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Old 17th Jan 2013, 12:39
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BA are to reduce LHR to 3xdaily from 4 from 31st March.

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Old 17th Jan 2013, 12:59
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It was always the plan goldeneye, The LBA-LHR route was suppose to be only 3 times daily when originally announced, but British Airways surprised everyone by going 4x daily.
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Old 17th Jan 2013, 20:30
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BA LBA-LHR

Yes it 3 flights a day from the 31st but the evening flight from LBA arrives at LHR at 22.10 when most of the LH fights have gone, very strange timing for a feeder and the one before that arrives around 17.00 shame it's not more 19.00 which is a good time for most LH connections.
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Old 17th Jan 2013, 21:32
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Here's the revised summer 2013 schedule for the BA service.

London Heathrow (Terminal 5) to Leeds/Bradford
BA1340 07:20 08:20 ---------------------- SAT ---
BA1340 07:50 08:50 -------------------------- SUN
BA1340 07:55 08:55 MON TUE WED THU FRI --- ---
BA1342 12:35 13:35 MON TUE WED THU FRI --- SUN
BA1342 13:50 14:50 ---------------------- SAT ---
BA1344 19:30 20:30 MON TUE WED THU FRI --- SUN

Leeds/Bradford to London Heathrow (Terminal 5)
BA1341 09:30 10:30 MON --- WED THU FRI --------
BA1341 10:05 11:05 -------------------------- SUN
BA1341 10:15 11:15 ---- TUE ---------------------
BA1341 10:35 11:35 ---------------------- SAT ---
BA1343 15:05 16:05 MON TUE ---- THU FRI ---- SUN
BA1343 15:15 16:15 --------- WED ----------------
BA1343 15:45 16:45 ---------------------- SAT ---
BA1345 21:10 22:10 MON TUE WED THU FRI --- SUN

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Old 17th Jan 2013, 22:57
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I've been looking to rebook some flights in the summer, and the Saturday timetable has changed twice this evening! At one point there were three flights on a Saturday, now it is back to two again, but with the evening rotation (shown above) replaced by a mid-afternoon one.

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Old 17th Jan 2013, 23:11
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Yep I agree with you BKS that the Saturday evening flight has been retimed yet again this evening and the flight will now operate Saturday afternoon instead.

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Old 18th Jan 2013, 09:13
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Good news as British Airways have this morning confirmed that its moving the Leeds/Bradford service from London Heathrow Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 as from Sunday March 31st 2013.

Leeds Bradford Flights Move to Terminal 5
Well that's good news and may win me back as a regular pax - all depends on how the timings fit with my connecting flights from LHR
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Old 18th Jan 2013, 13:31
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Actually there are some good fares to be had. A friend of mine is going to San Diego in March and the add on was only £7. I was looking at a trip to Washington where it would have been £26. I wonder how such add-ons are handled in the internal accounting.
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Old 19th Jan 2013, 13:31
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BA transit at LHR

BA's move to T5 is great news if you are in transit from another BA flight. Present transit from BA international arrival in T5 to BA LDS flight at T1 is a nightmare... I did it last week and decided I would go back to using MAN as that was an easy transfer and contained within T5 - usually walk from inbound a/c and completing formalities takes around 10 minutes.

With a T1 departure, after waiting for the T1 transfer bus and the actual journey to T1 - 20 mins, it took another 10/15 minutes to complete formalities and reach the T1 domestic gate area. Added to that, BA's T1 Domestic lounge (former BM lounge) was third rate to say the very least - as it was lunchtime, would have expected at least some sandwiches, but all that was on offer was cheese and biscuits.
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Old 19th Jan 2013, 13:40
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BA transit at LHR
If an airside transfer between LHR-1 and LHR-5 is a "nightmare", do the transfer landside: if one (or both) sectors is domestic this is possible.

Take the train (not the tube) between the two terminals. It's free (the tube isn't), there's four trains/hour, and lifts at each end.
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Old 19th Jan 2013, 14:09
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It's free (the tube isn't)
Actually the tube is free between any of the LHR terminals, when using an oster card. You can use Hatton Cross to change, but not to leave.

http://www.heathrowairport.com/stati...d_Heathrow.pdf
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Old 22nd Jan 2013, 16:29
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I gather Ryanair are ceasing Weeze after March. Pity as I used it a lot but hopefully will make Jet2 Dusseldorf more viable
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Monarch Airlines have announced that they are running a charter flight from Leeds/Bradford to London Luton on Sunday, February 24th for Bradford City fans travelling to Wembley for the league cup final game against Swansea.

Flights to be operated by A321 and bookable on the Monarch website at a cost £175 rpp.

ZB023 = LBA 06:55 - LTN 07:45 / ZB022 = LTN 22:00 - LBA 23:00

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Old 31st Jan 2013, 14:48
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Little bit of wind up at LBA and British Airways cancel all today's LHR slot sitters. What a complete joke of an operation! Especially as all other airlines are operating their flights as normal...

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Old 31st Jan 2013, 16:19
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Little bit of wind up at LBA
...ATIS was reporting gusts of over 50kts across the runway, ATC reporting windshear of -30kts on approach.

Not saying Nigel was right to cancel (there were breaks in the wind) but more than a little bit of wind.

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Old 31st Jan 2013, 18:49
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Little bit of wind up at LBA and British Airways cancel all today's LHR slot sitters. What a complete joke of an operation! Especially as all other airlines are operating their flights as normal...
Sorry but had enough of these slot sitter accusations, back your statement up with facts if you want serious conversation, nuff said
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Old 31st Jan 2013, 22:57
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I think we all suspect they are slot sitters, for those that don't prepare for disappointment....
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You know people think I'm negative but geez......

It will be a dead duck until the schedule changes to a night stopping LBA-LHR. Unless that happens for the winter, it's a clear slot sitter, there's just no way to turn a profit without point to point last minute fares. The argument then becomes is that a good use of a prime time arrival slot at LHR.

I hope it proves worth doing that.

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Old 1st Feb 2013, 13:37
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Slot sitter

Why have the expense of opening up a new station just for slot sitting?

Wouldn't it be easier just to increase frequencies on existing routes temporarily?

Would expect the schedule to reflect connectivity with BA longhaul at LHR, maybe it doesn't.
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Old 1st Feb 2013, 15:51
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Ideal schedule would be a night stopper with two southbound and one nothbound am and the reverse pm. That caters for both point to point and long haul well. The spring/summer schedule seems to me about as good as it gets if you just run three returns but is inevitably an uneasy compromise, first and last southbound are really too late.
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