British Airways have wielded their axe again on services – this time focusing on the London City Airport to New York JFK service.
British Airways with the plan to remove of BA3/4 from the network.
British Airways Airbus A318 operating BA1 at London City Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond
British Airways currently operate two flights from London City Airport to New York-JFK a day, operating via Shannon (where passengers from BA1 pre-clear immigration and BA3 sits on the ground and refuels).
The return flights (BA2/4) operate direct from New York JFK to London City Airport.
This will be reduced to just BA1/2 with the reduction of the service. BA3/4 will cease operating from 30th October 2016.
For those who want to redeem Avios or Miles… the chance to score seats on this route is going to be pretty impossible.
So why the reduction in service? You can consider many factors – be it a drop in passengers, Brexit, Joint Business Ventures with American Airlines, improved products on its London Heathrow route.
However as British Airways seems to be enjoying its self-inflicted pain of a 1000 cuts (be it on board service, changes in ticketing etc etc etc), this seems yet another cut for the airline to save a few pennies.
And that makes me a little sad.
I’ve gone on record before stating that I think the Club World London City Airport is one of the best British Airways products.
You can check my reviews of BA1, 2 and 4 on the links below:
- BA1 Trip Report from “Book it Danno” (2014)
- BA2 Trip Report from “Book it Danno” (2014
- BA1 Trip Report from “Creating a Photo” (2012)
- BA4 Trip Report from “Creating a Photo” (2012)
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