bmibaby737
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Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:16 am

Hello,

I and many other Bournemouth Airport Locals have heared that Continental may be flying to Bournemouth in 2006 to America 4 times a week or so with a Boeing 757-200
I thought this was quite a few flights to go to America from somewhere like Bournemouth - so Does anyone know anymore about this?


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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:19 am

Why on earth would they do that, when to one side is BRS and the other is LGW/LHR all 3 with daily flights to NYC?????
 
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:22 am

Well this is even more rediculous than GKirk's thread about QR serving NCL.

[Edited 2005-10-15 22:39:30]
 
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:27 am

Quoting ScottishLaddie (Reply 2):
Well this even more rediculous than GKirk's thread about QR serving NCL. Wink

Could be worse....could be as ridiculous as Emirates serving EDI (what a crap airport that is!)
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:27 am

Hi,

This is what I have been hearing, that is why I have posted to see if anyone else has heared of anything? I thought it didn't make sence either - but apperently it's come from a reliable source - the reliable source being right about Air Berlin and easyjet as the two most recent things.

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[Edited 2005-10-15 22:29:29]
 
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:34 am

Jimmi, for a NYC service, UK airports tend to need about 5m pax per year passing through them to attract the US carriers, hence the recent BRS-EWR and NCL-JFK flights being started by CO and AA respectively.
Although, how the hell EDI got an NYC flight I have no idea  Wink
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:40 am

Continental is also going to Campbelltown, the outer Hebrides and Westray Islands in 2006. Big grin
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:46 am

Quoting Incitatus (Reply 6):
Continental is also going to Campbelltown, the outer Hebrides and Westray Islands in 2006

Is that Westray or Papa Westray. If its both a 757 might break BA(Loganair)'s 50 second record for the flight given its higher take off speed
 
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:42 am

Quoting BmiBaby737 (Thread starter):
I and many other Bournemouth Airport Locals have heared that Continental may be flying to Bournemouth in 2006 to America 4 times a week or so with a Boeing 757-200

I also heard that American were planning 24 daily flights to Syracuse from Bournemouth, one for each hour of the day, all operated by 777's in high density format so they can meet the demand for the route. They also said they have plans to operate onward connections to Rennes, Brest, Graz, Petropovlavsk, Paro and Baghdad....
 
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:51 am

Quoting Boysteve (Reply 7):
If its both a 757 might break BA(Loganair)'s 50 second record for the flight given its higher take off speed

Why bother wasting the fuel? With a 757 the passengers could board at the front on Westray and leave from the rear exit in Papa Westray. They could charge a toll instead of a fare.

Oh, wait... Richard Branson's already thought of doing that with Concorde.
 
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:50 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 5):
Although, how the hell EDI got an NYC flight I have no idea

Well presumably it's because EDI is handling over 8m passengers annually, so it meets your criteria  Wink

Quoting Incitatus (Reply 6):
Continental is also going to Campbelltown, the outer Hebrides and Westray Islands in 2006

Well, perhaps not, but if the press reports are to be believed, ABZ might not be out of the question in the next few years.
 
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:20 pm

Quoting Damian (Reply 10):
Well, perhaps not, but if the press reports are to be believed, ABZ might not be out of the question in the next few years.

Wasn't that ABZ rumour for a CO BBJ service to IAH? Given the huge oil industry in both cities, it's really not beyond the realms of possibility.

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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:27 pm

Who knows, never say never. Who'd have said Delta would fly ATL-EDI! Continental have got serving the regional airports with 752s down to a fine art.
 
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:29 pm

Don't discount it....while it may be a longshot, JPMorgan Chase has a large operation in Bournemouth and with its HQ in NYC, I could see CO do a flight but not every day.

A 737-800 would probably be sufficient for the route, but I don't think CO is thinking about using NG 737's across the Atlantic. Yet.
 
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:40 pm

I dont think the above mentioned destination is going to happen. There are to many other cities in Europe that Continental Airlines wants to get its hands on first. Off the top of my head:

Aberdeen via 752
Basel via 752
Bremen via 752
Cologne via 752
Cork via 752
Lyons via 752
Munich via 762
Nice via 752
Stuttgart via 752
Vienna via 762

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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:35 am

As silly as it may sound....it may be a reality.


I been running alot of plans for a BBJ Customer needing regular feel burns and weather packs for this route.....

Cannot say to much...But I think this maybe a 2-3 weekly thing.

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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:55 am

Take a look at the possibilities behind this...

BOH could support it as it has the catchment of the wealthy south of England. Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton, Bournemouth, places like that, where passengers might not want to schlep to LGW over a more local service.

Tie it in with a travel agency deal, such as the excursion flights that used to be done from BOH by the Palmair people. There is also the FlyBE link to CO to consider, so more possibilities there if a JER service could connect into it.

BOH is part of MAG who could have cut CO a deal thanks to their links with MAN.

Stranger things have happened in the world of aviation, and BOH could be a credible location.
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:14 am

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 8):
I also heard that American were planning 24 daily flights to Syracuse from Bournemouth, one for each hour of the day, all operated by 777's in high density format so they can meet the demand for the route. They also said they have plans to operate onward connections to Rennes, Brest, Graz, Petropovlavsk, Paro and Baghdad....

I honestly don't think that a BOH-NYC service is quite as far-fetched as you seem to think! Not in the long term. However, BOH is a little too close to BRS to warrant it IMO.

Moreover....

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 16):
Stranger things have happened in the world of aviation, and BOH could be a credible location.

Agreed.
 
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:22 am

I'd go for it. Most of my time is spent going to and from Lymington when I'm in UK. It would save me a train ticket, Yet would add a stop in NYC. Guess I'd have to compute dollars and time and see whats best.

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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:25 am

BOH-JFK has been done in the past after all! And sold out. The Christmas shopping flights were extremely popular.

I think BY did it with a 763.
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:51 am

Is the rumor that Continental is attempting to become the official Flag Carrier of the United Kingdom true?
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:53 am

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 19):
BOH-JFK has been done in the past after all! And sold out. The Christmas shopping flights were extremely popular.

I think BY did it with a 763.

And EXT-JFK.
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:26 am

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 16):
BOH could support it as it has the catchment of the wealthy south of England. Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton, Bournemouth, places like that, where passengers might not want to schlep to LGW over a more local service.

Bournemouth is very difficult to get to. Bare in mind that a lot of people like to get the train to the airport, for Bournemouth, you'd have to get a train to Christchurch station, get a taxi to the town centre, then a bus to the airport. The trains from Southampton take about 45mins, about 90 mins from Portsmouth including a change, and about 2hrs from Brighton. Even when driving, it's going to take a good 2 hours from Brighton, about an hour from Portsmouth etc

On the other hand, Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton have regular direct rail links to Gatwick Airport, taking half an hour from Brighton, about an hour and 15 mins from Portsmouth and an hour and a half from Southampton.

This would probably on benefit people as far east as Brockenhurst, west as Weymouth and as north as Salisbury-Yeovil. Anywhere further north/west can benefit from the already operating Bristol service, anywhere to the east would most likely get to Gatwick where there are more services, so usually cheaper prices.

CO probably started the Bristol service to cover the whole southwest area, so i can't really see them expanding in that area.
 
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:17 pm

Quoting BmiBaby737 (Thread starter):
Hello,

Is this the old 'European?' Big grin

It would be good news for the south, however if it were to happen... i think BOH is expanding too quickly...
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:35 pm

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 18):
Ahhhhh, the Gun in Keyhaven for a Guiness.

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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:01 pm

I just did FAO BOH FAO on Thomson last weekend. First time to BOH. Great little airport, reminds me of Elmdon (Birmingham) in the early 70's. However, having an airport the size of a garden shed might be quaint, but we checked in with 2 flights and it took 25 mins to get through the scanner (they only have 2 and 1 was closed). I could see some expansion for LCC's, but not carriers like CO.
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:38 am

Next stop after BOH for CO will be HUY, then EMA  Wink

Then Manchester Airport plc will be able to claim their expansion plans are working  Wink
 
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:37 am

Quoting BmiBaby737 (Thread starter):
Southampton has regular direct rail links to Gatwick Airport

What? None that are worth a damn. Rail links to Gatwick from Southampton are rubbish, you can't even get a regular Clapham train from SOU anymore, you have to go up to Eastleigh.
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:57 am

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 14):
dont think the above mentioned destination is going to happen. There are to many other cities in Europe that Continental Airlines wants to get its hands on first. Off the top of my head:

Aberdeen via 752
Basel via 752
Bremen via 752
Cologne via 752
Cork via 752
Lyons via 752
Munich via 762
Nice via 752
Stuttgart via 752
Vienna via 762

A press conference has been scheduled at Cologne Airport tomorrow to announce a new long-haul carrier. Rumor has it that it is Continental launching CGN-EWR.
 
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RE: Continental To Bournemouth 2006?

Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:54 pm

CO has balls, I tip my hat!
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