I'm planning on taking BA on LHR-DXB next year. Are the refurbished B747's used for this route?
Wasn't sure whether to take the B777 flight (which I'm assuming is refurbished as all of theirs are now, aren't they?) or the B747.
Absolutely possible, and a recipe for miserable jet lag, since by the time dinner service is done (2hrs) you have about an hour of shut-eye before breakfast service begins... I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to skip serving breakfast and maybe just do tea/coffee) due to the much earlier than...Jump to post
I was looking at the flight history for VS128 from JFK to MAN and some of the flights take as little as 5 hours 20 minutes according to this website: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/vs128 Is that right?? Appreciate that that is flying time, not block time, and the B747 is a fast aircraft,...Jump to post
Great news re. Air Baltic. MAN are doing well at adding legacy carriers at the moment and hopefully more to come too. If you breakdown the list of carriers into alliance, non-aligned, regional, low-cost/charter, they really do have it pretty well covered! Oneworld/IAG: Aer Lingus American Airlines B...Jump to post
Out of curiosity, why are SAS operating flights from CPH and soon to be OSL too to STN? Is it simply that there aren't enough slots at LHR to operate these extra flights?
And if so, why did they choose STN over LGW (which is usually the second option for the legacy carriers)?
Press release from VS regarding the above (also discussed elsewhere). https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/media/press-releases/more-choice-for-manchester.html Interesting. I wonder what the new destinations will be. I think we could see a return to SFO and also SEA, MRU, MBJ, MIA, ANU (all e...Jump to post
The requirements for handling domestic flights at LHR arise because domestic and international passengers are not separated while in the departure hall. Just after check-in, therefore, domestic passengers need to have the biometric photos taken which are then compared by facial scanning at the gate...Jump to post
T5 has separate gates for domestic arrivals. 1-8 I believe can handle these, with 7/8 able to handle both. Passengers take a route that directs them to a separate baggage hall which by passes immigrations and customs. Thanks. Yes, I used this when I flew EDI-LHR a few weeks ago. But are these the o...Jump to post
T2 and T5 are the only airports at LHR which have domestic facilities, hence why Aer Lingus and Flybe operate from T2 (rather than perhaps any of the other terminals where they'd probably operate otherwise). But what domestic facilities do terminals need? When Flybe becomes part of Virgin, it would ...Jump to post
The STN express takes between 47 and 56 minutes to London's Liverpool Street (3 miles from Canary Wharf), with trains departing every 15 minutes. The LHR express takes 15 minutes to London's Paddington Street, with trains departing every 15 minutes. The LGW express advertises 30 minutes to London's...Jump to post
BHXflyinghigh wrote:Adria are switching their Ljubljana flights from MAN to LPL from May 2020. The new service will increase to twice weekly.
They're hamstrung by a lack of aircraft this summer. They've already got quite a few wet leased aircraft operating for them. Whether they want to compete with U2 & FR at a relatively small airport is another matter entirely. We shall see when/if the MAX issues are resolved. Yep, aware of the MA...Jump to post
TUI operate a summer seasonal 1 x weekly flight from SEN to PMI - I think on Tuesday's? It's actually operated by Volotea. Any particular reason why they haven't expanded their operations here? I know they'll be limited with aircraft at the moment due to the MAX aircraft being grounded, but long ter...Jump to post
I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess. What they need is a new terminal. The current one is far too small and crowded for its requirements. Appreciate August is a busy month for EDI, but even so. Typical British short term outlook of quick fix extensions. ...Jump to post
I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess. What they need is a new terminal. The current one is far too small and crowded for its requirements. Appreciate August is a busy month for EDI, but even so. Typical British short term outlook of quick fix extensions. A...Jump to post
Anyone know why Loganair are transferring their Derry-Stansted flight to Southend, but not the Dundee one? Surely it wouldn’t make sense to keep one flight operating from one London airport and the rest from another? Also, wasn’t there talk of Loganair launching SEN-EDI? When will that be? Seems lik...Jump to post
I assume these are route to Southend, ie flying in from other bases? Yes, indeed. Some reduction in flying from LTN (Sibiu). SEN gives subsidies to airlines like Ryanair and easyJet. FR in SEN is not doing very well with cuts expected, so this comes handy for W6. How do you know this about FR out o...Jump to post
From 28 March 2020, Delta Airlines will be increasing its London Heathrow to New York JFK route to 3x daily, with a new daytime flight on the JFK-LHR sector Wow. More seats on LHR-JFK. I'm guessing this is an addition, rather than replacing one of the VS flights? Where did they get the slot from, i...Jump to post
Why are KEF and LIS operated with domestic B757's, with only Premium Economy? Is there not enough demand for a Business Seat? Or do they just not have enough aircraft? Surely there would be enough demand to fill up to 16 Business Class seats a day? And just to clarify are the are the lie-flat seats ...Jump to post
It seems all positive as far as I’m concerned. It offers more seats (over 2300 per week versus the 1600 currently offered), it increases traveller flexibility, it brings Delta back to Manchester (and thus means routes can mix and match as to what’s suits the route best) and it should improve yield....Jump to post
To add this news to the thread, VS’s 3x weekly MAN-BOS service on the A330 is due to be replaced by DL on a daily B752 BOS-MAN. No information on whether this is year round, but an indication that VS/DL are aiming to develop the market between their secondary TATL hubs. I'm guessing this is being s...Jump to post
VS already does las vegas (VS 155/156): so what is new here? or is it going from seasonal to year round ? VS transferred Las Vegas from LGW to LHR in February 2019. It was previously year round from LGW and not seasonal, it is still year round now that's it at LHR, it's flown by the B789. As far as...Jump to post
When the A350 starts the MCO run will it have a reduced Upper Class cabin? The 747 has 14 seats which they don't seem to have trouble filling but the A350 has 44 which seems a bit of an overkill. Will they modify the LGW based fleet perhaps? If you look at previous posts and articles on their new A...Jump to post
It seems to me they are completely re-shuffling in advance of the 744's leaving the fleet. It seems they want MAN all VS metal, so a mix of 330's and 350's will be up at MAN once the 744's go. 2 350's doing MCO and JFK with the remainder on A330-2/3 and potentially in the future neos. Thus leaving ...Jump to post
After announcing the cancellation of the St. Lucia service Virgin Atlantic have also confirmed that their Gatwick to Havana service is being moved to Heathrow. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2019/07/29/virgin-atlantic-to-drop-st-lucia-route/ Ben That leaves MCO, BGI, GND, TAB, MB...Jump to post
IMO, the layout of Luton Airport is pretty illogical. I know it's an old airfield and there have been multiple changes, extensions etc. over the years - but having looked at some photos from when it was first built, even the original terminal (I think?) was built where the old part of the current wh...Jump to post
Lufthansa will launch Munich (MUC) to Newcastle (NCL) flights from 3 February 2020 on a daily (excluding Saturday) basis https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/1141246703250661376?s=19 Interesting. Why do you think they launched MUC over FRA - isn't the latter the bigger hub? FRA has more Longhaul de...Jump to post
SeanM1997 wrote:Lufthansa will launch Munich (MUC) to Newcastle (NCL) flights from 3 February 2020 on a daily (excluding Saturday) basis
https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 61376?s=19
One point that has flown under the radar is their plans at Gatwick. I assume their intention is to consolidate their London flying at LHR, but this is my speculation. Virgin are very quiet in Gatwick and they don't have that many departures from there but their head office is also I think (at) Gatw...Jump to post
by738 wrote:I think they'll want to see how the other SEN services do. Loads on some services ex ABZ ok, GLA not so.
PlaneMad134 wrote:Apparently Loganair may be announcing some new routes soon.
Weren't the BA CityFlyer aircraft delivered from 2009? 10 years ago? Surely too early to be making an order for replacement aircraft? Won't they have another 10 years left in them?Jump to post
Great detail SeanM1997. Do you think VS could/would ever serve ICN? They could codeshare with KE? And what about BKK? I know not much premium traffic, so/but could work from LGW? They're the only other "east" destinations I could see working from LON, aside from the above you've mentioned.Jump to post
So TCX serve the following long-haul destinations from MAN: Antigua Barbados Cancún Cayo Coco Goa Holguín Las Vegas Los Angeles Mauritius Montego Bay New York JFK Orlando Punta Cana San Francisco Seattle St Lucia Tobago Varadero Of those, the following are served by VS already from MAN: Barbados Las...Jump to post
If VS DID buy TCX long haul, I can’t imagine they’d continue to operate all the routes that TCX do. I wouldn’t have thought places like Cayo Coco, Holguin, Varadero etc. would be as commercially viable with the VS model. But I could be wrong? I could see them maintain the likes of SEA, SFO, MRU, CUN...Jump to post
Aegean - its Winter Seasonal, and only on days where the 1215 LHR departure doesn't operate so highly likely it would transfer if it could Aer Lingus - Unlikely. It complements the BA LGW schedule, and EI already have a huge number of slots at LHR. This is complementary to that too Air Malta - LGW ...Jump to post
I was wondering, do the following flights operate from both LGW and LHR because they can't get the slots at LHR? If they COULD get the slots at LHR, would they more than likely just operate the flights from LHR? Surely this would save costs? I know in some cases - mainly BA - there's a market to ope...Jump to post
Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? If both, which routes are scheduled and which are charter? Do they use the same aircraft for both? How to most Europeans book Air Transat flights? Directly/online or with a package? I can't imagine many Europeans know of TS, compared to the li...Jump to post
Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? If both, which routes are scheduled and which are charter? Do they use the same aircraft for both? How to most Europeans book Air Transat flights? Directly/online or with a package? I can't imagine many Europeans know of TS, compared to the lik...Jump to post