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Gatwick Airport, the second largest international airport serving London, England.

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What can we do when flights are cancelled and we're offered replacements from another airport?

We booked a holiday with loveholidays for 4 adults and 2 kids. They cancelled our flight after 2 months, then said we can fly from Gatwick instead of Luton for 1500. Is this allowed? What else can we ...
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Where to park for a passenger drop-off at London Gatwick?

I have few family members who will be returning home and their flight will be from London Gatwick. After googling, I didn't find anything affordable with respect to parking. Following options popped ...
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Gatwick Airport bag-drop information (WizzAir, South Terminal)?

I am looking for information on how to check my luggage at Gatwick Airport (flying with WizzAir). I can't find much and the airports official page (https://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/flying-...
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Drive through Gatwick "dropoff" by mistake

I was at Gatwick to collect a friend. I got confused by the road signs, and drove through the dropoff area by mistake. I drove straight through, came round again, and then parked in short-stay, which ...
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Transit with Easyjet through Gatwick

Is it possible to remain Airside at Gatwick Airport when changing between two Easyjet flights? I will have Hold luggage.
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Direct flight connection between LAX and LGW in COVID era? [closed]

Is there any? Previously I used mainly Norwegian to fly to Gatwick, but it has shut down most of the flights till December. What may be the substitute? Non-direct are also appreciated (1 stop) and ...
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Is there really an easyJet's five minute connection between London airports?

While waiting for my plane at London Luton, I've spotted following flight on Flightradar24: Is there really a five minute long connection between London Luton and London Gatwick airport, served by ...
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Is 4.5 hours between flights enough time to get from LHR to LGW?

I was scheduled for a 3-leg flight from my hometown to Dubrovnik (DBV). I made the booking through StudentUniverse as a single unit, and it appears that the 3 legs were all on one ticket, but they ...
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Long layover in London with change in airport

I have a flight from Mumbai to Toronto with British Airways with a 18 hr layover in London where I also have to change airports. My itinerary looks like this (all times are local): BOM-LHR dep on ...
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The fastest connection between Gatwick & Heathrow?

I arrive in Gatwick, south terminal on January 8 at 10:10am and I have exactly 3 hours to my next connection flight to Heathrow Airport terminal 3. Is this connection possible? What is the safest and ...
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Do UK citizens need a passport on domestic flights in the UK?

As a UK citizen, do you need a passport to fly from London Gatwick to Edinburgh with easyJet or British Airways? And also will this be the same at other airports?
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LTN- STN -LGW - SEN Which Airport has good public transport connection to London center? [duplicate]

If you live or fly to London (center) which of the following airports you choose in respect of time and cost to the center? STN (Stansted Airport) LTN (Luton Airport) LGW (Gatwick Airport) SEN (...
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London: From Gatwick to the City with an Oyster Card [duplicate]

I am going to London in February and am not sure about all the uses of the Oyster Card. Can I use the Thameslink with an Oyster Card? Even in off-peak times such as 5am or 12 am?
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Transit between LHR and LGW without visa? (Shifting airports inside UK with Irish Biometric visa)

I am travelling from India(BOM/MAA) to Dublin. I do not have direct flight to DUB as an option, the flight stops at AUH/DXB/LHR and from there to DUB. Apparently, there is a 300£ difference in the ...
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National Express bus ticket from Luton to Gatwick - booking in advance vs on spot vs train

When I check National Express tickets from London Luton to Gatwick airport online, I get 25.9 GBP per person price. Train for the same time is 27.10. There is no significant difference between bus and ...
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Old Lady traveling alone- Gatwick to Cambridge

I arrive at Gatwick Airport at 10:30 am on a Tuesday. My final destination is Cambridge. Is there a simple train connection to get there? I prefer the train as the bus takes about 4 hours! Please be ...
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How can I get from Gatwick to Heathrow by bus? [duplicate]

Is there a direct bus connection betwee Gatwick Airport to London Heathrow?
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How long does it take to get your checked-in bag at London Gatwick airport?

I have booked, rather to my own surprise on reviewing my itinerary, two separate tickets (that part was inevitable, discount carrier Norwegian Air is first carrier) with 2:05 connection between ...
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Can I board if my flight arrives 1.5 hours before my UK visa becomes valid?

My visa to UK is valid starting from June 25 but my flight to LGW is June 24 10:30 PM (edit: this is landing time not departure based on VCE-LGW flight times presented by easyjet.com). I still have 1....
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Traffic from Heathrow to Gatwick

I am flying in to London Heathrow on Feb 18th 2017. My flight is landing at 8.20 and I will take a pre-booked taxi/cab to Gatwick airport. My flight out from Gatwick departs at 11.35. My question is ...
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Are train tickets from Gatwick to Brighton more expensive when bought at the airport?

Last year I travelled from Liverpool to London and bought the tickets the same day. They were quite expensive, and would apparently have been much cheaper if I had bought them a day or two before. ...
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Strange landing interview at LGW for an EEA national

So the following conversation took place at Gatwick Airport in April 2015, around 10:30PM, as I was entering the UK on a Swedish ID card. I was dressed in jeans and a plain red t-shirt (it was warm ...
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Power outlets for passenger use in Gatwick Airport

Are there outlets in Gatwick Airport, specifically South Terminal, where I can charge my laptop before flight? Are there outlets that will have standard European or North American sockets instead of ...
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Heathrow to Gatwick and traffic jam

I will land on Heathrow airport on a Sunday morning (October 23rd, 8:30 am) and take the national express bus directly to Gatwick (bus leaves at 10:05 am). I will have five hours between landing and ...
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Can I get Oyster cards at Gatwick airport in the evening?

Is there a place to buy Oyster cards at Gatwick airport? I can not find the information anywhere and since I will be travelling zone 1-4 during my stay I think it is the best option.
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Euro 2016 Live at Gatwick Airport

I will be at Gatwick Airport (North Terminal) during one of the Round of 16 of the Euro 2016. Do you know whether there is any area there, showing live Euro 2016 matches?
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Is it possible to walk from Gatwick Airport station to Travelodge Gatwick?

Is it possible to walk from Gatwick Airport station to Travelodge Gatwick, or other hotels in the area? Or if I need to take a bus, does the bus have rooms for luggages?
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Best and fastest transportation from Gatwick to Heathrow airport

I arrive into Gatwick from Nice at 12:30 pm on 9 May, 2016 and depart from Heathrow at 15:15 for Shannon. What is the most efficient transportation between the two London airports? Will the airline ...
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Will luggage be transferred from Heathrow to Gatwick when Shannon is final destination? [closed]

I'm flying into Gatwick and my connection to Shannon is through Heathrow. Will my luggage be transferred by the airlines as SNN is my final destination?
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Are there any restaurants landside at Gatwick airport? (Ideally North terminal)

I've got a very early flight out of London Gatwick coming up, so I've booked into a hotel that's very close to the North terminal, to make the early start slightly less painful. I've just discovered ...
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Can I leave Gatwick (London) airport and explore the city as a US citizen?

I have a 7 hour layover in Gatwick and I wanted to explore the city during that time. I have a US passport if that helps.
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Most convenient ticket option for a weekend in London via Gatwick

I will be visiting London soon for two nights. Arriving at LGW on a Friday, travelling in to Victoria on Gatwick Express, using tube and bus over the weekend and then reversing the journey to LGW on ...
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Oyster and Railcard purchase at Gatwick Airport

Can I purchase a Railcard at Gatwick Airport and if so, where? Also, can I purchase an Oyster Card at Gatwick Airport. Skybreak told me that they would charge me 18 pounds. I thought it was free ...
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Transport services from Gatwick to London [duplicate]

I would like to travel to London next week but I don’t know exactly how to get from Gatwick airport to London downtown. I was thinking about a transport service like Uber. I don’t really like to go ...
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Connection from Gatwick airport to Paddington station [duplicate]

What's the quickest way from Gatwick airport to Paddington station? I would like to travel as less as possible, if there is a opportiunity it would be great when there is a direct connection? ( To ...
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Transit visa through Gatwick

My wife is an Azeri national and we will arrive in Gatwick and have to claim baggage and change terminals. When I booked the flight turkish airlines flew to North terminal but have since changed to ...
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For a long-haul flight from London Gatwick, is arriving 2½ hours in advance enough?

On a Saturday morning in May, when taking a long haul flight, is it sufficient to arrive at London Gatwick airport 2½ hours in advance? In my case, trains arrive hourly and arriving 2½ vs. 3½ hours ...
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Can my husband pick up the luggage in Gatwick and check it in on next flight if I stay in transit?

We are travelling to St.Lucia from Dubai on Emirates flight and second connection is BA flight from Gatwick Airport (I believe same rules will be applicable as for Heathrow). Unfortunately there is no ...
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From Gatwick airport to central London by bus

During short visit to London. Is it possible to go from Gatwick airport to central London (Chiswell street ) by bus on Sunday morning at 10am?
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Can I get from Gatwick airport to London by Oyster card?

I read many contradictions as to whether one can use a Oyster card from Gatwick Airport to central London. What is the most time-efficient way to go from Gatwick to "Old Billingsgate" (Monument tube ...
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What is more efficient when connecting through London Southend (SEN): LHR or LGW?

I live 10 minutes away from Antwerp International Airport. It is the only airport where I ever cycled to. They even facilitate that with proper bicycle parking space. It is international since it has ...
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What is more efficient when connecting through LCY: LHR or LGW?

I live 10 minutes away from Antwerp International Airport. It is international since it has two connections: London City Airport (LCY) and London Southend (SEN). I know that in theory it is possible ...
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How to get from Gatwick airport to Paddington?

What's the most straightforward way to get from Gatwick airport to Paddington station in London using public transport? I'm mostly interested in travel time & general smoothness of the trip (e.g....
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What is the best value way to travel by rail from Southend airport to ExCel in London and then to Gatwick?

I am travelling to London for one day for a conference and would like to know what is the best value option for rail travel to and from the airports. I am landing in Southend Airport and travelling to ...
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How to get from London Gatwick to Cambridge on public transport?

I'm arriving on London Gatwick airport around 10 pm on a weekday, and would like to make it to central Cambridge the same night. How would I go about it? Apparently there are no direct buses or trains,...
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How can I get to Gatwick Airport from London at 5am?

A friend has booked some cheap flights that mean we need to be at Gatwick airport at 5am to catch our flight. We can stay in London the night before, but how can we get there as cheaply as possible? (...
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