abibus From Mexico, joined Dec 2010, 128 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 18668 times:
British Airways just strat in november there flights from gatwick to cancun with 777 how are they doing on this route? And will klm take over the flight from martinair from asterdam to cancun? Thanks for any info and happy new year.
yellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6711 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 18500 times:
Judging by the upgrade in Frequency, positive comments from BA officials and the absolutely full load I saw coming in and going out last week....I would say at the very least OK.
I am sure the yields are not that great...looked like lots of All Inclusive BA Holidays kind of crowd at the gate. Having said that there also seemed to be some CZM dive crowd in the waiting area....that tends to be a bit better yielding. I also know of some BZE destined folks now using it as well.
When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 28468 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 18415 times:
According to an internal newsletter vast majority of the flight is sold via package holidays, so as long as BA is asking for the right price upfront from tour-operators I'm sure it will do fine as most of the commercial risk is on them and not BA.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
Bongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 4214 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 17965 times:
Quoting yellowtail (Reply 1): I am sure the yields are not that great...looked like lots of All Inclusive BA Holidays kind of crowd at the gate
At least BA holidays clientele, tend to be a bit upmarket from some of those frequenting a number of other tour operators. Fewer sightings of premier league football shirts and shouts of "cut it out Shane or I'll take your nintendo away again"
gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25330 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 17867 times:
Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 3): At least BA holidays clientele, tend to be a bit upmarket from some of those frequenting a number of other tour operators. Fewer sightings of premier league football shirts and shouts of "cut it out Shane or I'll take your nintendo away again"
So basically, the flights are full of snobs?
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
I wouldn't dare to take a Thomas Cook/First Choice etc...package holiday short or long haul- not because I'm a snob, but I know these flights are normally full of children of all ages and larger family groups! But give BA or Kuoni any day! Don't care if it costs a bit more. It's a more relaxing experience overall- not as many children crying and playing around.
european742 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2010, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 16477 times:
I agree, TOM/TCX pax are a right pain, ive known some pay for their holidays with their benefits, ive heard some say "This is rubbish everything is in Spanish" well, you are in Spain is what I said to them, the flight is full of screaming kids and chavs (for those not familiar with British slang, go on you tube and look up Little Britain Vicky Pollard). As someone else said, BA or Kuoni anyday!
Sketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 15187 times:
Quoting gkirk (Reply 10): You could probably say TOM longhaul is more upmarket than BA, given the fact that you get an extra 2 inches of legroom in a TOM(ex FCA) 763 economy than you do in any BA (or VS for that matter) a/c
But you dont get a 6ft flat bed to quaff your champagne in on TOM
BY738 From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, joined Sep 2000, 2699 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13946 times:
You get what you pay for. a few inches and a local departure would not sway me from a lie flat bed, exclusive lounges, unmatchable onboard service, airmiles, super on board IFE and a far better service when things go wrong, believe me ive tried them both long haul
santos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 760 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 12956 times:
I have to agree with Skipness1E on this one, i know that children have the same right as any passenger, but a TOM/MON flights are a total diference experience.
And charter airlines still use those portable dvd's. Plus they have all those "extras" that a normal airline don't.
Quoting gkirk (Reply 12): What kind of pax is that? A common family going on a holiday that they've saved up ages for?
I work hard and save hard every month so i can afford all my holidays and flights- and i still wouldn't fly a charter airline- even from my local airport
It's about choices- i think people in general know what they're getting when they sign up for a package holiday.