Reply To: BA long-haul – where to next & with what? Winter 2015/16+

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I flew Chengdu to Heathrow yesterday on the 788. Although 1 flight may or may not be representative – club was very light on passengers but the back of the bus was very full. Can’t draw too many conclusions from that obviously but I could see how it might be breaking even, not factoring in the opportunity cost of the 788 and the slot.

One thing occurred though is that Sichuan Airlines may make a good partner for BA or oneworld. They don’t have a mainland Chinese partner and all the others are pretty well tied up. Perhaps IAG or QR or both could take a small equity stake in the way that Delta has with China Eastern?

Is this the reason they keep the flight going in spite of possible better uses for thre plane?

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