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Old 6th Apr 2011, 11:31
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bmibaby Tail

Babies new Baby logo applied to their ex Thompson (I believe) 737....
Probably more suitable for the bmbiaby thread, but I like it! I think this ex-ThoMSon Airways 733 is G-THOL to be G-TOYL?

However every aircraft will have a different tail design, with 'Tiny' posing or doing something different on each one. So far this is the third one since the first one rolled out i believe well over a year ago!!!!!!

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Old 6th Apr 2011, 17:22
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Probably just me ..... but "Tiny" looks more like a red ant than a baby.
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Old 6th Apr 2011, 17:51
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probably just me......but all these baby comments should be in the bmibaby thread
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Old 11th Apr 2011, 18:01
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Has bmi lost the plot again

Just when we thought bmi was heading in the correct direction....

I read somewhere that G-WWBM will not have lie flat beds. Is that really true? I can't see the logic in having different business class products on the two a330 aircrafts. Thought bmi was trying to standardise their fleet and maintain a consistent product

Can anyone explain why such a decision would be made?

Really hope this isn't true.
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Old 11th Apr 2011, 20:30
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As an aside, any rumours of new routes?

WPS in previous press statements said that bmi were looking for more Middle East destinations. Nothing really new since then (about 9 months) ago, unless you include the increasing frequency on the Beirut which hasn't happended yet. So would have thought that any new ME routes would be coming on line soon if they had been sown back then?
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Old 11th Apr 2011, 21:33
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After the suspension of the Glasgow route, the thought of new bmi routes frightens the hell out of most people! It reads that for every new route announced comes a very strong possiblity of the chopping of an existing one. Then again who knows, bmi have currently leased out slots to other airlines... which may return in the future.
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Old 11th Apr 2011, 21:43
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So are the rumours the rest of the domestic LHR routes will go by the end of the summer true ?
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Old 11th Apr 2011, 22:04
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I feel for those who are potentially threatened, should domestic routes be pulled.

However, from the recent figures quoted from Lufthansa relateing to bmi's losses, it would seem that it is imperative that bmi finds profitable routes ASAP, if it is to meet Lufthansa's 3 year targets. If they can't achieve it, then it may not just be the outstations that feel threatened.....

Clearly, something needs to be done stem the continued losses and although the risks are high with start up routes, continuing as is, is perilious!
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Old 11th Apr 2011, 22:11
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Cutting the rest of domestic routes is just pure speculation. In my opinion they may just decrease the frequency of the current domestic flights. Manchester which seems to be the weakest performing one out of the lot apparently supports the saudi routes. Belfast city is the strongest performing so I can't see it being cut. Edinburgh yield is not too bad and aberdeen will continue to provide traffic for any oil routes. Dublin i'm a little unsure about, lots of people complained about the cut in frequency but its now performing far better than before, I think the decrease in frequency has created greater demand and has helped with the yields.
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Old 11th Apr 2011, 22:21
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For Dublin to do very well they need to have the night stop back which I don't see happening in the near future but unless it does flights will never do as well as they did before.
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Old 11th Apr 2011, 23:17
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BMI & Bmibaby

Its been mentioned on another airline web site that there is
going to be a big announcement this week in relation to BMI
and Bmibaby.

Wonder what day that's going to be forthcoming this week and what its going to be about.......
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 06:13
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looks like BMI could be relocating their base out of Heathrow.
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 07:50
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bmi is in danger of becoming LH's," Rover Motors" (BMW) English problem, perhaps they are flogging it back to SMB for a Euro
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 09:47
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Its been mentioned on another airline web site that there is
going to be a big announcement this week in relation to BMI
and Bmibaby.
What airline website is that then Fjencl? Any more details or content?


looks like BMI could be relocating their base out of Heathrow.
Don't see that happening in a long while, unless you are talking about the covering of Lufthansa flights from other airports such as MAN and BHX.

The only way I see BD leaving LHR is if the company is asset stripped of it's slots. At which point, there will be no airline to consider moving anyway.
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 10:04
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A complete guess from me! bmi will offer a low cost product from heathrow on the uk & Ireland flights. This will bring their domestic product in line with bmibaby, its the only way they can make the domestic operation profitable.
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 11:21
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A complete guess from me! bmi will offer a low cost product from heathrow on the uk & Ireland flights. This will bring their domestic product in line with bmibaby, its the only way they can make the domestic operation profitable.
Tried that before (New Business Model). Didn't work. LHR overheads too high. Costs just chased yields down.
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 11:22
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Possible but the baby product would need to improve to meet star conditions which would push costs up, then there are scope clauses with BALPA to find a way through at a time when the pay round is starting again. If domestics into LHR are not profitable I can't see the flying old classic into LHR being cheaper than modern fuel efficient A319's

The bigger question is does bmi need a domestic operation into LHR at all? after all Virgin seem to get by without one

Does anyone have any concret evidence of an announcement from bmi? Or is 2&2 =22
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 11:50
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after all Virgin seem to get by without one
Do VS not use bmi domestics for exactly that reason, to filter people down to LHR.
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 11:57
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Was more on the lines of thinking of flying same airbus aircrafts but bringing in more charges like for baggage and seating to earn extra revenue and at the same time keeping a flexible economy service with the frills for those who are willing to pay for that (by doing this they will still maintain star alliance standards??)
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 12:51
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It makes me laugh how people go on about alliance standards. Has anyone ever flown domestically in the US where baggage charges, very basic BOB etc etc are the norm?
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