JER-LHR launching

Old Jun 17, 2020, 9:10 am
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JER-LHR launching

All BA flights to JER, at least for July, are routing to Heathrow rather than Gatwick. Now loaded on the website.
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Old Jun 17, 2020, 9:13 am
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Some local press coverage too:

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/202...y-to-heathrow/

https://www.channel103.com/news/jers...d-to-heathrow/
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Old Jun 17, 2020, 9:19 am
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A nice addition but I dont see it lasting. It is simply a temporary measure so that they can run Jersey flights without opening the LGW base.
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Old Jun 17, 2020, 2:17 pm
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I spoke to BA today and they confirmed this is only for July. WEF 01 August, this will revert to LGW.
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Old Jun 17, 2020, 2:32 pm
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Originally Posted by xvirginx
I spoke to BA today and they confirmed this is only for July. WEF 01 August, this will revert to LGW.
Or at least thats what the contact centres have been told to say. I seriously doubt anythings 100% confirmed for August when the July schedule isnt even set in stone yet.
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Old Jun 17, 2020, 4:25 pm
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Given that Jersey still has a strict quarantine this once daily service must be for locals only
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Old Jun 17, 2020, 4:34 pm
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Given that Jersey still has a strict quarantine this once daily service must be for locals only
Does it have quarantine or self isolation at present?
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Old Jun 17, 2020, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Lioneye
Does it have quarantine or self isolation at present?
Currently there is a 'lifeline link' - 3 Blue Islands services a week to SOU and one to LGW. Those who travel must have government approval. On arrival to JER you can either be tested in arrivals (and have subsequent tests as detailed here: https://www.gov.je/news/2020/pages/BorderTesting.aspx), or self isolate for 14 days. I imagine they want the testing regime scaleable and reliable enough to start accepting travel from the UK, which is comparatively riddled with covid when compared to Jersey.

In terms of fares: These are full Y bucket fares. I seem to remember most new routes start off with relatively high fares which come down once the lower fare buckets are added. Although they may be waiting for news on Jersey's border before loading these?

In terms of longevity of the route at LHR: Who can say...? I can't see LGW opening in August as things stand (unless threats are made regarding slots etc). If the route performs strongly ex-LHR in the post-covid recovery, there may be potential for it being a long term resident. Jersey has a wealthy, captive market who like to travel. There no other network airline serving the Island... If the numbers stack up, you never know.
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Old Jun 17, 2020, 9:49 pm
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It's a route I'd certainly welcome staying at Heathrow.

I often do the LHR/LGW shuffle for Jersey flights and quite often see other (premium) passengers on the National Express or happen to spot the same ones in the Galleries First at LHR after arriving from Jersey.

I reckon there's certainly a market for an early morning and evening rotation to Heathrow in each direction. At least being in NYC now I have the JFK-LGW option....for now.
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Old Jun 17, 2020, 10:19 pm
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The fares have now settled for LHR-JER in July and the prices are very good. Will we be allowed in for pleasure by July though?
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Old Jun 18, 2020, 1:34 am
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Am booked Ncl-lhr-jer for end July. Start August still shows gatwick so home via edi, but fortunately it’s changeable if the entry restrictions continue or changes to lhr. Lhr-jer is something I’ve wanted for years. Along with Ncl-LGw
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Old Jun 18, 2020, 3:35 am
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Jersey is still in the realms of "possibly". Our Government is moving extremely cautiously (good!). Existing arrangements are well-covered up-Thread.

The latest Media input is >>> https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2...tart-services/
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Old Jun 18, 2020, 3:45 am
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Originally Posted by T8191
Jersey is still in the realms of "possibly".
Ooh - mind boggles about the tart-services!
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Old Jun 18, 2020, 4:44 am
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Originally Posted by chipster
Am booked Ncl-lhr-jer for end July. Start August still shows gatwick so home via edi, but fortunately its changeable if the entry restrictions continue or changes to lhr. Lhr-jer is something Ive wanted for years. Along with Ncl-LGw
You and me both!

Especially as I would expect the EZY direct NCL-JER not to operate for this season at the very least.
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Old Jun 18, 2020, 5:03 am
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Originally Posted by vintagepilot
Ooh - mind boggles about the tart-services!
I've only just got the joke!
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