Icebud From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 848 times:
A few years ago, British Airways used to operate two B757 Extended Range a/c on flights from Birmingham and Glasgow to JFK, which were configured with Club World and World Traveller seats. Anybody any ideas on how many passengers these a/c took compared to BA's regular short haul 757's?
Icebud From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 790 times:
Thanks! I must say, I'm surprised. I knew it would be less than 200 but I didn't think as low as 162 though as it almost seems non-profitable to operate such a low amount of seats to a city like New York.
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 780 times:
You could fly a B757 across the Atlantic with as few seats as you liked, and still make a profit-it all depends on how much you charge for each seat-BA charge extraordinarily high prices in Club or First Class-which is why seat numbers overall are quite low.
BTW, my father flew LHR-MAD rtn with BA in Club Europe class last month. Ticket cost=750+ pounds!!
Fortunately, his Company was paying.