BA launches STN-AGP/FAO/IBZ/PMI

Old Feb 9, 16, 2:38 am
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BA launches STN-AGP/FAO/IBZ/PMI

It seems that BA is starting services to AGP/FAO/IBZ/PMI from Stansted through CityFlyer.

http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/br...biza_1_4411307
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Old Feb 9, 16, 2:44 am
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guess it means a/c utilisation over the weekend whilst LCY is largely closed (and less demand for the week-day LCY routes).

article mentions 'scheduled' service so I assume these can be booked by joe public and via ba.com rather than just being part of package deals etc?
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Old Feb 9, 16, 2:46 am
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guess it means a/c utilisation over the weekend whilst LCY is largely closed (and less demand for the week-day LCY routes).

article mentions 'scheduled' service so I assume these can be booked by joe public and via ba.com rather than just being part of package deals etc?
Correct. It is only one flight per route between Saturday and Sunday. I was hoping they would do the same from the regions.
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Originally Posted by BA6948 View Post
It seems that BA is starting services to AGP/FAO/IBZ/PMI from Stansted through CityFlyer.

http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/br...biza_1_4411307
I wonder if that is linked to the threat to exit LCY as IBZ is a Cityflyer route from there.

Still nice that BA will have a presence at all the main London airports. Odd that they are not vueling routes.
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Old Feb 9, 16, 2:49 am
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Interesting.

Both STN - FAO at 1,102 mi and STN - AGP at 1,076 mi are long enough that they could possibly be shorthaul+ routes earning 80 TPs each way. However, as there is no clear cut off for shorthaul+ routes in terms of distance this could go either way.
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Old Feb 9, 16, 2:50 am
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Flight bookable on ba.com
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Another airport WW can threaten to pull out of
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Old Feb 9, 16, 2:52 am
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I wonder if that is linked to the threat to exit LCY as IBZ is a Cityflyer route from there.

Still nice that BA will have a presence at all the main London airports. Odd that they are not vueling routes.
Nothing to do with that. It is mainly increasing aircraft usage when LCY is closed.
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Very interesting for some of us.
[Tongue in cheek.]WW's tactics to support his anti-LCY-fee policy?[/Tongue in cheek]

But presumably not of interest to many FTers -
  • wot, no F lounge or CC room?
  • Golds to share existing poor airport lounge?
  • any fast track through 'security'?

More info to come, presumably.
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Old Feb 9, 16, 2:59 am
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Nothing to do with that. It is mainly increasing aircraft usage when LCY is closed.

Yes that makes sense.

I wonder if they would allow us to buy tickets LCY <> STN.
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Good news. I may use one of these services. Will there be a lounge available? (Ha.)
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so I am booked LCY to AGP midweek in June and September Will I get moved to Stansted or are these as well as or instead of ?
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Oh, and check out the times for the PMI route (!!)
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so I am booked LCY to AGP midweek in June and September Will I get moved to Stansted or are these as well as or instead of ?
As well as. The flights use aircraft which would otherwise be idle on Saturdays and Sundays only.
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For me the deal breaker will be Fast Track Security for elites. Security queues at STN can be atrocious which is why I prefer LTN whenever I have the choice between the two.
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