Bob Walker bob at
Mon Jul 25 15:19:27 BST 2011

On Mon, 25 Jul 2011, Paul Makepeace wrote:

> Fun fact: Gatwick is the world's busiest single (operational) runway airport.
> Yes, only one strip.
> Makes it nice 'n easy to get around

apart from if you arrive or depart from the other side of the 

> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 14:34, Smylers <Smylers at> wrote:
>> Hello. How big is Gatwick Airport? More specifically, about how long do
>> I need to allow for walking from its railway station to the check-in
>> hall ('Terminal S', according to my ticket)?
>> I don't think I've been to Gatwick before -- it isn't the obvious
>> airport for somebody living in Leeds -- but I will be flying to Riga
>> from there, so am currently trying to work out appropriate connecting
>> trains and wondering whether I need to allow for several miles of
>> travelators or anything in my timings.
>> And any wisdom on likely time between scheduled touchdown on the return
>> flight and being back at the station also appreciated, though I
>> appreciate that's laughably hard to predict. I'll only have hand
>> luggage, so does expecting to be at the platform in an hour sound
>> reasonable?
>> (I won't of course be depending on things being reasonable, and will add
>> a margin of error to allow for unreasonableness, but it'd be handy to
>> have some idea of the base time.)
>> Thanks -- and looking forward to seeing many of you in Riga.
>> Smylers
>> --

bob walker
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