairwell in Belfast"
Cons: "Slowwwww boarding. Half a dozen or so speedy boarders and instead of letting everyone else through once those passengers were through they continued to check people in a single file, until staff realised we were behind schedule and started using both check in scanners."
Pros: "I regularly fly between Luton & Paris. The Easyjet staff are always happy and professional - on this flight Christopher & Sarah. Their welcome is sincere and the warmth of their hospitality is maintained throughout the flight, as it is with many of their colleagues. I ordered hot food which was not anything beyond OK - but it was as expected, and promptly served on the short flight. The variety of drinks and snacks is good, and the offers on boutique products is worth a look. The flight was comfortable and on time."
Cons: "It seems that fairly regularly the overall experience is marred by inconsistent levels of service by the support services at Luton Aiport (which I believe is run by Menzies). Over several occasions I have waited some time for steps to arrive, and yesterday, it was the availability of coaches to take the passengers to the terminal building. It is as if there is a breakdown in the overall organisation, which is not directly the fault of Easyjet - but being their home base, over which you would expect that Easyjet could exert some influence. The delay was not severe on this occasion, but just takes the edge off an otherwise pleasurable experience."
Cons: "There's no lifts to board the planes. So with your on-board luggage, a buggy and a baby it is really hard with the stairs and there's no one around to help"
Pros: "The check-in/security was very efficient and pain free especially at Gatwick. The return leg flight was delayed, but time was made up and information was good."
Pros: "Did not rush to board the plane, waited until the very end. No point. Got allocated seats anyway. Got on to plane smoothly."
Cons: "Leg room!! Either my legs have grown or those seats are getting closer!!"
Pros: "Departed punctually in both directions. Just a 25 minute flight so there's not much more I can say."
Cons: "seat are really uncomfortable...staff unpolite"
Pros: "Airport facilities in Edinburgh. No waiting time at security. Water fountaine after security."
Cons: "Plane was delayed by nearly 1 hr. No information of it until 15 min before the scheduled take off time, inspite of me signing up to text alerts at the flight booking. Boarding via bus and just 1 staircase. Passengers with children under 5 years announced to board first, but no chance as no way through unorganised crowd of passengers waiting."
Cons: "Horrible experience! I missed a very important meeting! Flight from LTN to CPH (EZY2445). Flight was suppose to take off at 7:00am. When we board at 6:40 we are told we are not taking off until 7:30a, (why did we even board then?) And then when the plane is nearly on the runway to take off, one of the crew members decides to mention she is sick so we have to turn back. Two points here: 1. If you are sick, why didn't you call in? 2. from 6:40 - 7:30am you did not know you were sick?? You wait until we get on the runway, after we finally get a spot in the Que? So then we get back to the gate, take a good 10- 15 mins for her to walk off and a new cabin crew to come on (not to mention she looked fine walking off, i mean she was probably sick but sick to bring the plane back from the runway - not so sure). Following this, apparently the plane needed re-fueling because we went to the runway and back. Now this is a bit worrying. The fact that we just went to the runway and back and the aircraft needed more fuel. What if we had to wait in the air for additional minutes for air traffic would we run out? just a thought.. Ok well all this happened. And then guess what - we have to wait another 45 mins in the que for take off! At this point it was very clear i was going to miss my meeting given it was already 9am. After all this a passenger sitting next to me asked if we can at least get a complimentary coffee or tea, which initially he received a NO because the flight has to be delayed a MINIMUM of 3 hrs before we can get that. He had to raise a fuss, for them to say ok we will ask the captain, the opp team, the air traffic control (FOR COFFEE OR TEA!!?) . Overall horrible experience, and i missed a a very important meeting. Will be reconsidering my airline choice in the future."
Pros: "Great cheerful helpful crew as ever, even if the lady on the bag on the bag drop seemed rather unhappy."
Cons: "Luton Airport. This is the first time I have landed there and I think it competes for the worst airport in the world. Very cramped, long queues at passport control, toilets out of order everywhere, awful decor, terrible signage. Dirty crowded, depressing. And the train service at the station is also dreadful."
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "Copenhagen airport's "budget terminal" is a disaster"
Cons: "People were called to the gate according to original departure time, although the flight was delayed (this info was give via loudspeakers.) I for one had to rush from a coffee shop, thinking that we are now boarding. Instead I had to stand up for 45 min (no seats in the corridor) to get into a boarding area, just to continue standing as all the seats were taken - I wasn't the only one, there were mothers with small children who couldn't find a seat either. Temperature was about 30 oC. Suggestions: 1. Don't alert people too early. 2. Offer water when temperature is so high and wait so long. 3. Ask young men playing games on they smartphones to give up their seats to those who have difficulty standing up."
Pros: "The flight itself was ok. Didn't sample the food (brought my own) or entertainment (was there any?) so can't comment on those and consequently had little interaction with the flight crew but they seemed pleasant and professional enough"
Cons: "Check in at Pisa airport was a complete shambles. Counters late in opening for multiple flights and no advice which would be our counter on the display screens - so people milling everywhere trying to guess. Once through security, the pre-board area was hopelessly undersized for 3 flights departing. Hot, crowded and seating for about 30% of the people. Disgraceful."
Cons: "1.5hours delay"
Pros: "Flight to Luton was great and even though we arrived at the gate when boarding had commenced, staff were still helpful and gave us priority boarding. Return journey was an hour which was really cool but alas..."
Cons: "...all the time savings I thought we'd made quickly evaporated after landing - we couldn't disembark until over 15mins after landing and another 45mins to reclaim baggage. With two children aged 3years and 6 months, the experience wasn't really great at all. Only reason why I'm not giving less than 3 stars are for the positives mentioned above."
Pros: "Flight empty, crew good."
Pros: "Everything was okay."
Cons: "I requested for assistance, for my little brother ( 1st time in Uk) Now this days they don’t got one because of Covid 19"
Cons: "Everything good"
Pros: "Actually getting on board!"
Cons: "The fact that something was clearly wrong before we started to go outside and when it was raining we were left outside with no apology at all and when we boarded the communication/apologies were scant"
Pros: "getting off"
Cons: "filthy plane, confused staff, cattle truck class. I bet people got comfier rides to aushvits. if only there were national carrier flying my route"
Pros: "Although flight was late they made up time pretty well"
Cons: "Flight to and from Carcassonne is rarely on time"
Cons: "My wife was not allowed to board the flight. because her passport expires in april, we was told by ryanair in a phone call that this would not be a problem,then when she tried to board she was refused. thanks ryanair you cost us a lot of money and caused a lot of stress. you just lost another customer. why not make it clear that a person needs 90 days on their passport if you are going to enforce these purile rules."
Pros: "Straightforward process"
Cons: "The price of checking a bag cost twice as much as the flight...just the process of getting the bag checked was stressful would’ve been better served taking the train"
Cons: "Delayed an hour."
Cons: "Flight was delayed, but nothing to tell us it was delayed apart from the screens. I got priority booking for the flight and on the way home no one shouted or got priority passengers over so it was a waste of money."
Pros: "Early arrival."
Cons: "Waiting in hallway and then tarmac to board."
Cons: "Boarding at Stansted not good. Security took too long. When we arrived at the gate the departure board stated "final call" however the gate hadn't opened yet? No communication as to reason for this delay."
Cons: "Lateness and the waiting in the area to board with about 6 other flights in a small area with confusing announcements"
Pros: "I took 1230 flight from stansted airport to Edinburgh. I carried a personal baggage with me on the plane then flight attendant took it away and told me I will get it back at the arrival belt. When I landed I couldn’t find mine. I had reported to the ground desk and they not helpful at all. So now I lost all of my travel documents and money. I feel so bad. This Tuesday I will fly back to Thailand and still don’t know how to redo my passport."
Cons: "Issues getting checked in. Multiple lines which we were ushered from and to only to be told to go back to self check kiosk. By the time we get to self check kiosk for the 2nd time our gate is closed and we’ve missed our flight. Not sure why the person at the check in counter couldn’t check our bags for us and get us moving through security??? No offer of any reimbursement and additionall cost for new flight later in the day at more than twice the cost of the flight we missed. Lack of clear direction or any semblance of customer service. I guess you get what you pay for..."
Pros: "Nothing although crew were friendly"
Cons: "3 hour delay in both directions this week. No announcements made about delay. Gates changed 2x. Poor communication throughout. Email from Ryanair about cancellation/refund options received AFTER flight. Got home at 1 am. Truly horrible experience"
Pros: "We managed to arrive."
Cons: "I disliked the lack of information about the delays, the poor facilities and extremely rude staff. It’s understandable that they’ve been working all day, but unfortunately this is the job they chose and I am paying for service of which I should be satisfied with."
Cons: "The almost two hr delay sitting on the plane then having to change planes."
Pros: "Humor of the pilot"
Cons: "One hour delay, which we had to be in the plane, and was VERY hot inside, like 35C+ and more. Total inappropriate. Noise from passengers. Tight places between seats in front of me and me. Tight places on seats between me and next passenger next to me. FastTrack was not so fast, didn't felt it is something special and priority for me and my wife. Had to wait with the rest of the passengers."
Pros: "The price. Period"
Cons: "Legroom non-existent. Sardines have more room in their can."
Cons: "Delayed, no info, bad service on board"
Pros: "Very unorganized and discretion about what was a carry on bag differed. I was charged an extrodinary fee while others did not."
Pros: "Still have not left London"
Pros: "Staff were friendly, and the flight was smooth, plane was clean."
Cons: "The flight was slightly delayed by the previous flight landing late. Obviously this happens, that's fine, but on landing at stanstead the bags from the hold were not released onto the baggage carousel for over an hour and a half after we landed. This is completely unacceptable and wasn't acknowledged by airport staff for over an hour, with no explanation given at any point."
Pros: "legs space"
Cons: "I hated the way people are processed at Stansted airport..... they seem to have invented several new ways to do things and I felt pretty much like cattle !!! The part inside the airplane were just fine....."
Pros: "Nothing. It is hard to imagine businesses advertise on the plane. Why would any reputable business want to be associated with this company?"
Pros: "Nothing. Utterly horrible experience."
Cons: "I checked in two days in advance, had to pay for the check-in and baggage fee. There was no link sent to me to print out my boarding pass When we got to Stansted, there were no working kiosks. We went to the check-in desk, where apparently many people were having the same problem we were. My wife and I were told by a very rude Ryanair employee we hadn't checked in. I showed the woman my email receipt and she refused to honor it. We are challenging the charge on our credit card. She lectured us on showing up to the airport two hours in advance. We told her we had, but had been in line for 50 minutes. My wife paid 50 pounds each to check us in, even then the security set up was... labyrinthine. And mind you, I say that knowing full well how long an airport security line can be. When we got to the point where we were supposed to hand our boarding passes over to be scanned and verified, mine wouldn't work. I waited there while the security officer called the desk we'd just come from to verify I was allowed to fly. Mind you, we were being told the gate was about to close, so time was precious. After getting through that and security, we encountered another problem. If you don't know, Stansted airport is actually a mall with an airport somewhere inside. We ran through a long, snaking corridor of shops, following signs saying "all gates." It was an absurdly long run. I don't think I've seen any other airport laid out so poorly, most have shops mixed in with gates, but not Stansted. The gates are all at the end of this silly commercial strip. But not really, you see... when we got to the end, there were no gates, but trams to another terminal. We boarded the tram, got to our terminal and ran even faster to make our flight. Luckily, Ryanair is so disgustingly disorganized that the flight was delayed. Amazingly that which caused us so much stress ended up saving us. I will never fly on this pathetic, god-forsaken airline again. It is a scam designed to filch people who are in a desperate position out of money. Also, I would advise anyone to stay away from Stansted airport. Seriously, I've flown extensively in the Americas and have encountered some pretty chaotic facilities, but Stansted was utterly soviet in its disorganization. I'd rather wait for a bus at New York City's Port Authority bus station, navigating vomiting hobos, than deal with Ryanair, or Stansted airport, ever again."
Cons: "Everyone, EVERYTHING, horrible customer service!!!"
Pros: "Just everything was so easy and straight forward. No issues and no hassles"
Pros: "I didn't like anything about the experience"
Cons: "Customer services aren't very helpful have a figure it out attitude. Don't tell you proper information. Not even employees to with customer demand. I will never ride with again!"
Pros: "Good flight, friendly crew."
Cons: "Flight taxied from gate more than 40 minutes late. We stood in line to board for well over an hour."
Cons: "I checked in online as instructed. Then at the airport I am told I am not checked in, that online check in is over and that I have to pay £50 PER PERSON to get printed boarding passes. Then the flight was delayed over 90 minutes."
Pros: "The ride wasn't bumpy, The pilot was careful and the weather was nice."
Cons: "Not enough leg room."
Pros: "It was cheap"
Cons: "Unaware you were not allowed to take coffee on the jet bridge let alone the plane. I guess so you will buy theirs? Wish I had not spent 4 pounds on a coffee they confiscated."
Pros: "Food and entertainment was not part of the deal. Fine with me."
Cons: "Everything was fine. 15 minute early arrival."
Pros: "The team was nice."
Cons: "DELAY on this route is very normal appearance."
Cons: "Cattle car approach. Cost saving is commendable. Charging for EVERYTHING is not."
Cons: "Tight seating."
Pros: "Flight attendants were very nice."
Cons: "Charging £66+ just to print a boarding pass at the airport is ridiculous."
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: "Almost everything : surprise charge for not having printed out a boarding pas before I got to the airport : extortionate fee for checking on one bag : I guess I've been spoiled on other airlines with the privilege of being able to take a bag of luggage. This, together with the penalty for not checking in online more than doubled the cost! : be prepared for a long wait : very disorganized at the airport : they want you to arrive very early. : one of the flight attendants was pretty rude. : the flight was about an hour late : moral of the story is never take luggage on Ryanair : it's only meant for travelers who can keep up with the hidden fee schedule, travel light and who can put up with discomfort."
Cons: "Late, high extra fees for bags, horrible checkin process"
Pros: "Nothing. Do not fly. They are horrible and have horrible service."
Cons: "When we got up to the register we had to fork up over $80 for bags that could have even been carry-on's. While booking there was nothing stated about these charges. If this was going to be a charge it should have been made clear. Very unimpressed and displeased with the service from Ryanair."
Pros: "Cheap travel"
Cons: "We were delayed two hours, with no announcements of changes. You needed to watch the boards and if you missed it, you missed the flight even after you had sat there for two hours."
Cons: "Was late almost one hour"
Airlines flying to the United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to the United Kingdom
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to the United Kingdom
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to the United Kingdom
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to the United Kingdom
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