englandair
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BMI British Midland Questions...

Wed Feb 07, 2001 2:25 am

Hi,
Just afew questions about BD's A330-200s. I've been told most of the answers before, but I've got a reeeaaally bad memmory!:

1) Does anyone know how many seats each class will have (ie J will have 30 seats etc)?

2) Does anyone know the set delivery date of the 2nd A330 they'll have (not the one being leased by SAS)?

3) I'm guessing that Y will be 8 seats abrest (2-4-2) and that J will be 6 abrest (2-2-2), but what will "New Economy" (BD's premium economy class) be?

4) I'd heard that SAS were leasing the A330 untill they received their own; when will that be?

5) The 1st Manchester-Washington service will be on April the 30th, right? When do the Chicago flights commence?

6) Registrations?

7) Are all of the 4 A330s that have been ordered so far, due to be delivered this year?

8) Anyone wanna buy me a ticket?!

Cheers,
Jamie.

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englandair
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RE: BMI British Midland Questions...

Wed Feb 07, 2001 3:39 am

Peoples....?!
 
themackey
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RE: BMI British Midland Questions...

Wed Feb 07, 2001 4:05 am

STUPID,STUPID,NAME,
 
englandair
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RE: BMI British Midland Questions...

Wed Feb 07, 2001 4:59 am

Now that I agree with- but it's sooo much better than just BMI (IMO).
 
englandair
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RE: BMI British Midland Questions...

Wed Feb 07, 2001 7:07 am

Mr Kirk...you MUST know!
 
BA747-436
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RE: BMI British Midland Questions...

Wed Feb 07, 2001 7:11 am

Is Washinton theire only route at the moment? I have been looking at there fares on the net and they ain't cheap! And it's not like their isn't a lot of other airlines flying these routes. They will need to sort that out if they wanna stay in the air.
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gkirk
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RE: BMI British Midland Questions...

Wed Feb 07, 2001 4:41 pm

BA747-436
BD will be the ONLY airline flying between MAN and IAD.
On the MAN-ORD route they will be competing with AA.
Englandair, Check out BDs website, www.britishmidland.com or something like that. Im sure it says something there. I do remember though that Y seating will have about 33 inches of legroom.
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englandair
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RE: BMI British Midland Questions...

Wed Feb 07, 2001 5:21 pm

Cheers Gkirk, but their website only gives seat info on legroom.

BA747-436, As GKirk said they'll be the only airline flying MAN-IAD, but I'd read (on a.net) that their Transatlantic fares were going to be quite resonable. How much did they quote you?
 
johnnybgoode
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RE: BMI British Midland Questions...

Wed Feb 07, 2001 11:55 pm

ok, BMI has got 4 four 332s on order, one is going on lease to SAS for their CPH-IAD service, and the two others will serve MAN-IAD and MAN-ORD.
do they have any further plans of introducing more flights from MAN to somewhere else in the states?
i don´t think they´ll collect all their 332s in MAN before they´ve got thinks working out at LHR.
anyone has a clue?

rgds
daniel
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englandair
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RE: BMI British Midland Questions...

Thu Feb 08, 2001 2:00 am

Hi,
Other US destinations that BD have applied (and been awarded?) to serve from MAN include Boston, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco and loads more that I can't remember right now.

They won't need 3/4 A330s to serve IAD & ORD from MAN (despite the UA codeshare), so I doubt they'll receive all of them untill they can fly LHR-USA or get more US destinations.
 
englandair
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RE: BMI British Midland Questions...

Thu Feb 08, 2001 3:57 am

Again- does anyone know how long the SAS lease is due to last?

Cheers.
 
AndyEastMids
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RE: BMI British Midland Questions...

Thu Feb 08, 2001 4:27 am

Ref the SAS lease: I will confirm with a very good contact, but I believe that its until Scando get settled with their own Airbus wide bodies... About a year if I remember correctly. As I say, I'll check.

The 4th bmi A330 is a way off - there's three initially, of which one goes to Scando in Star colors, and the other two are for the MAN-ORD and MAN-IAD service. I hope that they don't get a serious tech with only two aircraft!!!

Ref one of the other questions: The aircraft were allocated G-WWBD, G-WWBM and G-WWB? (can't remember the last and not at home to check).
 
englandair
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RE: BMI British Midland Questions...

Thu Feb 08, 2001 5:01 am

Cheers Andy.

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