mls515
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BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 5:58 am



http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/020313/nyw121_1.html

4 777s a week to LGW.

Just posted this because I thought I read on here a few days ago that it was thought that BA would likely drop TPA.
 
chepos
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 6:03 am

I'm extremely surprised as I thought TPA was a route that didn't make money .
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MAH4546
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 6:51 am

I am not surprised at all. Tampa is a fairly strong business market with strong ties to Britain and this is thier only non-stop service to Europe for a TOP 20 market. It might not be very high-yielding, but I am sure this route makes money.
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Arsenal@LHR
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 7:16 am

I thought TPA was dead as far as BA was concerned, but it's nice to hear BA have kept the flight and added more.

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aussiestu
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 8:31 am


Good on BA and congratulations to Tampa. Does any other European airline serve Tampa?
 
727LOVER
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 8:45 am

Condor--that's it!!! We used to have Martinair& LTU. I just photographed the Chelsea Rose 777 landing at TPA an hour ago!!! BA have 2 special seating 777s for the TPA route.
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MAH4546
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 8:49 am

Condor no longer serves TPA. They dropped TPA-FRA last November.
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727LOVER
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 8:53 am

I just passed by their ticket counter a month ago, are you sure? Hmmmm.... maybe that's why that 5:15PM arrival never shows up!  Laugh out loud
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MAH4546
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 8:55 am

I am pretty sure. Their only US destinations right now are Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale, with Fairbanks and Anchorage starting up again in June. It's likely just a suspension.
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727LOVER
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 8:59 am

Then I guess that just leaves us with BA! Believe me, the BA 777 is the ONLY excitement up here!! That's why I'm going to MCO tommorrow, and MIA/FLL in two weeks!
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phatfarmlines
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 9:19 am

The Condor flight is still operating. Please have a look for yourself.

http://www.tampaairport.com/flight_mar02Departures_bycity.htm
 
MAH4546
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 9:20 am

Yeah, your right, it appears that they resumed it. It was suspended after 9.11, though.
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SWA TPA
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 9:55 am

Trust me Condor is very much here in TPA still. They just moved the Condor and Cayman Airways ticket counter to the old TWA ticket counter area which is across from us.
Those BA flights seem to always be full too. My mother-in law flys those flights very frequently between TPA and LGW and everytime she tells me how she couldnt find an empty seat! Also when we flew it non-rev going to LGW coach was full so they bumped us to 1st class and on the return they said it was overbooked but managed to get us on in coach. That flight home I didnt see an empty seat either while walking around the aircraft.
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 10:01 am

Good!

About time we had some better news; airlines are cautiously starting to expand out again.

How many BA intercontinental routes are 2-class? There can't be many.

Regards
 
chepos
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 10:56 am

Mah4546 I don't know if you consider Puerto Rico part of the U.S -Condor considers it a U.S destination , so San Juan is also a U.S. destination served by Condor.
Chepos
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MAH4546
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 11:21 am

Chepos, yes, your right. I do consider SJU the US and Condor does serve SJU.
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aussiestu
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 2:34 pm


Hi CP long time no see. BA 2xclass to TPA KIN ANU for the start of the summer. The AML aircraft will be used on these routes and operated by BA crews (at last). They are to be reconfigured quickly though to take them to proper BA standard. ie: 3x3x3 in WT. Dont know if WT+ is to be added? Anybody know?
 
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RE: BA To Increase Service To TPA

Thu Mar 14, 2002 2:41 pm

Now if only we could get service to LHR instead of LGW  Smile... Just returned from LHR via JFK on BA and must admit that direct service would've been nice...