OW News - BA To Launch 787 Service LHR-AUS

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  1. DestinationDavid
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    British Airways will launch non-stop Dreamliner service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to London Heathrow starting early March 2014.

    The airline will operate a Boeing 787 aircraft to and from Austin five days a week. The airline says it is the first regular transatlantic flight to Austin.

    The plane will have three cabins: business class, premium economy and economy. It will also include a full service bar for free.
     
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    There's a good thread on this in the BA forum.

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    If by good you mean "a thread that's not really about the service launch and how it effects AA's customers but is about YQ, fare costs, and what it means for the JBV" then yes, a good thread. ;):)
     
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    Is there really that much of a demand to put a shinny new 787 on this route? Seems like it would make more sense from IAH.
     
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    Not at all. 787 is ideal for long thin routes, which IAH is not.
     
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    I still wonder how big of a demand there is from Austin for this route. Between IAH ane DFW there are already about 9 nonstops to LHR using AA,BA and UA. But, as someone who lives in the western edge of the Houston area and only 124 miles fron the Austin airport, the idea of flying the 787 to LHR and avoiding IAH does have an appeal. :))
     
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    If anything it makes BA Gold that much easier to get. :)

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    I am going on a cruise out of Copenhagen in May and one of my routing options is through LHR on BA. Now depending on departure time from Tx, if it has premium Econ, and assuming it arrives at term 5......this could be my way to get to try a 787. Whoohooo

    Yes, the bar to make me happy is not set very high these days, :)
     
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