|Quoting Boeing74741R (Reply 42):|
You are on drugs right?
Nope. How many other capital city hubs have two airlines flying an extensive domestic network? LHR only needs one carrier to do that - and that's BA. The competition commission shouldn't interfere because there's plenty of other competition (the remaining four London airports, rail and coach).
|Quoting Farnborough24 (Reply 45):|
For anyone looking to go from Leeds to London I think it is indeed safe to say train is miles better. I'm pretty sure fast services take 2 hours 20 mins? And the GNER 225s/'Mallards' or whatever they refer to them as now are a decent experience.
Quite right - which is why BD can't compete. It's just a shame for those who don't live in Central London who are forced to carry their luggage on the tube from Kings Cross. I say LBA needs a service to LGW!
|Quoting Shankly (Reply 48):|
Always found it amusing that if 09R was in use at LHR one would spend circa 45 minutes taxiing from the T1 gate to the holding point and then 35 minutes in the air.
Absolutely - it is just silly.
I'd be surprised if BD's LBA-LHR route lasts beyond March 2008. Sir Michael Bishop is using LBA airport charges as an excuse - the route just isn't bringing in the passengers anymore, which is a shame.