A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9077 posts, RR: 13 Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2302 times:
I also don't understand DutchDeltaDude point,
I have flown BMI (BD) for the first time this year from AMS to LHR and I enjoyed the flight. The service was excellent with nice cabin crew, food was good and the space the A320 offers is great. On the way to LHR I flew with the A320, while on the way back to AMS I flew the B737-500 which gave me an opportunity to compare these two aircraft types. The cabin of the A320 is indeed more spacious than the 737 "Classics" at least.
Anyway, I had a good experience flying BMI, both on the A320 and the 735 (regardless of the space difference). Hope to fly them again in the (near) future.
Voodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 1962 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2249 times:
Latest World Airline Fleets News confirms 319 deal,
also that BMI wants to cancel two Emb 135 and two Emb145 orders and is talking to Embraer about taking Emb-170s later on `instead'.
If this doesn't happen, the 135/145s will be parked up in storage as soon as delivered.
Wilax From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 465 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2105 times:
BMI has always intrigued me. They seem like a classy carrier, and this seems like a strange move, only one 319.
I also wonder why none of the 321's have been repainted. I'd like to see it in the new scheme.
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7145 posts, RR: 14 Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
BestWestern, which mothballed A330 are you talking about - the one in Toulouse? G-WWBD has been operating this weekend whilst G-WWBM went off to Zurich.
Anyway, we are 6 months into the 3 year "expected loss making period" for the transatlantic routes. I guess any new routes from LHR will also have an "expected loss making period" so we can look forward to similar comments to the one posted above then I suppose.