Book it Danno! Travelodge, London City Airport
- A Rock, A Hard Place and Tier Points
- To Birmingham Airport, Ryanair FR693 Birmingham to Dublin
- A morning around Dublin
- Dublin Airport, BA4467 Dublin Airport to London City Airport
- Travelodge, London City Airport
- A Morning at London City Airport
- British Airways BA001 London City Airport – Shannon, Shannon to New York-JFK
- Über Takes on Manhattan
- Holiday Inn Express, JFK
- JFK T8, US Airways Flight US510 New York JFK to Phoenix, Arizona
- US Airways Club/Admiral’s Club, US694 Phoenix Sky Harbour to Honolulu
- The Aston Beach Waikiki
- Travel Plus… Doing – Exploring the Diamond Head Trail
- Travel Plus… Doing – Pearl Harbour and The USS Arizona Memorial
- The joy of British Airways Rebooking
- Honolulu Airport, American Airline Lounge, US693 Honolulu International to Phoenix
- US425 Phoenix to New York-JFK, Economy Class
- JFK Omnishambles
- BA002 JFK to London City Airport
- Involuntary Downgrade Chaos
- BA4462 London City Airport to Dublin
- A Five Hour Dublin Layover
- BA0837 Dublin Airport to London Heathrow Airport in Club Europe
- Homeward bound
- Aftermath: Points and Reflections…
After getting off the plane, it was a matter of following the crowd to the UK and Ireland entrance, and through UK Customs. From there, it was straight into UK.
Plane to exit, less that five minutes. The next 10 minutes were spent walking and following the GPS on the phone to my hotel for the night: the Travelodge London City Airport.
Sure, I could had waited for a bus, but for that distance – I wasn’t going to make a special effort waiting for the bus.
The 10 minute walk also was a good chance to stretch my legs. Never a bad thing.
Check in was handled with ease – mainly as I had paid for everything in advance. As I had paid for my Internet access in advanced (for all of £3 for 24 hours), this was in my booking too, and accessible once I entered the code that was in my booking.
With an access key in hand, I headed up to my room.
The elevator bank.
My room was towards the airport as opposed to the other side – which was towards the Docklands Light Railway.
Going into my room, it was time to walk down the endless corridor.
Eventually, I reached my room, and opened it.
So, we have a pretty standard room here…. and that’s no bad thing – as I needed to rest.
The bed itself was comfortable, as was the room temperature – always a good thing. Put it like this – I got a decent nights sleep out of the bed, which is always a good thing in my book. The Internet access speed was pretty reasonable which was useful as it allowed me to get bits and bobs done before the big flight the next day.
Not that I could check in, but that’s another matter completely.
The bathroom was simple, with the typical pump dispenser type amenities, but the bathroom was clean, and the water was hot. Never a bad thing.
As morning broke, I had a look outside.. and I saw the back end of London City Airport.
With my brain still in work mode as opposed to being in holiday mode I was up and active by 8am.
With me up and active, I had a quick count of memory cards… and found I was a few short. A quick look online showed there was a PC World in Canary Wharf, and it wasn’t that far away.
With my bags packed, I checked out by dropping my key off
Seriously – that’s it.
With that done, I cheated… and grabbed a bus back to City Airport for a grand total of two stops.
Overall: For this trip, I needed a cheap crash pad in London. The London City Airport Travelodge ticked all the boxes at £42 all in. It was comfortable, warm, a great bed and a bathroom that was usable. That ticked all the boxes for me – and if you’ve got a flight out of London City Airport, there are a lot of expensive options nearby if you’re so inclined. As I wasn’t hanging around – this did the trick nicely.
For a budget option – Recommended.
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