Subject: London Airport Shuttles and Bargain hotel and air to London
Hi Margaret and interested others-

I've just made a reservation at a hotel one mile away from Heathrow Airport and was advised that yes, there is a shuttle to the airport for a charge of the equivalent of $6.58 per person.

This really is outrageous to go the distance of one mile and if England wants to increase tourism, this isn't the way to do it. I plan on finding out what the cost of a cab would be once we get there.

Also, just as an aside, the rate of exchange per each pound sterling about 5 or six weeks ago was $1.81 and today it's $1.88. I wouldn't be surprised if it will be up to $2.00 by the time we get there.

One other thing, I heard that American Airlines is offering a week's stay at a Thistle hotel in London including airfare from Los Angeles for between $500 and $600. To me, this is really quite a bargain.

Hope this helps, Rose - Los Angeles