LHR Summer 2019 Shorthaul Schedule Changes

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Old Oct 16, 18, 3:10 pm
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Perhaps because AY short haul on a non-A350 a/c is even worse than CE?
Exactly - no middle table, and the A350 flight is rather inconvenient timing on the return leg.
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Old Oct 16, 18, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Scotflyer80 View Post
Suspended Routes

Murcia - Will not return for S19
This may well have something to do with the closure of the current San Javier airport which is close to La Manga and a lot of the coastal resorts and the opening of the new airport 40mins inland which appears to be closer to the city of Murcia itself.... but nothing else.
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Old Oct 16, 18, 3:52 pm
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Any idea when these changes will all be loaded into the booking database? I've got CE bookings to HEL on BA (because it's cheaper!) next June so I'd like to know which of the two will be axed - the 08:35 is very unattractive. I see some of the new routes are already there - e.g. Preveza (and it's very pricey though presumably there will be excellent Reward seats available at the moment).
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Old Oct 16, 18, 3:54 pm
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If you have the choice between AY (especially the A350) and BA on the HEL route, why would you ever choose BA?
Because (A350 aside) the food is better and the fares are lower. If you ever find £190 return LHR-HEL in Finnairís business class (as we saw in the last sale) then Iím the first to know please!
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Do we know where (if anywhere) the CityFlyer E-jets will he used over the summer on Saturday PM and Sunday AM?

Presumably there are more changes to come as for LGW as BA has a little more time to plan how to use its slots than it did in S18?
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Old Oct 16, 18, 4:17 pm
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Aren't Finnair cutting back on the A350 service to LHR with an A330 at the end of Nov?

But sad to hear about the BA Helsinki cutback.
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Old Oct 16, 18, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Deltus View Post
Exactly - no middle table, and the A350 flight is rather inconvenient timing on the return leg.
I have taken many BA flights with no middle table. In this forum there is even a thread about the new planes without the middle table.
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Old Oct 16, 18, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by nordic View Post


I have taken many BA flights with no middle table. In this forum there is even a thread about the new planes without the middle table.
Many BA Club Europe flights with no middle table? Do you fly from London City?
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Old Oct 16, 18, 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Fontana View Post
Aren't Finnair cutting back on the A350 service to LHR with an A330 at the end of Nov?

But sad to hear about the BA Helsinki cutback.
Only on Fridays by A333 during winter time.

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Many BA Club Europe flights with no middle table? Do you fly from London City?
NEOs donĎt have them.
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Old Oct 17, 18, 12:35 am
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I just got an email notifying schedule change of my BA799 HEL-LHR flight from 5.10PM to 2.10PM in April. Nothing about cancellation. Both BA HEL flights still bookable with the new timings. Wonder why the schedule change and not just dropping the flight if they are planning to do so. Anyway, sad to see BA reducing the flights. CE return to London usually about 450 euros, whereas Finnair business over 1000 euros. BA has been good for weekend tier point runs.
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Old Oct 17, 18, 1:57 am
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"Do we know where (if anywhere) the CityFlyer E-jets will he used over the summer on Saturday PM and Sunday AM? "
Cityflyer have a long standing deal with Barrhead Travel to operate flights from Scotland to holiday destinations - no reason to suppose that won't continue in 2019. However - as Cityflyer have apparently got four more E190s due soon, be interesting to see if there are any plans to utilise the additional fleet at weekends.
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Old Oct 17, 18, 2:28 am
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That is disappointing about HEL (as many have already said) but as the HEL-LHR return is my main journey and combined with an Avis booking it would make for affordable travel.
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Old Oct 17, 18, 2:33 am
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Just (08:13) had the email informing of the cancellation of the evening BA flight to HEL on 24 June, and moving me to the morning one - a timing which does not work for me. Now the sole BA flight every day except Saturday departs at 08:35 - Saturday still a more reasonable 13:50.
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Old Oct 17, 18, 3:22 am
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This is to clarify the HEL schedule, I hope it is accurate:

BA794 LHR0825 - HEL1320 123457
BA799 HEL1410 - LHR1515 123457

BA794 LHR1450 - HEL1845 6
BA799 HEL1935 - LHR2020 6

Utterly crappy timings IMHO.
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Old Oct 17, 18, 4:16 am
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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot View Post
That is a bit of a reduction on the CPH and HEL flights (losing a daily flight each)
First time this summer they have had two night stopped aircraft at CPH - I really liked the very late LHR departure (2130, with a post midnight arrival time in CPH) ... I assume that is the one being cut, but not looked at the details. A shame.
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