|Quoting b-hop (Reply 42):|
Japan pullout is a total surpise
Yes indeed, just come off the NRT flight today and heard about this news just before I left. Thing is, loads were OK but yields were getting worse, the weak yen making London and the UK an expensive destination and the Japanese have largely found other places to visit these days.
The reported move to HND was never seriously going to happen owing to the costs involved. Nice idea though.
I too would have thought the 789 would be perfect to continue the NRT service with, but I guess the number crunchers at VS have tapped into their calculators and said no. Feel very sorry for the brilliant Japanese crew for loosing their jobs.