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Why Aren't EI's' LGW Flights In North Terminal?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1197 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Does anyone know why Aer Lingus' (newish) Dublin flights aren't in the North Terminal? I know they are not part of OneWorld anymore, but they still codeshare I assume on the DUB-LGW flights? Or is it just the LHR flights which are codeshared?

I'm assuming a lot of people connect onto BA's services at LGW from DUB? Or am I wrong? If they do, surely it would be better if they were all in one terminal?

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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2841 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
I'm assuming a lot of people connect onto BA's services at LGW from DUB? Or am I wrong? If they do, surely it would be better if they were all in one terminal?

If passengers were connecting onto BA services at Gatwick, they'd use the BA service from Dublin, not the Aer Lingus flights.


User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2825 times:



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 1):
If passengers were connecting onto BA services at Gatwick, they'd use the BA service from Dublin, not the Aer Lingus flights.

True...I didn't think of that! But surely there must be SOME passengers using Aer Lingus that connect at LGW onto BA services. The EI timings may be better for their connecting flight?

If BA and EI teamed up together on this route, they could have 8 daily flights spread out at even times throughout the day, making it better for connections.


User currently offlineWexCan From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

It's not a codeshare - most people flying BA from Gatwick will fly BA from Dublin too as the DUB-LGW sector would be heavily discounted in most cases. For EI, the route is mainly O&D.

User currently offlineSpottingpete93 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

I can think of two reasons.

Firstly were't EI thinking of leaving oneworld alliance. If they haven't already done so then operating to the North terminal could prove a little problematic. All domestic / CTA flights in the North terminal at Gatwick have to be handled by BA so if EI are looking to move away from BA and Oneworld then that wouldn't be ideal.

Secondly I've heard that more EI pax connect onto VS services rather than BA services at LGW so operating to the South makes sense if this is the case.

Hope this helps answer your question.


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2638 times:



Quoting Spottingpete93 (Reply 4):

Firstly were't EI thinking of leaving oneworld alliance

Thinking?

They did last year


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2634 times:



Quoting Trekster (Reply 5):
They did last year

Surely that's the answer then... simple as that... there's no reason why they SHOULD be at North...?

Am I missing something?


User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Spottinpete93 is right, although EI do have some passengers who travel onwards with BA they have more going onto VS flights.

User currently offlineHeeBeeGB From Finland, joined Sep 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

BA have virtually nil pax who fly EI to/from DUB and connect onto BA services from the North Terminal.

EI and BA do not codeshare on LGW operations and with EI no longer being in Oneworld there is no logical reason for EI to fly into North terminal over South other than preference.


User currently offline777KLM From China, joined Apr 2005, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

I don't know much about LGW... but why not? What's the condition for an airline to use the North Terminal? As a Skyteam member, Delta is using the north terminal and some other non-alliance airlines, like Aer Lingus (such as Lithuanian Airlines, First Choice, Easyjet, Oman Air, etc.) use the North Terminal.


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