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BrotherJim
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Karlmarx, a 60 minute dispatch service is not like a last minute charter for a failed aircraft. As someone else mentioned it is likely that any such airline would not be at Heathrow, so it would be a minimum of 1 hour to organise and maybe get an aircraft in the air, then time to get it to Heathrow, load it up and away. So looking my guess is a minimum of 6 hours.

I put it to you that any such charter would only be used in case of an aircraft that has failed away from home, thus the airline needs an additional aircraft to rescue stranded passengers, so completly different to what would appear to be a last minute sub at Heathrow.

Yeah of course your going to say I am making excuses but this is the reality.

Tirana1, industry standard descriptions of hauls are as follows:

under 4 short haul
4-8 mid haul
8-~14 long haul
14+ ultra long haul

As for the BA website they are marketeers, but just look at the aircraft and your gripe. Clearly you don’t think the 767 hard product is up to a 7.5 hour flight, so kind of proves my point somewhat that it isn’t longhaul.

PS Almaty isn’t even listed as a 767 destination!