|Quoting Spike (reply 8):|
If its just tourists NW and DL want to bring in, then LGW is ideal and purpose built. Sort of Newark as opposed to JFK
|Quoting Monkeyboi (reply 15):|
The US government wants US airlines to have unlimited '5th freedom' rights between LHR and the rest of the UK/europe. So, CO could fly from say EWR - LHR, drop off some pax, pick up some more and fly on to ATH say.
The UK government was happy to agree to these conditions PROVIDED that british airlines would have the same advantage in the US. Ie BA or VS fly LHR-JFK, drop off to some pax pick up some more and fly on to JFK.
|Quoting Padcrasher (reply 4):|
I'm not so sure the UK consumer benefits and of course this air commerce just moves to CDG and FRA. Airports that are open to any airline.
|Quoting Spike (reply 12):|
Is that true that Newark has more 'business' flights than JFK? I wouldn't dream of going to New York unless my ticket said JFK. Imagine landing long-haul at Gatwick
|Quoting Arsenal@LHR (reply 33):|
A lot of people are claiming LHR is losing connecting traffic to CDG and AMS, where is the proof of this?
|Quoting ZRH (reply 36):|
Oneworld has not a hub in central Europe
|Quoting AeroWesty (reply 38):|
What about MAD for IB? It's just as "central" in geographic terms as AMS in your example, isn't it? There is also the DUB hub for EI and HEL hub for AY, all OneWorld members, too.
|Quoting ZRH" class=quote target=_blank>ZRH (reply 40):|
MAD is in the south-west, perhaps more central than the other two but much less than CDG/AMS/FRA
|Quoting Crosswind (reply 41):|
Swiss did seem like an ideal match for oneworld, I hope they can re-visit the ideas of an alliance in the future. It would be a shame to see Swiss become part of the Lufthansa/Star Alliance Central European greyness that Austrian/Tyrolean/Lauda find themselves in!
|Quoting Airplanepics (reply 5):|
NW or DL have never used LHR, so why start now?
|Quoting Padcrasher (reply 29):|
Just give at few years. Virgin will employ an attendant in the F class lavatory to wipe the passengers ass with a moistened cotton swab...the competition is brutal and the British love their class privilege....LOL
|Quoting Spike (reply 12):|
Is that true that Newark has more 'business' flights than JFK? I wouldn't dream of going to New York unless my ticket said JFK. Imagine landing long-haul at Gatwick.
|Quoting PlaneSmart (reply 28):|
Using that logic, the US will not for the forseeable future be able to enter into an open skies arrangement with any country on earth, because the US is bigger, has a more valuable aviation market...........
Or should it be based on market potential & profitability, in which case China, India, many European, Asian & ME countries shouldn't enter into an open skies arrangement with the US because the US isn't offering enough.