CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6224 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4125 times:
Yeah, that's right. I can remember reading about the EWR-LHR route being slashed a while ago (though I find it odd... the lines at EWR (in my view) were so much shorter, when I visited NY, than they appear to be at JFK according to my Dad's horror stories - he's flown there on a variety of carriers over the years: Delta (waayyyy back when DL served CPH), Lufthansa, KLM, BA, AA etc.
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3585 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4083 times:
i doubt UA will come back. there's just too much competition and too many flights on that market i dont think there would be enough demand to support a 8th daily flight to London. As for ciites with large capacity to LON, BOS is probably in the top 3 with JFK and ORD. ATL only has 1 or 2 BA flts and i think 2 Delta flights both to LGW.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8945 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4008 times:
I agree with continentalEWR. Both DL and UA have pulled off BOS-LON routes, with UA having been on BOS-LHR since 1994, and DL being the largest carrier (in terms of pax) at BOS. If they can't do it, I don't think AA can pull off another flight, as it shows there is obvious overcapacity.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3842 times:
Personally, I really don't think this is a good idea.
First off, given the arrival time into BOS for AA95 (15:20). That's also the time that Air France and Delta's FCO service will arrive. INS in BOS is gravely understaffed, to the point that they can only process one flight every 20-25 minutes. I work for BA, and one day our flight arrived at 12:55, but were not able to begin offloading our pax until 13:40 because of a back-up in immigration. Can you imagine the waits if all three (AF 343/777, DL 763, and AA 777) show up at the same time?
Last Summer we at BA had 2 744s and 1 777. The preliminary timetables are showing 2 777s and 1 744, however our flights go out chokka, and it's quite possible that will be reverted back to last Summer's schedule. But, as of now the flights look like this
CannedSpam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3784 times:
There were five trips ORD-LHR last year too. Although AA would like for 66 and 67 to be all year, they only have slots for the summer season. Additionally, the fifth trip has its slots funded differently, but I can't remember specifically where it came from off the top of my head. FedEx rings a bell, but I'm not 100% sure. What I am 100% sure about is the fact that it didn't come from the EWR-LHR cancellation. EWR-LHR being canceled allows for BOS-LHR #3.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3776 times:
Well, I still don't think it will last. In the go-go 90's, American had three daily flights to London (2 to LHR, 1 to LGW) and that didn't work. The LGW route was dropped faster than it was started. I think American is hoping to capture some business from the defunct UA and DL routes, as someone has stated on a previous thread, but honestly, I think there is overcapacity in this market, especially with Virgin adding a second 744.