71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
They bid (and won) the deal with the NFL three years ago so it's not like they didn't know it was coming. A five year contract so will be doing the London teams for at least the next two years and I'm sure all airlines plan on doing a few charters to supplement income.
qf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 3322 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1872 times:
It's often worth cancelling scheduled services to fill these sorts of charters because they are so financially lucrative. That hasn't happened in this case, but I know of other recent cases when airlines have cancelled services (or just not scheduled them to run on a particular day) to free up aircraft.