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TWA Into Heathrow  
User currently offlineAwaramper From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 118 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

Rumor has it that TWA wants to get back into Heathrow. Anyone else know anything?

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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1963 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (16 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

I have also heard this from a TWA employee. However....every airline in the U.S. wants into Heathrow so I don't know why TWA would be chosen above anyone else.

User currently offlineMarkdc10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

I heard something about that a couple of years back. I had talked to a TWA FA who told me the company was interested in starting JFK/LHR service. Other then her comments, I haven't heard anything else.

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (16 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

They've gotten to to beack of a VERY long line. Heathrow is one of the most sought after airports for landing slots. Right now, LHR's slot constraints allow no incumbant airlines to really expand, and no new airlines are given slots. I believe Virgin was the last new airline given good amounts of slots. Even BA, the airport's largest user is expanding at Gatwick, because LHR is full-up. So as far as TWA getting any landing rights will not be (AT LEAST) until (or if) T5 is built, as well as every other airline desireing landing slots.


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User currently offlineSkylinepigeon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (16 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

It's not quite true that "no new airlines are given slots" at Heathrow; Qatar, EVA, Korean, Air China and Uzbekistan, amongst others, have all started services in recent years. Sometimes they are allocated slots at unpopular times. The problem for TWA (and Delta, Continental etc) is that UK-US carriers are limited by the Bermuda II agreement to two airlines each - currently BA, Virgin, AA and United. There is pressure for this agreement to be renegotiated, and with British Midland wanting to start transatlantic services, perhaps the door may be opened for other US airlines.

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