Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2643 times:
After reading RE's comment in today's FT, I'm a little confused as to what exactly BA are planning; it may not quite be the 'no-frills' operation we think it will be-perhaps a transfer of slots to GB airways is on the cards?
Eugdog From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2620 times:
British airways will have an unfair advantage over the discounters because they can use their Gatwick slots - Gatwick is far more preferable then Stantsted or Luton (30 mins by train from Victoria and is well served by other train lines).
Easy Jet have some slots at Gatwick but they are at lousy times (mid morning, early afternoon)
Carduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2549 times:
IF you've got 'free' access to the net and have nothing to do for an hour, have a listen to Rod Eddington addressing the 3rd Quarter results meeting earlier today (1400G):- http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=BAB&script=1100
You might need Real Player or Win Media Player.
If nothing else, listen to the first few minutes and hear what Rod has to say about your header line!
Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2531 times:
Sounds to me like another schizophrenic move by a desperate full-service major who has, like others, preferred denial to facing reality in dealing with dramatic changes that have been evolving in the European short-haul marketplace for the better part of a decade (and more than twice that long in the U.S.).
After unloading Go less than one year ago and having seen all low-cost airlines within high-cost airlines in the U.S. and Europe sold off or discontinued, is BA making a decision that borders on insanity by repeating a mistake while expecting a different result? Time will tell - based on experience, the answer will be forthcoming in the near future.