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Old Feb 13, 18, 2:15 pm
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British?? Airways (Glasgow-Belfast)

Not a single flight from largest city in Scotland to largest city in N.Ireland?? English Airlines more like.
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Old Feb 13, 18, 2:19 pm
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I used to care about this..... but why bother any more?

There are plenty of other low cost carriers to choose from....
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Old Feb 13, 18, 2:19 pm
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Erm, thanks for the insight. There are also a number of cities in England that BA don’t offer flights to other than LHR.

You can always look elsewhere.
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Old Feb 13, 18, 2:20 pm
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No direct BA flights but a one-stopper via London Heathrow is an option
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You could also take the ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast?
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Old Feb 13, 18, 2:26 pm
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Not a single flight from largest city in Scotland to largest city in N.Ireland?? English Airlines more like.
And?? Perhaps you missed that BA is now a private sector company operated for profit, not some public service set up.
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Old Feb 13, 18, 2:28 pm
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You could also take the ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast?
I'm going from LHR, family member going from Glasgow - Boat will probably be the winner Geordie405. Why on earth would someone go via LHR from GLA to Belfast - look at the map!!!!
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I'm going from LHR, family member going from Glasgow - Boat will probably be the winner Geordie405. Why on earth would someone go via LHR from GLA to Belfast - look at the map!!!!
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Old Feb 13, 18, 2:31 pm
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And?? Perhaps you missed that BA is now a private sector company operated for profit, not some public service set up.
LOL! Public Service? there is plenty traffic between the two cities, business and leisure. Missed opportunity for margin methinks.
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I'm going from LHR, family member going from Glasgow - Boat will probably be the winner Geordie405. Why on earth would someone go via LHR from GLA to Belfast - look at the map!!!!
Hi,

Well a potential answer ( as this is a FF forum) is for frequent flyer miles or tier points ( I personally would not do this but there are posts here about doing DOM-DOM connections via LHR T5

BA did have a good domestic network years ago but with the rise of the low cost carries , BA decided to utilise their resources elsewhere

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Old Feb 13, 18, 2:34 pm
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No direct BA flights but a one-stopper via London Heathrow is an option
Lets face it BA is basically London Airways, it probably tells us something about the UK economy more generally. It's a shame they've never been able to get the regional operation to pay sufficiently.

By the way I recently looked at getting from Bristol to Glasgow on BA (for tier points and amusement value) ... the route offered was BRS-DUB-LHR-GLA and took about as long as driving. I may yet do it if the price drops a bit.
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LOL! Public Service? there is plenty traffic between the two cities, business and leisure. Missed opportunity for margin methinks.
Now I'm not sure about much these days, but I know for sure that if there was money in it, BA (or BACF) would be in there like a shot. Given the airline's overheads, that is why you need to look at the orange one instead. The world changed after 9/11 and realistically there's no going back. The second largest city in the UK only has very sporadic and seasonal BACF services.
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LOL! Public Service? there is plenty traffic between the two cities, business and leisure. Missed opportunity for margin methinks.
Clearly BA disagree though. I'm sure such routes are kept under review and if there really was a good volume of high margin traffic they would be onto it by now.
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Old Feb 13, 18, 2:41 pm
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Now I'm not sure about much these days, but I know for sure that if there was money in it, BA (or BACF) would be in there like a shot. Given the airline's overheads, that is why you need to look at the orange one instead. The world changed after 9/11 and realistically there's no going back. The second largest city in the UK only has very sporadic and seasonal BACF services.
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There might be lots of traffic but there's clearly not much money or BA would be in there to take the money off people willing to pay BA fares just like c-w-s says.

Just because there are lots of people, and even lots of people that travel, doesn't mean there's any money to be made from it. That's air travel in a nutshell.
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