sam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5126 times:
Quoting WROORD (Thread starter): I noticed that LS has listed New York flights from Newcastle and Leeds. Are those seasonal and what equipment is going to be used. Would that make the LS first low cost connection over the pond?
757s with winglets. They're for Christmas shopping charters. Not a massive choice of flights (only a few weekends in the run up to Christmas) and the prices aren't amazing, but I gather they are very popular with those who want a winter trip to New York from their regional airport.
Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23154 posts, RR: 23 Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3338 times:
Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 5): Quoting WROORD (Thread starter):
Would that make the LS first low cost connection over the pond?
Not at all. The now defunct Flyglobespan flew Liverpool-Ireland West/Knock-New York JFK (Boeing 757-200) and Glasgow-Ireland West/Knock-Boston (Boeing 737-800) back in 2007.
And several others in the past. Zoom, People Express and Laker come to mind. Air Florida and a few others would probably also qualify as LCCs if the term had been used when they were operating transatlantic services.
BY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2117 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1694 times:
Quoting WROORD (Reply 10): I meant to say too bad jet2 is not year round as it would be a good alternative to crowded LHR
Up to 7 hours in an ageing, essentially charter config 757 across the Atlantic with limited IFE, new slimline shorthaul economy seats...eh no, Ill leave it thank you. A good program for those not fussed with the above, especially as its a local departure essentially for Christmas shoppers. The prices seem a little unreasonable for the product.