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BA Going Daily To TPA  
User currently offlinegraham697 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 350 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4590 times:

Well this is quite interesting. I am holding my breath on how long this lasts/how much TPA is paying for such service. Very few details out right now, but it is pretty safe to assume the service will remain at LGW and will begin in March 2011.

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Nov 19, 2010 (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) --
British Airways (LSE:BAY) today announced that it will increase the number of services to Tampa from March 2011.

The airline will fly to the destination in Florida daily from spring 2011.

Flights and holidays to Tampa are available on the airline's website http://www.ba.com.

Prices and schedules were not available.

Comments on this story may be sent to aii.feedback@m2.com


Looking forward to the new AA
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User currently offlineplanefixer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4469 times:

This was announced quite a while back, BA will be dropping some of the extra flights to MCO and using the aircraft to operate TPA instead, so both destinations will be daily flights from S11

User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4970 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

why not transfer TPA and MCO over to Heathrow, and connect these flights to their global network... I appreciate the leisure approach BA Is taking at LGW, but there has to be some value to this.

User currently offlinebehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4755 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3671 times:

Quoting FLYYUL (Reply 2):
why not transfer TPA and MCO over to Heathrow, and connect these flights to their global network... I appreciate the leisure approach BA Is taking at LGW, but there has to be some value to this.

agree 100% especially for MCO to be transferred over to LHR in order for it to effectively compete for a global pax base on board its flight versus the Lufthansa service here from FRA!


User currently offlineplanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

Quoting FLYYUL (Reply 2):
why not transfer TPA and MCO over to Heathrow, and connect these flights to their global network... I appreciate the leisure approach BA Is taking at LGW, but there has to be some value to this.

There is no value to it. MCO is a leisure destination and I'd estimate that 99.9% of passengers are originating in the UK.

Why does this question keep popping up? It's an O&D route and Gatwick is ideal. If BA could move all but one flight to Heathrow it would probably be MCO that would remain at Gatwick.


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3356 times:

Quoting behramjee (Reply 3):
agree 100% especially for MCO to be transferred over to LHR in order for it to effectively compete for a global pax base on board its flight versus the Lufthansa service here from FRA!


What would MCO-LHR add to onward connections at Heathrow given it is predominantly a UK-Florida point to point leisure route? There are more high yielding business routes that need room at Heathrow before point to point leisure gets a look in. Also the business models at Heathrow and Gatwick are different. Gatwick routes stand on their own with some feed from the regions into leisure destinations. Even Bridgetown is still a Gatwick route and would be moved to Heathrow long before Florida ever was.

Air France do a similar thing at ORY with high density leisure routes on the B777-300ER whereas their main world hub is at CDG.

[Edited 2010-11-23 03:17:11]

User currently offlinebehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4755 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3263 times:

Can someone with some inside information in Lufthansa please find out how their premium loads are on their FRA-MCO flights and if these premium pax are largely O&D bound to Germany or other cities across their network.

To MCO, there is a size able demand in premium class from the Middle East region especially from JED/RUH in the peak summer months (July-Sept). I remember Saudia Airlines used to operate a once or twice weekly B 744 to MCO many years ago from JED only during this period.

Yes pre-dominantly, MCO is indeed a leisure route but there has to be a small amount of premium traffic bound to EU and Middle East for BA to tap into. If there wasnt why would LH send a 3 class configured A 346 on this route?


User currently offlineplanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Quoting behramjee (Reply 6):
Yes pre-dominantly, MCO is indeed a leisure route but there has to be a small amount of premium traffic bound to EU and Middle East for BA to tap into

Maybe one in a hundred travellers from London to MCO is doing so on business, but why cater for 1% when 99% are happy as it is?

It's a leisure route between two leisure airports. Hell will freeze over before MCO moves to Heathrow.


User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1667 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Quoting FLYYUL (Reply 2):
why not transfer TPA and MCO over to Heathrow, and connect these flights to their global network... I appreciate the leisure approach BA Is taking at LGW, but there has to be some value to this.

Because LHR slots are like gold and waste slots to fly to MCO with tourist is not the best way to make money, specially if you can use that slots to another destination maybe with less pax but with much much higher yields.


User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

Quoting planesarecool (Reply 4):
There is no value to it. MCO is a leisure destination and I'd estimate that 99.9% of passengers are originating in the UK.

So is LAS...but it is served from LHR



When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 9):
So is LAS...but it is served from LHR

It seems Las Vegas has been picking up a large number of connections and has been VERY succesful in the premium cabins, hence is a better for for Heathrow. Why is it so hard to accept that not all Gatwick routes will work at Heathrow and vice versa. Everyone is an internet armchair CEO. Except me clearly, I'm just "special" *cough*


User currently offlineLDVAviation From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 1048 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Brilliant strategic move by BA.

BA is going right after the feed traffic that Delta hopes to gain from its new flights connecting Tampa and Miami.

Aren't JV's fun?


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