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BD To Go Double Daily LHR-TLV  
User currently offlineBretts1983 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 26 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5870 times:

The link suggests bmi will start a second daily service to TLV from LHR at the start of the summer season, with an equipment change to an A330 from May.

http://www.responsesource.com/releases/rel_display.php?relid=45411

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User currently offlineLeej From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5733 times:

Wow! Have just booked with them LHR-TLV for 2 weeks at the end of this month - first time with BMI - looking forward to it! Can't seem to find any trip reports on the net for this route, any one here care to share any info about what to expect? Slumming it up the back end unfortunately, but for £274.00 return I don't mind!

User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5655 times:

Posted this in the MAN thread...

Quote:
Anybody get the TTG? A bmi full page ad was printed in the 'business' supplement advertising additional Tel Aviv flights... Apparently not even bmi's press office knew about this ad going out. The advert wasn't supposed to have been printed until around March. Additional flight starting end of March/Start of April. Seems as though bmi have been forced into officially announcing it!

Doing work experience this week at a travel company in Manchester that specialises in pilgrimages and travel to Israel. They got told about this yesterday. Coincidentally, a bmi rep was in the office today and when asked about it, just said that she'd seen it... with no further comment  Silly



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5614 times:

Potentially this is what BD LHR-TLV departure times (in UTC) are looking like for S09.

LHR BD 0761 01MAY 23OCT 1204500 332 1015 TLV
LHR BD 0761 02MAY 24OCT 0030060 332 1015 TLV
LHR BD 0761 01APR 29APR 0030060 321 1015 TLV
LHR BD 0761 03MAY 18OCT 0000007 332 1015 TLV
LHR BD 0761 29MAR 26APR 0000007 321 1015 TLV
LHR BD 0763 01MAY 23OCT 1034507 332 2055 TLV
LHR BD 0763 29MAR 30APR 1034507 321 2055 TLV
LHR BD 0763 05MAY 20OCT 0200000 332 2100 TLV
LHR BD 0763 31MAR 28APR 0200000 321 2100 TLV

Arrival times in to LHR are as follows:

LHR BD 0762 02MAY 24OCT 1234567 332 0900 TLV
LHR BD 0762 29MAR 01MAY 1234567 321 0900 TLV
LHR BD 0764 02MAY 24OCT 0000060 332 2150 TLV
LHR BD 0764 04APR 25APR 0000060 321 2150 TLV
LHR BD 0764 01MAY 23OCT 1234507 332 2150 TLV
LHR BD 0764 29MAR 30APR 1234507 321 2150 TLV

[Edited 2009-02-10 12:51:49]


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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17828 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5573 times:

Wasn't LHRTLV rumoured to be on the chopping block about 6 months ago? If so then it's a definitely a positive change.


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User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 2175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5390 times:

Are they cutting A330 routes to send the aircraft to TLV?

User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5382 times:



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 4):

They won't pull the route since Thomson are ditching MAN-TLV in April, even though it's making them money. Jet2 are starting MAN-TLV in May but only once a week so bmi's main competitors are El Al, TK and BA.



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5120 times:



Quoting AF022 (Reply 5):
Are they cutting A330 routes to send the aircraft to TLV?

The MAN long haul



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User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3055 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5041 times:



Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 6):
They won't pull the route since Thomson are ditching MAN-TLV in April, even though it's making them money. Jet2 are starting MAN-TLV in May but only once a week so bmi's main competitors are El Al, TK and BA.

Thomson also ditched the route from LTN too, and this route was extremely lucrative... Even though they advertised lead-in fares for £79, they were regularly selling seats at £200+ each way (I assume these we were still cheaper than some of the mainline carriers seats).

Despite the prices they managed to pull the customers and the route gradually increased frequencies from 2 to 3 and them 5 times weekly at times last year. It was usually operated by a 737-800, but they regularly upgraded this to a 757-200 to cope with demand. During the Christmas period and other major Jewish festivals a 767-200 was drafted in on occassions.

Im surprised someone else like easyJet has not picked up this route from LTN or even an Israeli carrier like Arkia.


User currently offlineCastropRauxel From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5035 times:



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 4):
Wasn't LHRTLV rumoured to be on the chopping block about 6 months ago? If so then it's a definitely a positive change.

Nooooooo. and on that note, I hate to say "I told you so" (well, no, actually I kinda like it), but when I wrote this 5 months ago, people were quite sceptical: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...general_aviation/read.main/4154362

I'm very happy to see that not only the upgrade to the route was finalised - but also that the decision was not between a second daily flight or an A330, but BD rather do both!
These are fantastic news for this very successful route. BD have also teamed up with UA to offer Israeli passengers to connect to UA at LHR and continue to the U.S, and vice versa. also, VS start putting their code on the TLV flights, making BD an important feeder for them at LHR (a role that until now was played by LY).

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 6):
bmi's main competitors are El Al, TK and BA.

I'm sorry, but I have to say: TK???


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4941 times:



Quoting CastropRauxel (Reply 9):
I'm sorry, but I have to say: TK???

IST is well located for UK-Israel connections

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 8):
Im surprised someone else like easyJet has not picked up this route from LTN or even an Israeli carrier like Arkia.

Do Arkia, or Israir, have any UK services currently?



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4912 times:



Quoting Humberside (Reply 10):
IST is well located for UK-Israel connections

For PAX going from alternative airports and don't want the early connection times at London airports, TK offer an alternative option.



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User currently offlineCastropRauxel From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4557 times:



Quoting Humberside (Reply 10):

IST is well located for UK-Israel connections

So is the rest of mainland Europe... even better, actually.

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 11):
For PAX going from alternative airports and don't want the early connection times at London airports, TK offer an alternative option.

Sorry, but I honestly still don't see what makes TK favourable for the UK-Israel connections. I will need an explanation on that one...
Anyway, TK is only the no. 7 airline by means of passenger traffic between LHR and TLV in 2008 - after BA/BD/LY of course, but also much after LH, LX, and AZ.

Quoting Humberside (Reply 10):
Do Arkia, or Israir, have any UK services currently?

Not as far as I know. 6H got the right to operate scheduled services to London, but for now are taking their time - I'm guessing because of lack of equipment.


User currently offlineAmirs From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4339 times:



Quoting CastropRauxel (Reply 12):
Not as far as I know. 6H got the right to operate scheduled services to London, but for now are taking their time - I'm guessing because of lack of equipment.

lack of equiptment
lack of slots
lack of pax
I dont see that airline doing much in the years to come.


Nice surprise that BOTH flights will be with A332!!!! I saw an ad in the paper, $1000 for Business Class. Those new business class seats on BD are like the new First Class seats on LY.


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4144 times:

Have they mentioned when the route is going to be cancelled? I mean, that's a kinda BMI sorta thing to do.

I can't see them making much of a go of it really. They enter these things with gusto then lose interest after 6 rotations.


User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2128 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4113 times:



Quoting Bretts1983 (Thread starter):
The link suggests bmi will start a second daily service to TLV from LHR at the start of the summer season, with an equipment change to an A330 from May.

When they will start with double daily A332 fights to Israel with that superior inflight product and good arrival and deparutre times on both ways they can develop into a serious competitor. For the direct TLV-LHR-TLV route I would see them on first place for both, cabin comfort price and quality followed by BA and first then LY. Their First Class seats are maybe if at all on the level of the new BMI Business Class.


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