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Cancellations due to "weather"... or light loads?

Cancellations due to "weather"... or light loads?

Old Apr 4, 03, 12:00 am
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Cancellations due to "weather"... or light loads?

Turn up at Paddington for a 12:25 LHR-CDG flight. Am told that seats are totally wide open, but cannot endorse my ticket over, would I mind going to T1 ticket desk. 20 minutes later, I duly turn up at T1, and the flight has just been cancelled due to, ahem, "poor weather" at CDG.

Standby on the 15:30, and eventually get an upgrade to C ;-) However, I notice that BD have cunningly squeezed the contents of one 320 and one 735 onto a single 735, with spare seats in both C and Y. Also arrive to blazing sunshine and "perfect flying conditions" (sic) at CDG, and later discover that all AF flights were on time.

So, is the combining of flights with light loads going to become a regular event on BD??? We're already compromising on frequencies in choosing BD over BA, so please don't make it any worse for us. And please don't call it "weather" when you're just rejigging staff shortages or tech problems in order to affect the fewest passengers...
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Old Apr 4, 03, 5:34 am
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Everyone else is doing it...

Incidentally I did LHR->GLA->LHR yesterday on the first/last planes and the flight out had apporx 11 people, with the flight back less than half full.

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