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So We Have The JV With DL/VA, LGW Return?  
User currently offlinexjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 51
Posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Last year marked the end of an era for DL when they cut the original international flight from ATL to LGW.

Since the JV partnership, do you think DL will resume flying into LGW since VS has a sizable operation there?


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User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

I don't find it likely. From what I can tell, all of VS' LGW operations head to Caribbean sun destinations, Florida and Las Vegas. I don't see where that fits in with DL at all. I'm not saying it's impossible, but unlikely DL sees any reason to resume operations to LGW merely because VS leisure flights operate from there.


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User currently offlineBNAtraveler From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2544 times:
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I believe that a strong motivator for the ownership and JV is LHR access, so I do not think that LGW plays into the strategy at all.

User currently offline757ops From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

Maybe all we will see is DL codeshare on VS services from LGW to LAS and MCO

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2513 times:

No, every carrier has closed down their LGW operations as soon as they get slots at LHR.

They will not return, there is no reason for it.



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User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8278 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2290 times:
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Virgin's Gatwick flights to Orlando are package holiday flights sold as "Virgin Vacations". VA doesn't need DL for this and probably would only code-share on the routes. LGW based planes have only 14 Upper Class seats and are mostly Y class with some Y+.

User currently offlineiowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4365 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2151 times:
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We have several double thread delete requests as the topic is covered well in the existing thread located below. The link will take you to Reply 21 where the discussion about LHR/LGW starts.

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