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Can I go with 3?
St.Louis, Indianapolis or Portland.
I always wondered why they didn’t start direct flights from Portland earlier, but with YVR, SFO and SEA all being fairly big BA markets, they probably want to use PDX for Transit traffic through these cities18 Oct 2018
It’s actually harder than you think, BA’s love of all things Yankee Doodle Dandy means its hard to find a city they don’t already serve.
Was going to suggest Pittsburgh after reading an article about its tech sector, then remembered they’ve already announced it?
I’m going to go way out here and say……
LGW-HNL as a new leisure route with the Dreamliner. (Not sure if it has the range)
LHR – MSP, if they have the balls to take SkyTeam head on.
and as a long shot…Albuquerque18 Oct 2018
I am inclined to say St Louis. I know Wow Air has pulled out, but maybe BA potentially going is a reason why they have, after all there are no other transatlantic routes from there.
An outside bet could be Kansas City.
Another potential route on either BA or AA could be an ORD or PHL route but into LGW to feed their now extensive network there.18 Oct 2018
I doubt if it would be HNL. By the time you get that far a European airline might as well continue to Oz and make an RTW service of it. There’s also the consideration of fuel prices and these very long flights are fuel inefficient.
Back in the days of the VC-10 BOAC used to operate from LHR to Australia via the Pacific with several en route stops which included HNL.18 Oct 2018
Is the route likely to be from LGW (since OAK has been canned)? The only rumour I heard was LGW-SFO (Clearly not a new route though)
Could be. The comms never said ex LHR.
There is a rumour (I emphasise rumour) that the new destination will only be served 2 x weekly which would make me lean towards a leisure route. Guess we’ll find out soon.18 Oct 2018