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BA Lowers Fares To India  
User currently offlineConcorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1230 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

On the BA website, BA are advertising low fares to India - they are competitive! I remember, in Feb/Mar, when I was looking for fares to India, months in advance, the cheapest fare with BA was approx £550! Now, flights in July are going for £390 to DEL and BOM!
I think this is the beginning of real competition on the UK-India routes!
  

[Edited 2005-06-10 16:07:21]

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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7122 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

And out go the mega profits, especially for the airlines with no connecting traffic (BD, Jet)


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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3219 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

If only they would offer miles on all their fare classes in economy - that would be cool. I fly India-UK every month (in discounted economy  Smile) but never choose BA because I can't earn any miles with them!


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User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 2):
If only they would offer miles on all their fare classes in economy - that would be cool. I fly India-UK every month (in discounted economy Smile) but never choose BA because I can't earn any miles with them!

Well you get 25% of them, plus any bonuses for silver / gold card, so it's not quite 'no' miles - I agree it's not very good though!


User currently offlineConcorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 2):
If only they would offer miles on all their fare classes in economy - that would be cool. I fly India-UK every month (in discounted economy ) but never choose BA because I can't earn any miles with them!

I know what you mean! But, to be honest, BA has little to gain by offering miles to all economy passengers, especially on longhaul - most of their flights go full, especially to India! I find it remarkable, that AF/KL, LH and the like all give miles for discounted economy flights, serve more destinations and yet on average for the past ten years or so, BA still records higher profits!


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

July isn't really peak travel time for India-bound flights, is it? Too hot, wet, muggy and sultry. I would think fares in July should be significant lower than in January anyway. Of course, I could be wrong.

Still, there will soon be a combined total between London and Bombay of at least 7 to 8 daily flights in each direction and that will only drive fares lower.


User currently offlineMtnmanmakalu From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Maybe BA can lower the fares even more offering their new "coop class" where you can bring your own chickens along!!!  Wink


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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

Quoting Jasepl (Reply 5):
uly isn't really peak travel time for India-bound flights, is it? Too hot, wet, muggy and sultry. I would think fares in July should be significant lower than in January anyway. Of course, I could be wrong.

BA aren't exactly renowned for offering reductions during peak seasons! Hell, despite this offer, scrap the last part of that sentence...

Geoff M.


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Quoting Geoffm (Reply 7):
BA aren't exactly renowned for offering reductions during peak seasons!

LOL! And they shouldn't. If they can get away with charging a considerable premium over the competition (which they evidently do), they should charge it.

[Edited 2005-06-10 18:23:19]

User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Tha way to go to BOM is on Swiss nowadays! They have this great promo from BRU to BOM for 532.00 EUR, taxes included, also for the months July and August.

Normally we sell a lot of tickets, but this year our high selling season is NOW....

Regards,
LO231



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

Quoting Concorde001 (Thread starter):
On the BA website, BA are advertising low fares to India - they are competitive! I remember, in Feb/Mar, when I was looking for fares to India, months in advance, the cheapest fare with BA was approx £550! Now, flights in July are going for £390 to DEL and BOM!
I think this is the beginning of real competition on the UK-India routes!

I see fares coming down to about US $550 during peak season once BA and Jet and others increase their frequencies, and about US $400 during off-peak. Based on the BOM-LHR distance, these fares will still provide a reasonable profit.


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