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"Fly First" Business Class Only: London  
User currently offlineANA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 294 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3672 times:

Hello

I have not been on Airliners for a while, and have done a search, but can find no entry on Fly First, the proposed business-class only airline from LTN to EWR.

http://business.scotsman.com/transport.cfm?id=54662005

What are people's views on the proposal, given it is out of the UK and a new carrier (i.e. not quite the same as the LH/Privat Air operation)?

Also, would you fly Fly First when BA and VS have horizontal flat beds in bizz class, which, with 48 seats in an 319, Fly First will not?

Anders

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User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4410 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3642 times:

I doubt that Fly First will ever fly at all - the company starts with a major competitive disadvantage by operating from out-of-the-way Luton, and the other NYC-LON operators have demonstrated time and again that they can aggressivley defend their C/F traffic turf through fare sales, FF promos, and even by enhancing the product when necessary.


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User currently offlineZonky From New Zealand, joined Nov 2004, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3619 times:

Indeed- i would have thought Luton was simply ludicrious as a base for premium traffic.

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

So much competition on this route already but to fly out of Luton is really shooting yourself in the foot!



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User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

yeah. these things only appear to work when they are from a sensible place to another - eg DUS-EWR and DUS-ORD. I can't imagine pegging it from central London to Luton to catch a flight to NYC in J class. Maybe I am being unfair because maybe you can get their quickly, but perception is key and a lot of people will simply not give it credibility as an option.


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