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Arriving back from LAX with Virgin into LHR, I had LHR – ABZ booked to get back to Scotland with BA. They cancelled so I rebooked LHR – EDI, a couple of weeks later they cancelled this too. I landed at 12:30 and the next flight from LHR to Scotland was 20:20.
So, car to LGW and Easyjet to EDI and I was at least back home at a reasonable hour. Not the most convenient but neither was hanging around LHR for 8 hours.
BA simply abuse their monopoly on UK domestic flying.
It will not change and losing British Midland on these vital domestic routes was a disaster for consumers.
I remember in the days of BD travellers would find the former would do its utmost to operate domestic flights in bad weather whereas BA would give up.
For a while domestic travellers had Little Red as competition …
It was in August 1983 when BA launched “super shuttle” in response to growing competition on the GLA/LHR route from British Midland. On the day of the launch BA put 3 Concorde’s on the route with 567 of the 600 seats occupied for the return flights (courtesy of the Glasgow Herald). Obviously nobody else can get this route to pay which is unfortunate. I am travelling up tomorrow but I have decided to drive!
Paisley has a black and while photograph of the occasion.