ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7082 posts, RR: 12 Posted (2 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6522 times:
The title says it all, Just out of curiousity what volume of extra flights are being put in place for the games and where are the majority of them from/to. I presume alot from the USA into LHR/LGW etc?
rutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2950 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6419 times:
Quoting ZKSUJ (Thread starter): The title says it all, Just out of curiousity what volume of extra flights are being put in place for the games and where are the majority of them from/to. I presume alot from the USA into LHR/LGW etc?
Very few infact.
Many many private jet charters into Luton and Farnborough for rich famous influential and powerful.
Some charters to bring teams coaching medical officials and security for politically sensitive countries.
Some Freight charters with equipment and horses etc .... To Stansted.
The majority are/have been arriving in dribs and drabs on normal scheduled services.
There may actually be an increase in outbound UK departing inclusive tour and LCC tourists over the time period as it is the start of the school summer holidays in England and Wales !
JONC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6255 times:
I would find very little incentive to add service to the games. LON airports are slot controlled anyways, with plenty of exisiting service,. Why would you add seats to the market when you can just enjoy a higer yield with the existing seats.
flyingdoc From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5428 times:
It is interesting that I've gotten two different promotional emails from DL recently with "sale" fares to London for the summer. The most recent was on July 3rd for $1776 business class and half price economy fares for dates July 4 through August 15. Made me wonder if the Olympics were actually hurting the "normal" summer traffic to London, folks actually avoiding it due to Olympics crowds??? Was just surprised that DL would have "sale" fares to London in July or August, 2012.
1776? Lots of significance with that number! Are you sure it wasn't to celebrate the 4th of July?
Quoting flyingdoc (Reply 6): Made me wonder if the Olympics were actually hurting the "normal" summer traffic to London, folks actually avoiding it due to Olympics crowds???
Maybe. My parents went to Europe this past week and were planning on going later and travelling to London but decided not to to avoid the "crowd" and... "security isues" () But, at the same time a lot of people will be travelling to London for the Olympics, I imagine.