B773ER
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BA, VS, 9W - BOM-LHR Convenient?

Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:15 pm

Are the timings of BA (second flight), 9W (second flight) and VS good connections to Africa ? N America - except LHR_JFK (only one flight, 6 times a week) S America? Canada? Carribbeian ? I dont think so
 
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RE: BA, VS, 9W - BOM-LHR Convenient?

Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:29 pm

Quoting B773ER (Thread starter):
Are the timings of BA (second flight), 9W (second flight) and VS good connections to Africa ? N America - except LHR_JFK (only one flight, 6 times a week) S America? Canada? Carribbeian ? I dont think so

Timings

BA0198 BOM-LHR Dep: 13:40 Arr: 18:05 B744

VS0351 BOM-LHR Dep: 14:00 Arr: 18:35 A343

9W118 BOM-LHR Dep: 13:20 Arr: 17:55 A343

In terms of connections, there are loads of European and UK destinations available - too many to list!

For North America, the following are available:

New York

BA0183 LHR-JFK Dep: 20:15 Arr: 22:50 B744

AA0141 LHR-JFK Dep: 20:05 Arr: 22:45 B772

VS0017 LHR-EWR Dep: 20:15 Arr: 22:50 A346


Toronto

AC0859 LHR-YYZ Dep: 21:05 Arr: 00:20 B763


For Africa, the following connections are available:

Abuja

BA0083 LHR-ABV Dep: 22:15 Arr: 05:25 B772


Lagos

VS0651 LHR-LOS Dep: 22:00 Arr: 05:45 A346/A343


Capetown

BA0059 LHR-CPT Dep: 19:20 Arr: 08:50 B744

VS0603 LHR-CPT Dep: 20:35 Arr: 10:35 A346

SA0221 LHR-CPT Dep: 20:15 Arr: 10:20 B744


Johannesburg

BA0057 LHR-JNB Dep: 19:55 Arr: 08:50 B744

SA0237 LHR-JNB Dep: 21:05 Arr: 10:10 B744


Nairobi

BA0089 LHR-NBO Dep: 20:35 Arr: 08:00 B772

KQ0101 LHR-NBP Dep: 19:00 Arr: 06:30 B772


Entebbe

BA0063 LHR-EBB Dep: 21:05 Arr: 08:30 B763


For South America, the following connections are available:


Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

BA0247 LHR-GRU-EZE Dep: 21:10 Arr: 09:25 B744

BA0247 LHR-GRU-GIG Dep: 21:10 Arr: 09:00 B744

JJ8085 LHR-GRU Dep: 22:05 Arr: 07:55 A332


There seems to be a certain amount of decent connections, however I feel these evening flights to and from BOM, and indeed DEL ,are primarily aimed at the large point to point traffic that exists between Britain and India.

Unlike the morning flights which are designed to maximise connections to the US, these evening flights are well suited for those who want to leave London in the evening and arrive in India fresh in the morning. I am sure business travellers prefer this to the morning flights where you arrive in India at 1 or 2am!

And similarly for LHR bound passengers, they can leave India in the afternoon and reach London by 6pm the same day.