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LHR-NUE - any chance of improvement in frequency?

Old Sep 8, 23, 2:13 pm
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LHR-NUE - any chance of improvement in frequency?

Last year there seemed to be good availability on this route, since there are a lot of trade fairs in Nurnburg.

Whilst some flights still exist, it isnít a daily route. Do Ba ever improve frequency for a route where I donít need to fly until February 2024?
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Old Sep 8, 23, 2:27 pm
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It's quite a niche route, I think mainly to serve the Christmas market market.

If it turns out there are lots of Nuremberg-based passengers who are making use of it to come to London and beyond then it could grow, but otherwise I wouldn't bank on it.
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Old Sep 8, 23, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Ldnn1
It's quite a niche route, I think mainly to serve the Christmas market market.
Which is why it's so frustrating they've moved the return from mid-day to evening meaning connections out of LHR for most destinations are impossible, at least when I'm flying the route in December.
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Old Sep 8, 23, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by wrp96
Which is why it's so frustrating they've moved the return from mid-day to evening meaning connections out of LHR for most destinations are impossible, at least when I'm flying the route in December.
Well if itís serving the Christmas market market itís not really connections they are after.
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Old Sep 8, 23, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Ldnn1
Well if itís serving the Christmas market market itís not really connections they are after.
👍 itís a classic O&D route
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Old Sep 9, 23, 12:05 pm
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Fly to MUC and then take the train, which takes ~1:50....
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Old Sep 9, 23, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Ldnn1
It's quite a niche route, I think mainly to serve the Christmas market market.

If it turns out there are lots of Nuremberg-based passengers who are making use of it to come to London and beyond then it could grow, but otherwise I wouldn't bank on it.
And one assumes that every summer, Nuremburg airport auction off their festive slots in what they call the Christmas market market market?
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Old Sep 10, 23, 7:11 am
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I believe this route is subsidised by NUE, hence it is now running year-round and not just during December. It isn’t a great performer though with most flights having just 2 rows of CE.
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Old Sep 10, 23, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by BAeuro
I believe this route is subsidised by NUE, hence it is now running year-round and not just during December. It isnít a great performer though with most flights having just 2 rows of CE.
iím surprised it doesnít run from Gatwick as I believe it did when it started.
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Old Sep 10, 23, 12:36 pm
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I've only been once, and admittedly from MAN on RYR in 2017 but there is a nice German style town square where you can drink beer and eat sausages before looking at Nazi points of historic interest the next day. Well worth a 3 day trip.
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Old Sep 11, 23, 8:16 am
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Thereís a few international companies there, I work there every few weeks.

if it helps, flying in to Frankfurt and then getting the train directly from the airport is a good option. Itís slightly longer than from Munich at 2:20, however, unlike Munich thereís a station directly outside T1 so you donít have to go in to the city first.
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Old Sep 11, 23, 12:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Lucanesque
Thereís a few international companies there, I work there every few weeks.

if it helps, flying in to Frankfurt and then getting the train directly from the airport is a good option. Itís slightly longer than from Munich at 2:20, however, unlike Munich thereís a station directly outside T1 so you donít have to go in to the city first.
But OW carriers operate from T2 at FRA, which - at least when I last passed through there - required a tedious and infrequent transfer bus from T1, taking in a tour of the local business park along way.
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Old Sep 11, 23, 10:30 pm
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Originally Posted by flarmip
But OW carriers operate from T2 at FRA, which - at least when I last passed through there - required a tedious and infrequent transfer bus from T1, taking in a tour of the local business park along way.
This is a good point, maybe Iíve been lucky but whenever Iíve done it Iíve walked straight on to a bus and dropped off opposite the station a few minutes later. But youíre right it is an inconvenience
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Old Sep 12, 23, 1:28 am
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Originally Posted by BAeuro
I believe this route is subsidised by NUE, hence it is now running year-round and not just during December. It isnít a great performer though with most flights having just 2 rows of CE.
I have done it maybe 20 times (we have an office 15 mins from the office) and it often has way more than 2 rows, in fact I can't remember it every having only 2.
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Old Sep 12, 23, 1:39 am
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Originally Posted by SxMan
iím surprised it doesnít run from Gatwick as I believe it did when it started.
I think ba are still ďprotecting alorsĒ at LHR as they are still not in a position to fly a full pre-Covid schedule. I suspect some o/d toutes will
move to lgw when more frames/crews are in and schedules can be expanded.
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