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British Midland To USA  
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Can someone share the details of BM's proposed USA routes? I.E. When will they start, what aircraft, and what proposed cities? Thanks.


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User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Hi Hark,
No startup confirmed but probably next Summer (2001)
Aircraft A330-200 probably No announcement there either
Routes?
Check their website news items over 1998/1999. It lists their route applications from LHR and MAN.
http://www.britishmidland.co.uk

James 


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

British Midland will fly to US hopefuly

February1999

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.

This is from their web page


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

Lindy, that quote states that the airline is going to serve the US again "after a 15 year absence." I did not know that they had EVER served the US. does anyone have info on previous BM service?


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User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

Does an A330 have the range to do LHR-SEA?

User currently offlineDLMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

British Midland did indeed used to fly both scheduled and charter services across the North Atlantic - using a fleet of 707s, altho services were primarily based at Manchester I believe.



DLMD-11.


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

LHMark,

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???

Rafal


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

Wow, just imagine an A330 in that deep blue.... or an MD11. Delicious. (I really need to get out more)


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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Is Denver really a possibility?

User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Thats what it says.

Rafal


User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1100 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1037 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.


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1031 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.

LH423



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8912 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1030 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.

Jeff


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

DeltAirlines you mean AA A300. But I tought they fly them only to Carabian not to Europe. Thats just my tought.

Rafal


User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1100 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1003 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.


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User currently offlineAuthority From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Did BM's pilot ever figure out how to shut down the correct engine?

User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 998 times:

I read in a magazine somwhere that AA may start daily MAN-BOS this summer using 767-200s to replace their summer only MAN-DFW fligts that have been withdrawn.

Also, the BM destination list is just the destinations they have applied for. There first order is likely to be 2-4 A330s so they won't be serving any more than 4 cities to start with.

Regards
James 


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8912 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 967 times:

I will be flying an A300 to LHR from BOS in a week.

Jeff


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