|Quoting kaitak (Reply 103):|
I really don't think there is room for three airlines on these route and personally I think WX stands to lose most. BA has the best aircraft on the route (RJ85 -v- E-170/190? No competition, from a pax comfort perspective!), and of course lots of onward connections. BE is a big enough carrier and can probably stay on the route for a good while, though I think that its reliability will probably turn some business travellers off.
I agree, from one airline to three overnight is going to trash yields. It would seem not just to LCY
is reducing frequency to LHR
too. I wonder where these frequencies will turn up, of if they are leased slots due to go back. The thing about LCY
is potentially weather disruption. If you are on BA
, its a fair assumption that they would transfer you over to LHR
, preferably on BA
metal, but I suppose EI
at a push. Im not sure BE
will have any significant IRROPS policy. Just a case of refund and/or try again later. What do WX
|Quoting tonystan (Reply 111):|
I get to see rather a lot of the BA787 WT cabin and can sadly confirm from the first moment i stepped aboard I was somewhat underwhelmed and finding it increasingly frustrating that BA are failing to address the very real damage that the tight squeeze in the cabin is doing to the brand.
Im not sure they are wholly bothered, to be honest. The new Short Haul cabins are pleasing to they eye, but certainly not to the knee. 30" in Business and 29" in Y on the A319, thats worse than FR
and equivalent to U2
. Admittedly the seats are comfortable and the seat pocket is out of the way, but it does demonstrate that BA
don't intend to use personal space as a USP going forward.
|Quoting EIBusiness (Reply 83):|
Brian; how often have you travelled AL Long Haul in J recently? The product has been on the decline now solidly for 18 months. Before that; I would have argued it was one of the best on the North Atlantic; especially around the 2010/2011 period.
Twice in the past twelve months. Personally, I think the food and wine is as good as its ever been, I agree the menu does not change, but sometimes the devil you know is better. It's straightforward, simple food done well, which is what Irish cuisine is all about anyway. I genuinely believe EI
business class catering is very close to OS
, who are by far and away the best business class cabin I have travelled on, Do&Co catering and an in-flight chef, it is a real treat. I rate EI
equivalent because the food is more to my personal taste.
|Quoting kaitak (Reply 97):|
If EI does finally turn down the 330Neo, it will be interesting to see what the major factor was.
Its interesting that you don't want to see the 330NEO at EI
. Personally I see it as the perfect aircraft for anything the -200 does now. It would complement the A359 nicely, which is a fair bit bigger and would probably have a lot of Y class seats to fill in EI
layout. I think the gap between a "757 size" aircraft and the A359 is too much. East Coast is basically mid-haul, I don't think there will ever be a better aircraft for EI
than the A330NEO for seat-mile costs. If EI
has no ambition of going East from DUB
I would really question the value of the A350 at all. Would they be hauling around dead weight, especially in the winter?