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BA To Houston: LGW & LHR?  
User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 694 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4252 times:

When looking at BA timetables from London to Houston, I saw they fly nonstops from Gatwick and an additional direct flight to Heathrow (via Chicago). That seemed odd - Two non-stops to LGW and a direct flight to LHR? This is the only city I'm aware of in the USA that BA flies to both Heathrow and Gatwick ... Any special reason for the Direct flight?

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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2358 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4240 times:

connections through LHR to some destinations where Texan oil companies want to go  Wink/being sarcastic.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

Quoting Capt.Fantastic (reply 0):
When looking at BA timetables from London to Houston, I saw they fly nonstops from Gatwick and an additional direct flight to Heathrow (via Chicago). That seemed odd - Two non-stops to LGW and a direct flight to LHR? This is the only city I'm aware of in the USA that BA flies to both Heathrow and Gatwick ... Any special reason for the Direct flight?



The LHR flight has to stop because IAH is not one of the Heathrow gateways and the other carrier on the route (CO) does not (cannot) fly to LHR as well. Hence, it goes through ORD, which is an LHR gateway



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User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

Pan Am flew DTW-LHR, which was taken over by Delta in the early '90s. They flew the route into Gatwick I'm assuming because Delta had route authority there and not at Heathrow - But American flies to both Heathrow and Gatwick. So why wasn't Delta permitted to continue service DTW-LHR?

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32177 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4139 times:

Quoting Capt.Fantastic (reply 3):
Pan Am flew DTW-LHR, which was taken over by Delta in the early '90s. They flew the route into Gatwick I'm assuming because Delta had route authority there and not at Heathrow - But American flies to both Heathrow and Gatwick. So why wasn't Delta permitted to continue service DTW-LHR?


United and American are allowed to fly to both Gatwick and Heathrow. US, NW, CO, and DL can only fly to Gatwick.



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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2048 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4140 times:

Thomas Jaegar and N1120A have basically covered it. Bermuda II prevents BA from operating non-stop flights from LHR, hence why BA will offer a thirteen times weekly 777 service from LGW this Summer (Along with daily flights ex LGW to ATL and DFW). The daily flight ex LHR via ORD is for longhaul connections at LHR, i.e. Middle East and Lagos, the latter having being a LGW flight for much of the 1990s to connect with the IAH flight.


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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5062 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

Beginning April 4th British Airways will have 20 weekly flights into Houston. Its a lucrative destination for BA.


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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3957 times:

OIL OIL and OIL

My aunt married a Brit that works for BP and he uses these flights very often with a home in Houston and one in London also.

Regards.


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3860 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Let's not forget that PA had 2 flights to London, 1 N/S to LGW (L1011-500) and a same plane service to LHR via JFK (741). Both flights lasted from the late 70s up until 84 or so when PA began downsizing their IAH ops. And this was in addition to BR's daily DC-10-30 to LGW. A few years down the line of course CO would pick up PA's IAH/LGW route.

Thomas

[Edited 2005-02-28 06:58:09]


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