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Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:23 am

I'm currently looking at flying to the UK for May and part of June and when I went to book my tickets on the return flight from LHR there were two flights on there to choose from. From my previous knowledge I thought BA only operated 1 daily 747 LHR-SEA-LHR. The flights only depart two hours apart and it looks like they are both 747s. Had anyone else noticed this?
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:32 am

The second flight is actually only 3x per week, using the 777 I believe. This is for summer only, starting around June and ending in September.
 
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:35 am

I believe that the second flight is a 777. BA sometimes adds flights to SEA in the summer time. SEA is a highly seasonal market for leisure traffic. The additional flight will help increase capacity. Loads in the winter out of SEA to Europe are horrible on the order of 60%, but in the summer those numbers jump up to the 90s.

I would expect a 777 with fewer premium seats. Although SEA has a lot of business traffic to fill the premium cabins to LHR, I would think that the 747 should do a good enough job and that leisure customers are the reason for added capacity. Also SEA is the main point of departure for people going to Alaska. Many people connect in SEA to flights to ANC or elsewhere in Alaska and some cruise ships leave from the port of Seattle although many still leave from Vancouver BC as well.
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:42 am

Yep..it will be a 772, and it leaves at around 12:30 or 1pm during the summer, getting into LHR in the early morning. The 2nd flight is the standard 744 that leaves SEA around 6:15pm.
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:20 am

According to the BA website, both flights will be 744s. Where are you getting your information?
 
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:51 am

As mentioned previously I cannot understand people from Seattle paying BA fares when they can fly from Vancouver with Zoom and Canadian Affair or even the Thomas Cook Canadian site for nearly half the price. just get the diretc bus across the border and see how much you can save..you could spend it in UK instead. Also if you are goping around UK try the megabus site for cheap travel
 
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:46 am

Quoting Mason (Reply 4):
According to the BA website, both flights will be 744s. Where are you getting your information?

I read on this site that the 2nd flight would be a 772. But, if that's what BA is using (a 744) then wow...demand is even higher than I thought. Me thinks people are booking away from NWA due to labor uncertainty?
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:03 am

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 5):
As mentioned previously I cannot understand people from Seattle paying BA fares when they can fly from Vancouver with Zoom and Canadian Affair or even the Thomas Cook Canadian site for nearly half the price. just get the diretc bus across the border and see how much you can save..you could spend it in UK instead. Also if you are goping around UK try the megabus site for cheap travel

Well, Vancouver is 2 1/2 hours away. That is one third of the entire flying time to Europe. Besides, you have to deal with the border.Of course, spending a few days in awesome Vancouver can make up for that. Flying to Vancouver on AS can add a lot to the cost.
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:35 am

The flights originally showed as 777s on the BA website. Looks like they may have been changed since then.
 
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:04 am

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 5):
As mentioned previously I cannot understand people from Seattle paying BA fares when they can fly from Vancouver with Zoom and Canadian Affair or even the Thomas Cook Canadian site for nearly half the price. just get the diretc bus across the border and see how much you can save

Well with the time spent driving to YVR, you could also make a connection on any one of about 7 or 8 airlines that serve both cities. Passengers do pay a premium for the nonstop flight. Now if UA, AA or VS started up some competition on the route, then it would be different. UA use to fly the route over a decade ago.
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:25 am

UA still has one-stop service through IAD, with the same flight number (UA939, I believe). If memory serves me, didn't they fly 747SP aircraft SEA-LHR for awhile?
 
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:50 am

Quoting Mason (Reply 10):
UA still has one-stop service through IAD, with the same flight number (UA939, I believe).

United has flight 938/939 which is one stop via ORD. The morning flight to IAD continues on to FRA.
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:10 pm

Quoting Flybynight (Reply 7):
As mentioned previously I cannot understand people from Seattle paying BA fares when they can fly from Vancouver with Zoom and Canadian Affair or even the Thomas Cook Canadian site for nearly half the price. just get the diretc bus across the border and see how much you can save..you could spend it in UK instead. Also if you are goping around UK try the megabus site for cheap travel

I did look at these sights and it really wasn't any cheaper for me by the time u add in the 6 1/2 hr drive that it would take me to get from Wenatchee in Central Washington State. I guess I could fly to YVR from EAT but then I'd have to connect in SEA and it would probably cost another $300 or more and probably take 4-5 hrs. Leaving from SEA is IDEAL trust me! I'll pay the extra money for a direct flight!
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:27 pm

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 5):
I cannot understand people from Seattle paying BA fares when they can fly from Vancouver with Zoom

Because, my friend, British Airways are the best and those who pay the money expect, are used to and recieve a quality service. Money well spent!!!
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RE: Two SEA-LHR Flights This Summer On BA?

Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:49 pm

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 5):
As mentioned previously I cannot understand people from Seattle paying BA fares when they can fly from Vancouver with Zoom and Canadian Affair or even the Thomas Cook Canadian site for nearly half the price. just get the diretc bus across the border and see how much you can save..you could spend it in UK instead. Also if you are goping around UK try the megabus site for cheap travel

Not all people are going to stay in London. It doesn't cost much more on BA to have a connecting flight from LHR, but if you fly to London on an airline that does not offer connections, you would be paying a lot more extra for your intra-European flight.
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