Tripleseven
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How Is BA/ Cityflier Express Anyway?

Thu May 09, 2002 8:07 am

See, in July, I'm taking the BA SFO-LHR (this will be my first 744 trip) and then the Cityflier Express LHR-NCL-LCW-AMS-LHR, then the BA LHR-SFO.

With the various BA/Cityflier Express shuffles/cuts of late, what can I expect?



 
KLM-MD11
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RE: How Is BA/ Cityflier Express Anyway?

Thu May 09, 2002 1:44 pm

I flew cityflyer 4 times, AMS-LGW v.v. on their RJ-100 and ATR 42 or 72(can't remember)

They manage to put 6 seats per row in that aircraft (RJ-100) and I do NOT recommend a window seat, your elbows and shoulders will be rubbing the window on one side, and your neighbour on the other. eating on board is almost impossible. Highly uncomfortable, but were only short flights. Better fly their ATR with only 4 seats per row but noisy aircraft. Service is rushed, obviously because of short flights. All of these flights were before 9/11 so I don't know if they had cuts as far as service. Seems unlikely as there was hardly any service before. Food served to me on a morning flight to and from LGW consisted of a paper bag with a croissant and a juice.
All flights had an on-time performance.

All in all I'd say you'd be better off flying the intra-european flights with Easyjet. Why? Get a burger at the airport before flying, you'll get no service, so you can't complain about it, on a more comfortable flight. But I suppose you have bought all flights in one go... and thus fairly cheap. (How much DID you pay???)

Anyway, have fun in AMS, beware of pickpockets going to and from airport if you go by train!!!!

regards,

KLMMD11

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Tripleseven
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RE: How Is BA/ Cityflier Express Anyway?

Thu May 09, 2002 11:30 pm

My tickets show the Cityflier express equipment is 737 on all legs. Wonder if that changed?

I did buy the tickets all at once, I think the total was $1200.00 US.

 
David_itl
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RE: How Is BA/ Cityflier Express Anyway?

Thu May 09, 2002 11:45 pm


Citiflyer are now part of BA European operations at Gatwick, though I think the flight numbers haven't been dropped into the normal BA Gatwick services range. It should be 737s.

David/MAN
 
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RE: How Is BA/ Cityflier Express Anyway?

Fri May 10, 2002 2:09 am

NCL-LHR mix of 319,320,734,757 a/c
NCL-LGW mix of RJ100,733,734,735 a/c
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
Sukhoi
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RE: How Is BA/ Cityflier Express Anyway?

Fri May 10, 2002 2:57 am

Cityflyer are no more they have been swallowed up in to CitiExpress with BRAL and Brymon. How did BA ever come up with the new name  Wink/being sarcastic

The RJ100 are gradually being transfered up to MAN so your possibly be on a 73

Regards

Paul
 
David_itl
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RE: How Is BA/ Cityflier Express Anyway?

Fri May 10, 2002 3:16 am


Just to clarify, assimilating from BA press releases:

British Airways CitiExpress: Formed following the acquisition of the British Regional Air Lines Group and the integration of that business with the West Country wholly-owned subsidiary, Brymon Airways.
Now with British Airways Regional added in.

The sale of Air Liberté, the sale of Go and the integration of CityFlyer Express with mainline operations at Gatwick has left Deutsche BA as the only ‘non-mainline’ flying subsidiary. Now DBA may longer be within BA shortly.

Hence, CitiExpress = all the non-London UK based subsidiaries of BA.

David/MAN
 
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RE: How Is BA/ Cityflier Express Anyway?

Fri May 10, 2002 7:19 am

Does CitiExpress have a website?

Any confusion with CitiGroup in the US which is marketed on the "Citi" logo with the red umbrella?

TNNH
 
David_itl
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RE: How Is BA/ Cityflier Express Anyway?

Fri May 10, 2002 7:39 am


TNNH

Unfortunately, they don't appear to as the old British Regional one is now a single page referring enquiries and bookings to the BA site.

David

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