Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 21 Posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2049 times:
Has anyone bought the latest edition of Airliner World magazine? There is a small article which mentions UA wanting to move to T1 from T3. It also mentions BA wanting to transfer all New York flights to terminal 1 aswell.
N175dz From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 274 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1832 times:
I saw that article too and thought it was rather odd. I was glad to see that T1 is getting a facelift, but I don't get why BA would want to move just the NY services there. I assume it because NY has the most transfer traffic T1-T4?
As a side question - is T5 intended to house all BA's operations at LHR, or just some?
As for Star operating at one terminal; that's going to take a heck of a lot of moving around with carriers at T1, T2 and T3!!!! Wouldn't T3 be a better candidate than T1 for that? Is this going to be the way forward that there will be Alliance Terminals at major airports?
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1821 times:
Star have long term objectives to bring together their partner carriers at major hubs. As far as LHR is concerned, most rumour has suggested that Star will move to T4 once BA moves lock-stock-and-barrel to T5, although T3 has also been rumoured to become the Star terminal.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 21 Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
I'm not sure if other airlines will be too pleased if BA had T5 all to themselves. Terminal 5 will be quite a large terminal, would be more productive if it housed more than just one airline. BA wants to move the New York flights to T1 since most of the transfer pax on BA use T1 for onward connections to Europe.
T3 should become the Star Alliance terminal IMO. The majority of star members are already located there, UA,AC,RG,TG,ANA,SAS, and SQ. While LH could move to T3 from T2.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8818 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1741 times:
T2 could work quite beautifully for SkyTeam should the DL/NW/CO deal go through and Bermuda II gets a facelift. Should the NW/CO/KL consortium join SkyTeam, then SkyTeam and its partners would have about 100 flights a day, with a good number intercontinental flights. I could see T1 being non-alliance European/N. African/Middle East airlines, with T4 being long-hauls that are not with one of the big three. This would leave T3 for Star, T2 for SkyTeam, and T5 for OneWorld.