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- 11 Dec 2017
Luton still suffering from delays
ADVERSE WEATHER ADVISORY – UPDATED 06.45: The airport is open and the runway is operational. Some flights may be subject to delay or cancellation. Passengers should check with their airline for the status of their flight. Further snow is forecast throughout the night until 12.pm.
— London Luton Airport (@LDNLutonAirport) December 11, 201711 Dec 2017
A lot of passengers are affected by delays and cancellations across Europe today.
For example the ~180 passengers on flight #BA983 Berlin -> London. Scheduled time of departure 13:50. Actual time of departure 18:57. Made a U-turn after 1h & landed back in Berlin 21:04. pic.twitter.com/xA8VQ2LiYk
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 10, 201710 Dec 2017
Yes, de-icing is causing additional delays
Weather across the UK and Europe is resulting in some passengers experiencing disruption to their journeys. Please check your flight status with your airline before travelling to the airport: https://t.co/zOqJyQR48T. (1/2)
— Heathrow Airport (@HeathrowAirport) December 10, 201710 Dec 2017
I flew to Geneva today full choice available, but lightly loaded flight so no problems about running out of stock or time to get served.6 Dec 2017
I’m generally very positive about the T5 F lounge, but this afternoon (Sunday 19th), it’s more or less completely full, with very few spare seats, passengers using the settees in the veranda as beds and lots of cases on seats with no one occupying them..
It looks and feels a real mess.. (sadly)
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I remember when Lufthansa announced that this was an aim (and well done for achieving).
I did ask whether it was comfortable effectively outsourcing the quality assessment to a third party organisation…. and a commercial one, at that.
The answer was, it was.
And so now it has something it can market.in reply to: LH gets 5* Skytrax rating4 Dec 2017
Of course the transition impacted the brand image, which is dying the death of a thousand cuts, literally and metaphorically.
Regular readers will remember that I was not against well implemented BoB, but BA have cocked it up.
I wonder how long M&S will stay as the BoB partner?
Good point. Brand association works both ways..4 Dec 2017
What I find odd is that Finnair recognise my OWE status when travelling short haul economy by offering me a comlimentary drink of my choice, yet BA don’t recognise my BAEC Gold membership and I have to pay.
Yes, that is marvelous. And also free tea, coffee and soft drinks for everyone.
The Finns drink a lot of coffee, apparently.4 Dec 2017
Many airlines have made the move. I have just flown Finnair to Helsinki and it is BOB.
I think it was the execution rather than the strategy.
Tom4 Dec 2017
New article by Bloomberg yesterday
Norwegian Air Shuttle Is Flying On a Wing and a Prayer
It discusses Norwegian’s plans to launch a new airline in Argentina – also mentioned here
“Norwegian is targeting $4.3 billion of investment in the country over the next decade and plans direct international flights between Buenos Aires and destinations such as Los Angeles and New York, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday.”
“Norwegian can ill afford another fare battle. The company wants to expand its fleet by about two-thirds by 2019, yet it’s already highly leveraged and had only $700 million of cash and equivalents at the end of September.Ryanair Holdings Plc boss Michael O’Leary has asserted that Norwegian isn’t “long for this world,” a comment that needs to be treated with appropriate skepticism (Norwegian has pinched some Ryanair pilots). Kjos has proven adept at tapping new sources of aircraft finance. Even so, his globe-spanning ambitions do depend on a wing and a prayer.”in reply to: IAG and Norwegian1 Dec 2017