SirOmega From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9274 times:
Can they fill a 744? I always hoped 787s (and now the smaller of the A350s) would be a good match for LAS. Being able to bring in smaller amounts of people in from foreign destinations at a price that is cost effective...
SevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1140 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9124 times:
Quoting SirOmega (Reply 3): Can they fill a 744? I always hoped 787s (and now the smaller of the A350s) would be a good match for LAS. Being able to bring in smaller amounts of people in from foreign destinations at a price that is cost effective...
Ever tried getting on one of the LGW-LAS flights? They are invariably packed (except for July/August, which is unique amongst the U.K.-U.S. services...I guess because of the heat) and I would imagine the MAN flight won't be twice a week for long.
As far as I know its Thu/Sun, but VS Hols have a big influence on these type of flights. It may be that they were originally planning 3 per week, and it could easily change if advance bookings look promising.
I would imagine it wil rotate nicely with a Fri/Sat VS073/VS074 service. Arrive from Vegas on a Fri morning, do a couple of MCO runs, and then another Vegas on the Sun.
Quoting bigGSFO (Reply 5): It's not hard to fill a plane to Las Vegas. But finding the right yield (even if it is mostly leisure) is the key.
If its anything like the LGW flight, yields won't be a problem. On any given day, fares to LAS are almost always higher than the equivilent LAX service (although I don't know what impact BA's LAS service has had over the last few months)
willd From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6421 times:
Quoting CrossChecked (Reply 6): 25 a week from MCO?! How many a week do you do to Manchester? How many to London? Yup - thought so. Shush.
Two a day to LGW (during very popular times in the past its been 3 a day)
One a day to MAN (sun, mon, tue and wed)
Two a day to MAN (Sat, Thu, Fri)
Then there is the GLA flights which have been recently increased, one a week I think all through the summer.
Currently operated by 744s. However with the arrival of new 333's next year there is a possibility of the 333 showing up in MCO, although not been confirmed yet at all.
VS operation at MCO is huge and easily the largest outstation.
david_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7314 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6056 times:
Quoting willd (Reply 9): However with the arrival of new 333's next year there is a possibility of the 333 showing up in MCO, although not been confirmed yet at all.
There's meant to be unfinished business with VS at MAN: suggestions are BGI going 2 weekly, MCO being double daily, a new weekly destination to be revealed in the next 2 weeks and I still believe they've room for manoeuvre as if the aforementioned is correct, we're talking 19 flights a week..unless GLA-MCO is primed for 2 a week? Think it's going to be 2 747s plus an A330 for MAN next year with the latter looking after the BGI, LAS, "new destination" & GLA-MCO. What we would like is a more business-orientated expansion phase but I guess that's on the backburner.
planesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 815 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5556 times:
What plans does VS have for the A333's? Surely they won't be splitting the fleet between LHR and LGW/MAN? Will the remaining 744's at LHR transfer to LGW/MAN as volume presumably helps the MCO/LAS routes suceed, leaving the A333's to be based at LHR.
With a present fleet of 37 and orders for 31, are VS planning primarily for expansion or fleet renewal?