avion
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Does British Airways Do Gatwick- Heathrow Flights?

Thu Apr 13, 2000 6:19 am

If yes, how much positioning flights during the days? And what is the average flying time?

Thanks

Avion
 
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RE: Does British Airways Do Gatwick- Heathrow Flights?

Thu Apr 13, 2000 7:05 am

Both airports are about 27 miles apart, so it is not necessary.

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Alex.
 
travelin man
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RE: Does British Airways Do Gatwick- Heathrow Flights?

Thu Apr 13, 2000 7:11 am

Well, UAL flys Orange County (SNA)-LAX flights (about 30 miles), so the distance in itself is probably not the problem. BA could also make LHR and LGW a "Mega-hub" with feeder flights connecting the two individual airports. Of course, the landing fees at LHR are probably enormous, and there are no slots available anyways.
 
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RE: Does British Airways Do Gatwick- Heathrow Flights?

Thu Apr 13, 2000 7:24 am

LHR and LGW are overcrowded enough as it is without flights between them 

There is a Flightlink bus that is free to connecting passengers. Now LGW has many more flights - there aren't that many flights that need an LHR/LGW connection.

British Caledonian used to run a helicopter between LHR and LGW for connections, this was ended when the M25 opened and journey times by road were decreased (plus they were expensive)
 
GLA MD11
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What About CDG-ORY In Paris?

Thu Apr 13, 2000 11:07 am

Just kidding
 
Auckland-SFO could be fun though, with the view over the bay...
 
 
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RE: Does British Airways Do Gatwick- Heathrow Flights?

Thu Apr 13, 2000 11:09 am

Auckland-San Franisco is about a 12 hour flight!
I think you mean Oakland-San Fransisco   
 
triley1057
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RE: Does British Airways Do Gatwick- Heathrow Flights?

Thu Apr 13, 2000 1:27 pm

Houston Hobby(HOU) And Bush Intercontinental(IAH) are 27 miles apart and they have scheduled air service between the two airports. Not only turboprops but also a 737-300. Ellington Field(EFD), another airport in Houston also has scheduled air service with IAH.
 
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RE: Does British Airways Do Gatwick- Heathrow Flights?

Thu Apr 13, 2000 1:44 pm

They might not do revenue flights, but it wouldn't surprise me if you saw some ferry flights. This would be required for aircraft placement or replacement for mechanicals.
 
avion
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RE

Thu Apr 13, 2000 6:24 pm

I was wondering if there are any positioning flights? The flight time must be around 5 minutes?

Thanks

Avion
 
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Avion

Fri Apr 14, 2000 7:27 am

They would be more then 5 minutes with slot times and everything it would probably be over an your hobbs time probably about 30 minutes in the air and 30 minutes on the ground it could take longer then that also.
Iain