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Who has the best offer to London from Luxembourg?

26.05.2016 From our online archive
After the announcement that Ryanair will operate between Luxembourg and London Stansted, there has never been more choice for flights to the UK's capital. Wort sums up what is on offer to help passengers decide which is best for them.

(TL/JB) After the announcement that Ryanair will operate between Luxembourg and London Stansted, there has never been more choice for flights to the UK's capital. However, for the price-driven jet setter, which is best? The Luxemburger Wort presents the data for you to decide.

Imagine you need to book a flight to London for a meeting on the morning of Tuesday, September 13. You carry out a quick search on May 24 and this is what you will find.

With four months between booking and flight date, there is plenty of choice concerning flights and prices. In total 32 flights are available, 28 with Luxair, two for Easyjet and Ryanair. But even now, cheaper ticket can already be out: On Luxair the 99 euro return fare would have been available on Monday but was no longer on Tuesday. Naturally, however, departure times will play a role in which flight you choose. To get to London for 10am on Tuesday, Ryanair offers a flight Monday at 9:55pm and Easyjet at 4:45pm. This means you will have to book a hotel for one night or fly Luxair Tuesday morning (at 6:50am or 7:15).

Other considerations to bear in mind between the different providers is the time taken. Easyjet and Ryanair come in cheap but both add around one hour to travel time and extra costs as passengers must transfer to the city centre. For example a transfer from Stansted costs 23 euros in second class. Landing at London City with Luxair avoids that problem. So, what are the advantages of each airline?

Each airline offers different advantages to passengers. At an extra cost Ryanair passengers can select their seat, receive SMS alerts, priority boarding and fast track services. Easyjet, meanwhile offers seat choice with greater leg room, at a cost. With both airlines, passengers must pay extra for hold luggage, food which is not the case with Luxair.

Lastly, if going for a 24-hour round-trip it is worth bearing in mind that Easyjet does not operate every day.

From an original article by Thierry Labro