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HAL drops domestic fees - speculation on new routes

Old Jan 3, 18, 8:36 am
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HAL drops domestic fees - speculation on new routes

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HAL will from the domestic fees per passenger by £5.

The plan is to increase the number of UK destinations served from Heathrow to 14 from the current eight by 2025
As we all (well a significant portion of our dear community) like to play armchair CEO, and given that BA are best placed to make use of these slots, which destinations do we see being added?

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Old Jan 3, 18, 8:38 am
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will we see these cost reductions being reflected in low fares on domestic flights?
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Old Jan 3, 18, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by scottishpoet View Post
will we see these cost reductions being reflected in low fares on domestic flights?

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
[Edit, sorry were you being serious?]
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Let's not forget Plymouth, closed by an unscrupulous property developer but now protected by the local council and ready to be re-opened
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Originally Posted by Worcester View Post
Originally Posted by scottishpoet View Post
will we see these cost reductions being reflected in low fares on domestic flights?
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
[Edit, sorry were you being serious?]
As PSC is separately charged to passengers as one of the TFC, I would expect the reduction to flow straight through. If you price LHR-EDI and look at the TFC breakdown (eg on ITA), you will see the PSC line shows £14.30; if you price LHR-AMS, the PSC is £19.30. All that is exactly as the HfP article says.
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Old Jan 3, 18, 8:49 am
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Jersey would be good to avoid the LGW to LHR schlep on long haul ex-JER trips.
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A LCY-LHR would be nice
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Old Jan 3, 18, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
As PSC is separately charged to passengers as one of the TFC, I would expect the reduction to flow straight through. If you price LHR-EDI and look at the TFC breakdown (eg on ITA), you will see the PSC line shows £14.30; if you price LHR-AMS, the PSC is £19.30. All that is exactly as the HfP article says.
I expect that the PSC line item will reduce and by an incredible coincidence , at the same time, the fare component will increase by exactly the same amount

The winner here , I expect, will be the airline rather than the passenger
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Let's not forget Plymouth, closed by an unscrupulous property developer but now protected by the local council and ready to be re-opened
Nor Shoreham (AKA Brighton City Airport)
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I expect that the PSC line item will reduce and by an incredible coincidence , at the same time, the fare component will increase by exactly the same amount
Pricing LHR-EDI today with the reduced PSC - base fare OV2RO of £51.00 (plus GDS fee of £8.00 if using ITA).

The corresponding base fare on 30 December 2017? £51.00.
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OK, I'l play: IOM, JER, NQY, CWL, LSI and CAX. The last would be a good place for a Do, since they have a café, albeit named Café Stobart.

This may be a side-show to the 3rd Runway non-event (given the government's current majority): LGW promised to subsidise regional routes - provided they were awarded a new runway instead of LHR.
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Old Jan 3, 18, 9:19 am
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Pricing LHR-EDI today with the reduced PSC - base fare OV2RO of £51.00 (plus GDS fee of £8.00 if using ITA).

The corresponding base fare on 30 December 2017? £51.00.
I am inclined to believe that it will not be long before BA needs to increase fares by GBP5 in order to stay competitive
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SOU would be a good bet as to give south-west trains some competition and not having to go into london using the tube or the HWX or catching the bus from Woking.
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
OK, I'l play: IOM, JER, NQY, CWL, LSI and CAX. The last would be a good place for a Do, since they have a café, albeit named Café Stobart.

This may be a side-show to the 3rd Runway non-event (given the government's current majority): LGW promised to subsidise regional routes - provided they were awarded a new runway instead of LHR.
Café Stobart at CAX is quite good. May need to be a small do though.

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Dundee International!
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