|Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 13):|
when NW did AMS, NW had a rather small presence at BDL, now that its DL I would think it could stand a higher chance of success.
Back then there was also more O&D between AMS and the Hartford area. The company I work for used this flight often, but we sold our business over there and nobody would use this flight anymore.
|Quoting JohnJ (Reply 85):|
Back when Northwest ran the AMS flight, I'd love to have taken it. But for travel not involving a weekend stayover, the fares were MUCH higher than a nonstop out of JFK. The NW 757s with 34" pitch would have been nice, but so is a BA 747.
Odly, the opposite was true from AMS. The fares for BDL were lower than those for JFK ex AMS.
|Quoting KD5MDK (Reply 96):|
Given the terrible loads reported for CTU, it's entirely possible that it makes more sense to fly to BDL than to there.
Also, given LBA wasn't served until quite recently, it doesn't sound like a critical network component to me.
In any event, I was replying to a post saying "is it worth a whole LHR slot", and I'm showing that BA has plenty of slots. LBA was just the easiest to come to mind.
Yet a shorthaul slots may not always become a long haul slot. Yes, BA does have a lot of slots and can move the slots around, but for a TATL flight you do need a slot in a certain period, which may not be available ore already occupied for another long haul flight.