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  • bmi-star
    EGOV local
    • Feb 2004
    • 4366

    BACX Revamp today!

    BA are to announce the shake up of BACX ops this morning. Staff got the news of the rebrand at 7am, with nothing for us out just yet.

    It looks like food will be sold on board BACX flights, i'm sure we'll hear more during the coming hours
    Regards, Elgan
  • bmi-star
    EGOV local
    • Feb 2004
    • 4366

    #2
    http://www.britishairways.com/travel...d/public/en_gb

    And there is it!

    BA CONNECT!
    Regards, Elgan

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    • murph
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2005
      • 552

      #3
      wow its so...not different! A one class layout, are the inter-city business travellers not going to be slightly disappointed with that?

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      • cloud_9
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Sep 2005
        • 2418

        #4
        Originally posted by murph
        wow its so...not different! A one class layout, are the inter-city business travellers not going to be slightly disappointed with that?
        When you say 'a one class layout' do you mean the same seats, seat pitch and everthing else is exactly the same throughout the aircraft?

        If so, how can that be, as that would mean the aircraft would have to be a strictly business class config, otherwise the business class passengers are going to recieve the same service level as an economy passenger but have paid a much higher price?

        Is it me, or does anyone else think that British Airways should rename itself simply as 'BA' (just like they did with Deutsche BA - now called DBA!) as that is what is more commonly referred to as nowadays, British Airways seems a bit dated...

        I like the name 'BA Connect' though...is much better than 'CitiExpress'

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        • bmi-star
          EGOV local
          • Feb 2004
          • 4366

          #5
          Yes, the aircraft will be an all-economy class config, same pitch, same seats etc.

          There will be NO biz class on any aircraft

          And i hate the name, CitiExpress much better lol
          Regards, Elgan

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          • BFS
            BFS
            StandardNoise04
            • Aug 2004
            • 434

            #6
            I have to agree with you bmi-star. CitiExpress all the way!!!!!
            The best of BFS/BHD under one roof!!

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            • murph
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2005
              • 552

              #7
              It's a very "hip" name though sadly I see it as a fad. What on earth was wrong with British regional as it was...or even like you say CitiExpress!

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              • Ren Frew
                Taxi Rank User
                • Jan 2000
                • 11826

                #8
                WIll that huge 'connect' logo be applied to the fleet ?
                Go n-ithe an cat th, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat !

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                • cloud_9
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Sep 2005
                  • 2418

                  #9
                  Originally posted by murph
                  It's a very "hip" name though sadly I see it as a fad. What on earth was wrong with British regional as it was...or even like you say CitiExpress!
                  CitiExpress to me deoesn't have the same ring about it than what BA Connect does..., but hey, we are all entitled to our own opinons...

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                  • andrewm
                    Rank 2 Registered User
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 4456

                    #10
                    They claim all flights will be 25 one way which must include tax as 50 plus tax return is not loco!

                    If its 50 return, GLA-FRA isnt too bad for 50!!
                    Regards, Andrew

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                    • bmi-star
                      EGOV local
                      • Feb 2004
                      • 4366

                      #11
                      Not all flights, but will start at 25. That don't mean they always will be 25

                      :EDIT: Do remember BA now advertize taxes ans surcharges in their fares now, so it would be 50
                      Last edited by bmi-star; 10th January 2006, 12:54.
                      Regards, Elgan

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                      • bmi-star
                        EGOV local
                        • Feb 2004
                        • 4366

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Ren Frew
                        WIll that huge 'connect' logo be applied to the fleet ?
                        Yes.
                        Regards, Elgan

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                        • RIPConcorde
                          EGPH
                          • Feb 2004
                          • 3192

                          #13
                          http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/ed...fm?id=43682006
                          Good news for us cheapskates who are after cheaper fares!
                          Hopefully this will lead to expansion from their bases too.

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                          • bmi-star
                            EGOV local
                            • Feb 2004
                            • 4366

                            #14
                            Originally posted by RIPConcorde
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                            Hopefully this will lead to expansion from their bases too.
                            Doubt it for the time being that BAC ( ) will expand, as they just have no spare aircraft available, with nearly half of the RJ100's departing for Swiss!
                            Regards, Elgan

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                            • RIPConcorde
                              EGPH
                              • Feb 2004
                              • 3192

                              #15
                              Originally posted by bmi-star
                              Doubt it for the time being that BAC ( ) will expand, as they just have no spare aircraft available, with nearly half of the RJ100's departing for Swiss!
                              Hmm yes that is true.

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                              • cloud_9
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Sep 2005
                                • 2418

                                #16
                                Originally posted by RIPConcorde
                                http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/ed...fm?id=43682006
                                Good news for us cheapskates who are after cheaper fares!
                                Hopefully this will lead to expansion from their bases too.
                                I have just read this article...and I quote:


                                "...and the Club Europe cabin for business travellers will be axed on all short-haul European flights to and from BA's regional airports."
                                ARE THEY MAD...!

                                How will axing the Club Europe cabin help to encourage business people to travel with BA? Won't it deter people?

                                If this is the case, and if I was a business traveller, I would choose to fly with a low-cost carrier rather than pay the business class fare and only recieve an economy service...

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                                • allmcc
                                  Senior Member
                                  • Apr 2005
                                  • 139

                                  #17
                                  Had a look at some of the media reports today - mention is made of a new route from Belfast - anyone any ideas where that might be? - can't really think of anywhere apart from LCY perhaps!! - would be good to get that one back at BHD since Flybe ditched it a couple of years back.
                                  Last edited by allmcc; 10th January 2006, 13:57.

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                                  • Mark L
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Mar 2003
                                    • 4325

                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by cloud_9
                                    If this is the case, and if I was a business traveller, I would choose to fly with a low-cost carrier rather than pay the business class fare and only recieve an economy service...
                                    Look at where this now places BAC, and then look at FlyBe. Anyone able to tell the difference between the two airlines now?

                                    Basic economy service. Food for purchase. Allocated seats. Highish flexibility.

                                    Economy + Cabin, with a few extra perks, frequent flyer points etc.

                                    I really cant see any difference between the two, except in the fleets, and even then they aren't too different.
                                    My recent and upcoming flights

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                                    • A330-300
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Dec 2005
                                      • 1676

                                      #19
                                      Looks and sounds very cheap and terrible. CitiExpress way better.
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                                      • Cabincrew
                                        Member
                                        • May 2005
                                        • 55

                                        #20
                                        interesting response from ryanair http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/news....=gen-en-100106

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