The world tails in branding terms were meaningless. Saw a BA 77W on the next gate as I arrived BKK-HKG yesterday, made me smile, my country’s flag, a piece of home. The Masanabo African art never had that effect. Ayling’s 1997 relaunch was a globalist one, he saw the world, as do many people in powe...Jump to post
Both ANA and JAL flew to LHR from Osaka using various versions of the 747. I recall these flights from timetables I had of these airlines, and loads more of other airlines from around the world, but dumped them when I did my house move in 2005. :banghead: So with ANA only ever having one slot pair,...Jump to post
JAL also used to operate a daily KIX-LHR. Clearly this isn't an easy route to make money. And ANA as well , As I said before the Japanese economic stagnation did in the Japanese - Europe travel flows for many many years. Not sure about this, think ANA only ever flew Tokyo-LHR but stand to be correc...Jump to post
It was the failure of YYZ in, of all years, 2001 that burst the Virgin bubble of picking a top BA destination and stealing traffic based on quality of service and price. With ORD not working in the same way and YVR being little better than YYZ, it was time for VS to change strategy to Delta UK, and ...Jump to post
Sorry but “diversyfying” and “thinking outside the box” are meaningless cliches. They send the long haul fleet from a slot constrained airport to where it can make the most money, i.e. a JV destination with strong US feed. That’s the most bang they get for their buck. As for going back to Osaka, it’...Jump to post
Existing facilities are maxed out. Departure lounge is full, restaurants queued out stopping people getting past and the longest of the longest walks through shops of any airport ever. We all know retail is important but MAG have made STN a nightmare for frequent fliers. Cheap, nasty and nowhere to ...Jump to post
How fast would my granny be going my the time she hit the concrete if she went down that angled slide? I always remember the amount of broken ankles on the Gimley Glider incident as they evacuated via the rear slides with a collapsed nose wheel. Result was people arriving on the concrete with danger...Jump to post
LGW-SIN is being dropped, no surprise as fares remained dirt cheap sadly.Jump to post
Maybe even a name change. You know what they are like! On the other hand, it does proove they aren't completely run by accountants.. Accountants don’t run the business. The finance team has controls and the accountants report on the success or otherwise of targets, BUT they don’t set strategy or de...Jump to post
They didn't lose their way, they found a new way. One that suits them better, makes more profit, etc. They're not an LCC anymore, they're a respectable full-service airline. They're growing towards a SkyTeam membership with joint ventures with Delta, AeroMexico and Air France-KLM. Swoop basically i...Jump to post
Impressive, but efficient and/or necessary?. Not different than BA and EI on DUB-LHR and IAG seems to be happy with that. Now IAG will have a monopoly on LHR/LCY-DUB which is a 2.2m pax p.a. market. Better than having to waste resources on competing with Cityjet. The only London-competition is now ...Jump to post
Their fleet planning is so strange to me. Given the constraints on LHR, you'd think the 779/78J/789 combo would make the most sense. Yet that 35K order is there with the 788s going to LGW. I would think IAG would send all A350s to IB. Really curious what they do with EI. Do they get 339s? Or does E...Jump to post
Arion640 wrote:AECM wrote:lhrsfosyd wrote:Maybe second daily could work?
PER-LHR 2340-1000 +1
LHR-PER 2115-2100 +1
10h00 is a busy time at LHR and after such a long route holding patterns is not a good thing
Yes it is. At around 5am when QF9 comes in it’s usually one of the first, with dual runway landings.
Hey guys, This flight is absolutely top of my aviation bucket list : I love using LCY and have never flown On an A318. I just have to get from Sydney first....d'oh! Cheers, Bunumuring I fly out of LCY a lot an a A318 is a slightly smaller A319. Air France operate them into LHR all the time, they're...Jump to post
I think the issue is they want a seperate AOC for Rouge to keep them at arms length in an attempt to control costs. From a branding perspective, much of the signage in the airport is AIR CANADA and only the gate screens have any mention of Rouge. AC flight number, AC airport branding, AC synergies, ...Jump to post
I was just looking at their route map the other day on my LHR-AMS flight, and it's always a shock to see how few long haul destinations BA serves outside North America. Even many former colonies aren't served. AF does a much better job covering those. BA are consistently profitable and focused on N...Jump to post
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:skipness1E wrote:Mainly because it's in Belgium....
What's your point?
I always wonder if EI would come over to T5 before AA. However, I did hear once IAG like keeping Aer Lingus in T2 to have some influence of what goes on over there. Why isn’t all of BA and AA in T5? Do they have plans to co-locate eventually? There just simply isn’t the room at T5. Most of BA’s low...Jump to post
Themotionman wrote:flyingphil wrote:
Flew with them a few times, including an Embraer 135 from Edinburgh to Heathrow.. cant imagine that was a profitable flight.
Definitely not from LHR on an ERJ135
BMI DID open a long haul operation out of MAN. The new A332s ordered for LHR were redeployed to MAN when Open Skies was delayed. They opened up MAN-IAD and MAN-ORD in partenership with United with new metal and quickly dug deeply into American's market share. They also opened up long haul leisure wi...Jump to post
I have no words (....he lied)
You win the internet for today
What day is LHR-BGI on?Jump to post
Is Manchester a Pilot base for the B744 and A330? Both fleets?Jump to post
Virgin's London operation is split between the "Beach Fleet" at Gatwick serving Florida and the Caribbean in mainly the leisure market and Heathrow, serving everywhere else. They looked at moving Bridgetown to LHR a while back but it went back to LGW and the spit remains. The plan is to re...Jump to post
So the G- B789s will no longer fly under the "NorShuttle" callsign?Jump to post
Yup, bring handling in house then buy Monarch. No wonder the CFO fled. Everyone knows Ryanair would leave you abandoned at the drop of a hat, the current screw up will be history if not forgotten soon enough but Norwegian's business, IMHO, is a bubble waiting to pop!Jump to post