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Do Morning BOS-LHR Flights Perform Well?  
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

I've been on the morning BA 777 nonstop from Boston to London a couple times...years ago. Both times the flights were modestly full, but not overly so. Never have been on the AA flights. Obviously both carriers must be pleased with the performance of their flights, since the schedules show them through the dead of winter each and every year.

Chris in NH

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User currently offlineBoeingBus From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1596 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

I think you answered your own question.


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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11640 posts, RR: 61
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

As for AA, the morning BOS-LHR flight does fairly well in the summer, and takes some pressure off the quite popular evening redeye. During the winter, however, the flight is a dog, and doesn't really do so hot financially. The eastbound morning departure from BOS and westbound evening departure from LHR don't operate on Saturdays during the winter -- it goes to Santo Domingo instead.

User currently offlineBoeingBus From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1596 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

These flights survived all the capacity cuts... so winter or summer its most likely a money maker for both AA and BA... and Virgin too... Lets not forget the twice daily AF...

Cheers



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User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2925 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Quoting Commavia (Reply 2):
During the winter, however, the flight is a dog, and doesn't really do so hot financially.

Which makes it a great option to non rev on.....
 Wink


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

Part of the reason these flights do so well is that 80% of the flight is O&D traffic. AA and BA may get a few passengers off red eyes from the west coast and a few onward connections to Africa and the Middle East but by-and-large these planes are filled with people going to/from BOS and LHR, which increases yield. And, at least in BA's case, the flight is popular with many F and J passengers. Also, while the market is not as large, BA is adding a second daylight flight from JFK this winter to coincide with the AA flight and BA's own daylight from EWR. It seems IAD is the only airport where the daylight flight can't be sustained through the winter.

LH423



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User currently offlineB752OS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

I have flown this flight a few times in the past and the plane is pretty full. Coming this Fall and Winter I will be on it every other week and look forward to a day time dfeparture.

User currently offlineCessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

VS also operates the "wide eye" from EWR - LHR. Seems to do well, they have an a346 on the route. Flies from 0820-2000


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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 4504 posts, RR: 71
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Quoting BoeingBus (Reply 3):
Lets not forget the twice daily AF...

Air France is reducing frequency and capacity to BOS this winter. CDG-BOS will only be operated once daily, albeit with B744 as opposed to 11 weekly A343 last winter.


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