Theginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1120 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2361 times:
Hopefully with the T5 performance they won't need to pay out too much, they had all domestic flights the other day depart on time and a high percentage of other flights leave early.
I flew out of there the other week and we left early.
A340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52 Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2293 times:
This is a clever PR move. It shows a new-found confidence in punctuality for the company since the move to T5 but it doesn't really have that much substance. The majority of people on flexible tickets will be high tiered exec. club and in the words of many a gold member "I don't care about miles, I have too many of the damned things". They won't worry about registering for 5000 miles. Then again, this is one perspective; i'm sure there are quite a few who would love those miles.
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23169 posts, RR: 23 Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Quoting Readytotaxi (Thread starter): Now on the BA web site, IF your flight is more than 15 minutes late departing and IF you are on a flexible ticket you can claim 5,000 miles credit. Valid until 19th December 2008.
Sounds like a repeat of a promotion several months ago, soon after the disastrous LHR T5 opening. If the rules are the same this time, only Executive Club members residing in the UK are eligible.
AlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2089 times:
BA has just recorded its best punctuality performance for years yesterday (Tuesday 18th November) at both Heathrow and Gatwick, so I think this offer is a show of confidence in the operation at T5 and Gatwick, and quite frankly, a two fingers up the media who are still showing archive footage and photography of queues and bags at T5 on TV and papers whenever they talk about BA's new home.
At T5, all 40 domestic flights departed and arrived on time. Across Heathrow 68 per cent of flights were ready to go on time, with 129 flights – almost 50 per cent – departing early.
At Gatwick, all 18 domestic flights and all 45 flights to Europe departed on time. Ready to go performance at Gatwick – of 94 per cent – was also the best ever during full operations.
APYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 806 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2079 times:
Even on a bad day though 5000 miles to any flexible ticket holder in the exec club isnt much for BA to give out. It wont cost them a lot in real terms. Its fab to get those miles, but you can get 10k for complaining about the food.
We'd like to welcome in particular our Executive Club members and those joining us from our Oneworld alliance partners.
Airvan00 From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 724 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
I would have thought that the points should be paid for a late arrival. In this part of the world with longer sector times and strong wind, it is quite common to depart late, but to arrive on or before time. After all it is the arrival time and connections or meeting that is important.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23169 posts, RR: 23 Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1992 times:
Quoting AlanUK (Reply 8): BA has just recorded its best punctuality performance for years yesterday (Tuesday 18th November) at both Heathrow and Gatwick
That's not surprising considering the date. A Tuesday in mid-November must be one of the slowest days of the year, especially with the traffic drop due to the financial crisis. On-time data on one of the quietest days of the year isn't a good performance indicator. Some airlines do much better than 69% on-time departures even on their busiest peak days.
LHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 17 Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1908 times:
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11): That's not surprising considering the date. A Tuesday in mid-November must be one of the slowest days of the year, especially with the traffic drop due to the financial crisis. On-time data on one of the quietest days of the year isn't a good performance indicator. Some airlines do much better than 69% on-time departures even on their busiest peak days.
Trust someone had to put a negative spin on it. The punctuality figures are outstanding by LHR standards and a huge improvement on performance compared to pre-T5. Indeed, BA punctuality is now so high that bmi have had to drop their adverts claiming to be LHR's most on-time carrier.
Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned forever skyward
15 minutes delay, its nothing.
Even 30 minutes delay, it's not a lot. What's a half hour out of a whole day?
A one hour delay or more, I would consider that as significant delay.
I think that American Airlines should consider doing this to their Elite status customers:
If you are Gold:
No bonus if you flight is on time or delayed less than one hour.
5000 miles bonus if your flight is delayed one hour or more, regardless of the reason.
10000 miles bonus if your flight is delayed two hours or more, regardless of the reason.
20000 miles bonus if your flight is delayed four hours or more, or canceled, regardless of the reason.
If you are Platinum or Executive Platinum, all of the above mileage credit is doubled.
But of course none of that would count as qualifying miles to move to a higher elite status.
If they do this they may loose fewer customers and make frequent flyers less angry.
That would be a smart move.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7431 posts, RR: 44 Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1508 times:
Quoting Readytotaxi (Thread starter): IF your flight is more than 15 minutes late departing and IF you are on a flexible ticket you can claim 5,000 miles credit
While it is frustrating when a flight departs late, in the end it is inconsequential if the lost time made up for during the flight. What I think people really care about is landing late, especially people who are flying for work.