Search found 209 matches

by lhrsfosyd
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest premium markets
Replies: 28
Views: 3110

Re: Biggest premium markets

What about Africa and South America?

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest premium markets
Replies: 28
Views: 3110

Biggest premium markets

What are the top airports with the most premium seats on long haul aircraft (F and J) offered on a weekly basis?

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT
Replies: 46
Views: 4745

Re: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT

Yeah the same sort of analysis when they opened BUD-KRK. The reason why places like KEF, PRG and all the other leisure routes work is because they are low frequency and flown by a carrier from its hub with enormous catchment area and the point of sale overwhelmingly in the UK. OPO is a new route so ...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT
Replies: 46
Views: 4745

Re: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT

Terrible idea. No hubs and no brand recognition at either end. Vast majority of traffic is low yield and that is taken care of by LCCs and BA.

There's a reason why Eastern Europe is not a money maker from LCY.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 11439

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

Umm how about AF?

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 11439

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

Midhaul fleet isn't being reduced to 3. One of the aircraft that is currently in routine maintenance has been found to have suffered significant damage that is going to take a month to fix hence the cancellations and substitutions.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 78
Views: 17908

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

Morning arrival into LHR from ACC and afternoon departure back to ACC would work very well and would allow a range of connections via LHR T2

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 11439

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

Some midhaul destinations are operated by short haul A320s and some flights are cancelled for the next few weeks as one of the midhaul aircraft requires unexpected maintenance.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 11439

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

BEY/AMM will probably go to 787.
TLV has ready gone to a widebody.
CAI will probably remain 787.
MOW could go back to short haul.

767 capacity will be regained by Airbus seat densification.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Fri May 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insider info/rumor: CA to start CTU-LGW service with 3x weekly A333 flights on July 3
Replies: 11
Views: 1418

Re: Air China adds Chengdu – London Gatwick from 03 July 2018

There's no money to be made on second tier Chinese cities as the point of sale is overwhelmingly on Chinese side and BA's brand recognition pales in comparison to that of local airlines. BA doesn't have a network of travel agents to fill the plane and high yielding traffic is tiny. Why did you menti...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Wed May 02, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !
Replies: 59
Views: 11886

Re: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !

SJC isn't what BA was hoping it to be and loads aren't great. BA is forced reduce 787 flying programme so the choice of SJC indicates that it is the poorest performing 787 route. Also, GDS doesn't display SJC as an alternative for San Francisco just like it does display Baltimore for Washington DC.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of LHR-KIX route
Replies: 27
Views: 5250

Viability of LHR-KIX route

It always baffles me that Osaka isn't connected to London with a direct service. Osaka currently has non stop flights to Paris, Amsterdam, Helsinki and Frankfurt which makes lack of London flights even more bizarre, especially in the era of new generation fuel efficient aircraft. Why do you think it...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways LHR O&D routes
Replies: 21
Views: 4146

Re: British Airways LHR O&D routes

Low frequency short haul routes carry the most O&D pax and in particular buck&spade ones. At the moment these are LEI, OVD, FAO, BIO, GIB, IBZ, INN, INV, KBP, SOF, ZAG, KRK, LUX, AGP, PMO, MJV, PMI, KEF, LED, TLL, TFS. You can measure it by volume and I'm sure NYC, DUB, MAD, GLA, EDI and AMS...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 10078

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

BA should exploit fast growing and stable economy of Ivory Coast and start flying to Abidjan with similar schedules to ACC.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals
Replies: 28
Views: 4584

Re: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals

Both LH and AF/KLM Group have excellent feeder networks at their hubs so connections to second tier Chinese cities become more viable. IAG is restricted at LHR and the slots it does have use can be used more profitably to North America which remains an area of focus. BA also lacks high frequency con...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12210

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

I can assure you that US citizens are not removed 'back to India' at CDG or FRA.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12210

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

INADs are passengers attempting entry to a country they have no valid documents for. In case the journey is disrupted, the carrier is responsible for rerouting as per IATA 735D. Quite the opposite is the case here where passengers wanted to get to their final ticketed destination and subsequently le...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12210

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

So based on the video provided some of you think that despite the agent holding someone's US passport and passengers talking in the background clearly of North American origin, effectively begging to be returned to the US and the agent refusing to do that, somehow all of that means that he was only ...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12210

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

The video clearly shows how the agent referes to US citizens as 'I'm talking to Indian people' followed by a reminder by passengers that they are in fact US citizens followed by the agent storming off. This video cannot be misinterpreted and indeed the airline should have rerouted them via Sky Team ...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12210

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

Aeroflot could have easily rerouted them via AMS, CDG FCO or LHR to the US from Moscow. It only goes to show how incompetent, racist and primeval Russia gets.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12210

Re: Aeroflot threatens to deport US CITIZENS to India

Perhaps that will teach them not to transit primitive countries in future.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA in PEK
Replies: 9
Views: 3245

BA in PEK

I wondered why BA seems so weak in PEK. They have grown their presence in PVG by adding frequencies however PEK is only a daily 789 which isn't much is it? CA on the other hand has grown over the years to double daily 77W.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR confirms Mykonos service this summer.
Replies: 12
Views: 2028

Re: QR confirms Mykonos service this summer.

It's a personal pick of Her Majesty AAB!

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing out LHR slots
Replies: 42
Views: 7301

Re: Leasing out LHR slots

Completely agree one stop option wouldn't be competitive Cunard!

SAA has already lost a battle on JNBLONJNB market though. Accra would have much higher yield and it would allow to feed Star Alliance network to US/Canada at LHR. It also saves SAA one aircraft from operating JNB ACC JNB.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing out LHR slots
Replies: 42
Views: 7301

Re: Leasing out LHR slots

This is what SAA's operations should look like.

JNB 1840-2225 ACC 2355-0625 LHR
JNB 2155-0720 LHR

LHR 1430-2100 ACC 2230-0625 JNB
LHR 1805-0715 JNB

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to drop Malabo
Replies: 22
Views: 5902

Re: IB to drop Malabo

Agree, A321 NEO would be suitable at IB and could be used to Middle East/West Africa.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20499

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

They should retime existing frequencies to depart on the hour every hour between 8am and 8pm for LHR-JFK. This would be great PR and could be branded as New York Shuttle service. They should also introduce Fare Families on the route so that pax can switch to any flight on the day subject to space.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON
Replies: 35
Views: 6328

Re: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON

The issue with BGO and SVG was lack of suitable aircraft. KLM operates multiple daily frequencies to many cities in Norway but they have the advantage of using Embraers. One daily frequency was simply not competitive and there were no slots available for more nor does Heathrow have anything smaller ...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON
Replies: 35
Views: 6328

Re: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON

I wanted to find out what are the biggest short haul markets currently not served by BA but served by other airlines from London area. If I wanted a discussion whether BA is competing effectively against LCCs or whether it should fly from the regions, I would ask for it. Please stick to the topic an...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON
Replies: 35
Views: 6328

Re: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON

I completely disagree, IAG has opened or reinstated a number of routes from LHR since 2012 when additional slots were acquired from bmi and same goes for LCY where it has been growing stronger and stronger every year. We will also be hearing what BA is going to do with Monarch slots at LGW. This thr...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON
Replies: 35
Views: 6328

Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON

I was wondering what are the biggest short haul markets (number of frequencies ) not currently served by IAG from LGW/LHR/LCY?

CGN - LHR (EW), SEN (BE), STN (EW, FR)
RIX - STN (FR), LTN (W6), LGW (BT)
BEG - LHR (JU), LTN (W6)
recently closed BGO and SVG

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development
Replies: 51
Views: 10173

Re: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development

How come Aeroflot flies 31x weekly?

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development
Replies: 51
Views: 10173

Re: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development

I would expect BACF to expand to markets such as MAD, FCO, MUC, CPH, ARN, LUX, WAW or VIE when additional aircraft are secured. Some of them have been tried before but I guess bigger return can be made elsewhere. The interesting one is LUX which is served twice daily from LHR which is rather poor gi...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slot congested airports
Replies: 19
Views: 7569

Slot congested airports

What are the main slot congested airports in the world? We all heard of millions of pounds being paid for slots at LHR but just how widespread is this practice?

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11855

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

You can kill two birds with one stone and offer SYD-LAX-LHR-SIN-SYD with evening departure of SYD and SYD-SIN-LHR-LAX-SYD with a bit of ground time at LHR.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11855

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

Why can't QF introduce evening departure from Australia to LAX to increase utilisation on at least one route? It would also allow full days work in Oz?

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 68508

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

CAA would only repatriate people who purchased packaged holidays with Monarch which are protected under ATOL scheme. Flight only passengers do not benefit from such protection hence only two aircraft for now.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 68508

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

These aren't rumours. UK CAA has already positioned two Qatari A320s to STN should Monarch not have their ATOL licence renewed.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Tue May 16, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 16705

Re: British Airways B787-10 Routes

18 A350s are meant to replace 18 mid-J B747 so it's fair to say that B787-10 won't be flying on trunk routes currently operated by mid-J B747s simply because they don't provide necessary capacity. My bet is that B787-10s will start replacing oldest B772s and perhaps allow to upgauge large volume B78...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways new destinations
Replies: 53
Views: 14831

Re: Qatar airways new destinations

Surely maintenance in Qatar will be cheaper than UK?

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways new destinations
Replies: 53
Views: 14831

Re: Qatar airways new destinations

I think this is precisely why that little gremlin wants to fly there given how camp he is. Plenty of closeted Arabs on Grindr looking for fun!

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM expansion in Argentina
Replies: 8
Views: 1578

Re: LATAM expansion in Argentina

I'm flabbergasted why BA continues to operate 772 on EZE. It could easily support B77W!

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the CS100 at LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3607

Re: BA and the CS100 at LCY

I always wondered why BA didn't think of rerouting the flight via DUB which also offers US preclearance and especially given EI's presence at DUB. It would easily fill 2 dailies with LCY-JFK DUB-JFK and XXX-DUB-JFK traffic with tickets being sold on LCY-DUB only after XXX-DUB-JFK ticket has been sold.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Orphan A318
Replies: 20
Views: 6784

Re: BA's Orphan A318

I'd swap it with NBO.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Orphan A318
Replies: 20
Views: 6784

Re: BA's Orphan A318

Changing the two daily mid-haul A321 round trips on DME to A318 doesn't fully release two planes, sometimes the same plane operates both daily round trips for up to a week at a time, sometimes a plane will do one and a half round trips, while a second plane combines the remaining one-way trip with ...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Orphan A318
Replies: 20
Views: 6784

Re: BA's Orphan A318

They should use it for BA235/4 and BA237/6 to DME and convert 3rd and 4th midhaul A321 to short haul configuration. They should also bring back mid-J B747 on BA233/2 to make up for lost capacity. It would leave BA with 3 midhaul A321s - one for AMM, BEY and BA163/2 TLV. CAI can once again sustain wi...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26266

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

No, IAH is mostly 744/772 everyday, occasionally switching to 77W. Other days have had twice daily 744. The LHR-IAH market is growing again, along with oil rising, it's bound to be at its best. The market is huge and I believe it can support the A388/789 daily in the future. I would put this flight...

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26266

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

If BA had spare A380s they'd use them on rotations where AA cannot provide additional capacity uplift. ORD isn't one of them.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26266

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

DFW maybe
SEA maybe
IAH is a no no, all the oil traffic dried up it's only 772/789 now
ORD is also a no no otherwise AA wouldn't be putting 788s on it.

If anything I'd say only current mid-J routes could support A380.

Jump to post
by lhrsfosyd
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26266

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

During Northern Summer those extra A380s could easily go on a second rotation to SFO, make BOS daily and replace B747 to LAS and PHX daily. During Northern Winter they could go to CPT once a day, second MIA and maintain daily BOS. Summer: LAX x2 (+789) SFO x2 YVR x1 BOS x1 (+3x772) JNB x1 (+74S) SIN...

Jump to post