RJ100
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EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:00 pm

Hello all

I have just read the following article (sorry, only in German):

http://www.baz.ch/news/index.cfm?objectID=179546FB-F08F-4765-BE48517B7622FDFD

EasyJet complains that Swiss and BA are having all the slots between LHR and Switzerland and wants them to sell slots, not to EasyJet, but to other companies...

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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:03 pm

EasyJet, wake up, it's a tough biz world out there! Or did you ask anyone if they care about the fares you're offering?
 
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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:05 pm

These news releases are so obvious after a merger. Always the same with those LCC and their need for free publicity. If easyjet doesn't want the slots they should keep their mouth shut.
 
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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:08 pm

Well then, how the situation between other Oneworld hubs? For example LHR-MAD, LHR-HEL etc...

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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:23 pm

Good work Easy! Free - and effective - publicity, acting on behalf of the consumer to draw attention to potental problems... unconventional forms of advertising need not be bad.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:25 pm

Is EZY flying into LHR at all? Or did they just find out this morning that they could?
 
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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:33 pm

Unique - U2 do not fly into LHR and, in my opinion, they never will due to the high costs and also the seemingly inevitable delays.

Reread the opening post:

"EasyJet...wants them [BA and Swiss] to sell slots, not to EasyJet, but to other companies..."

In other words, to break this oligopoly and, perhaps, a form of cartel.

Easyjet does not compete directly on LHR-Swiss routes, but it is nevertheless an important player in services between London and ZRH and GVA.

In addition, the success of Easyjet (and other low-cost airlines, like FR) is based upon the unconventional advertisement of the firm by CEOs who like to be in the spotlight. Indeed, virtually everyone in the UK have heard of Stelios and MOL.
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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:34 pm

This is the usual easyjet bull shit to get free attention.

Though it is true that there will be a monopoly on GVA/ZRH-LHR, I wouldn't be surprised to see Bmi come into those routes, seing the yields are pretty high and the swiss market is missing to Bmi's network (that is without counting all the baby flights to Geneva...).

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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:36 pm

BMI chose to give up ZRH a few years ago - due to they used their LHR-slots for flights to MAN. Hard to believe that additional LHR-slots should be available for BMI to re-open ZRH routes...
 
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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:39 pm

"BMI chose to give up ZRH a few years ago - due to they used their LHR-slots for flights to MAN."

Yep!
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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:44 pm

A spokesman of EZY stated that EasyJet does not wish to fly into LHR but other carriers might hence OneWorld should give the slots to "other carriers" but not BA.

Leave these things to "other carriers"!

I think I'll refuse flying EZY in future...
 
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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:48 pm

Not to forget that EZY is under pressure now that Swiss offers low fares to London, but offering better service and flying to more convenient airports...


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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:50 pm

Well, that's what they had to expect! Agressive fare strategies require agressive answers...
 
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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:53 pm

easyJet have enquired before to get slots at LHR but decided against it after they were told they would not receive a 20 minute turn around like they usually get, the best they were offered was 60 minutes.

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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:57 pm

Glenn, that's fully understood in the flight operations aspect. Still they shouldn't yell at LX and BA now...
 
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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:03 am

Too right they shouldnt have a go at any other airline, they dont use the airport so they shouldnt stick there noses in. Would be different if they used the airport and wanted to expand and needed more slots.

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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:11 am

lol. Aside from U2's publicity, if this is all successful, it would result in increased competition and thus increased choice and hopefully reduced price for the consumer. So U2 should be praised for taking the lead and not moaned at.
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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:09 am

Easyjet wanting a 20 minute turn around at LHR  Wink/being sarcastic Thats funny - it usually takes close to that to taxi to the gate once you've landed - what where they going to do - deboard the aircraft on the runway ??

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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:17 am

Fair enough - U2 have done exactly the same already for the AZ/AF alliance - demanded slots be made available at ORY for other carriers (in this case, themselves) to offer ORY-LIN service. When the only 2 competing carriers on a route sign a cooperation agreement that includes the right to collude on setting fares, that market becomes effectively a monopoly. We have mechanisms to regulate monopolies, and these must be brought into play in this situation. If BD were already operating LHR-ZRH/GVA, this would not be a problem - competition on the route would still exist. But they don't. U2 have a fair point.
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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:28 am

Does European legislation not mean that slots have to be bid for in an open market anyhow?

I thought the days of closed trading of slots at LHR were behind us.

Does any one know the law in this area?

Rich.
 
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RE: EasyJet Wants LHR Slots From Oneworld

Wed Sep 24, 2003 5:46 am

RickB: Easyjet wanting a 20 minute turn around at LHR  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Thats funny - it usually takes close to that to taxi to the gate once you've landed - what where they going to do - deboard the aircraft on the runway ??

ROFLMAO!! Way to go!!!

That was a good one!!!

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