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The HfP chat thread – Sunday 18th July

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Comments (430)

  • Mark says:

    Best way of getting from Canary Wharf to Heathrow for a 7.30am flight? Zipcar is not an option as I only can drive auto…!

    • Dani says:

      Stay over or risk the traffic…

    • Blenz101 says:

      Taxi, bus or lift with friends.

      N550/1 and then N9 if bus. Taxi via Uber. Get a lift with friends of your choice.

    • Mouse says:

      Most Zipcars are automatic

    • marcw says:

      There are automatic Zipcar.

      • Rob says:

        There are, but they come and go. Couldn’t find a single one near us yesterday from the 20 or so vehicles offered.

    • Lady London says:

      previous night in a Hesthrow hotel. much more restful eg HGI at T2. Also check your bag night before 4pm-9? pm

    • Pete says:

      Rookie mistake-learning in an automatic. Takes away all the fun as well!

      • Rob says:

        I will never understand why the UK – the perfect country for automatic cars – hates them whilst the US – which could happily stick with manuals due to bigger, wider, straighter roads – does not. There is zero benefit, at all, to driving a manual car.

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