|Quoting BritishB747 (Reply 61):|
I am sceptical about mentions of BA B763s on services such as EDI - LHR.
On 1 and 2 November LHR
BA1472/77 was operated by 763 G-BZHC and G-BNWK. These flights have been operated by 763s on many occasions since BD
withdrew from this route. However on 3 and 4 November these flights were operated by 321s.
If you look at the current timetables you will see that, for example, many BA
flights between EDI
are in close competition. So BD053 departs at 0905 hrs, BA1439 at 0920 hrs, Then BD055 departs at 1050 HRS and BA1441 (which is already a 321 flight if primarily reflecting high demand for the north bound part of the rotation) at 1030 and so on. It would be totally illogical for BA
to continue to operate all these flights. Some are bound to be combined and probably using larger aircraft.
had 1,090 weekly LHR
slots as at the beginning of the 2009 Summer Season.
By the start of Siummer Season 2011 BD
were only operating 800 LHR
|Quoting United787 (Reply 66):|
Any chance we might see LH or UA use them for some purely O&D routes like JFK-LHR ala OpenSkies?
Not likely. 50 of BD
's weekly slots were transferred by LH
who used them to restart their BRU
also transferred 84 week;y slots to LX
. They used then to restart their GVA
also transferred 122 weekly slots from BD
to their own operations for use on their German and Lufthansa Italia services.
It is not clear to me where the remaining 34 weekly BD LHR
Since the beginning of the Summer 2011 Season LH
have sold 6 daily BD
slot pairs to BA
The net result is that the LHR
weekly slots operated by BD
since they were bought by LH
have dwindlede by a total of around 374 to around 716. (These numbers are approximate because I am not certain whether the "6 daily slot pairs" LH
are reported to have sold to BA
are all operated seven days a week.)