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BA don't want the Heathrow Expansion - too expensive and not cost effective

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BA don't want the Heathrow Expansion - too expensive and not cost effective

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Re: BA don't want the Heathrow Expansion - too expensive and not cost effective

be fun when flying away for a holiday goes out of fashion as more people find it easier to visit locations virtually.  i see a future with huge, redundant airport space and no one willing to pay the prices to jet away.  internet surfing's cheaper, safer, and infinitely more comfortable.  and no overbearing airport security.
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Re: BA don't want the Heathrow Expansion - too expensive and not cost effective

Willie Walsh would say that wouldn't he, it's the start of a long negotiation.
Heathrow is competing with other hubs such as Paris, Frankfurt, Schipol, and also Dubai and Istanbul. BA are competing with Air France, Lufthansa,  Emirates,  Turkish airlines.
The growth in passenger numbers is mostly from the far East , mostly China.
And Boeing and Airbus have different views on hubs and superjumbos.
Everything is in flux and the wrong decisions made now could have serious consequences for Heathrow, BA and GB.  Smiley
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Re: BA don't want the Heathrow Expansion - too expensive and not cost effective

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be fun when flying away for a holiday goes out of fashion as more people find it easier to visit locations virtually.

Well google earth doesn't appear to be affecting air travel just yet and that does virtually the same thing.
Anyway unless they can replicate wind, rain, sun etc virtually it won't be as successful..
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