buckieboy
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BA To Fly 5 Times A Week To Shanghai In The Summer

Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:00 pm

All,

I've searched the last couple of months and although there are a few mentions on other threads, I haven't found one directly addressing my title. Apologies, if I am incorrect, though.

Just interested in what people think. Personally, although I've had a few issues with BA (especially within Europe and around London), I think this is a great move for them and also for Shanghai and China as a whole.

Also, a quick look on BAs website has a very reasonable GBP 315 return price, excluding tax- a bargain in my view: not that I need to pay to go to China at the moment.

I welcome your views. Also, I'm not sure whether this is a first for BA into Shanghai or not: probably not, although perhaps a first into PVG.

Cheers

Buckieboy

[edited for grammar]

[Edited 2005-04-30 14:14:21]
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B742
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RE: BA To Fly 5 Times A Week To Shanghai In The Summer

Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:06 pm

Great news for BA, im guessing these extra services will be flown by the 772?

Are all of BA's Asian 772 routes flown by the RR's, or is it a mix?

How many weekly services does VS have at PVG?

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samL
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RE: BA To Fly 5 Times A Week To Shanghai In The Summer

Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:46 pm

I'm almost certain that all BA flights to HKG (3 daily this summer!!) are 747-400s likewise the SIN flights continuing to Australia.
Also a lot of flights to India are 744 and Tokyo (twice daily) I think.
 
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RE: BA To Fly 5 Times A Week To Shanghai In The Summer

Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:03 pm

Not good for AY, though, as they were the number 1 choice for London-Shanghai time-wise before BA's move.
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Richard28
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RE: BA To Fly 5 Times A Week To Shanghai In The Summer

Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:40 pm

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
How many weekly services does VS have at PVG?

currently 5 x weekly, going daily on 30th October.
 
AIR MALTA
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RE: BA To Fly 5 Times A Week To Shanghai In The Summer

Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:47 pm

Quoting Richard28 (Reply 4):
currently 5 x weekly, going daily on 30th October.

Are you sure about the daily service in October?? And how about Beijing?? Why is it going to be back to 4 weekly in winter?

BA needs to get more longhaulers because with all new flights to India and China it will be hard to meet the demand with the actual fleet...
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rtfm
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RE: BA To Fly 5 Times A Week To Shanghai In The Summer

Sun May 01, 2005 12:07 am

Quoting Buckieboy (Thread starter):
Also, I'm not sure whether this is a first for BA into Shanghai or not: probably not, although perhaps a first into PVG.

For a passenger flight yes, this will be the first time to Shanghai, though BA World Cargo have been operating a twice-weekly 744F (wet-lease from GSS) into PVG from STN for about a year or so I think.

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Great news for BA, im guessing these extra services will be flown by the 772?

Yes - 5pw with 772.
 
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Richard28
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RE: BA To Fly 5 Times A Week To Shanghai In The Summer

Sun May 01, 2005 1:46 am

Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 5):

Are you sure about the daily service in October?? And how about Beijing?? Why is it going to be back to 4 weekly in winter?

I was answering B742's question (reply 1) concerning VS frequency to PVG.

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