Sketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2867 times:
I was looking to non-rev on the inaugaral flight until I saw that it was completely sold out. Think Im going to do it at the end of September now instead as the flights dont look as busy then. I cant wait to see that A330 fly over my house from NCL after take-off. Fingers crossed for EK as this is what NCL has needed for a long long time. I just hope that other long haul carriers start to operate out of here as well ie AA, CO and Zoom
Nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5230 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2731 times:
Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 2): I'm guessing that EK having success plus the upcoming EU-US open skies could be the beginning of more long haul ops out of NCL, any thoughts?
EU-US open skies is irrelevent, any UK or US airline can already fly from Newcastle. AA proposed flights to JFK last year, but dropped them at the last minute due to lack of demand.
The only thing EU-US open skies will change is allowing European airlines to operate on this route, and if AA cant make it work through their JFK hub, no European airline is going to make it work point-to-point!
Gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25183 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2302 times:
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6): ..why is that? one would think DL might do well on the JFK-NCL route also.
No other US airline can offer as many connections from NYC that CO can.
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6): Was it lack of demand or was it also the fact they didn't have enough B752's, especially given they were selling many of them to DL..
Fuel price...announced a flight about 5 months before seats went on sale so everyone forgot about it...no advertising...the list goes on and on.
EK have focussed on AA's failures and thus have a profitable new route.
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2287 times:
Quoting Gkirk (Reply 5): CO would be the best airline for NCL-USA flights.
Quoting Gkirk (Reply 7): No other US airline can offer as many connections from NYC that CO can.
There is again lots of chat that CO may add EWR-NCL for the Summer 2008 schedule........lets see if it happens this time, there have been so many rumors about CO flying to NCL (both inside and outside of CO) that its hard to know exactly what to think. CO would do very well at NCL, in my opinion; CO has done very well at UK ""regional"" airports and NCL would continue that trend.
That EK is off to a great start at NCL is also no surprise.......pax travelling to/from the UK appreciate the opportunity to avoid connecting at Heathrow. EK offers service to DXB and beyond, just as CO would offer service to EWR and beyond. Lets hope that CO makes its move at NCL.