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Old 19th Sep 2021, 18:49
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By looks of it, could be a dangerous assumption.
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 11:28
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MAN-LGW?

Hi, can anyone please tell me if BA are starting MAN-LGW flights again and if so when will they start?
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 12:56
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The main (only) reason for MAN-LGW is to feed the Pakistan bound long hauls from the local diaspora, and as soon as PIA come off the banned list I suspect it will be binned again. There's no based short haul at LGW this winter so only option is a W routing with a LHR based aircraft.
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 13:42
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I'm quite surprised EZY have never had a stab at LGW MAN. There is a local market and it's a handy short sector to slot in.
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 16:06
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BA planning 1 x daily morning MAN-LGW this winter and it is indeed using an LHR-based aircraft. Aircraft works its way north on the BA1388, does BA2509/2510 MAN-LGW-MAN early the next morning then flies the BA1389 south at 1035. The regular LHR nightstopper is the BA1402/BA1371.
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 18:10
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El Grifo - How many tickets did you have? Were the BA and IB flights on separate tickets?
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Old 21st Sep 2021, 13:20
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Thanks Flightrider 👍
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Old 21st Sep 2021, 13:24
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willy wombat

I agree. I would have thought it would have been profitable but I guess with EZY services expanding significantly at MAN in recent years as well as LGW, not as profitable as other routes. Hopefully the BA route will be a success with feeder traffic for BA/EI services at both airports.
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 20:35
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Not sure if itís been mentioned, looks like Providenciales looks to be served from LHR via NAS from November. Another loss for LGW? At this rate Iím surprised that CUN/KIN havenít moved up the road?
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 20:53
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very different dynamic with PLS compared with the likes of CUN, PUJ, KIN, MBJ etc

PLS to be served from LHR via NAS for winter as you rightly say. It’s no loss in capacity for LGW as it was only an add on from ANU twice a week.

PLS does naturally, in my view, lend its self better to being an add on to NAS than ANU, geographically, and also, it’s a very premium heavy destination, often in precovid times, the J loads were often very healthy, as with W where as M, less popular. The LGW 777s offering just 32J, I think PLS is better served from LHR with a bigger J cabin and better facilities for premium passengers.
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Old 30th Sep 2021, 09:06
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Two days ago the CEO said there would be no more lay offs.
Today, 70+ Engineers are facing notice of redundancy! 😞
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Old 30th Sep 2021, 10:29
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this is sad news to hear
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Old 30th Sep 2021, 10:57
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indeed and with Furlough ending today, more to follow across the industry unfortunately
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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 19:05
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BA up to their usual corporate nonsense. A friend of mine reports:
  1. Booked rtn LHR - FCO
  2. Rcd email before travel inviting to upgrade to Euro Club for £96 rtn. She accepted.
  3. At check in, notified that Club was full and she was being downgraded. Given the phone number to contact for refund.
  4. They have not given a refund. They have sent standard 'We know this is not what you expect from our usual high standards blah blah' and oferred £30 compensation.
  5. No mention of refunding the £96.
  6. After emails pointing this out - Silence. She Tweeted at them - Silence.
Suggestions as to best and quickest and cheapest route to get her £96 back? Naturally, she has not accepted the £30.

I am still amazed that corporates do not understanding the price of customer service. A refund and 250 Avios and this would all be over and customer shrugging their shoulders and not minding.
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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 19:23
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She is also entitled to EU downgrading compensation. Write them stating it and if no response you can claim via small claims court. There are loads of threads on other forums with how to deal with it.
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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 19:44
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Many thanks BA318 I'll do more searching when back at my desk. But as this is BA the rights have fallen away. If it were AF then it would apply.

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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 20:51
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I don't understand the missing bit between phoning them and getting the email. Was the email outcome not what was agreed on the call? They do need to refund the upgrade fee, try calling back and speaking to a different agent, it often works.
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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 21:28
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'EU' rights have not fallen away, as all the EU Directives were incorporated into UK law, even though BA (and other airlines) try to ignore both! Investigate chargeback, CEDR and MCOL - probably in that order of complexity. As BA318 said, there are lots of frequent flyer sites with info and help.
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Old 3rd Oct 2021, 13:51
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Don’t believe everything you read on BA FlyerTalk…
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Old 3rd Oct 2021, 15:24
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The phone call was a request for a full refund but was of only offered £30 compensation. The email confirmed that and ignored the £96 she had paid for the upgrade.

Thanks for the feedback, I'll pass it on.
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