LHR Summer 2019 Shorthaul Schedule Changes

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Old Oct 17, 18, 4:40 am
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Many BA Club Europe flights with no middle table? Do you fly from London City?
No, but the newest Airbus A320 and A321 have been delivered without middle tables and screens. So that is the future.

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Old Oct 17, 18, 4:45 am
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Originally Posted by florens View Post
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.
really bad, only one morning flight out of Helsinki and five flights after 2 pm (AY and BA combined).
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Old Oct 17, 18, 7:28 am
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really bad, only one morning flight out of Helsinki and five flights after 2 pm (AY and BA combined).
I wonder what the reasoning is behind this because the BA flights are never empty, in Y anyway. I know its not a route like CDG or GVA but this almost leaves Finnair with the monopoly on HEL-LHR flights. Do they share revenue like on the TATL flights?
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Old Oct 17, 18, 8:11 am
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Do they share revenue like on the TATL flights?
Both on TATL and Europe-Japan (Trans-Siberian join venture AY/BA/IB/JL) flights.
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Old Oct 18, 18, 1:55 pm
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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.
If you call them they will change it to any AY flight. I had the same cancellation applied to one of my flights this week and called to change it to AY for LHR-HEL.
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Old Oct 18, 18, 2:34 pm
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I got them to change it to the following Saturday BA flight, and to be frank the timing is much better! However there was a sticky moment when the agent said 'I'll just work out the charge for the change' and I replied icily 'there will be no charge since BA cancelled my original flight'. It took her three or four minutes' conversation with her manager before that was agreed...
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Old Oct 20, 18, 3:39 pm
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I’m surprised at the Murcia suspension, I would have thought this would have been profitable for BA. Maybe we will see it return from LGW like with Kos.
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Old Oct 23, 18, 6:53 pm
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LCA is increasing from 2 to 3 x daily from 12JUL19

BA664 LHR 07:15 LCA 13:50 320 D
BA662 LHR 11:45 LCA 18:20 320 x7
BA662 LHR 11:50 LCA 18:25 320 7
BA672 LHR 20:30 LCA 03:05 320 D

BA673 LCA 05:35 LHR 08:30 320 D
BA665 LCA 14:40 LHR 17:45 320 D
BA663 LCA 19:35 LHR 22:30 320 D


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Old Oct 23, 18, 7:30 pm
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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!
But if capacity is reduced, won't fares rise?
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Old Oct 24, 18, 5:03 am
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LCA is increasing from 2 to 3 x daily from 12JUL19

BA664 LHR 07:15 LCA 15:30 320 D
BA662 LHR 11:45 LCA 18:20 320 x7
BA662 LHR 11:50 LCA 18:25 320 7
BA672 LHR 20:30 LCA 03:05 320 D

BA673 LCA 05:35 LHR 08:30 320 D
BA665 LCA 14:40 LHR 17:45 320 D
BA663 LCA 19:35 LHR 22:30 320 D
Nice to see BA expanding it's LCA operations, even if this new flight is quite badly timed. I suppose this increase will also cover the seats lost by changing BA662 from a 767 to an A320.
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Old Oct 24, 18, 5:37 am
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The numbers on the outbound BA664 are the wrong way round. It should be arriving in Larnaca at 13:50, rather than 15:30 :P
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Old Oct 24, 18, 6:10 am
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Originally Posted by Talking Penguin View Post
The numbers on the outbound BA664 are the wrong way round. It should be arriving in Larnaca at 13:50, rather than 15:30 :P
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Old Oct 24, 18, 7:13 am
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Angry What's with the HEL-LHR route?

Helsinki (HEL) - decreased frequency from 14 flights to 7 flights per week between 31 March to 26 October 2019
Why an earth would they cut this many seats between HEL and LHR? Are they predicting that AY's new (and increased) direct flights to LAX, SFO, and ORD will mean drastically fewer connecting passengers at LHR?

The remaining BA flight pair is pretty much useless to my travel patterns. But I guess it saves BA a nice amount of hotel costs to cxl the overnight stop.
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Old Oct 24, 18, 7:29 am
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Nice to see BA expanding it's LCA operations, even if this new flight is quite badly timed. I suppose this increase will also cover the seats lost by changing BA662 from a 767 to an A320.
All BAís LHR shorthaul flights for next summer are currently showing as being operated by a A320 aircraft. Exact aircraft type for each flight will be updated over the next few weeks. So there is still a chance that 1 or more of the rotations to LCA will be operated by a A321.

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Old Oct 24, 18, 9:55 am
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BA have today made the following changes to there Summer 2019 schedule

New Route

Valencia - Service transferred from LGW to LHR from 31MAR to 26OCT. Will operate 9 x weekly

Route Suspended

Almeria - Route Suspended from LHR and transferred to LGW 31MAR-26OCT
Bilbao - Route Suspended from LHR and transferred to LGW 31MAR-26OCT
Menorca - Route Suspended from LHR and consolidated at LGW 27APR-28SEP

Frequency Increased

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Barcelona - Frequency increased from 49 to 58 x Weekly from 31MAR-26OCT
Pisa - Frequency increased from 11 to 18 x weekly 31MAR-26OCT

Terminal Change

Pisa - Will move from T5 to T3 from 31MAR


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