MONARCH
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How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 4:51 am

Hi,

Well I would like to know why there are no flights from BHX to any London airport. I think it would be a great opportunity for a low cost carrier e.g. Easyjet etc to fly this route.

Your opinions please...

Regards

Monarch
 
Pe@rson
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 4:58 am

Around 1995 there used to be a BHX-EMA-LGW service operated by Community Express and aboard a SH6.
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artsyman
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 5:07 am

It is such a short drive and well connected that it wouldnt be worth the time.
 
Haskey
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 5:36 am

Other operators in the past have been Brymon to Gatwick with a Twin Otter and BMA with a DHC7 to Heathrow. These were all before the days of the M40 which as mentioned is now only 1.5 hours by road so not really worth it.

Ian
 
MAS777
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 5:59 am

Living in Brighton - I would cherish the availability of an LGW-BHX service!!! Its certainly not an hour and a half in the car from here!
 
artsyman
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 6:01 am

Mas, have you read the Cheeky guide to Brighton ?

Jeremy
Ps, I am in Brighton at the moment
 
MONARCH
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 6:20 am

I really wish there was a service to any London airport. It would be so much easier and cheaper than going by train and car!

A real shame!  Sad

Regards

Monarch
 
HUYfan
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 6:30 am

I wish flybe would start a business service to London City. AQ200 4xa day would be great! Alternatively, Gatwick  Smile

Regards

Mike
 
Rick767
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 6:45 am

Kaddyuk,

"I am dissapointed in no MAN-LTN service tho"

Your wish may come true with http://www.now-airlines.com

Mas777,

So I'm not the only one living in Brighton on here then eh?
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artsyman
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 6:48 am

How come we all live in Brighton and none of us have made it to the Pub yet
 
Rick767
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 7:17 am

"How come we all live in Brighton and none of us have made it to the Pub yet"

Some of us have to work in the morning!  Crying It is only Tuesday after all... I'll be out there on Thursday night for sure  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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artsyman
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 7:20 am

Some of us have to work in the morning! It is only Tuesday after all... I'll be out there on Thursday night for sure ....

I have to fly back to IAH on Friday, where you off to tommorow ?

Jeremy
 
Rick767
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 7:57 am

ACE, but not until 1115z

Can have a lie-in!
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MAS777
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:21 am

Sorry - was in the pub  Smile
 
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RE: How Come No Flights From BHX To A London Airport?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:26 am

London to Birmingham is simply too close to warrant a flight. BA thought about a LHR-BHX flight, but to use any plane on that route, even a J31/41 would be uneconomical. Flight time would be less than 20 minutes.

It can be a pain in the ass to drive from the midlands to London, but you have to make do with those giant car parks, M1/M25. Big grin

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