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by AviationRhys
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 209
Views: 46167

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

I think that Naples as a route for British Airways from Heathrow would be a good addition, it seems like a very fitting destination for BA from LHR. I know its served from LGW already but I think it would do very well as an LHR route.

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by AviationRhys
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 18326

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

It would seem that there is a lot of 787-9 capacity from April 2018 with Austin changing to 747 from 787-9, Muscat changing to 787-8 from 787-9 and some Shanghai flights changing to 777-200er.

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by AviationRhys
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick American Routes
Replies: 13
Views: 3676

Gatwick American Routes

July Figures: Orlando – 89,095 (+4%) New York (JFK) – 31,458 (+3%) Oakland – 21,980 (+211%) Las Vegas – 20,803 (-2%) Los Angeles – 19,990 (+45%) Tampa – 12,755 (-11%) Boston – 12,125 (+12%) Fort Lauderdale – 10,746 (+306%) Sanford – 5,915 (+5%) January to July Figures: 1. Orlando – 461,196 2. New Y...

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by AviationRhys
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 20424

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

I do still believe that British Airways should seek the opportunity and operate into ESB, I think it would work well for them.

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by AviationRhys
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Airports Route Statistics
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Spanish Airports Route Statistics

Busiest Routes from Top 5 Spanish Airport January - July 2017: Top 15 Routes from Madrid: 1. Barcelona - 1,407,596 2. Palma de Mallorca - 1,024,675 3. Gran Canaria - 844,561 4. Lisbon - 820,032 5. London (Heathrow) - 793,121 6. Tenerife (North) - 767,447 7. Paris (Orly) - 686,527 8. Rome (Fiumicino...

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by AviationRhys
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LGW-SIN
Replies: 39
Views: 8195

Re: Norwegian with LGW-SIN

How many based long-haul aircraft will be at Gatwick after the new routes to Denver, Seattle & Singapore commence and some frequency increases on existing routes?

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by AviationRhys
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 229
Views: 46201

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

Luisvalero wrote:
Maybe TAP is trying to catch MAD-LCY traffic due to BA's drop of the route.


Would be good to see Air Nostrum operate MAD-LCY with the ATR-72, to replace the BA service.

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by AviationRhys
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Short Haul Gaps
Replies: 28
Views: 4661

Re: British Airways Short Haul Gaps

They could take a page from KLM's book and start some secondary destinations in the Netherlands - would Eindhoven, Maastricht or Groningen be worth a try? I definitely think that Eindhoven could work and also could attract passengers from Belgium and Germany. Definitely not Maastricht or Groningen ...

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by AviationRhys
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Short Haul Gaps
Replies: 28
Views: 4661

Re: British Airways Short Haul Gaps

Spain: Valencia & Malaga Valencia was only launched last year by BA from Gatwick and Malaga is already served from Heathrow. Some destinations I was thinking from LGW Palma de Mallorca Gran Canaria Asturias Milan Antalya Quite surprised how BA chose Limoges as a route from Gatwick this year qui...

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by AviationRhys
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Short Haul Gaps
Replies: 28
Views: 4661

British Airways Short Haul Gaps

What sort of destinations come to mind as 'gaps' for BA at Heathrow would be viable to operate?

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by AviationRhys
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM returns to SJO in W17
Replies: 6
Views: 2226

Re: KLM returns to SJO in W17

Will this affect BA's already vulnerable SJO service from Gatwick?

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by AviationRhys
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Route Progress
Replies: 27
Views: 7069

British Airways Route Progress

Does anyone know how some of these 'fairly' new routes are performing? Krakow Billund San Jose Austin Reykjavik Santiago Inverness Tehran Innsbruck Salzburg Also does anyone know how forward bookings are going or what loads look like on some of the newer flights? Oakland (from LGW) Murcia Tallinn Na...

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by AviationRhys
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 76857

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

Another new airline for MAN:

Ukraine International Airlines to Kiev from 1st July (four weekly)

PS115 KBP 2010 MAN 2230 735
PS116 MAN 0155 KBP 0720 735

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by AviationRhys
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick
Replies: 36
Views: 5410

Re: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick

AV8AJET wrote:
Norwegian:

LGW-ATL???

Long shot I know


I'm sure there are other US markets that would come before but Atlanta could work especially if Norwegian expanded their European network and offered connections at LGW.

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by AviationRhys
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick
Replies: 36
Views: 5410

Re: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick

DY to AMS, BKK, EDI, MUC, ORY, VIE MT to MLA U2 to BRU, CGN, DTM, DUS, EIN, GOA, MUC, SAW, VKO VY to LPA U2 have in recent years stopped serving BRU, CGN, DUS & DME so I don't think they will be back anytime soon. Also U2 already serves MUC. I could however see U2 operating to EIN & GOA. I ...

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by AviationRhys
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick
Replies: 36
Views: 5410

Re: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick

I was also thinking about easyJet as they serve a wide range of destinations from Gatwick and expansion from them is minimal, with the most recent addition being Granada, Spain with Varna, Bulgaria being added in the summer. Are there any routes that are missing from easyJet's Gatwick network that w...

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by AviationRhys
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick
Replies: 36
Views: 5410

Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick

What do you think about Lufthansa resuming Frankfurt service or starting MUC service or KLM starting an Amsterdam service. Obviously these flights would be mainly for transfer traffic through their respective hubs. Some other potentials: MIA (BA, VS or DY) BKK (BA or DY) SIN (SQ) AUH (EY) or DOH (QR...

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by AviationRhys
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul
Replies: 34
Views: 9786

Re: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul

TC957 wrote:
I've heard that SXF and WAW are two of the routes being axed.


I think that easyJet could fill in the void and operate Gatwick-Warsaw, considering they already operate into Krakow and also serve Budapest, Prague etc.

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by AviationRhys
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways American Operations
Replies: 82
Views: 16627

Re: British Airways American Operations

Children please, could y'all just get back on topic. The topic is :"British Airways American Operations" in case you'd forgotten, so enough bitching and sniping at each other over JetBlue and terminology and back to the subject in hand. There is much still to be discussed, so let's do it....

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by AviationRhys
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways American Operations
Replies: 82
Views: 16627

Re: British Airways American Operations

I do not want this thread to become a discussion about which individual user thinks should be BA's next American route, please keep those at bay!

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by AviationRhys
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways American Operations
Replies: 82
Views: 16627

British Airways American Operations

How is the most recent addition to the US network, San Jose, performing for BA? How has Austin developed since it was launched? Is the New Orleans route proving popular with bookings since the announcement of it's launch which is just one month away? Any upgauges on existing routes planned for 2017?...

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by AviationRhys
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Figures?
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Heathrow Figures?

Does anyone know the amount of passengers that connected through Heathrow in most recent years (from 2015) and what this figure is either as a number or percentage? I have also found an article dating back to 2014 saying that BA held 40% of Heathrow slots, is this similar to today's figure? I am als...

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by AviationRhys
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further Emirates Asian Expansion
Replies: 25
Views: 6608

Further Emirates Asian Expansion

With the recent decision to make Hanoi a separate flight and adding a Phnom Penh as a tag on to Rangun, could we see any other Asian destinations added to the network? How is Emirates' Yinchuan and Zhengzhou services doing also? I think there could be a potential for Emirates to add more Chinese cit...

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by AviationRhys
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 13304

Re: BA Long Haul - Gatwick

This is a great topic, and as previously stated, many avenues to explore. Just stepping away from the Long Haul angle a second, are BA looking to expand within Europe and N. Africa from Gatwick, or have they reached their full complement of A320 aircraft? (From Gatwick of course.) Now to Long Haul,...

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by AviationRhys
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2017
Replies: 211
Views: 18615

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2017

Pegasus ending Gatwick operation next month

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by AviationRhys
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 13304

Re: BA Long Haul - Gatwick

Agree - I could see BA reopening some bucket&spade routes in the Caribbean and *maybe* something like Mauritius/Colombo/Seychelles(Mahe) or perhaps add a second London/ Vegas connection, or New Orleans? But they've only just moved their Las Vegas flights from Gatwick to Heathrow! New Orleans st...

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by AviationRhys
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 13304

Re: BA Long Haul - Gatwick

BA have only recently ended its Gatwick-Vegas flights, loads were not great at all and LHR is doing much better, VS always had the upper hand on that route so I don't see that happening. BA also already operates Mauritius from Gatwick and New Orleans is starting from Heathrow in March. I could defin...

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by AviationRhys
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 13304

Re: BA Long Haul - Gatwick

I think that these routes could be possibilities for British Airways at Gatwick, feel free to add any more thoughts

LGW-BKK
LGW-HAV
LGW-MIA (more unlikely now with LGW-FLL being added)
LGW-PEK

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by AviationRhys
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 13304

BA Long Haul - Gatwick

How are BA latest long haul additions performing from Gatwick? New York, Lima, San Jose de Costa Rica & Cape Town?

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by AviationRhys
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.
Replies: 74
Views: 7131

Re: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.

Manchester-Bangkok (Thai, Scoot, Thomas Cook)

London-Depensar (British Airways)

London (Luton) - Krakow (easyJet, Ryanair)

London (Gatwick) - Abu Dhabi/Doha (Etihad Airways/Qatar Airways)

London (Gatwick) - Beijing (Air China, Hainan Airlines, Virgin)

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by AviationRhys
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to London?
Replies: 18
Views: 4972

Rwandair to London?

Last time I heard Rwandair where starting service to London Gatwick on the 24th January. Did it commence? Will it ever commence if it hasn't yet?

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by AviationRhys
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to exit FCO to MXP in 1Q17
Replies: 40
Views: 7796

Re: Alitalia To Leave MXP

I think it is time for Meridiana to step up to the plate and make MXP a bigger base with plenty of European flights and a few long haul like MXP-JFK.

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by AviationRhys
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American/Middle Eastern Carriers at Gatwick?
Replies: 9
Views: 1703

American/Middle Eastern Carriers at Gatwick?

With Gatwick experiencing a significant amount of long-haul growth and many more full-service carriers (most recently Cathay Pacific) launching flights to the airport in conjunction with existing flights from LHR, could we see some American carriers coming back to LGW? Yes DY are doing quite well wi...

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by AviationRhys
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?
Replies: 70
Views: 20502

Re: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?

To be fair, I have always thought VS have a mess of a fleet, for an airline of it's size. Currently VS has 4 different A/C types for airline which has 39 aircraft. I understand the reasoning behind the A330 entering it's fleet and was a stop gap for the 789. I wonder though, in hindsight maybe 789 ...

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by AviationRhys
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?
Replies: 70
Views: 20502

Re: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?

I was thinking that some of the A330's could be used for some new routes down at Gatwick, maybe Virgin could operate to LAX/SFO, ORD, MIA, PEK & BKK. Chicago is not operated by Norwegian and BA are only at Heathrow, Virgin could compete with the ORD-LHR market with some cheaper fares to do lower...

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by AviationRhys
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart/FlyBE - 12 new routes for Southend
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

Re: Stobart/FlyBE - 12 new routes for Southend

This is a great start! Maybe they could try where easyJet left off and launch flights to Krakow & Berlin which seemed to be popular. As for there existing routes Rennes has performed well but I'm worried that demand could significantly decline with Vueling serving Rennes-Gatwick now, there.

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by AviationRhys
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian increases LGW-US in 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 7883

Re: Norwegian increases LGW-US in 2017

Do you think an early morning flight to Orlando, like the New York schedule, could work, with a schedule like this as an extra frequency in the summer: LGW 06:00 - 10:30 MCO 789 MCO 12:30 - 01:30+1 LGW 789 It's not uncommon to see summer leisure flights landing at Gatwick between 12pm & 3am, and...

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by AviationRhys
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to London Gatwick?
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

Hainan Airlines to London Gatwick?

I think this would be a logical step connecting Gatwick with China's busiest airport that connects also to the rest of China and other Asian destinations. With Gatwick receiving some new Chinese flights, why has Hainan Airlines not thought about this route, but instead one from Changsha to Heathrow....

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by AviationRhys
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet adds MRS, NTE & VLC from Luton
Replies: 2
Views: 609

easyJet adds MRS, NTE & VLC from Luton

easyJet has added three new routes (Marseille, Nantes & Valencia) each 4 weekly with the latter being 3 weekly from February 2017.

Copenhagen ends March 2017 and Essaoiria ends May 2017.

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by AviationRhys
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Cyprus Airways interesting livery revealed
Replies: 36
Views: 14490

Re: New Cyprus Airways interesting livery revealed

Is there really room for another Cypriot carrier now that Cobalt have taken over CY's position at Larnaca.

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by AviationRhys
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles to London?
Replies: 13
Views: 3420

Air Seychelles to London?

I was just wondering what every thought that with Air Seychelles recently announcing two new routes to Dusseldorf and Durban and increasing flights offered to Paris, could we see Air Seychelles operating to London, more than likely Gatwick, and maybe even code-share with British Airways. People have...

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by AviationRhys
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 76857

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

easyJet to base an extra aircraft at Manchester in S17, therefore increasing the number of based aircraft to 12. Hopefully we will hear of some new route announcements in due course! Any viable guesses? They are still some gaps that could be served IMO like Faro, Lanzarote, Naples & Rome.

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by AviationRhys
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Europe- Argentina/Chile late 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 4760

Re: Norwegian Europe- Argentina/Chile late 2017

I think Norwegian need to start thinking about operating a LGW-BKK flight before EZE/SCL as it is long overdue and has a greater demand. Also if they do set up a base in Manchester they should also look at opening a route to BKK, as the demand is there. I think in terms of North American expansion f...

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by AviationRhys
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet's next move at LGW
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: easyJet's next move at LGW

You are correct about easyJet's Amsterdam base! I think there is also lots of potential to open more routes throughout Europe but also open new bases. What bases would be the next logical step for their operations? I think a base in Kraków could work to increase frequecy on some existing routes and ...

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by AviationRhys
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announce LHR-PUA, BDS, ZTH, MPL, NTE, TLL & MJV
Replies: 36
Views: 6982

Re: British Airways announce LHR-PUA, BDS, ZTH, MPL, NTE, TLL & MJV

\Aside from Almeria and the north coast, there's not much left to add on the Iberian Peninsula now. The North has some IAG routes to London: LHR-BIO double daily on BA LHR-OVD on I2 LHR-LCG on VY If you include Northern Portugal, there is LHR-OPO on BA. In addition, from LGW: LGW-BIO on VY LGW-SCQ ...

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by AviationRhys
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet's next move at LGW
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

easyJet's next move at LGW

What's next on the cards for easyJet at Gatwick? They operate a wide variety of routes throughout Europe and I was thinking what more destinations/routes could be added to their Gatwick base that are not yet served that would be viable realistically? There could be some new routes announced tomorrow...

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by AviationRhys
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announce LHR-PUA, BDS, ZTH, MPL, NTE, TLL & MJV
Replies: 36
Views: 6982

Re: British Airways announce LHR-PUA, BDS, ZTH, MPL, NTE, TLL & MJV

I have just gone on the BA website to check the LHR-MJV flights I look at yesterday as I was thinking of booking, yesterday family of four was £660 and today has now risen to £1,300! Why the sudden increase of nearly £700! Ridiculous!

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by AviationRhys
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LGW-OAK service
Replies: 93
Views: 13206

Re: BA announces LGW-OAK service

I just do not understand BA's logic here. They are facing competition from a carrier that will almost always beat them on price, and BA's product is outdated on the 777 from Gatwick so it's not like they are offering a world class service with this outdated product. Norwegian also have newer aircraf...

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by AviationRhys
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announce LHR-PUA, BDS, ZTH, MPL, NTE, TLL & MJV
Replies: 36
Views: 6982

Re: British Airways announce LHR-PUA, BDS, ZTH, MPL, NTE, TLL & MJV

I think that all of these destinations are great adds and I'm already looking for two dates in April and July to book flights from Heathrow to Murcia. Flights are a very good price at the moment as well with a family of 4 in the peak holiday season July/August is £617! Ryanair are £1,000+!

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