skipness1E wrote:by738 wrote:skipness1E wrote:BA use Gatwick partly to allow LHR travellelrs to spend Avios on leisure flights to keep them loyal, hence the % of paid J vs. redeemed J is important. .
To account for anything significant (in terms of aircraft layout and J class offering, I think that is a myth. Very few high accruing Avios'ers would contemplate a LGW Florida flight. TPA at a push.
Have you seen the demographics on some of the Caribbean flights? Barbados did well enough to have Concorde once a week, some of that leisure market is very well off.
A fair few Avios spenders are young enough to take their kids to Disney as well as collect points out of LHR, I really think you're wrong on this one. Paid premium travel has always been a huge challenge at Gatwick.It's the reason BA and VS have a smaller premium cabin at LGW.
Some years, Concorde flew to Barbados twice per week: Definitely always on Saturdays and I want to say either on Tuesdays or Wednesdays was the other day.