Dubai Delays Potential

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  1. Flying Bat

    Flying Bat Silver Member

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    As per this website, one of the two runways at Dubai International will be out of action at any one time between 1 May 2014 and 20 July 2014. This will require all airlines using Dubai to reduce their schedules by around 50%. Even with all cargo flights moved to the new airport, a 50% cut is still required from most airlines in order to allow all airlines to have at least 1 landing and take-off slot per day. (If you only have 1 flight a day, you can’t cut 50% of that!)
    This will obviously have substantial impacts on Avios reward availability over this period, as BA will presumably be running its remaining flights at 100% capacity with paid tickets.
    ( No prize for guessing whether they are going to prefer to take revenue tickets or mileage . . .)
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