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Here's an idea to keep slots busy for the Winter season: LCY-LHR

Here's an idea to keep slots busy for the Winter season: LCY-LHR

Old Sep 12, 20, 11:49 am
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Here's an idea to keep slots busy for the Winter season: LCY-LHR

This just cropped up in a conversation. If BA could do LCY-LHR with a good enough frequency I'd probably go for it.

A 15 minute flight from East London to LHR instead of a 90/120 minute schlep.

It would also allow for slots to be kept busy ☺️
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Old Sep 12, 20, 11:55 am
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40 tier points?
Can I use my oyster card?
How would catering in Club work?

I guess Sadiq and extinction rebellion would not be in favour though.
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Old Sep 12, 20, 12:04 pm
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Make it a triangle route with a helicopter- LHR-LGW-LCY, every 20 min. Just like waiting for a bus.
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Old Sep 12, 20, 12:10 pm
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An excellent use for the A318.
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Old Sep 12, 20, 12:18 pm
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Never going to happen. The slot waiver is likely to be extended to this winter but even if it wasn’t, this route would be way down the list.

It would have to be flown by the E170/190 as that’s the only aircraft BA have that can serve LCY.

LCY also has a lot of duplicate routes to LHR (EDI/GLA/AMS) so there wont be any connecting traffic who arrive at LCY and want to transfer onto long haul. A better alternative would be LHR-LGW, but even that had near zero chance of starting. There are barley any routes left at LGW and there just isn’t the demand right now.

If BA had to slot sit, they would up frequencies to existing destinations (we’d see a 15:15 and 15:30 to EDI for example). I’d imagine some new Euro routes would start at 3/4 daily to block some slots too.
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Old Sep 12, 20, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by mario View Post
This just cropped up in a conversation. If BA could do LCY-LHR with a good enough frequency I'd probably go for it.

A 15 minute flight from East London to LHR instead of a 90/120 minute schlep.
Can't you just transit through AMS or DUB or something? Book LCY-AMS-LHR and then spend the night in a hotel on BA's expense and claim your €250 when you misconnect in AMS. Don't forget to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to LHR.
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Old Sep 12, 20, 12:24 pm
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for what its worth.. without tier bonuses:

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K,L,M,N,S,V 250 Avios, 10 TP
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R,I 750 Avios, 40 TP
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Old Sep 12, 20, 12:57 pm
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Old Sep 12, 20, 2:54 pm
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LHR-LCY div to LGW due fog.
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Old Sep 12, 20, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by BAeuro View Post
Never going to happen
Probably more likely though than doing Heathrow - the City on a CrossLizPurpRail train anytime soon .....
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Old Sep 12, 20, 3:24 pm
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LHR-BHX... An alternative to HS2?!
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Old Sep 12, 20, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by mizakd View Post
LHR-BHX... An alternative to HS2?!
I remember when BMI used to fly that route I think around 4 times daily.
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Old Sep 12, 20, 3:29 pm
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A winter trial of LHR >

PIK
EMA
BHX
BRS
KOI
DSA

Hilarious at the thought, but why not
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Old Sep 12, 20, 3:45 pm
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Not for me I'm afraid. I'm going to fly LHR-VIE-LCY because Swiss serves chicken in J.
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Old Sep 12, 20, 4:01 pm
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Not for me I'm afraid. I'm going to fly LHR-VIE-LCY because Swiss serves chicken in J.
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