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comment Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5
@Calchas Any showers? I'm not heading through T5 until Friday, so won't be able to update my answer until then, unless someone can supply the details for me!
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comment Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5
There's a new paid-for lounge in T5 which opens monday. That may give an option, we'll have to wait a few days to find out about showers there, but that might do you too!
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comment Travel Plans To take along my wife to UK from Paris
Wouldn't an EU family member visa be easier? See europa.eu
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comment How do I find out how long a UK train should be, in advance online?
@GayotFow Nate has given a PDF for trains on the routes I want to know about, proving the information exists, but not for the trains I want to know about, so my desire for an answer remains. Ideally I'd really like to know how to discover it for the general case!
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comment How do I find out how long a UK train should be, in advance online?
@GayotFow Nate has posted a link to PDFs showing the normal carriage counts for the morning peak for that line, so for at least some services it's known in advance. Display boards at paddington seem to show carriage counts for at least the next half hour, which would be pretty much enough for my purposes too
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comment How do I find out how long a UK train should be, in advance online?
Sadly that only considers "traditional" commuters which seem typical for Great Northern. I'm interested in the counter-peak services, eg evening from Hitchin to London, which are often have large numbers standing when scheduled as only 4 coaches. That kind of table for the whole day would be the sort of thing I'm after!
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comment How do I find out how long a UK train should be, in advance online?
You get the odd change due to problems, but on the whole certain trains are always 4 coaches, certain ones always 12. Plus, I only really want to know about ones in the next 2 hours, which the station boards know about!
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asked How do I find out how long a UK train should be, in advance online?
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comment How early should I arrive to Heathrow before departure?
Quite a few! Based on this BA news post, routes switching over shortly include Accra, Cape Town, Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, Nairobi, Phoenix and Vancouver
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answered How early should I arrive to Heathrow before departure?
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comment How early should I arrive to Heathrow before departure?
Nope, BA have a whole bunch of long haul flights from T3. BA also operate a 45-minute cut-off in T3, as detailed in an expanding section here, so your blanket statement of 60-70 minutes remains incorrect
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comment How early should I arrive to Heathrow before departure?
The BA Heathrow T5 deadline is the same no matter where you're going, 45 minutes for bag drop, 35 minutes for start of security
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comment How early should I arrive to Heathrow before departure?
For BA from T5, checkin+luggage drop closes at 45 minutes. Other airlines vary, but they generally say on the airline's website what that is, it can be shorter than the 60-70 you claim
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comment Where to get London rail maps in hardcopy
I think if you sent Richard Fairhurst enough beer and/or cycling gear, he'd lovingly print you a copy of his OpenStreetMap-aided New Adlestrop Railway Atlas, but that might not be quite the detail of map you want?
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comment Where to get London rail maps in hardcopy
@AleksG A "London Connections" map should show both tube and national rail, but the tube lines look a bit odd on them. You certainly used to be able to get them from railway ticket offices, not sure about these days though
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comment How can I make flying with a wheelchair or crutches easier?
Are you interested in things before you get to the airport, or only airport-plane-airport? (I think anything in the former might need splitting out if so, but airport-plane-airport looks OK to me for one question)
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comment Where/how can I find a listing of prices for in-flight WiFi usage on Qatar Airways?
This blog post from a journey from a couple of weeks ago has the A350 prices about half way down. They seem to match the prices John found on his A380 flight
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comment Small Wedding Ceremony, Chateaux around Paris
1 hour by car,or by train? And 1 hour in good traffic, or 1 hour on a Friday night (which probably means about 1km on a bad night...)
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revised Is there Wi-Fi in the ICE trains in Germany?
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