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BA Or VS To CUN  
User currently offlineTiktokJAKE From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 124 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5244 times:

I recently returned from CUN. I flew via New York on VS upper and then AA on to CUN. My Aunty is a contractor for airlines and has rumored that BA is interested in the LHR-CUN route. As more 5 star hotels open in CUN like LA AMADA, why don't BA and VS want to fly this very popular route.
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User currently offlineSeansasLCY From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 890 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5210 times:

I would think because LHR is so constrained it isn't profitable to put aircraft on routes to primarily tourist destinations like CUN. I think BA would rather use these to add services to current destinations or launch more business orientated routes first.

User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3254 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5203 times:

I think that the reason is in yields. CUN is a purely leisure route from the UK and the charter airlines have it well covered from London and the regions too, thus there is little reason for VS or BA to attempt to cover that route. Perhaps in the future if the economy picks up and a high-yield tourist market develops then one or other (perhaps VS) may try it but for now I do not see it happening.

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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5193 times:



Quoting TiktokJAKE (Thread starter):
I recently returned from CUN. I flew via New York on VS upper and then AA on to CUN. My Aunty is a contractor for airlines and has rumored that BA is interested in the LHR-CUN route. As more 5 star hotels open in CUN like LA AMADA, why don't BA and VS want to fly this very popular route.

1- The European - Cancun market is infested with air charters. They run the show....
2- No premium-seat business. Nothing but vacationers looking for the cheapest deal around.

I'm starting to loose hope that one day we will see a SCHEDULE European airline running schedule flights into Cancun......If BA decides to go against the charters, that would be great..


User currently offlineTiktokJAKE From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5155 times:



Quoting Juventus (Reply 3):
2- No premium-seat business. Nothing but vacationers looking for the cheapest deal around.

I flew Upper Class VS and believe me AA buiness class was FULL both flights !


User currently offlineJmc777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5136 times:

BA flew LGW-CUN for a couple of years with AML/Flying Colours cabin crew operating the flights on high density 777-200's (10 abreast). When the contract with AML/Flying Colours finished in 2001 and the aircrafts returned to mainline, this route was dropped; with the reduction in seats and increase in base costs it wasn't deemed a viable or sustainable route.

User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4979 times:

VA will start CUN before BA.

And Tikto is right ....partially.....business classes to CUN are always full...of reward tickets or upgrades.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33195 posts, RR: 71
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4948 times:



Quoting TiktokJAKE (Reply 4):

I flew Upper Class VS and believe me AA buiness class was FULL both flights !

With AA's easy and affordable upgrades, of course it was.



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User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4937 times:



Quoting TiktokJAKE (Thread starter):



Quoting SeansasLCY (Reply 1):
I would think because LHR is so constrained it isn't profitable to put aircraft on routes to primarily tourist destinations like CUN. I think BA would rather use these to add services to current destinations or launch more business orientated routes first.



Quoting Trintocan (Reply 2):
I think that the reason is in yields. CUN is a purely leisure route from the UK and the charter airlines have it well covered from London and the regions too, thus there is little reason for VS or BA to attempt to cover that route.



Quoting Juventus (Reply 3):
1- The European - Cancun market is infested with air charters. They run the show....
2- No premium-seat business. Nothing but vacationers looking for the cheapest deal around.



Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 6):
VA will start CUN before BA.

And Tikto is right ....partially.....business classes to CUN are always full...of reward tickets or upgrades.

Agree.

Quoting Juventus (Reply 3):
I'm starting to loose hope that one day we will see a SCHEDULE European airline running schedule flights into Cancun......If BA decides to go against the charters, that would be great..

VS hinted at it in the past but nothing. I too think we will see VS there before BA should they decide to start service in the future.



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4881 times:



Quoting SeansasLCY (Reply 1):
I would think because LHR is so constrained it isn't profitable to put aircraft on routes to primarily tourist destinations like CUN.

I think its fairly obvious that if BA were to restart Cancun, it would be from Gatwick.


User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4857 times:

VA have said (please don't ask me to go dig for the quote)...that they would like to focus on more high volume destinations in the region instead of niche markets.....High Volume IMHO = CUN..maybe SJO...


When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25871 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4710 times:



Quoting TiktokJAKE (Reply 4):
Quoting Juventus (Reply 3):
2- No premium-seat business. Nothing but vacationers looking for the cheapest deal around.


I flew Upper Class VS and believe me AA buiness class was FULL both flights !

Unless you checked the fares those passengers were paying, a full business class cabin is no indication of yield. They might all be upgrades from overbooked Y class cabins, frequent flyer redemptions, non-rev staff etc. And even full revenue premium class fares to leisure destinations are usually much lower than in strong business travel markets.


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