Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 19 Posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4316 times:
This came up in another discussion, and I was wondering who could expand on it. What are the ins and outs of the slot restrictions at LHR? I was under the impression that only certain US airlines could fly to LHR, and only from certain airports (e.g. JFK, IAD, ORD, MIA, etc.), relegating other airports (DFW, IAH, MSP, CLT, RDU) to LGW. Is this the case? Can someone shed light on the topic?
GoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4292 times:
...and the only UK airlines allowed to fly to the US from LHR are BA and VS. This is why bmi's US flights operate from Manchester. You think they do that out of choice?! I'm sure there's more to be added, but they're the basics. A lot of which destinations are served from LHR depends on the hubs of the US airlines that fly from Heathrow.