I normally avoid LHR at all costs, but it's more challenging if you're flying in from the U.S. to specifically go to London. Looking booking an award ticket in F, it's the mileage plus $1,250 in fees. Am I correct in remembering that it's not the flight coming in to LHR that's taxed up the wazoo, but it's the departing one? What's a better (cheapest) alternative? Eurostar to Paris? Fly to FRA? Any other inexpensive ideas?