Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 921 times:
No startup confirmed but probably next Summer (2001)
Aircraft A330-200 probably No announcement there either
Check their website news items over 1998/1999. It lists their route applications from LHR and MAN. http://www.britishmidland.co.uk
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 906 times:
British Midland will fly to US hopefuly
British Midland announced its intention to return to the US market after a 15-year absence by applying for route licences to operate scheduled services to 10 US destinations from Heathrow - New York, Boston, Washington DC, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Seattle and Los Angeles.
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 872 times:
I took that short statment from British Midland archives on their web page. I cant wait to see them at IAD.
Anyway, they will fly to IAD or BWI????
IAD is full of flights to England, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United, so does it means that BM will go to BWI???
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1092 posts, RR: 14 Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 846 times:
The A330 should be able to make it LHR-SEA no problem. Aer Lingus flies the A332 from DUB-LAX. I know that IAD is full of flights to LHR. This summer UA will fly 3 times, BA 3 times, and VS once. So, I think British Midland should start service to Manchester, nonstop. Lots of customers connect on BM when they get to LHR, to go to MAN, when traveling on United with a mini-alliance setup.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 55 Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 840 times:
I think that another BOS-LHR flight, while welcome, would be late into an already tapped market. The Boston-London market supports currently 7 winter, and 8 summer flights to LHR and LGW with AA, BA, UA, and VS all flying the routes with A300's, B767's, B777, and 747's. This makes Boston-London the third largest US-Europe route, after JFK, and probably Chicago to London. With an 8th and 9th daily flight, I don't know how BM could possibly have success. I think a MAN-BOS, which there is currently no service between, would be great, as they would have a route monopoly, and it would open up Northern UK to Boston, as there is a huge British population in the Boston metro area.
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DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8825 posts, RR: 12 Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 839 times:
Don't forget LH423...
Olympic Airways will be starting A340 service ATH-MAN-BOS next summer.
Delta Air Lines will be starting BOS-LHR/LGW (depending on US/UK agreement).
Here is the current schedule:
AA: 2 A310's, eventually a 763 during peak, currently 1 to LHR and 1 to LGW.
BA: 2 777's and 742 to LHR
VS: 742 to LGW, codeshared with CO
UA: 763 to LHR
If you add Delta (1/2 763/4) and BM (A330) to the mix, you have 10 LHR flights.
Personally, I think BM going to MCO would be better, because they should just codeshare with UA on the BOS route. I also think DFW would be better than IAH.
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1092 posts, RR: 14 Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 812 times:
American's A300-600s are steadily increasing in transatlantic flights. Right now, there are many flights from JFK-LHR operated by the A300, as well, EWR-LHR is operated by an A300. It use to be a 767-200. So they're not just used for Central American destinations.