|Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):|
Why? If every flight at heathrow costs X% more, and thus they would charge X% more to customers, why does that mean that an airline would be willing to lose a slot then but not now? Business is business.
They reason along the lines: currently Bmed operates the London-Cardiff route, but when adding a CO2 tax, this would become too expensive, so it is an incentive to give up the slots. Next step, off course, is that another airline takes up these slots and starts operating flights. The environment isn't helped in any way but environmentalists always have their own kind of reasoning.
On a side not, I understand that the KL
are only sensible because they allow KL
to keep slots at LHR
, but are not the biggest profit makers in the KL
I do want to emphasize the KL
flights are actually operated and bookable.