thowman
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IB Operating 4 BA Operated Flights MAD-LHR To T1?

Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:01 am

I just been looking to book LHR-MAD on Wednesday and I noticed on the BA website that it appears that Iberia are operating two of the scheduled BA flights per day between LHR & MAD that are described on the website as being: "Iberia on Behalf of BA From Term1". These are over and above their own scheduled flights to terminal 2.

The flights in question are:

BA0455 08:00 MAD-LHR
BA0464 12:05 LHR-MAD
BA0465 16:30 MAD-LHR
BA0462 19:35 LHR-MAD

Can anyone confirm this arrangement? Are BA short of aircraft? Are Iberia aircraft actually going to T1 now? Is this another step closer to merger or is it simply a charter arrangement to cover for aircraft shortages?

Can anyone shed any light?

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[Edited 2004-09-29 02:10:59]
 
BAxMAN
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RE: IB Operating 4 BA Operated Flights MAD-LHR To T1?

Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:23 am

They are BA flights, but on wet leased IB planes with the IB product onboard.

And yes, all as a result of the sodding aircraft problems at LHR!
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Thomas_Jaeger
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RE: IB Operating 4 BA Operated Flights MAD-LHR To T1?

Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:53 pm

BA has wet-leased an IB A320 for two months.
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richardw
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RE: IB Operating 4 BA Operated Flights MAD-LHR To T1?

Wed Sep 29, 2004 6:48 pm


" with the IB product onboard" so that means paying for food and drink in economy?
 
richardw
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RE: IB Operating 4 BA Operated Flights MAD-LHR To T1?

Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:04 pm

It does

Flight Details
Flight : BA0464 Non Smoking
Operated By : Iberia On Behalf Of BA From Term1
Departing From : Heathrow (London)
Sat 11 December 2004, 12:00
Arriving At : Madrid
Sat 11 December 2004, 15:30
Number of Stops : 0
Flying Duration : 2hrs 30mins
Aircraft Type : Airbus A320 jet
Economy Catering : Charges apply for food/drink

 
thowman
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RE: IB Operating 4 BA Operated Flights MAD-LHR To T1?

Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:10 pm

So what are the sodding aircraft problems at LHR? I thought the problems were staff based?