camair
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BD From LBA To EDI And GLA

Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:45 pm

LBA-EDI:

12345 0830-0930 ER4
1234 1115-1210 ER4
12345 1605-1705 ER4
12345 1900-1955 ER4
7 1935-2030 ER4

EDI-LBA:

12345 0705-0805 ER4
1234 0955-1050 ER4
12345 1440-1535 ER4
12345 1735-1830 ER4
7 1815-1905 ER3

The train from Edinburgh to Leeds takes about 3 hours.

LBA-GLA:

12345 0840-0935 ER4
12345 1630-1725 ER4
12345 1920-2015 ER4
7 2010-2100 ER4

GLA-LBA:

12345 0710-0810 ER4
12345 1505-1600 ER4
12345 1755-1850 ER4

The train from Glasgow to Leeds takes about 4 hours.

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Does anyone know whether these services are profitable? Any details at all?
 
GSM763
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RE: BD From LBA To EDI And GLA

Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:12 pm

I believe they are. These routes also have fairly heavy advertising musclke behind them (BD adverts in the Scottish press are generally for long haul or Leeds)
 
camair
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RE: BD From LBA To EDI And GLA

Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:16 pm

Quoting GSM763 (Reply 1):
I believe they are.

Do you have figures to prove that?
 
Damian
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RE: BD From LBA To EDI And GLA

Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:04 pm

EDI-LBA in particular carries a fair amount of business pax working in the financial sector. The merger of Halifax and Bank of Scotland must have given the route quite a boost.

For a time BD used the F100 on selected flights from LBA-EDI/GLA, I believe?
 
Orion737
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RE: BD From LBA To EDI And GLA

Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:06 pm

I can confirm the succces of these routes. My ex flew regularly in C class from LBA-EDI and he reported the flight was almost always full, in both C and Y class.

The fact that BD have kept C class on this route while scrapping C class on almost every other route is confirmation of the high yields this short route fetches in.
 
noelg
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RE: BD From LBA To EDI And GLA

Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:19 pm

Quoting CamAir (Thread starter):
Does anyone know whether these services are profitable? Any details at all?

I flew the LBA-EDI route a couple of months ago, and on a Wednesday morning the flight was full. The service levels on this service are exemplary, including hot breakfast with tea or coffee. Later flights in the day have free alchohol as well. Y passengers get a Panini, C passengers get a full English.

My trip report is here if you're interested!
Welcome To The JungleJet - LBA-EDI-BRU-LBA Pic/vid (by NoelG Dec 2 2005 in Trip Reports)

Noel
 
Humberside
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RE: BD From LBA To EDI And GLA

Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:41 pm

From Leeds to Glasgow, the train isnt big competition. With the exception of one or two trains a day, a change of train is usually required at either York, Edinburgh, Manchester or Preston
Visit the Air Humberside Website and Forum
 
BR942
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RE: BD From LBA To EDI And GLA

Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:05 am

EDI-LBA is one of bmi Regionals best performing route , if not the best.
The flight is more often than not full and often operates in an all "C" cabin.
Lots of passengers paying a lot of money,,,the route is here to stay!
 
Orion737
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RE: BD From LBA To EDI And GLA

Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:55 am

I can well believe it is their best route. Talk about a cash cow. My ex used to regularly pay (rather BT, his employers did) £350+ for a day return flight LBA-EDI!!

I can guarantee that route wont be seeing £19 tiny fares!

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