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BA Ever Considering LHR-LUX?  
User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6427 times:

Its been nearly two years since Luxair ceased its service to LHR after flying there for 40 years. Now there is only the LGW flight which is inconveniant for connections. Will BA ever consider trading the LGW flight for a service to LHR?

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User currently offlinemadhatter From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6356 times:

BA used to serve Luxembourg as a daily A320 service (I think) from LHR alongside Cityflyer Express services from LGW until the late 90's. When BA did their mass cull of short-haul routes from LHR (seem to remember it was 1997 after their big financial loss) Luxembourg was one of the routes that got culled.
It came back to mainline with Cityflyers takeover.


User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6226 times:

But my point is if BA would ever reconsider restarting the route? I know Luxair made alot of money and carried alot of passengers to LHR and people in Luxembourg were really disgruntled when the service was discontinued.

User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 3030 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6133 times:
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Oneworld has surrendered this area to *A for connecting traffic.

Iberia have long seized serving Luxembourg

Need to get from USA to Luxembourg easly way is via Frankfurt.

By the way Luxair continue to serve London three times a day into City Airport - VERY handy for those working in the financial industries. - *A Alliance

And Cityjet also serve London CIty Airport - Luxembourg - 3 times a day - Skyteam Alliance.

However given you are in Florida, what would be the difficulty be in using the BA Tampa or Orlando - Gatwick service to connect onto the BA Luxembourg - SAME TERMINAL AND VERY CONVENIENT !


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25871 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5872 times:

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 3):
Need to get from USA to Luxembourg easly way is via Frankfurt.

ZRH is also good. LX has 3 daily ZRH-LUX flights.


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 3030 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5854 times:
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Still *A isn't it through

User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5652 times:

I have family in Luxembourg, and living in Miami I usually take LX thru ZRH or LH thru FRA to get there. But i remember flying thru LHR frequently when there was service.

User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4127 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5440 times:
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I believe in 2012 IC trains will connect Luxembourg train station straight to BRU. The journey should take about as long as driving to FRA...


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User currently offlinextoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4751 times:

Need to get from USA to Luxembourg easly way is via Frankfurt.


I'm not sure how it is now, but back in the day (circa early to mid '90's) we got a pretty good deal with Icelandic Air from LUX via KEF to BWI (Baltimore, MD). I lived between VA and Germany at the time and that wasn't too bad a drive.
It was actually cheaper than flying UA from FRA to IAD every couple of months.



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User currently offlinesam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2558 times:

Quoting miaintl (Reply 2):
But my point is if BA would ever reconsider restarting the route?

I understand BA is actually paid to operate LUX to LGW - otherwise it wouldn't be profitable.



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4127 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2223 times:
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Quoting sam1987 (Reply 9):
I understand BA is actually paid to operate LUX to LGW

By whom?



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User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5304 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

Quoting miaintl (Thread starter):
Will BA ever consider trading the LGW flight for a service to LHR?

And I am sure we will see more of this sort of pull out from LHR.

Given they will not build a new runway we will see more and more short haul flights pull out in favour of long haul ones.


User currently offlinesam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1953 times:

Quoting ANstar (Reply 11):
more and more short haul flights pull out in favour of long haul ones

Only the ones that depend less on connections. I predict the leisure routes that used to be at LGW (PSA, TLS, GIB, AGP) will move back to LGW to make room for new long haul services at LHR.

Quoting BlueFlyer (Reply 10):
By whom?

Local government I believe.



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
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