The loss of 8 J seats on the LGW fleet, outside of school holiday, will largely affect staff travellersJump to post
. The current cabin has just 14 J seats and seems to suit the beach fleet quite well, with the replacement aircraft will they keep this small Upper Class cabin or be tempted to increase as per the current 787 and 330 ? ? The A330s also operate some of the beach fleet routes from Gatwick and so the ...Jump to post
HX can't decide what to be. Inflight service is beyond crap, . They give Y class pax a full meal on sectors as short as Hong Kong - Taiwan - I don't think you can call that crap, in comparison to what carriers such as BA now provide. Their long haul product, which they defined for their Gold Coast ...Jump to post
For the crews, some of them can be dead head to JFK onboard the flight to JFK and do the return service. This is a joke right? The deadheading Titan crew would still require overnight crew rest before operating. For the worst case, I believe it is not that difficult to rebook those passangers into ...Jump to post
. Cover for unscheduled maintenance and other problems impacting 'NA would be a different matter. But it is likely that Titan would give BA priority wherever 'NB was needed and available. . Cover for unscheduled maintenance would be pretty much impossible / pointless for Titan. Whilst they could so...Jump to post
Also it is still low season, the summer charter schedules aren't fully in effect yet. The loads probably aren't selling enough this time of year to make a 757 worth while if the 738 can get the needed performance with a less than full payload. My bet is you will see the 757 in the peak summer month...Jump to post
MAN - MCO does well in the school holidays - Fares are bargain basement outside of those times from England. Maybe some sort of creative scheduling that moves the aircraft around Scotland and Northern Ireland, taking advantage of the differing school holidays might work. Orlando is very popular with...Jump to post
I have about 0 sympathy for people who aren't comfortable in first class. Seriously get over yourself. You're completely missing the point. If you spend thousands of pounds for an F or J ticket, you expect value for money. Not that I can afford to fly F or J, but if I could, BA would probably be my...Jump to post
Congrats to Qatar :airplane: The way to stop this flight from launching: AI should start LAX-DEL! :D It makes good business sense now as ME 3+ Saudia will fly to LAX! Btw, do you know AI has 5th freedom rights for FRA-LAX. AI used to fly BOM-FRA-LAX on a B744 till 2006. This thread is about LAS not...Jump to post
At BA, for an en-route diversion you are treated as a confirmed pax. If the a/c returned to stand or indeed returned to LHR once departed then you're on your own.
You can only really start to relax on Non-Rev once the moving map suggests you aren't returning to LHR for any reason
dabpit wrote:APYu wrote:Not at all. It is typical to see VS with with one daily MAN and LGW in the slow season.
A friend of mine is cabin crew for Thomas Cook. He was once rostered a long duty - Caribbean - LGW - MAN. The rostered duty was not within his allowed limits so he rang and questioned it. The response was that they amended the timings of the LGW stop - so on his roster the flight was arriving at LGW...Jump to post
tonystan wrote:metalinyoni wrote:.
The contract they are on is pretty much the one the legacy crew fought so hard against back in 2010 when they went on strike.
Airbus order book shows 15, is that 3 extra from other sources? Do you have the delivery schedule of them? Thank you very much Just thinking if HX will convert some of the order to A350-1000 for higher capacity. They ordered 15 directly. They are now also taking 3 machines which were due for Azul (...Jump to post
They returned because they reached an agreeable payment amount with Skytrax for the 5 stars. Don't suppose you happen to have a source to back up that claim? :roll: Thought not. He doesn't need one. Its well known that's how Skytrax operates. The airlines pay them for the audits, and then they have...Jump to post
Wifi would be awesome - they are so behind on thatJump to post
That's half the cabin on most of the fleet. I call shenanigans on your numbers, sir. Its based on my own experience of travelling on BA staff travel. I'm typically 10 to 15 on the J priority list and have always been successful on it. On sunday I was Number 15 on a 40 J seat cabin Once I was Number...Jump to post
Andy33 wrote:ualcsr wrote:Strangely they don't seem to have any problem filling these with paying customers.
It's business and it's a 777-200
Theres still time. They normally announce good news such as a new route just after some bad news to try and move attention to more positive news.
I would expect new routes to be announced around or just after the announcement of the move to being a LoCo / Buy On Board airline for Euro Short Haul
RWA380 wrote:Summer is over, no new BA city announced, another end to a very strange read.
For ATOL protection to kick in the liquidation has to have happened no? While ZB are still taking money why would the CAA offer to help. And by letting them continue to trade they would be creating more issues for pax to be resolved. The CAA would also have to open a brief tender process which I thi...Jump to post
I wouldn't get too worked up. Same website released another one over a year ago that was supposed to be the new Club seat and it looked much different to this. Plus BA have confirmed that the new Club seat will have gate to gate IFE so from that rendering I sense it is not quite the finished articl...Jump to post
The idea behind a squawk code is that each airplane has a unique one. If a given flight is on 2454, then ATC knows that when radar pings 2454, it's flight X. The emergency numbers, though, aren't unique per se. Anyone can use them, so when a plane switches from their unique code to an emergency cod...Jump to post
I remember reading here months back that someone was suggesting "BA could hand some of their LGW bucket&spade routes to their partner Vueling"... Let's keep these frightful suggestions to ourselves guys, ok, lest good old Willy thinks it's a cheap solution for Gatwick short-haul ops.....Jump to post
If LHR gets a third runway I would image the extra capacity would be used to bring more competition to the airport so I would imagine a cap in the number of extra slots BA would get. Doesn't Willie Walsh think that too and isn't thats why he's not supportive of it? As it would increase competition f...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LHRFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">LHRFlyer</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i>I don't see <acronym title="British Airw...Jump to post
BAs long haul operation at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> is run by <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> holidays largely. BAs short haul operation at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> is slowly being m...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lesfalls" class="quote" target="_blank">lesfalls</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It was quoted...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LHRFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">LHRFlyer</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> They need to la...Jump to post
Not many routes they can use <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> slots on. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> have openly stated <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> connect...Jump to post
That afternoon departure slot from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> is rubbish for aircraft utilisation so I also think it's a <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> slot warmer. The ...Jump to post