Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1931 times:
Firstly, I think the route to Cancun has been dropped (??) not sure though.
Secondly, I don't have the info as to when the MEX route was inaugaurated-some time in the early '90's perhaps??
Thirdly, when BA shifts a longhaul route from LGW to LHR, it is because that service is producing higher yields than expected-it thus makes sense to move high-yield ops to LHR, as BA's present philosophy is to focus on premium pax.
By relocating to LHR, it is partly doing it's premium customers a favour-LHR is closer to London, and offers many more connections for the First or Business Class passenger.
Aussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1916 times:
BA started services to CUN within the last couple of years and MEX has been flown for quite some time. I shall attempt to find out exact dates for you. It is rumoured that CUN is to be dropped once operations by AML finish next year. MEX was initially moved to LGW when all South American routes were swapped from LHR but then returned to LHR. The excuse was slot availability for a longhaul flight? CUN operates on a 2 class 777 and MEX is operated on a 3 class 747-400.
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1904 times:
Not sure, Augmented Mainline ops???
There is plenty on this in the search database.
Type in "AML", and you should find plenty of posts mentioning this service.
In the meantime, here is an extract from the BA website:
Getting rid of some of those small longhaul fleets at Gatwick, the most unpopular of which with our customers is the AML operation: this is a fleet of three 777 aircraft in a very high density configuration, which make compromises on seat width to pack seats in. We have decided that that is not supportive of the BA brand and product strategy and we are eliminating that fleet.
All aircraft flying out of Gatwick will be offering the full mainline product specification, albeit not every class in some cases.
Lucifer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 106 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1898 times:
AML is airline management limited: the cabin crew on these services are loaned from JMC airlines, wear BA uniform and fly with BA flight crew in a BA coloured aircraft. The inside layout is however different from mainline aircraft.
Aussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1880 times:
Why did I say South American routes will be moved back to LHR???? To much to drink last night. Yes EZE BOG and CCS are still at LGW. For the time being as you rightly say? AML - Airline Management Limited. Loads of gossip on this one particularly that Robert Aylings wife had major shares in this - interesting? That all just gossip though. Roll on Spring 2002 when we will all know whats moving and whats not and whats stopping.