#news Flights and hotel prices rocket for trips to London the night before the Queen's funeral #WorldNews

#news Flights and hotel prices rocket for trips to London the night before the Queen’s funeral #WorldNews

#information Flights and hotel prices rocket for trips to London the night before the Queen’s funeral #WorldNews

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Flights and hotel prices rocket for trips to London the night before the Queen’s funeral

  • Airlines and lodges accused of mountain climbing fares up to 6x forward of the Queen’s funeral
  • BA flight from Edinburgh to Heathrow £422 on Sunday however £99 as funeral begins
  • A room at Park Plaza prices up to £1,500 on Sunday, however is just £250 subsequent week
  • Former royal family member can not pay respects to Queen in London 
  • Full coverage: Click here to see all our coverage of the Queen’s passing

Airlines and lodges have been accused of cashing in on the Queen‘s funeral by mountain climbing fares and room charges by up to six-fold this weekend.

Analysis by the Mail yesterday discovered the most cost-effective Edinburgh to Heathrow fare with BA on Sunday, the day before the funeral, was £422.

But it dropped to £99 a day later for a flight that might arrive after the service had began.

A BA flight from Edinburgh to Heathrow will cost £422 on Sunday, the day before the Queen's funeral - but a day later the cost will drop to £99 for after the service has started

A BA flight from Edinburgh to Heathrow will price £422 on Sunday, the day before the Queen’s funeral – however a day later the price will drop to £99 for after the service has began

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London (pictured) will be a popular hotel for those wishing to pay their respects to the late Queen

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London (pictured) might be a preferred hotel for these wishing to pay their respects to the late Queen

BA was additionally demanding £404 for a flight from Newcastle to Heathrow that price £99 just a few days later.

Ryanair had flights from Dublin to Gatwick from £85 on Sunday – dropping to £13 the following Sunday – greater than six instances much less. Our evaluation additionally discovered hotel prices for Sunday night have been far greater than the equal day per week later.

People hoping to keep over the night before the historic occasion face paying up to £1,500 for a double room at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge – six instances the £250 price of the similar room there the following Sunday.

The Strand Palace in Covent Garden has a double room on the eve of her funeral for £800, versus £232 per week later.

#news Flights and hotel prices rocket for trips to London the night before the Queen's funeral #WorldNews

A double room at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London will cost £1,500 on Sunday, but only £250 a week later

A double room at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London will price £1,500 on Sunday, however solely £250 per week later

Mark Godfrey, from Norfolk, condemned the excessive prices. His companion, Neil Marcham, was a member of the Royal family for 20 years so the couple have been eager to be there.

He stated: ‘I wished to journey to London on Sunday and pay my respects to the Queen lying-in-state before lining the streets on Monday. As quickly as the date was launched for the funeral, hotel prices rocketed.’

The Park Plaza group and The Strand Palace declined to touch upon the obvious value rises. BA and easyJet each denied ‘artificially’ mountain climbing prices this weekend.

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