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View Poll Results: BWI Vs. Gatwick
BWI 4 100.00%
Gatwick 0 0%
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Which airport is better planned and connected in your opinion. List the reasons for your choice as well.

BWI International:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ba...fa971740?hl=en

Gatwick:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ga...018973ff?hl=en

I would give the edge to BWI.
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Gatwick isn't well connected, it's miles outside of London situated in its greenbelt. Other than one small city, there's nothing there.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:34 PM
 
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BWI is better located so that makes it better connected. But Gatwick is less subject to delays, and is connected to London by rail, so it's a tough call. Of course, the idea of locating an airport within a green belt (moral equivalent of a national park) makes it difficult for aviation related businesses to be anywhere close.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:12 PM
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There's are small cities adjacent to Gatwick, but outside it's undeveloped. Not really a national park in the American sense as it's farm country with some rural residents.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:07 AM
 
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BWI is better by far. The last time I used BWI was to fly to Heathrow, spend a few days in London, then fly to Paris via Gatwick.

My plane tickets were actually codeshared with Amtrak so my "plane" tickets were 30th St to BWI, change "planes" BWI to London. It's a fast and free shuttle across the parking lot from the train station to the terminals.

BWI is a cheap and quick light rail ride or a cheap and quick commuter ride from Baltimore and an only slightly longer commuter rail ride from DC. Gatwick is about as far from central London as DC is from BWI but the train fares there are much more in line with Amtrak fares than with MARC fares.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:50 AM
 
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BWI is better by far. The last time I used BWI was to fly to Heathrow, spend a few days in London, then fly to Paris via Gatwick.

My plane tickets were actually codeshared with Amtrak so my "plane" tickets were 30th St to BWI, change "planes" BWI to London. It's a fast and free shuttle across the parking lot from the train station to the terminals.

BWI is a cheap and quick light rail ride or a cheap and quick commuter ride from Baltimore and an only slightly longer commuter rail ride from DC. Gatwick is about as far from central London as DC is from BWI but the train fares there are much more in line with Amtrak fares than with MARC fares.
I think that's because Gatwick is not connected by local transit and serves London only through intercity rail.

Its almost halfway to Brighton.

On top of that, M 23 does not even connect to London, and stops in the middle of nowhere.
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