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Old 30th Nov 2018, 09:23
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Have any codeshares been announced for LHR?
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 10:03
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There was a tweet from NqY on 22/11 stating that they would have codeshares.

Im sure that the existing BE services operate with codeshare flight numbers ?


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Old 30th Nov 2018, 17:08
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
There was a tweet from NqY on 22/11 stating that they would have codeshares.

Im sure that the existing BE services operate with codeshare flight numbers ?


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They do but from LGW. LHR is a new airport with new flights to share on / new IT systems at BE...new testing procedures etc etc. Wouldn't hold your breath for codeshares appearing this side of Christmas.
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 17:46
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Would they not be the same codeshares they have currently on the EDI and ABZ routes?
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 18:16
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Originally Posted by toledoashley View Post
Would they not be the same codeshares they have currently on the EDI and ABZ routes?
Not necessarily - it depends on what has been agreed between BEE and it's codeshare partners and it doesn't always follow that two airlines will codeshare on every route they operate. Then there can be the thorny issue of prorates to work out if there isn't a blanket agreement between two airlines.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 13:10
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Originally Posted by toledoashley View Post
Would they not be the same codeshares they have currently on the EDI and ABZ routes?
BA may probably want to code share on NQY (as they do on the NQY-LGW route) but will have no interest on code shares on EDI or ABZ as they fly there themselves. Virgin will want to code share as well for the feed.

Air India, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines all code share on the Scottish routes. I guess they need to decide decide how much they want to codeshare, considering the feed they can potentially get from NQY and how much their worldwide passengers want to visit Cornwall.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 14:33
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They have beaten off KLM on the Amsterdam route at SOU! Things are looking up at their SOU base then...
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 15:36
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Not if they go to BOH!
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 15:50
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Not if they go to BOH!
I don't see why they would go to BOH. If they can't get enough connecting traffic at SOU i don't see what difference shifting to BOH would make as it's the same area.
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Old 2nd Dec 2018, 12:02
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Will this sale thing be complete before Christmas? Must be concerning for staff...
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Old 2nd Dec 2018, 15:21
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Will this sale thing be complete before Christmas? Must be concerning for staff...
No chance, it could be announced but then the bean counters and lawyers start doing their work and it could take months.
Even an agreed sale could collapse if there is something that is hidden in the books.
Witness what happened to WOW from Icelandair last week.

Sale is complete where the 2 companies announce it is complete and not before.
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 10:22
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BA may probably want to code share on NQY (as they do on the NQY-LGW route) but will have no interest on code shares on EDI or ABZ as they fly there themselves
So wouldn't this provide an opportunity if BA take over to concentrate BE solely on the UK domestic market. They could get BE to operate these routes for them instead, freeing up their own metal for other, more lucrative routes
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 10:33
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
Just curious. How long after a route launch do the codeshares get added ?

have tried to book a connecting flight post April ex NQY and can’t get any connections offered apart from BHX and MAN when we’re after connecting at LHR to JFK

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just curious CS, with numerous New York options available ex Manchester why Heathrow?
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 10:47
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Plane Silly, it's not BA that will take over, but IAG. Fundamentally the take over, if it happens has nothing to do with BA.
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 14:45
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Originally Posted by Plane.Silly View Post
So wouldn't this provide an opportunity if BA take over to concentrate BE solely on the UK domestic market. They could get BE to operate these routes for them instead, freeing up their own metal for other, more lucrative routes
Maybe they could operate LBA-LHR or a couple of the Cityflyer routes out of LCY but the general consensus seems to be that you can't make money at Heathrow with small planes. All of BA's LHR/LGW domestic routes are operated using A319/320/321s which have between 143 and 218 seats. FlyBe's biggest plane seats 118 people but the bulk of the fleet are the 78 seat Q400s. Swapping over would mean a big drop in passengers but would not free up any slots at LHR for BA to fly to new destinations.
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 15:42
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The problem - as has already been stated - is that the slots Flybe is using at LHR are remedies from the IAG/bmi takeover, and if they are relinquished by Flybe they would be made available for another airline to use to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, etc. It seems likely that IAG/BA would be subject to attention from the Competition and Markets Authority should it acquire Flybe.
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 15:44
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just curious CS, with numerous New York options available ex Manchester why Heathrow?
Numerous? Ohh bagso, for last summer we had
From MAN :
VS JFK
UA EWR
TCX JFK
Total 3 daily? Am I missing some more MT perhaps?

From LHR :
UA EWR x 5
BA EWR x 2
BA JFK x 8
AA JFK x 4
DL JFK x 2
VS JFK x 6
VS EWR x 1
Total = 28 daily
* exludes AI LHR-EWR now canned

On frequency (and price in Y) you can have UA or VS out of LHR with more options than MAN.
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 16:16
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Originally Posted by Plane.Silly View Post
So wouldn't this provide an opportunity if BA take over to concentrate BE solely on the UK domestic market. They could get BE to operate these routes for them instead, freeing up their own metal for other, more lucrative routes
Bearing in mind how BA had to exit its domestic service because of losses all those years ago. What has changed that will make it more profitable for them ?
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 16:23
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Originally Posted by racedo View Post
Bearing in mind how BA had to exit its domestic service because of losses all those years ago. What has changed that will make it more profitable for them ?
The BA regional operation of old was saddled with high legacy cost that have largely been stripped away over the years. At the time, it was easier to just cut loose completely rather than to enact wholesale cost reduction exercises.

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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 17:37
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Originally Posted by EastMids View Post
The problem - as has already been stated - is that the slots Flybe is using at LHR are remedies from the IAG/bmi takeover, and if they are relinquished by Flybe they would be made available for another airline to use to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, etc. It seems likely that IAG/BA would be subject to attention from the Competition and Markets Authority should it acquire Flybe.
Although if BA used the remedy slots for MAN/ABZ/EDI etc, could they then use some of their own MAN/ABZ/EDI slots for those destinations?
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