747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 865 times:
I read in tomorrows edition 9-11-00 of Financial Times that British Midland will start nonstop from Manchester, England to IAD in spring, 2001. The announcement will come in a couple of days. By British Midland annoucing this, is their motive to get an openskies between the US and UK immediately or to really build up their transatlantic service from Manchester? Comments please.
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1095 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 813 times:
I think their long term goal is for the majority of service to operate from LHR-USA, so I think this is more of a move for open skies, or at least putting pressure to allow them to have LHR service.
However, MAN-IAD will do very well in the summer. Most Transatlantic flights from IAD in the summer are sold to capacity or oversold to the max, day after day. MAN-ORD would also be a great flight when they start it, especially when code-sharing with United.
Hush-Kit From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 774 times:
As I know BA operated the schedule BHX to JFK in
1997-98-99. With a nonstop 757
(the only passenger nonstop 757 across the atlantic
except Icelandair, but they refuel at Keflavik).
If this track is actually operated by BA, I don't know.
Let me know.