And while it's not me ultimately paying for them, it doesn't seem right to pay three times what I could pay, particularly as this way I get to go from my favourite London airport: City, as seen at BiCon 2003 and 2010. It's very easy to get to from here and you can sweep through onto the flight rather than having to walk for miles and hang around for hours. (There is not a huge shopping mall at City, I wonder if that could possibly be the reason for making you hang around at Heathrow, Gatwick etc... Nah.)
OK, total cost £135ish. "Why not upgrade?" asks the site. Then it tells you the reason: ".. from only £608!" Yeah, four times the cost of the seat I have, that sounds like value for money.
The other weird thing is that if anyone else on the planet had used their card to pay for the flights, that'd be that. Because it was me, I have to bring the card used or they might not let me on the plane.
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