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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 15h 20m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($792) and British Airways ($1,087)
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Flight delayed due to late arrival of aeroplane."
Cons: "Would have been excellent but it was 30mins late"
Cons: "Lost bags"
Cons: "plane was so old, the seat was worn out and terribly uncomfortable sitting on it for 8 hours. It also had about a 2 inch gap of missing seat cushion. plane was very dirty. service was not friendly."
Pros: "Generally a smooth experience."
Cons: "The seats are too close together. Charging for drinks is out of character for a good airline. Go back to free non-alcoholic drinks."
Cons: "Should have included meals on flights that are 8hrs."
Pros: "Crew were very friendly and helpful."
Pros: "Entertainment selection was great."
Cons: "Layover at Dublin. The flight left 45 minute late and we missed our flight to Madrid. We had to rebook from Dublin to Madrid. And we will be arriving late to Madrid where all our activities will not be valid due to arriving late."
Pros: "Overall everything went better than expected. Flew Aer Lingus from East Coast through Dublin to Rome. Making the connection in Dublin was the easiest connection I’ve ever made and I fly multiple times every month. I would fly Aer Lingus to Europe again for sure."
Cons: "We did not get to select the seats. I did get an extremely low priced fare so I was prepared. The seats were in the very back of the plane from Dublin to Rome even though there were many seats open throughout the plane. I couldn’t figure out how to purchase upgrades using the app."
Pros: "Quick, on time, professional."
Cons: "Shuttle transfers... I prefer direct to plane boarding."
Pros: "Surprised it was as good as it was having read so much negative news about what British Airways had become"
Pros: "When my flight was cancelled due to weather they got me on to another flight right away and I didn’t miss my connection. However I waited in line for an hour and a half, maybe I was lucky because I was near the beginning of the line. There was only one person for awhile helping re route people."
Pros: "One male Steward was first class,efficient and very helpful to everyone"
Pros: "The movies available, the plane was new"
Cons: "Due to a computer software malfunction our departure flight from ORD to Berlin was delayed 1.25 hours causing us to miss our connecting flight in Dublin. Very little updated information about our ETA was made available, the crew kept insisting that we were going to not miss our connection."
Cons: "Online check in does not work, ever. Late boarding all 4 flights inconvenient access to boarding pass. Was required to stand in line for 30 minutes to get boarding pass for connection instead of getting boarding pass when I left. Also, no kiosk to get it myself. Just about missed my connection do to these delays. No one is in a hurry at this airline"
Pros: "Never made the flight"
Pros: "underbooked flight, so there was lots of room. Seatback tvs with good selection of movies and tv."
Cons: "lack of USB chargers. lack of fish option for a flight out of a catholic country on a friday during lent."
Pros: "Friendly crew, clean and comfortable."
Cons: "Luggage control was a bit off, passengers criss crossing trying to find space. I think the crew could have managed that better."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "They lost my luggage. I was with my luggage and personal belongings the whole trip. Received my luggage 2days after returning home."
Pros: "Staff was nice."
Cons: "Food and drink service were very bad. Not enough water throughout the flight. And that is what keeps us healthy in long oversees flights. They ran out of bottled water. No decent healthy snack choices, just airline pretzels. Very sub par for an internatiinal flight!"
Pros: "Quick flight and made it to Milan early."
Cons: "Only one small beverage (plastic cup's worth) offered, no additional drink even though there was time."
Pros: "Check in, boarding and flight all great"
Pros: "Good space between seats. Comfortable seating arrangement. Attentive and pleasant staff Smooth fly Good communication with passengers as required"
Cons: "Food was averge in taste. Wine was not included with the meal as does Iberia in trips to Rome Boarding took place on an overcrowded room with passangers of two flights standing all over the room due to lack of seating. Plane left late The entertainment system malfunction and had to be rebooted"
Pros: "Everything wa on time"
Cons: "The aircraft was old. The flight attendants were disinterested. The seats were terribly uncomfortable."
Pros: "The boarding was very efficient and overall the staff was very nice."
Cons: "Seat reclining are horrible. No space to eat, read or enjoy the entertainment. Seat cushioning not existent, and food quality is poor."
Pros: "friendly crew. flight was early"
Cons: "No free wine. Could not hear movies most of time."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Slow crew service couldn't get coffee served beyond first 5-6 rows before landing. Crew just putting in time chatting with each other. Couldn't get boarding pass til morning of flight."
Cons: "Narrowness of seats is extreme. Food was terrible."
Pros: "Everyone was polite and helpful... and we were on time !"
Pros: "Short flight to London"
Cons: "There was no boarding pass issued for the Lon - Ny trip. Additionally, when we arrived to London, there was no direct transfer from our landing gate to our departure gate forcing us to have to exit and then reenter. There was no ground avail to assist either. Since the dub - Lon flight was delayed, we have 60 min to get a boarding passes / re renter security / & had to run to the flight which was a mile all with a 2 yr old."
Pros: "Good attention to detail without being in your face... very prompt"
Pros: "nil unfortunately"
Cons: "waiting in three different lines for over two hours with one person serving! Paying for my baggage (under20kgs) with my flight then being forced into paying again at the airport because they said they did not have my details on their system. being forced to go to another line and que up to pay a second time for my baggage to be taken onto the airport. Going back to another line to put my baggage in and show the receipt for the baggage that had been paid for twice. Going to the next (another) line with one person serving - several Dublin passengers in the que and a line that as about 100mts long- yes about 100 metres long with one person serving without any Lingus staff coming to see if all was ok . No help no announcements nothing. sitting in a plane for an hour and a half with three children under the age of four crying, screaming and yelling all the way without a thing being said by any of the crew. A little is ok, but three families with young children with no support from the crew was not pleasant"
Pros: "Nothing I do not like."
Cons: "Maybe more movies for entertainment?"
Cons: "It was freezing cold in the airplane."
Pros: "I got home"
Cons: "Lingus lost my wife and my luggage along with 20-25 other passengers. It took two days to get out baggages back and cost me a bunch of money, time, headache & hassle."
Cons: "I hate the fact that I was not informed that I needed a transit visa to board the flight from Dublin. The service was poor from the beginning to the end . My ticket reads BA but yet it America and Aer Lingus. Kayak should have made clear from the beginning. I was detained in Ireland. Almost missed my flight"
Cons: ""Breakfast" sandwich of egg. Also boarding was not by rows from the rear so everyone was blocking everyone else."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful. I require gluten free meals and was accommodated with meals and snacks."
Cons: "Sound on entertainment was terrible. I couldn't understand dialogue and background noises was too loud. Gave up after 10 minutes and read the books I had brought on board. I understand having to pay for alcohol but it would have been nice to get a wine with dinner for no charge."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient, the flight arrived 10 minutes early."
Cons: "There was no food or entertainment offered, aside from what you could purchase. But as it was a very short flight, this didn't make much of a difference for me. Overall, good short flight."
Cons: "Shopping was not avail on the plane"
Pros: "Ride was smooth from Dublin to New York"
Cons: "The food was horrible, and the prices were high.The seats that we got were small and had no space to move around. And the seat I was in had a broken headphone jack, so I had to ride the whole 6 hour plane ride looking at a tv screen with no sound!"
Pros: "I was comfortable enough to fall asleep before takeoff. No long lines or waiting"
Pros: "We got moved to Aer Lungus - I know same "group" but different. No big surprises that less comfortable than I expected with British Air."
Cons: "We arrived on time."
Pros: "All was perfect"
Pros: "No food or entertainment"
Pros: "Overall a good experience"
Cons: "Head phones, Real hard to hear sound, very poor quality"
Pros: "Crew very personable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin"
Pros: "Crew was great; super easy boarding process; flawless take off and landing."
Pros: "Friendly staff and smooth boarding process."
Cons: "British Airways charge you for water. However the flight attendant did her best and brought me a glass of water. It is the first time that water is not courtesy form an airline."
Cons: "The 60 euro bagage fee for just checking 1 bag was excessive. There was no obvious way to pay on line or with the app"
Pros: "Crew was amazing!!!"
Cons: "The onboard entertainment"
Cons: "Food/drinks extra cost, seat was broken and uncomfortable. Flight delayed and caused me to miss my int’l connection."
Pros: "Prompt service, clean plane, friendly stewards."
Cons: "There was no complimentary water/beverages for a 2.5 hour flight - would have been nice but oh well."
Pros: "Food was unusually good for airplane food"
Cons: "Leg room"
Cons: "Baby sharing seat with parent was very crowded"
Pros: "Seat super small, could not avoid touching other passengers, I am not obese."
Cons: "One toilet for 120 economy class passengers, no beverages served complimentary, even a glass of water cost you. Unbelievable cheap, crappy airline now, what a downfall for such a carrier."
Pros: "We were given a voucher for our meals ."
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled after all passenguhaf boarded due to some mechanical problems. Big issue with hotel accommodation."
Cons: "Late... Now we have to buy water!"
Pros: "Crew were awesome, plane was clean and entertainment and food were good."
Cons: "My seat was a little uncomfortable, my mid and lower back had very thin cushioning and I felt the knees of the person behind me in my back throughout the flight."
Cons: "I'm not sure why the lady at the check-in desk was sooo rude and unwilling to help. Customers' presence was really bothering her..."
Pros: "Nothing g"
Cons: "Business class was same as economy and I paid a lot more. Ordered special meal but didn't get either"
Pros: "The entertainment this time was working. Always a bonus. Loos were kept clean."
Cons: "The younger staff are moody and sullen. If you don't like long hall flights change your job. BA your seats are SO old it's like sitting on a park bench for hours. I know we are in the lowest paid seats but it really isn't acceptable."
Cons: "1 hour flight took 3 hours because they sat on the ground counting baggage...twice.nothing"
Cons: "Las películas no se podían poner desde el inicio"
Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "The seats are not too comfortable"
Pros: "On time , efficient process. Courteous counter staff."
Cons: "Only H2O. Nicole and dime on everything else."
Pros: "The attention of the flight attendents. And tht We were on time."
Pros: "Attendants were courteous and the food was good."
Cons: "The entertainment and info system was small and not clear."
Pros: "Plane was on time and crew were friendly"
Cons: "The screens on this plane are old and tired and the touchscreen is also dated and clumsy. The food was unappealingly average. I saw many of the cream cheese breakfast rolls discarded in the crew trash collection including my own."
Pros: "Plane comfortable, crew helpful and competent, food fine."
Cons: "No Club World lounge in Ft Lauderdale despite BA's advice to arrive three hours early for intl flights. Shocking waiting area - crowded, noisy, shabby."
Cons: "air condition from above and from everywhere, it was too cold for me."
Cons: "Super tight seating on the plane. Terrible customer service at checkin in Lanzarote. there was a weather issue the day prior and hundreds of travelers were stranded. The baggage belt was backed up and therefore the staff couldn’t check in more travelers. This, we learned, not from the staff, but from walking around and noting the stacks of luggage etc Far better would have been for them to inform the 200 or so people that were waiting in line for 1 hour. You must pay for anything on the flight. A small bag of peanuts or such would be nice."
Cons: "The tickets arrived at 9.50 am for 10.55 take off. I tried to cHe Kin in line but it didn’t let me. I went to the counter and they told me check in had closed and I would have to buy another ticket. It was my fault for buying a ticket. Goodbye £200. Thanks BA"
Pros: "The flight left early and arrived early."
Cons: "The lack of check-in information when we arrived at Malta airport. The check-in only opens two hours before the flight but there were no signs or information advising of this."
Pros: "Very smooth landing"
Cons: "Lots of turbulence"
Pros: "Friendly flight staff, spacious cabin, decent food, clean and well-maintained. Additionally, we were delayed by 30 minutes and still managed to arrive before our original arrival time at Gatwick. I haven’t flown BA in years but this trip has made me a new regular customer."
Pros: "Fold-down head rests"
Cons: "No tuck box"
Cons: "It took 1 hour to get a glass of water"
Pros: "Nothing, I never had the opportunity to board"
Cons: "We had a quick trip planned to the go to London traveling from Amsterdam with British Airways. We were able to check in without a problem, but getting through airport security took a substantial amount of time, which caused sever delays getting to the gate. Once at the gate, we were told that we could no longer board the plane as the gate had already closed. Even more shocking, the service people told use that our entire itinerary (AKA our return flight) was cancelled as a result of this. You can imagine our frustration as we had tickets in hand looking at the door to the plane that we would have been allowed to walk through had security taken 5 minutes less. In the states, if airport security is holding you from missing your flight, this is communicated with the airline and proper arrangements are made. Unfortunately, this was not the case, forcing us to buy a new (last minute) ticket and losing a lot of money."
Pros: "The staff and crew! The level of security at the airport was much higher than all other countries I've visited including the USA."
Cons: "The entertainment displays need updating."
Pros: "Was happy that there was an empty seat in my row which allowed for a little more space and comfort. Food was filling and pretty tasty with free wine & spirits. Staff was friendly."
Pros: "The plane was old and dirty even after it had been cleaned. There was grime in the lavatory and on the seat back tables."
Cons: "The crew was fine and the food was edible, but it wasn't great."
Cons: "First class, great experience thank you kayak . I will use the website again next time"
Pros: "I was upgraded to World Traveler Class. There was a lot more legroom. Also there was great movie select."
Cons: "Flight was late, boarding was confusing. Not even a free glass of water. Really quite mediocre"
Cons: "1) Tiny seats 2) Rude service in the airplane and rude customer service in the airport boot at British Airways 3) Lost my flight to JFK as the transfer took forever 4) Accommodation after the airline screwed up was little to nothing."
Cons: "Long wait in boarding - flight was delayed"
Pros: "I liked the comfort of the seats and the service I received onboard."
Cons: "I found out when I got to the airport that my flight was delayed for 3 hours. I never received an email regarding this information. That was extremely disappointing. This whole travel experience has really left a bad taste in my mouth about flying with this airline. Even my flight on the way back was a nightmare. The flight was closed early and I missed my flight and had to get on a later flight out of Heathrow. My connection was delayed and they changed the gate at the last minute so I had to run through the airport to make my flight to Dc. This has by far been the worst travel situation and it really put a damper on my trip."
Cons: "Apathetic crew and service desk - missed flight with no automatic rebooking - I had to wait for two hours on arrival, then take a bus to a new airport and wait another 6 hours to get on a new flight. No upgrade, no compensation"
Pros: "Everyone was very pleasant to deal with. And I even got upgraded"
Cons: "Iberia airlines, operating for BA, refused to honor the tickets we had bought via Airfare .com. Would not let me fly!!!!!!! After several hours they found a way to put us on a later flight--got in late, had to stay overnight in Orlando. Don't understand!!!! Wife and I are in 70's--spent 22 hours trying to get home!!!"
Pros: "I realize that you always have to pay for food on short haul flights these days but, considering that, I was pleased with the M&S food offerings. There was enough variety to please our young children, vegetarian and omnivores and the prices were reasonable for airline prices. It came in very handy as it was definitely lunch time."
Cons: "I was surprised to have to pay to reserve a seat on a BA flight beforehand. That's getting to close to Ryanair. Also, the boarding gate at Venice Marco Polo was awful, super overcrowded and confusing. We actually had two different flight lines getting merged. Expect better from BA facilities."
Pros: "Plenty of leg room"
Cons: "Food Options were limited, Due to extra security in Gatwick with a 1 hr Layover, we were nearly left behind. To finish it off British Airways lost our luggage. I am very disappointed with British Airlines. This is the absolute worst experience flying I have ever had. I do not recommend anyone flying British Airways."
Pros: "On time and accommodating"
Cons: "All ok"
Pros: "Not much. Very small plane. Only one bathroom on the back in the galley! Impossible to get in most of the flight because of service carts."
Cons: "Food service extremely slow. M&s choices looked good but the crew had their hands full trying to deliver. Too bad"
Cons: "Many passengers very noisy with no correction by staff. Children were allowed to run in the aisle."
Airlines flying from Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Intl to London Gatwick have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Intl to London Gatwick
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Intl to London Gatwick
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Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Intl to London Gatwick
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