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AndrewinHK
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Simple economics, BA probably prefers to fill its Manchester to London flight with connecting passengers, it will raise fares because of lack of competition on the Manchester to LHR sector because it can and probably as a disincentive to people purely using that sector rather than connecting. BA’s European network is to feed its longhaul Heathrow operation. Most airlines are heavily hedged so while the low oil price may have you questioning why airlines aren’t automatically passing on savings, they aren’t really benefiting to the degree you think, also even if they were it’s unlikely they would be in a hurry to pass on that saving.