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by LHRFlyer
Wed May 16, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6036

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

With CUN being dropped, I do wonder whether the Virgin Holidays Florida/Carribean operation may be sold by Delta.

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by LHRFlyer
Wed May 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6036

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

VS now announced daily LHR LAS on 789 in addition to LGW. As well as a second additional daily LHR BOS. Virgin have confirmed the route is moving to LHR. https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/virgin-switches-vegas-flights-from-gatwick-to-heathrow-14199 Virgin don’t help matters by being cryptic in the...

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by LHRFlyer
Wed May 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership
Replies: 20
Views: 4359

Re: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership

DL will be the single largest shareholder, when AF-KLM eventually acquires a 31% stake on completion.

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by LHRFlyer
Tue May 15, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6036

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

It has been rumoured on V-Flyer since the weekend. It was reportedly notified to Virgin staff late last week. There will also be a reduction in frequency on LAX and an extra flight to BOS, but nothing has been announced.

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by LHRFlyer
Sat May 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40804

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I can't see IAG wanting to buy part of Norwegian and not the brand. There's a lot of complexity behind Norwegian with multiple AOCs and debt. The brand is one of the strongest assets, particularly so because IAG is weak in Northern Europe. An airline with a strong brand name is exactly what IAG woul...

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by LHRFlyer
Mon May 07, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27771

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Source: https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/993132805658902528 Latest: #UAE’s @EtihadAirways are tipped to be making an announcement soon, to cancel airliner aircraft Etihad currently on order, defer deliveries/reduce future orders It’s as management try to overcome the $2 billion loss the Abu Dha...

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by LHRFlyer
Fri May 04, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40804

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Worth noting that both IAG bids were conditional offers and we don't know what conditions IAG attached to the bids.

IAG CEO Willie Walsh reiterated today that he doesn't consider Norwegian's growth strategy to be sustainable.

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by LHRFlyer
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 8963

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

The Virgin Atlantic brand is still very strong in the UK. Certainly much more so than US airline brands. Sir Richard Branson has not done much in public for Virgin Atlantic for quite some time. Clearly, Sir Richard disembarking an inaugural flight with a half-dressed model in his arms is long out of...

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by LHRFlyer
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 (G-ZBJE) down for 7 weeks
Replies: 26
Views: 11256

Re: BA 787-8 (G-ZBJE) down for 7 weeks

BA seems to be struggling with aircraft availability on 787 routes.

BA95 to Montreal is delayed from 17:40 today (Friday) to 11:30 Saturday morning.

BA99 to Toronto is currently showing as delayed from 16:55 on Saturday to 03:57 on Sunday morning.

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by LHRFlyer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40804

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

IAG will keep the Norwegian brand. A strong brand in a region where IAG is relatively weak is exactly what IAG would be looking for. As for winding up Norwegian at LGW, I wouldn't be so sure. IAG does not favour one brand over the other. If BA wants to take over Norwegian's slots at LGW it will have...

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by LHRFlyer
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40804

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I suspect IAG will, as it did with Aer Lingus, make certain commitments to keep the Norwegian brand and its offices in Oslo.

The big question is Gatwick. There’s a huge prize and IAG would not want anyone else, in particular easyJet, getting Norwegian’s slots.

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by LHRFlyer
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40804

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

If precedent is anything to go by IAG would have to offer slots to new entrants on overlapping routes such as LGW-JFK. If IAG does buy Norwegian it would transform IAG’s presence at LGW. Norwegian has about 40 departures a day at LGW and you can be confident IAG would not want easyJet to get those s...

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40804

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

A complete surprise. IAG must be expecting a) a very good price and b) significant group synergies to take out costs. However, I still struggle to understand why IAG would want to take on Norwegian’s debts. Willie Walsh has been very clear he doesn’t see Norwegian’s growth strategy as sustainable. I...

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 17943

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

Norwegian announced at the time of the investor update that they are conducting a strategic review of Norwegian Reward: https://media.norwegian.com/uk/#/pressreleases/norwegian-updates-market-and-raises-new-equity-2453774 And yes, Air Canada did sell their programme and they are now going to relaunc...

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 17943

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

If you are losing money you don’t solve the problem by growing ASKs by 40% in one year.

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by LHRFlyer
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m
Replies: 13
Views: 2853

IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m

IAG has reported an operating profit of €3,015m for 2017. All IAG group airlines reported an increase in profitability, notably Iberia and Vueling. Looking through the slide presentation LEVEL is clearly set for significant growth: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9Mzk5MDI4f...

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 62
Views: 8320

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

From experience of other industries, people generally do not begrudge others trying to earn an honest living. If there is a groundswell of questioning/criticism it is for a reason. My advice to Alex (which funnily enough could apply anywhere) would be: - Don’t block people who question you on Twitte...

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 62
Views: 8320

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

He was actually criticised by BALPA for giving media commentary on a plane crash last year. He also caused a lot of upset for Monarch staff with some of his tweets before the airline went into administration. If he called himself an enthusiast, then fair enough. And with profile comes responsibility...

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 62
Views: 8320

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

An analyst is someone who produces reports based on extensive original research. I’ve never seen him do any such thing. As has been mentioned he will block anyone on Twitter who questions what he does. There is a lot of embellishment of what he does. For example, claiming he is meeting with an airli...

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13555

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

Some of the stories are quite old. I think the JNB incident happened a long time ago. There have always been incidents down route. It's just sometimes they don't get leaked to newspapers... It also has to be said that, although it's a very small downward trend, today's younger generation in London a...

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by LHRFlyer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 58
Views: 9946

Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

A couple of weeks ago Virgin Atlantic ran a promotion giving away 50 pairs of economy tickets to Miami at London’s Waterloo train station. Virgin are now offering a reward seat sale for LHR-MIA for mid February - March: https://www.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/flying-club/miles/spend-miles/reward-seat-s...

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)
Replies: 72
Views: 14227

Re: Norwegian today reported its full year and q4 2017 results. The net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million) in 20

https://www.norwegian.com/globalassets/ ... tation.pdf

Not an expert on numbers, but it looks like they are hugely exposed to a rise in the fuel price.
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Here is the presentation for investors:

https://www.norwegian.com/globalassets/ ... tation.pdf

Not an expert on numbers, but it looks like they are hugely exposed to a rise in the fuel price.

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Incident at LHR Terminal 5
Replies: 4
Views: 2767

Ground Incident at LHR Terminal 5

https://mobile.twitter.com/HeathrowAirp ... 2606106624
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Heathrow Airport’s Twitter feed is reporting a serious incident involving two ground vehicles at Terminal 5:

https://mobile.twitter.com/HeathrowAirp ... 2606106624

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by LHRFlyer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 10044

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

The last update from IAG late last year was that it was securing regulatory clearance for EI to join the AA/BA joint-venture, but nothing has been announced since.

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24517

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

There’s been a lot of press about this but most news outlets have completely missed the real story. The specification for the new Airbus aircraft was done by IAG, not BA. This is IAG standardising new deliveries of aircraft across all group airlines to take advantage of bulk purchase discounts and s...

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by LHRFlyer
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 195
Views: 41736

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

Do we know when the deal finalises and the 15 aircraft are back in the sky (where they belong)? The Niki website is still showing that the airline ceased flying on the 14th December. One press report said that the transaction won't complete until February. I expect operations won't start until the ...

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by LHRFlyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44815

Re: Power outage in ATL

BA has diverted its LHR-ATL flight 227 to IAD.

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID
Replies: 62
Views: 13008

Re: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID

Is this amount of growth really sustainable on top of growth at LGW next year and routes between secondary cities?

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID
Replies: 62
Views: 13008

Re: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID

http://media.norwegian.com/us/#/pressre ... an-2331051
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Official announcement from Norwegian, which also announces new routes from Amsterdam and Milan:

http://media.norwegian.com/us/#/pressre ... an-2331051

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14324

Re: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki

Willie Walsh said IAG had expressed an interest in buying Niki during the bid process.

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by LHRFlyer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BACF summer routes from BHX, BRS & MAN
Replies: 4
Views: 973

BACF summer routes from BHX, BRS & MAN

BA CityFlyer has confirmed its weekend summer routes from BHX, BRS and MAN: http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/pressrelease/details/86/News-1/9026 From May 2018 there will be extra weekend flights from Manchester to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma, with Mykonos flights operating on Saturdays instead of F...

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by LHRFlyer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 60
Views: 14476

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

There are many things you can say about Willie Walsh, but he’s not somebody I would bet against. The analogy with Virgin Atlantic in the Bloomberg article is interesting. Virgin’s “cool” image worked for them at LHR under Bermuda II when there was enough room for BA and VS up against a relatively we...

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by LHRFlyer
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 20099

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

http://www.iairgroup.com/phoenix.zhtml? ... ID=2318756
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I note the IAG press release refers to the closure of the OpenSkies brand, which does suggest that the AOC May be used for LEVEL:

http://www.iairgroup.com/phoenix.zhtml? ... ID=2318756

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick
Replies: 70
Views: 24556

Re: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick

BA did say at the last IAG Capital Markets Day that 3 BA 777s were to be replaced with 77Ws. I guess they could go to LGW instead.

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick
Replies: 70
Views: 24556

Re: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick

Strictly speaking IAG cannot hold the slots because it is a management / holding company, not an airline.

I expect all IAG group airlines will make use of them, but predominantly BA.

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development
Replies: 51
Views: 9699

Re: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development

Good to see the weekend leisure routes returning to BHX and BRS next year. I’m surprised BACF hasn’t tried SOU as there must be a good Executive Club catchment there. As for LCY with ARN, BCN, CPH, HAM and MAD having been suspended I don’t think there’s much growth. Though, I would have thought JER ...

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 38
Views: 11661

Re: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.

To be honest, the reporting of this story including by some (Simon Calder, BBC News) who really should know better has been frankly pathetic.

If you read press reports you’d think no other airline in the world offered group or priority boarding.

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus not to join oneWorld after all
Replies: 12
Views: 4451

Re: Aer Lingus not to join oneWorld after all

Given the problems Aer Lingus had with the launch of Aer Club and adopting the Avios currency, I suspect IT is an issue.

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus not to join oneWorld after all
Replies: 12
Views: 4451

Re: Aer Lingus not to join oneWorld after all

Aer Lingus is joining the transatlantic joint-venture. Willie Walsh said at the IAG Capital Markets Day that the regulatory process is underway.

I had thought that the two went hand in hand but evidently not.

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by LHRFlyer
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 32375

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

I think it will be primarily for US gateways. It can open up slots for more long-haul services.

[Apologies, I note this has already been mentioned in another thread, but I couldn't delete it.]

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by LHRFlyer
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 32375

BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

FlightGlobal is reporting that BA is in talks to acquire four SQ A380s when they are returned to the lessor: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dr-peters-chief-confirms-ba-talks-on-ex-singapore-a-443294/ German asset manager Dr Peters is in talks with British Airways and other prospects on t...

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by LHRFlyer
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA next routes?
Replies: 40
Views: 4082

Re: BA next routes?

With regard to Africa a big factor will be whether BA can secure the A321LR.

Willie Walsh also suggested that the A321LR could see BA returning transatlantic routes to the regions.

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by LHRFlyer
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots
Replies: 22
Views: 3552

Re: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots

Willie Walsh said last week that all IAG airlines will be bidding for the Monarch LGW slots, regardless of whether they were sold by the administrator or they go back to the pool.

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norwegian's market
Replies: 44
Views: 8067

Re: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norweigians Market

BA long-haul will not be leaving LGW. The long leisure routes do well and, importantly, they are resilient during a downturn in a way that LHR premium traffic isn’t. Willie Walsh, who has access to far more data than us, said that some competitor growth is simply not sustainable. He didn’t name any ...

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by LHRFlyer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norwegian's market
Replies: 44
Views: 8067

Re: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norweigians Market

Put it another way: Can DY make money operating a flight from LGW to SEA charging those fares so close to travel?

Also remember revenue management is a dark art, particularly when you have multiple cabins and the capacity to oversell and roll passengers forward.

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by LHRFlyer
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "
Replies: 40
Views: 8167

Re: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "

It was all announced at the Capital Markets Day last week. It’s mainly things we know are already happening: Roll out new Club World catering & bedding, new Club World seat in 2019, lounge refurbishments and high speed WiFi. The new things are improved long-haul catering in January 2018 with mor...

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by LHRFlyer
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level " could be launched in the UK "
Replies: 5
Views: 3147

Re: Level " could be launched in the UK "

It might make sense. IAG clearly see Level as a means to use price to stimulate new demand for passengers who are new to long-haul travel. It's also noteworthy that BA seems to have retreated a little from trying to head to head with Norwegian. Last year, Alex Cruz was talking about launching an unb...

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by LHRFlyer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN
Replies: 29
Views: 5545

Re: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN

IAG said at the results announcement on Friday that the next base for LEVEL would be announced in late November / early December and the final decision is some weeks away.

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