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Old 14th Nov 2020, 22:16
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
The A318 certainly was a misfit within the BA fleet as when the operation began to be wound down the first out the fleet only found a home with a part deal/understanding with specialist operator Titan.The second is idle & has too not been absorbed back in the main fleet.

The post/conversation is not about STN per se & I have not mentioned it...it developed into reasoning concerning BA operating over LCY/JFK & BA attempting to kill competitors high end revenue at LHR on the route or certainly curtail it & not influenced by anything going on at STN let`s be clear.

For info I used the word "alleged" in front of bean counters" as the phrase is certainly not mine but introduced in post #2534 in a previous post to defend the LCY ops.You cannot both be right with the use or denial of the phrase though...eh.

The word "anger" is curious & certainly misplaced.
So why hasn't BA taken their A318 back into the LHR fleet to make it fly in the 120-130pax category like AF does its A318s?
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Old 15th Nov 2020, 08:53
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BA hasn't taken the A318 back in to the LHR fleet as it's an all Business configuration of approx 50 seats unlike the AF A318.
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Old 15th Nov 2020, 09:28
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...& we turn full circle...a misfit.
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 22:29
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Looking at the ACL S21 report, interesting to see reference to "Fly Play" a new Icelandic outfit forming out of the ashes of Wow and securing slots to KEF with Icelandair doing the same.
Other reported new / significant changes incude
SATA International to PDL
Air India listed as operating to BOM.
and the much discussed JetBlue to BOS.

Obviously early days and how much of this lot not to mention the bread and butter stuff will actually come to fruition remains to be seen.
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Old 17th Nov 2020, 14:47
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JBU have evidently filed for a 2x BOS-STN & a daily BOS-LGW service commencing third quarter 2021.

Interestingly the applications reveal that the A321LR`s will be premium heavy with just 138 seats making them the lowest seating in any commercial A320 family operation.

One analysis indicates STN is a stop gap as the requested slots were offered & that JBU requires to set plans to start but may settle for 3x LGW in the medium term with the aim of all LHR eventually.

Only time/slot distribution/availability together with how STN & LGW fare & JBU will tell.

But a bird in the hand....
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Old 17th Nov 2020, 15:18
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
JBU have evidently filed for a 2x BOS-STN & a daily BOS-LGW service commencing third quarter 2021.
The LGW slots are actually for JFK.
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Old 17th Nov 2020, 15:27
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Apologies...correct JFK for LGW.
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Old 17th Nov 2020, 17:36
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Yes it's LGW-JFK and STN-BOS double daily but only 1 of the LGW slots allocated. They could happily change the destination though once they secured the slots
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Old 17th Nov 2020, 19:59
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RYR add extra weekly services from STN to Bucharest +5 Athens +2 Budapest +1 Malaga +1 Seville +1 for Christmas & New Year between 17 Dec & 9 Jan.
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Old 17th Nov 2020, 20:37
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So are they hoping and in fact encouraging people to ignore travel bans and quarantine or is their expectation that restrictions will be lifted so we can all enjoy another spike in the new year in either case.

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Old 17th Nov 2020, 21:31
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
So are they hoping and in fact encouraging people to ignore travel bans and quarantine or is their expectation that restrictions will be lifted so we can all enjoy another spike in the new year in either case.
Canít blame them for trying to get some cash into the business, obviously those booking should know the risks. Officially our restrictions end in a couple of weeks, until that changes (and I donít believe lockdown will end then) FR are doing nothing wrong.
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 09:00
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
So are they hoping and in fact encouraging people to ignore travel bans and quarantine or is their expectation that restrictions will be lifted so we can all enjoy another spike in the new year in either case.
Can't remember many complaints when Wizz flew from LTN during most of the spring lock down.
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 10:14
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Originally Posted by Keanaga View Post
Can't remember many complaints when Wizz flew from LTN during most of the spring lock down.
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 10:54
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People here have very short memories then.
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 10:58
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Itís worth remembering that these slot reports are preliminary and most new applicants donít ever use the slots, and if they do are often different to what they were originally allocated. I think itís still just as much of a guessing game what airport/airports they will fly from at what frequencies, but at least the reports show what airlines have an interest in operating routes.
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Old 23rd Nov 2020, 17:39
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Wow, I hear a curtain G650 which was outside Inflight for two years has gone!
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Old 25th Nov 2020, 08:33
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
Wow, I hear a curtain G650 which was outside Inflight for two years has gone!
To Farnborough it seems.
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Old 25th Nov 2020, 12:20
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Only night stopped before going to states for possible sale.
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