David_itl
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Now Bmi Reduce LHR Domestic Prices!

Tue Apr 16, 2002 8:20 pm

bmi have just released this: http://www.flybmi.com/presscentre/currentpr.asp?Job=View&ArticleID=264&Page=./currentpr.asp

Extracted from it:

"Economy return fares will start from £29 each way to Belfast, £34 each way to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Teesside and £40 each way to Leeds Bradford. These economy fares must be booked as part of a return journey and a £2.50 discount each way can also be obtained on bookings made via the website at www.flybmi.com."

It's from 16th April and no Saturday night stays needed!

David/MAN
 
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RE: Now Bmi Reduce LHR Domestic Prices!

Tue Apr 16, 2002 11:08 pm

The Leeds Bradford must be more expensive to cover the 2 landings  Wow!

Saturday night, the last LHR-LBA suffered a shattered windscreen (FK100) at FL240 over Leicester. Apparently there was a serious risk of this one blowing in.  Sad

PAN call made, and a safe diversion made to EMA.

No injuries.

A job well done  Big thumbs up

Regards

Shamu
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David_itl
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RE: Now Bmi Reduce LHR Domestic Prices!

Tue Apr 16, 2002 11:23 pm


Shamu

The LBA charges are on public display: http://www.lbia.co.uk/corporate/charges.shtml.

Presumably no airline will pay as much as is quoted there!

David

ps almost tempted to have my first ever flight with those prices! Now if only the MAN-DUS price could be lowered as well (ideally for departures 31st May/1st June and arriving back a week later!).

 
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RE: Now Bmi Reduce LHR Domestic Prices!

Tue Apr 16, 2002 11:35 pm

But David, but do you really want to go on one of those squiggly little pencil jets ?!!!  Wow!

Shamu
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David_itl
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RE: Now Bmi Reduce LHR Domestic Prices!

Tue Apr 16, 2002 11:45 pm

Er...actually I have no choice as I have a long-standing arrangement to see my German girl friend (not joining those two words just yet) who lives just outside Dusseldorf. That is unless I want to go in a 737 (or alternative pencil jet) on BA.

David
 
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RE: Now Bmi Reduce LHR Domestic Prices!

Tue Apr 16, 2002 11:58 pm

Ah well, in that case, there's no question and no choice as to which you should travel !!!  Big thumbs up


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RE: Now Bmi Reduce LHR Domestic Prices!

Wed Apr 17, 2002 1:01 am

Yep, just checked it out. £80 all in for a day return from LBA on Mon Apr 24th; out on the 411 back on the 418. £80 on the busiest day of the week on their busiest flights of the day is not going to do much good to the yields.

Re: charges at LBA. bmi are on a seperately negotaited 5-year deal with the airport, so the published charges are irrelevant. The same is probably true of most other airlines at the airport to be honest.

 
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RE: Now Bmi Reduce LHR Domestic Prices!

Wed Apr 17, 2002 1:11 am

David, fly NCL-DUS on LH, flown by Eurowings CRJ  Big thumbs up
(if u can get a seat that is)!
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RE: Now Bmi Reduce LHR Domestic Prices!

Wed Apr 17, 2002 9:50 pm

David/Shamu

The BA emb Jets are well nippy and pretty comfy- unless you are tall. On My last trip to FRA it coped really well with bad turbulence.

however,given a choie of bmi and BA I would fly the fokker any day with bmi. Flown on their fokker 70 and 100 and they are lovely.

Just keep praying for a direct LBA-FRA service. High landing fees or not, there is demand and a very loyal customer base. The facilities there are also very good!
 
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RE: Now Bmi Reduce LHR Domestic Prices!

Wed Apr 17, 2002 10:02 pm

Yeh right! BMI doing LBA-FRA when they've just pulled the EMA-FRA due, supposedly, to slot problems.

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RE: Now Bmi Reduce LHR Domestic Prices!

Wed Apr 17, 2002 10:09 pm

Don't think it was slot problems for EMA- just uneconomical, wrong kind of punters!!

I would think their would be higher yield into Leeds due to it being the second largest financial centre in the UK after London....don't think that applies to Nottingham, Derby or Leicester!!
 
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RE: Now Bmi Reduce LHR Domestic Prices!

Wed Apr 17, 2002 11:34 pm


Leeds - 2nd biggest finance centre in the UK ahead of Edinburgh, Birmingham and Mancheser? I got my fingers burnt in a Scottish newsgroup for venturing Manchester being the number 2 in the UK!

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RE: Now Bmi Reduce LHR Domestic Prices!

Thu Apr 18, 2002 1:23 am

All depends how you measure it. Number of people employed, number of business in that sector, combined turnover of the sector etc. Most regional newspapers will latch onto the statistic that paints the best picture for their particular city and proudly announce that 'x is the largest centre outside of London".

In truth there's not much between places like Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester etc - which (getting back on topic) also demostrates how much potential there is for flights from LBA. Unfortunately, the MAN routes to FRA, DUS etc do benefit from business traffic from West Yorks and airlines like bmi and BA have little to gain from splitting these routes between two airports. 3 years ago British Regional had slots and a/c allocated for a 3 x daily LBA-DUS service. Things reached such an advanced stage that the flights were actually showing in reservations systems. Then BA Regional (who were seperate at the time) kicked up a fuss and complained that it would dilute the MAN service. A battle ensued, BAR won and the LBA flight was axed.