BA back to Newquay

Old Feb 2, 07, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Skipcool3 View Post
Air southwest are NOT happy with this move by B.A. apparently, and have pulled the plug on the handling contract with B.A...... ASW will operate from The SOUTH terminal @LGW, from March....The contract was estimated to have been worth..... 400k!!! OUCH!!!! Thats a LOT of 9 fares!!
ouch indeed!, is this just LGW or does it include other reginal airports, i know for sure that air southwest use BA at Bristol ??
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excellent news - bout time, was getting fed up of the train to get home. Double whammy of Gordon's & the council's grab, is made up by being a 737 - would have avoided the Fokker's & props.

Will there be any probs, which I doubt - using the Club Lounge at LGW, if on the last leg of a Club or 1st redemption? Will there be any facilities at all, at NQY for their Club/Gold/etc. pax? Can't see how, being as it's a hut & one-class plane.

edited to add- the more I think about, this is utterly fab...no more trudging up to paddington & sitting next to pikeys free-loading in the 1st class aisle - drinking complim. cr*p tea & biscuits...shall just use up my mile balance & come up with itineries like nqy-lon-bordeaux-lon-nqy in Club for 18k +£109. I can even treat my parents now (worth 18k not to have them crashing at my house en-route almost)- who take 2 days to get to Amsterdam, Brugges, Rome & such places...ludicrous.

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Old Feb 3, 07, 2:44 am
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Originally Posted by Skipcool3 View Post
Air southwest are NOT happy with this move by B.A. apparently, and have pulled the plug on the handling contract with B.A...... ASW will operate from The SOUTH terminal @LGW, from March....The contract was estimated to have been worth..... 400k!!! OUCH!!!! Thats a LOT of 9 fares!!
Well no more taking WOW then in a westerly direction, if that means no Terraces Lounge access any more. The other disadvantage of WOW going west is the extra stop at PLH.

Leaving NQY is at least non-stop on WOW, and arriving at the South Terminal at least makes it quicker getting on the train I suppose.
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Old Feb 5, 07, 5:26 am
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Originally Posted by tristan727 View Post
this is utterly fab...no more trudging up to paddington & sitting next to pikeys free-loading in the 1st class aisle
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Old Feb 5, 07, 10:41 am
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It's now considered perefectly acceptable it would seem, for the family with the most kids & most hoods to simply resolve the overcrowding problem in economy, by walking into first and carrying on their loud shenanigans there. Happens to me everytime now, the staff are completely un-interested in maintaining first correctly - yet at the same time, won't admit that it has been de-classified, so no refunds available. Least Virgin does that. On my last trip I had to put with a woman sitting in the aisle on her suitcase, facing me, 6 inches away- literally singing into her mobile for an hour, & then shouting at her 4 kids for the remainder of the trip to Cornwall. The previous trip my wife had to stop working on a research project as the guard escorted a family of ten, right out of the show Shameless, next to us - of course the table sat only four - so the elder teen hoodies & father skulked back & forth down the aisle the rest of the trip. Laptops & mobiles safely locked away...
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Old Feb 16, 07, 9:27 am
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just out of interest, but.........

what do you think BA's intentions are in coming back to Newquay ?

There is the odd rumour around at the moment that the one flight to LGW could be the start of something more if its a success !

Basically it came from someone i know in Cornwall County Council who owns Newquay Airport that if the one flight is a success that BA will increase flights to LGW to 2 a day to allow for more connecting customers with the possibility of starting up flights to LHR (bring back any memories???) again to allow for connecting customers.

The person i know says that this is all just a possibility, but that there is also the possibility of flights to European destinations and Scotland all through BA. Does anyone know if this is a possibility of if this is just someone thinking/hoping out loud ?
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Old Feb 16, 07, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
Basically it came from someone i know in Cornwall County Council who owns Newquay Airport
Hmmm - wonder if the RAF know that?!

given everyone is being routed through London these days.. .the sell off of Connect, I don't see Newquay getting any routes from BA except London.
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Old Feb 16, 07, 11:12 am
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your right (well spotted!) the RAF currently own the runway and base which is one side of the site, but Cornwall county council own the commercial airport buildings which are on the other side of the runway!
Currently the Council is putting together a funding package with the help of 11 million from objective one with a view to buying the site off the mod and to help pay for things like atc and fire cover which are currently provided by the mod.
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Old Mar 13, 07, 7:01 am
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Good ol revenue management....

Have joined the NQY masses and am heading there for the Easter Bank holiday weekend.

FGW are ~70 return from Reading for what is likely to be (door-to-door) the same as flying BA from LGW. EF showed availability wide open (N9) on both days, but alas, no N-fare prices on BA.com phoned customer services who confirmed the lowest fare was V coming in at 130 return.

In the end I commited the cardinal sin of booking using miles. 9000 of them. Unsurprisingly, I had the choice to sit anywhere both there and back. I know bank holidays are meant to be a money spinner, but surely a few of the 70 return quid fares being sold would be better than holding out in the hope and someone may, or may not pay 130+

Grrrr....
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Old Mar 13, 07, 10:03 am
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V. good experience

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Originally Posted by flyclub View Post
Most interesting! The distance from LGW to NQY is 216 miles in a straight line which is more than LGW to CDG used to be!

So I would imagine there would be time for some service. A direct routing would take the flight along the South coast so I would imagine it will take a more inland routing, perhaps towards Bristol.

Interesting! Especially what with the FIRST lounge a possibility before the flight. Sounds like a nice weekend break to me....
Well that depends on how busy the ATC sector around Southampton is... on the outbound LGW-NQY flight you fly just north of the coast. The return trip is more complicated though. As you approach Bournemouth, you are quite likely to find the plane doing a 45 degree right turn to fit in with traffic onbund from the south. This may take you as far south as south of the Isle Of Wight, before turning back up to hit land around the Selsey Bill area.
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Old Mar 14, 07, 7:52 pm
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Adf

just remember when heading down to Cornwall that all departing passangers (16+) from Newquay are required to pay a 5.00 airport development fee (ADF), this is payable before getting to security via a car park style payment machine, cash and credit cards all accepted, you cant get through security without your ADF ticket.

info regarding this can be found here:
http://www.newquay-airport.co.uk/adf.html
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Old Mar 16, 07, 3:43 am
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Originally Posted by Jenbel View Post
Hmmm - wonder if the RAF know that?!

given everyone is being routed through London these days.. .the sell off of Connect, I don't see Newquay getting any routes from BA except London.
A Friday night from City Airport and back on Sunday night would be good.
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Old Mar 16, 07, 4:04 am
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Originally Posted by BA or bust View Post
A Friday night from City Airport and back on Sunday night would be good.
watch this space i think!!!
anything is possible, especially now with cityflyer from City
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