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BA LGW-MLE During Xmas J Class  
User currently offlinejet72uk From UK - England, joined Oct 2011, 102 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3995 times:

There are only 4 J class seats between 12-24 December available for sale on the LGW-MLE route. Surely its about time to introuduce F on this service. Are BA not missing a trick here?

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User currently offlineBestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 6953 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

Just because J is full doesnt mean that F would work. J and F are two completely different market segments.


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User currently offlinejet72uk From UK - England, joined Oct 2011, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

Just because J is full doesnt mean that F would work. J and F are two completely different market segments.


Belive me - F would work on MLE!


User currently offlineBestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 6953 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3378 times:

Quoting jet72uk (Reply 2):
Belive me - F would work on MLE!

So, you want BA to put the infrastructure in place to operate F class to a leisure destination because J class is full over christmas.

What other airlines offer F class from Europe to MLE?



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User currently offlinejet72uk From UK - England, joined Oct 2011, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3139 times:

No J is full most of the year. It a natural high end route to have F.

User currently offlineheebeegb From Finland, joined Sep 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

BA2043/BA2042 MLE service is almost always busy in J and W, however the passenger profile is basically wealthy couples going on holiday, or couples who are treating themselves or are taking a special holiday for honeymoon/anniversary etc. I don't believe the route requires or could sustain an F cabin.

Any F demand for MLE would, I believe be made up mainly from upgrades with miles etc not actually pax buying full price F tickets.

The other issue is that if you put a 4 class aircraft on the route you've then got a 4 class aircraft operating other routes from LGW which are currently on a 3 class due to the fact that there isn't just one aircraft dedicated to MLE.

Although I don't agree the route needs an F cabin, one thing I would say in favour of a 4 class aircraft is the config would suit the route better I think in terms of maximising revenue

Being configured 14/48/40/124 rather than the 3 class of either 0/48/24/203 or 0/40/24/216 would give BA more W seats to sell which I think would be a good move on the MLE route and the loss of M seats I think would be ok as the flight often has a fair number of M seats empty. You'd also have 48J all the time rather than only sometimes as the route is sometimes operated by a G-VIIx aircraft (although not often, usually a G-YMMx)


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