BA Houston - Detroit on 12/6

Old Dec 8, 06, 2:42 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Roanoke, VA
Programs: DL Gold Hilton Gold
Posts: 2,415
BA Houston - Detroit on 12/6

I was changing planes in Detroit (NW Airlines) on Wednesday 6 December - looked on the monitor for my flight gate - and saw a NW departure to Houston, a CO departure to Houston, and was surprised to see a BA departure to Houston.

It was between 2 and 3 in the afternoon.

I am presuming this was a flight from Britain to Houston that made a brief detour to Detroit??

Anybody know? I started to see if they would let me switch airlines for the rest of my journey!
Watchful is offline  
Old Dec 8, 06, 2:45 pm
  #2  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: UK
Programs: Mucci, BA LTG + GGL, SPG LTG + Platinum, HHonors Diamond, IHG Spire Ambassador
Posts: 12,695
You presume wrong LHR-DTW-IAH on a 767 is what used to be the LHR-ORD-IAH scheduled 777 service to get around Bermuda II which prevents BA flying LHR-IAH direct. This is in addition to their double daily LGW-IAH services.
G-BOAC is offline  
Old Dec 8, 06, 2:57 pm
  #3  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Falkirk, Scotland,VS Red, BA Gold, HH Diamond,UK Amex Plat
Programs: Master of the Privy Purse des Muccis
Posts: 13,230
Hi,

And unfortunately , no, you cannot book BA DTW-IAH alone ( you need to be continuing from LHR) as non us airlines are not allowed to sell tickets wholly within the US unless part of the intl journey.

Regards
The _Banking_Scot is online now  
Old Dec 8, 06, 3:47 pm
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Roanoke, VA
Programs: DL Gold Hilton Gold
Posts: 2,415
Thanks for the timely response and info!

(I had actually looked on the BA timetable but only checked LGW and not LHR.)

Thanks again!
Watchful is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread