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London Heathrow - Geneva On Swiss Int. Airlines?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

I was looking on the route maps and timetables on the Swiss website, and there are schedules for flights on the 30th between London Heathrow and Geneva.

I thought these stopped a while back?

Theyre flights LX2633 and LX2635. Can anyone explain?

Is there any chance of Swiss operating this flight again (if they dont already!!)

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User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

No scheduled flights according to Swiss.com's booking system. They fly GVA-LCY four times daily, but LHR has indeed been dropped a couple of years back when they sold a few LHR slots to BA:

User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

Quoting ZRHnerd (Reply 1):
Is there any chance of Swiss operating this flight again (if they dont already!!)

Are there any free slots at LHR ?

Quoting ZRHnerd (Reply 1):
but LHR has indeed been dropped a couple of years back when they sold a few LHR slots to BA:

From what I remember, that was when LX was in real need of fresh money and also attempting to enter oneworld.

Tschüss


User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

Quoting ZRHnerd (Reply 1):
No scheduled flights according to Swiss.com's booking system.

Not true. LX has flights on Saturday / Sunday during the ski season. This is their second year doing this.

Some slots are available at LHR, particularly on the weekends during the winter.


User currently offlineCambrian From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 619 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

The slots were sold to BA when LX were severely cash strapped and about to enter the Oneworld alliance. At the time LX was codesharing on BA flights out of Terminal 4 to Geneva.

In the end LX did not proceed with the closer alliance with BA, principally due to disagreements with merging Travel Club members into the Executive Club.

The result of Swiss's dalliance with BA is that they lots these valuable slots. It also saw the end of the daily widebody service (used to be MD11's, then A330's) into Heathrow serving connecting traffic to ZRH. All in all, a strategic mistake on the part of LX management at the time.

I am very surprised that LX has not tried to aqcuire more slots to resume LHR-GVA services, or that LH don't have some that they could spare.

This is a major hole in the Swiss network. Having said that, onward connections with LX via GVA are a mere shadow of what they were a few years back due to cutbacks at GVA. I used to transit GVA regularly, or go out via GVA and back via ZRH to places like Athens. Nowadays it seems that ZRH is increasingly the only option.

Sad not to see LX serving GVA from LHR.


User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

Quoting ANother (Reply 3):
Not true. LX has flights on Saturday / Sunday during the ski season.

I know, but:

Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
and there are schedules for flights on the 30th

!

Did the penny drop?


User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

Quoting ZRHnerd (Reply 5):
Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
and there are schedules for flights on the 30th

!

Did the penny drop?

I think you'll find I posted that comment before I was told that Swiss has flights on weekends only!


User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2182 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Quoting ANother (Reply 3):
Some slots are available at LHR, particularly on the weekends during the winter.

Not true either. Swiss doesn't have any extra slots in LHR during weekends. They simply use two of the existing slots from Zurich for the seasonal Geneva operation.


User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 6):
I think you'll find I posted that comment before I was told that Swiss has flights on weekends only!

My comment wasn't aimed at you but at ANother  Smile


User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

Quoting ZRHnerd (Reply 8):

Well I am confused confused  The 30th is a Thursday and there are no LHR-GVA flights. But if you look on swiss.com for the end of January you will see weekend flights.


User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

Yes but he was obviousely asking for the 30th, to which i replied to  Wink

User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days ago) and read 2994 times:

Quoting ANother (Reply 9):
The 30th is a Thursday

No...the 30th of December is a Saturday!


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