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View Poll Results: Which Is A Better City To Live, London, U.K. or Los Angeles, California If You're AFFLUENT?
London, U.K. 29 50.00%
Los Angeles, California 23 39.66%
Both 6 10.34%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-06-2021, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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You prefer LA because everyone has a private jet! :-D

This made me chuckle, makes me want to move there! :-)


I think anyone who can afford a private jet can afford homes in multiple cities, and most very wealthy people often do not live in just one location.
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Old 01-06-2021, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Norteh Bajo Americano
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Not just a jet, but a simple propeller plane like the one Harrison Ford has. Plenty of small plane owners fly around for fun in LA. So many small airports all over. Not saying there everyone that is rich owns and can fly one. But its an option . I'm sure there are many London people who own and fly planes for fun over the city. But with clouds and rainn, not sure I would like it
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Old 01-06-2021, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Phila4Now
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Not in the u.s.... joke country.
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Old 01-06-2021, 06:21 PM
 
Location: In transition
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LA for sure because I have closer access to mountains and beaches with lots of sunshine year round. London is great too but doesn't really have a surf culture or decent beaches compared with LA.
Luckily there are direct flights between the two and if I had lots of money, I could visit London anytime (assuming post covid time frame here)
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Old 01-07-2021, 05:48 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Not just a jet, but a simple propeller plane like the one Harrison Ford has. Plenty of small plane owners fly around for fun in LA. So many small airports all over. Not saying there everyone that is rich owns and can fly one. But its an option . I'm sure there are many London people who own and fly planes for fun over the city. But with clouds and rainn, not sure I would like it
Clouds and rain! And everyone in LA 'flies around for fun'! :-D

This made me chuckle!
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Old 01-07-2021, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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LA for sure because I have closer access to mountains and beaches with lots of sunshine year round. London is great too but doesn't really have a surf culture or decent beaches compared with LA.
Luckily there are direct flights between the two and if I had lots of money, I could visit London anytime (assuming post covid time frame here)
There are quite a few airfields in the UK, the allied air forces operated quite a few during WW2 and later during the Cold War.

In terms of the USAAF, the UK was home to 500,000 during WW2, and they operated from over 200 airfields, whilst the Canadian Aur Firces, Polish, French etc all had bases and squadrons in the UK. The RAF even had many more airfields than the allied countries, sop you can just imagine how many airfields the UK had, indeed virtually every village in East Anglia had an airfield, and many airfields still survive.

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Over 200 airfields were occupied or newly-built by the USAAF. Each one would house around 2,500 American men – many times the population of the nearest village. Thousands more were based at smaller sites. Halls and country houses became headquarters for commanders and planners. Some were converted to hospitals or rest-homes for combat-weary fliers. Barns and outbuildings would house teams of truck drivers and their vehicles. Even specialist bakery units were dotted around the UK, providing fresh bread for the airmen.

AMERICAN AIRMEN IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR -IWM

Map of WW2 operational airfields in the UK - Rotary
As for flying, you can fly to the South of France for less than $30 USD from the UK on budget airlines, and it takes less than two hours. If you have a fat private jet you could do it in nearly half the time.

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Old 01-08-2021, 05:40 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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There are quite a few airfields in the UK, the allied air forces operated quite a few during WW2 and later during the Cold War.

In terms of the USAAF, the UK was home to 500,000 during WW2, and they operated from over 200 airfields, whilst the Canadian Aur Firces, Polish, French etc all had bases and squadrons in the UK. The RAF even had many more airfields than the allied countries, sop you can just imagine how many airfields the UK had, indeed virtually every village in East Anglia had an airfield, and many airfields still survive.



As for flying, you can fly to the South of France for less than $30 USD from the UK on budget airlines, and it takes less than two hours. If you have a fat private jet you could do it in nearly half the time.
A lot of private jets at Biggin Hill in SE London (my old neck of the woods), It's the airport they fly into in the film The Da Vinci code, and famous of course for the battle of Britain. I've flown myself there once! As a present I had a lesson from a Spanish guy that gives flying lessons there, unlike everybody in LA though I don't have my own private jet! :-(
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Old 01-08-2021, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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A lot of private jets at Biggin Hill in SE London (my old neck of the woods), It's the airport they fly into in the film The Da Vinci code, and famous of course for the battle of Britain. I've flown myself there once! As a present I had a lesson from a Spanish guy that gives flying lessons there, unlike everybody in LA though I don't have my own private jet! :-(


Biggin Hill is of course famous for it's role during the Battle of Britain.

There are quite a few airfields and airports around London offering private jet facilities.

Inside London Airports - Private jet charter - PrivateFly
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Old 01-08-2021, 05:58 AM
 
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Clouds and rain! And everyone in LA 'flies around for fun'! :-D

This made me chuckle!
By flying one can avoid the horde of homeless people in the streets of LA.
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:03 AM
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London better to NYC than L.A. I prefer getting around by public transportation (rather than driving) and therefore London (with all its accessible attractions) is my pick over L.A.
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