Apologies TiS, I was indeed following on in a personal perspective, simply as it was my initial thread. Didnt mean to exclude others although the fact is that the vast majority of flights to the US do depart from LHR. I was actually seeking an answer to a query rather than making a statement.
It is 92 miles and (about) a 1hr 20 minute drive from my driveway to the barrier of the Sofitel car park. Connecting flights from regional airports used to be trivial in cost…..we dont have the option from our local airport to fly to London. I still find the onvenience of LHR attractive in terms of air travel options.