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chrisnh
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Do Morning BOS-LHR Flights Perform Well?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:54 am

I've been on the morning BA 777 nonstop from Boston to London a couple times...years ago. Both times the flights were modestly full, but not overly so. Never have been on the AA flights. Obviously both carriers must be pleased with the performance of their flights, since the schedules show them through the dead of winter each and every year.

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RE: Do Morning BOS-LHR Flights Perform Well?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:23 am

I think you answered your own question.
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RE: Do Morning BOS-LHR Flights Perform Well?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:34 am

As for AA, the morning BOS-LHR flight does fairly well in the summer, and takes some pressure off the quite popular evening redeye. During the winter, however, the flight is a dog, and doesn't really do so hot financially. The eastbound morning departure from BOS and westbound evening departure from LHR don't operate on Saturdays during the winter -- it goes to Santo Domingo instead.
 
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RE: Do Morning BOS-LHR Flights Perform Well?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:53 am

These flights survived all the capacity cuts... so winter or summer its most likely a money maker for both AA and BA... and Virgin too... Lets not forget the twice daily AF...

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RE: Do Morning BOS-LHR Flights Perform Well?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:59 am

Quoting Commavia (Reply 2):
During the winter, however, the flight is a dog, and doesn't really do so hot financially.

Which makes it a great option to non rev on.....
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RE: Do Morning BOS-LHR Flights Perform Well?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:38 am

Part of the reason these flights do so well is that 80% of the flight is O&D traffic. AA and BA may get a few passengers off red eyes from the west coast and a few onward connections to Africa and the Middle East but by-and-large these planes are filled with people going to/from BOS and LHR, which increases yield. And, at least in BA's case, the flight is popular with many F and J passengers. Also, while the market is not as large, BA is adding a second daylight flight from JFK this winter to coincide with the AA flight and BA's own daylight from EWR. It seems IAD is the only airport where the daylight flight can't be sustained through the winter.

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RE: Do Morning BOS-LHR Flights Perform Well?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:20 pm

I have flown this flight a few times in the past and the plane is pretty full. Coming this Fall and Winter I will be on it every other week and look forward to a day time dfeparture.
 
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RE: Do Morning BOS-LHR Flights Perform Well?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:24 pm

VS also operates the "wide eye" from EWR - LHR. Seems to do well, they have an a346 on the route. Flies from 0820-2000
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RE: Do Morning BOS-LHR Flights Perform Well?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:58 pm

Quoting BoeingBus (Reply 3):
Lets not forget the twice daily AF...

Air France is reducing frequency and capacity to BOS this winter. CDG-BOS will only be operated once daily, albeit with B744 as opposed to 11 weekly A343 last winter.

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