UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2753 times:
I don't understand why there is no 744 service from DFW to LGW. I flew on this route with BA a couple of years ago on a DC-10 going and a 777 returning, and both flights were completely full. I guess why I ask the question is because IAH gets 744 service and DFW doesn't. It seems that DFW gets a hefty amount of traffic whereas IAH would seem to be less. Also, BA is a oneworld partner with AA, so it should seem that they would send a 744 for the traffic, rather than a 777. Does anyone know why not? Also, does KLM plan on having service to DFW anytime soon? Seems like the next logical European airline to come to DFW.
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5493 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2691 times:
I have always wondered that, I have flown that route 1 time going and 2x coming back,both on BA and AA and the planes were filled to capacity, AA has put it's largest jets on the route(in seating capacity) MD-11,777. But I am surprised about British Airways not sending 747's to dallas especially since BA passengers can connect to AA whereas in IAH,they can't. I wonder why BA has not upgraded to a 4 holer, I mean all of the reasons say yes but I dunno why they haven't.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2666 times:
There are 4 total flights from IAH-LGW, 2 operated by CO, and 2 by BA. Co operates 2 daily flights on 777s. BA operates one daily 744 flight, and one daily 777 flight. It seems like a huge market. KLM flies a lot of cargo to IAH. They operate a 747-400 combi plane. I have seen them unload vintage cars of this plane once.
Pbb152 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 642 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2604 times:
Cba, you're a little bit off on your post. BA operates a daily 747-400 on the LGW-IAH route right now. Starting in either November or December, they will commence two extra weekly flights with the 777. I believe starting early next year, BA's IAH-LGW schedule will be 747-400's 134567, and 777's 2(X2)57 for a total of 6 747-400's and 4 777's a week.
As for why IAH gets larger equipment and will have more frequencies than DFW is simple. A list of top ten worldwide cities for nonstop traffic from LGW was published recently, and IAH was #10. The only other U.S. city was Orlando at #6. There is obviously a big market for this route.