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BA Cityflyer ERJ170 London City to Amsterdam

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Following on from my previous easyJet post, after exploring Paris I took the train back to London for the Diamond Jubilee. Once the Jubilee was all over I decided to head to Amsterdam and I took British Airways from London City. I have always wanted to land at London City but on this occasion I would only be experiencing a takeoff, I still found it all quite exciting. For those who don't know London City airport has a very short runway and very steep approach, one of the more interesting airports on earth.
To get to the airport from my docklands hotel, I took the light rail.


 London City airport is very small and it's just a few steps from the curb to check in and then onto the departure gates. For this reason if you have no luggage you may check in at just 20 or 25 minutes before scheduled departure times.  This is ideal for business travellers. On the downside the airport is so small it has no airline lounge and very few shops and restaurants.

Check-in was completed quickly…