The great airport scam
Thursday 03 September 2009
Since when has Oxford been in London? For that matter; when did Stansted, Luton or Gatwick get a London postcode?
If you jumped on a train that said it was going to London, but it was actually bound for Oxford, you’d be pretty annoyed. And rightly so. So how come they can get away with it when it comes to airports?
Travel search site Skyscanner ( www.Skyscanner.net) investigates the world of ambiguous airports, where the airport is actually nowhere near the city it claims to serve.
And click here to see the list of airports that are close to the cities they serve.
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