Well no news of late so I think New Orleans will not be happening this year, 2015!
And with Vietnam Airlines moving their flights from LGW to LHR, this I think decreases the chances of BA starting any flights there. What a missed opportunity. Having said that I think if BA did start Ho Chi Minh, they could beat Vietnam Airlines off the route.
But with Airbus launching the A321LR – long range, I wonder if BA could look at that, ideal for thin routes in NE USA, places like Dakar, and cities in the CIS region, as well as Tehran etc.
Any more rumours or insight out there?