Winter 2006 LHR-MIA Changes

Old Jun 28, 06, 3:13 pm
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Winter 2006 LHR-MIA Changes

On ba.com now. Good job BA aren't (isn't?) charging their (its?) staff excess apostrophe fees

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Changes to London Heathrow to Miami services for winter 2006

British Airways has cancelled it's [sic] 3 times a week BA205 and BA204 services between London Heathrow and Miami for the Winter 2006/2007 schedule, effective 29 October 2006.

The BA207 and the BA209 from London Heathrow to Miami and the BA206 and the BA208 from Miami to London Heathrow will continue to operate as scheduled.
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Old Jun 28, 06, 4:00 pm
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Sod the apostrophe ! They should move the MIA flights out of T3 !!!
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Old Jun 29, 06, 11:08 am
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So, the end of the great experiment of the "third daily service"! I wonder whether this was a problem with drumming up enough traffic at all, or just enough traffic at decent yields with better yields available elsewhere.

And what are they going to do with all that extra space in the Terraces lounge that they reclaimed for the start of the "third daily service"?
Originally Posted by Rambuster
Sod the apostrophe ! They should move the MIA flights out of T3 !!!
Remember, they'd only move something else into T3 in its place. There's a reason why there are always some flights from T3, which has nothing to do with operations.
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Old Jun 29, 06, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser
Remember, they'd only move something else into T3 in its place. There's a reason why there are always some flights from T3, which has nothing to do with operations.
What puzzles me is why it's a long haul service at T3. Why isn't something like GIB more appropriate (or anywhere else short-haul with a single or two flights a day)?
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Old Jun 29, 06, 12:19 pm
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I expect that they probably wanted a route that has the maximum number of LHR O&D pax and the minimum number of connecting pax. Whether MIA is the best for that, though, I don't know.
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Originally Posted by Globaliser
I expect that they probably wanted a route that has the maximum number of LHR O&D pax and the minimum number of connecting pax. Whether MIA is the best for that, though, I don't know.
The flight actually did fine. BA isn't operating it this winter at the request of AA, who is upping MIA-LHR frequency.
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Old Jun 29, 06, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by MAH4546
The flight actually did fine. BA isn't operating it this winter at the request of AA, who is upping MIA-LHR frequency.
Err?! On a route they can't codeshare on? Can't revenue share on? Can't allow FF members to earn or redeem on? Have no JSA in place on? AA just 'request' BA stop it and they do? I find that extremely hard to believe indeed.
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Given the current hot topic of controversy, I would have thought that that might be considered anti-competitive, too.
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OT- grammar rant

[QUOTE=G-BOAC] Good job BA aren't (isn't?) QUOTE]

Well, off topic, but you brought it up.

BA is one company so you should say "BA isn't".

Just like you should say "England wins the football", not "England win". It's disgraceful how the English press get this basic grammar wrong. Actually it's the inconsistency that bugs me most, they will blend a "England do better" headline with "the team is doing better" in the body of the article (for example).

Now back to BA, even though it is British Airways, it is still a singular noun, not a plural.

Apologies for this rant. Feel free to point out my bad grammar or syntax, if ever it pops up it's ugly head.
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Originally Posted by James S
Feel free to point out my bad grammar or syntax, if ever it pops up it's ugly head.
Oh, alright then, if you insist :-

Originally Posted by James S
... they will blend a "England do better" headline ...
An "England ..." headline, surely? And indeed :-

Originally Posted by James S
if ever it pops up it's ugly head.
Aaarghhh! The spurious apostrophe strikes again!
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Originally Posted by Steady-EDI
Oh, alright then, if you insist :-

An "England ..." headline, surely? And indeed :-

Aaarghhh! The spurious apostrophe strikes again!

Damn, the apostrophe was planted but, a/an - you may have got me there. I thought the inverted commas broke up the sentence by giving extra emphasis to the "English... " headline making the bridging "n" between "a" and "English" redundant, but I can't find anyone in the office to back me up.

Anyway, did you know that in Australia, miami is the name for a crude shelter from the elements?
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Old Jun 30, 06, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by Rambuster
Sod the apostrophe ! They should move the MIA flights out of T3 !!!
Now there's a punctuated remark that should give reason to pause!
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Old Jul 3, 06, 12:03 pm
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The AskBA writers still haven't been given a grammar lesson:

British Airways has cancelled it's BA225 and BA224 services between London Heathrow and Washington for the Winter 2006/2007 schedule, effective 1 October 2006.
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