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Why Dont UA Fly To LGW  
User currently offlineRyder10uk From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

why dont UA fly to LGW when all other AMerican main carriers do? wouldnt they do well here???


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User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

Ryder-Why SHOULD UA fly to Gatwick? They have all of their flights into Heathrow, which is obviously London's primary airport...Gatwick is considered to be a secondary airport for London (which is why BD, CO, DL, NW, and US would love for Bermuda II to go the way of the dodo bird, so they could start flying transcons into LHR)


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User currently offlineRyder10uk From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

well AA operate to LGW so that doesnt really fit does it????

User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 470 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

All of UA's hubs and gateways are Bermuda II LHR cities, except for DEN. It hardly justifies opening a base at LGW, the less desirable of the major London airports, for a DEN flight only.

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3111 times:

 Confused

Did Ebonics replace English as a.net's official language?

 Confused


User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

Again, American is forced to fly to Gatwick on some of their routes (RDU, DFW, others I can't think of)...if they could fly those routes into Heathrow, Gatwick would be dumped as an AA outstation in about the time it takes to fire the Gatwick-specific employees...


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User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 470 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

AA operate LGW to RDU and DFW (I believe the STL flight has gone away). RDU is something of a rare bird, but DFW is AA's major hub and they couldn't get away with not serving London from it.

User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Ezra-RDU-LGW is HEAVILY subsidized by GlaxoSmithKline...among the biggest moneymakers in the AA network...


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User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1360 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

AA flies their DFW and RDU routes into LGW because they have to, per the terms of Bermuda II, not because they want to. All US carriers want access to LHR, but the current agreement looks like it will be around for a while....

User currently offlineRyder10uk From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

could the same be said for manchester???? as we dont see UA there either

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2982 times:

The same could be said for EDI. Scotland even. That's a whole country not served!

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 6953 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

There is a market for JFK LGW - currently unserved. Most Likely a DL or AA service!


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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

Bermuda II

Sam Big thumbs up

P.S. Would be nice if they brought some 744s in here if they ever came here which i seriousy doubt



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User currently offlineRyder10uk From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

The same could be said for EDI. Scotland even. That's a whole country not served!

The same can be said for us here in wales?? United would do well here


User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

I once flew Laker many years ago to LGW from the NYC area, But I'll be darned if I can remember which airport I flew from: EWR or JFK  Confused


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User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

I seriously doubt United would do well in Wales. The front cabins would probably be fairly empty on a transatlantic service from CWL.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24811 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

Nobody would do well with a transatlantic flight into Wales  Big grin Except maybe CO with a 3-4 x weekly 757.


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User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

People forget, if LHR was opened up to US/UK transatlantics, Gatwick would be turned into Queen Elizabeth II's replacement for Buckingham Palace in about as long as it took for the renovations to be completed...no airline flies to Gatwick because they want to...airlines only fly to Gatwick because they are required to by the negotiated bilaterals...


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User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Why would ual fly to edi all they would have is tourests on day trips. Much better from GLA yeah i no they use to fly from hear. Gatwick and edi are the same no one reallyw anst to fly there exept the edinbrugh exective make airlines fly there jut like bermuda 2

User currently offlineIfly2eat From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

I don't think United would do well anywhere. They are in bankruptcy after all. Gatwick is also more a leisure and tourist airport than Heathrow. I would guess United thinks there is no business in the leisure market and they are going after the higher yield business traveler. Flawed thinking is rampant at United. Just look at "Ted" and you can see what the brain surgeons over there come up with.


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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

Otherway round Bmi330. Why do you think GLA has more charters and EDI more scheduled. EDI has a large percentage of business travellers complementing the leisure market.

User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

Mabe its got somthing to do with most of edi scheadual folights being supsidised by holyrood that has alot to do with it. thats why.

User currently offlineIfly2eat From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Does anyone out there use the spell checker before they post? Just a thought


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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Bmi330, just jealous GLA is losing out to EDI!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

Ifly2eat:
I wonder WHO were the brain surgeons at UA who came up TED anyway? lol!  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

so they could start flying transcons into LHR

Be sorta pointless for them to fly transcons into LHR...  Big grin


It hardly justifies opening a base at LGW, the less desirable of the major London airports, for a DEN flight only

And yet DEN's traffic allowed BA to waltz right in, activate a dormant clause, and switch it to LHR.... how's that for irony?  Laugh out loud


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