The OP's hypothetical is specific enough that he knows the answer yet chooses to dance around it: the cancelling carrier wouldn't accommodate - it would just process a bunch of refunds, as permitted under U.S. law. Lucky it’s a US carrier. An EU one would have to offer refunds but if the pax wants ...Jump to post
That competition doesn’t last two weeks! They could lease the flight out or transport them via method other than air. Remember too that some of the 280 will choose not to travel, or rebook to other dates. Some will choose an offer if a flight to a different destination. You rarely have to rebook eve...Jump to post
On highly competitive routes you need every edge you can get. The latest most comfortable aircraft can give you that edge. This is an interesting and sensible point. Though isn't somewhere like UK - UAE / Middle East considered competitive? Old 777-200 vs the A380s and A350s of the ME3 :? BA know w...Jump to post
Route / fleet assignments are largely based on capacity required, for example New York, requires lots of J seats, hence lots of flights on the super Hi J 747 - all of which are quite old, but have great IFE. Other route decisions are based on range, e,g BKK is a low yield market requiring lots of Y ...Jump to post
This sounds like just another snippet of a talking point to keep people talking about these JetBlue services during the YEARS before they actually start. The economics of this route will look a lot different after Brexit anyway, so if they do actually start, I give them two winters max before they r...Jump to post
The winter New York trips were dreamt up as they had spare aircraft in the low season which could operate it. I doubt they will base any fleet decision too much on what is a dozen round trips per year. They know what their bread and butter is, and will base their fleet decision on hauling package to...Jump to post
It looks a great seat and it's great BA re finally going to catch up. The refit plan is poor though and I disagree that's due to manufacturing time. It's because they want to do it at the same time as other scheduled engineering checks to minimise asset downtime. The revamped catering was great, but...Jump to post
Why all this desire to replace an aircraft BA is investing in for a 30 year service life? The 777-200 fleet is also being rationalised to two layouts - one four class and one three class (the latter with ten-abreast in World Traveller). s! Some of the LGW 4 class aircraft are already ten abreast too.Jump to post
Astraeus cabin crew in th U.K. Used to do gatwick to Deer Lake (Canada) charters as there and backs.Jump to post
They wont do much in China, there are repeatedly saying that's a market for alliances. They wont do anything in Oceania - I'm surprised Sydney has lasted this long to be honest. Its the Singapore leg of that flight which keeps it going. Not correct. The daily A380 provides the bulk of the O&D t...Jump to post
The BA website shows that flight 49 is departing on time guess they have a spare. Good luck with the luggage hope it turns up soon. The information about the next flights being cancelled was never going to be right, BA 49 doesn't depart until 15.25. this incident must have taken place around 07.00....Jump to post
Airbus picked up the cost, they did not make any custom designs to their a/c for Easyjet. Erm, yes they did. They added the extra pair of overwing exits to the A319 to meet Easyjets capacity requirements. Exit doors are a certification issue for max capacity, are you saying that Airbus did a second...Jump to post
Rebooking on the next available service should mean other airlines are used IF there are no other flights by that carrier on that day. EZY lost a case on this last year when they told passengers travelling BRS to VCE that they had to wait a couple of days for their next service. The court ruled that...Jump to post
3-4-3 and new business class no doubt. Not really it appears...they will stay 3-3-3 and will soldier on with the current J config. They can't have a sub-fleet of 3 differently configured 773s.. They're going to have a sub fleet at some point when they reconfigure the existing 77Ws - unless they tak...Jump to post
george77300 wrote:Arion640 wrote:3-4-3 and new business class no doubt.
The Gatwick B777 are getting the new 3-4-3 configuration currently. No plans on Heathrow 777 reconfigures yet.
Details have now emerged of the refurbishment plans for the -200's, including new Upper Class seats which, if I'm reading correctly, look like will also feature in the A350's that start being delivered next year. I read it as they have just smartened up the existing seats and a new Upper Class Prod...Jump to post
If the BA 787-10s don't have crew bunks like rumored above, they will not be able to fly a lot of the long haul network even if the plane is capable.
Leasing in capacity is totally the best option - much cheaper than having expensive hardware sat around doing nothing for most of the time. They normally have a long haul spare aircraft (At least one) most of the day (normally a 77W - but often other models at various points of the day) and a couple...Jump to post
BA Staff could also book Hotline tickets for themselves and friends and family. These are discounted confirmed tickets - and you could get LHR - JFK one way supersonic and the other way subsonic for about £800 as a Hotline ticket at quiet times of the year. I was only a student at the time so didn't...Jump to post
Just to say that nobody has been stranded. All those abroad can finish their holiday and travel back pretty much as scheduled thanks to the actions of the CAA. Geoff Theres a few thousand stranded in the UK this morning who were expecting to go on holiday. Not all have been able to quickly change t...Jump to post
The 747 has 14 UC seats and that does seem about right for the Orlando route, I think they would struggle to fill a A330 with 30+ seats. Each time I have flown it the UC cabin is usually 80% full. They won't struggle to fill it. They'll release more award seats as well as pushing up sells / upgrade...Jump to post
Seychelles is a favourite among the very well off. The islands 5 star resorts are famous in circles where money is not an issue. Its exactly the type of route BA need to keep their elite fliers happy. Seychelles is the opposite to the beach routes out of LGW. Its a route that serve a specific clien...Jump to post
uta999 wrote:Not to put a downer on it, but could this simply be that BA are short of LH a/c in the summer season, and the old girls are the only thing available. They have very few new builds coming for the next two years.
But three weeks ago was in mid August the hight of the summer season and not usually the busiest month for business travelers so that may be the reason as to why it was quiet up front on your LGW to JFK flight. Booked loads are very typically in the region of 20-30 throughout the year. A 32J cabin ...Jump to post
Surprised to see LGW-JFK is going to be operated by the higher density aircraft. I thought the flight was doing quite well upfront. This flight does not do well up front. Its often heavily oversold down the back in third world traveller with people rolled forward into the cabin. I last flew this ab...Jump to post
chepos wrote:B747forever wrote:And they will still call it Club Europe with such tight pitch. What a joke.
I'm assuming you mean Club World?
B747forever wrote:And they will still call it Club Europe with such tight pitch. What a joke.
They've squeezed an extra 4W seats in since the capital markets day presentationJump to post
gunnerman wrote:One of BA's two daily flights to SIN (BA15) continues onto SYD. So, a bunch of passengers won't get off at SIN from the 297-seat 777-300ER.
But VS have their own service to HKG which departs at 21:55. Why would they want to assist a competitor to enter the same market with a timing that's very close to their own? Because in return they'd get access to connections in the region to boost their own services, including a link to virgin Aus...Jump to post
The VS cabin crew being unhappy is pretty easy to handle For the last year or so VS have been employing temporary / seasonal crew for the first time (They're known as the PAYG - Pay As You Go crew). This will simply result in fewer being retained over these winter months, so very easy to handle. The...Jump to post
If anything, the first few routes would be DOH-Europe just like when the A359 was introduced along with regional middle east routes for crew familiarization purposes. From there, the aircraft would be deployed based upon demand. As its just a new variant crew familiarisation shouldn't be necessary....Jump to post
OA940 wrote:what happened to that Azul order? I can't find any info on that either.
Premium travel is a challenge at LGW. Even though there are some F flights from there, and they are often full, the fares are much lower than an F destination ex LHR. We know BA are moving to more 3 class ops with these new re configs. I expect LGW to be amongst the first to move that way.Jump to post
Considering BA only usually release 2 redemptions seats per flight (according to those in the know on flyertalk), I don't see that as a reason for a high number of J seats available. This isn't true. They release a MINIMUM of 2Y and 2J seats on each flight 350 days before. Others can and are releas...Jump to post
The loss of 8 J seats on the LGW fleet, outside of school holiday, will largely affect staff travellersJump to post