posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 08:04 AM
Originally posted by woogleuk
reply to post by Suspiria
More than likely, plus I can imagine them being fairly busy ferrying foreign people in and back out of the UK.
Most countries air services will be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of people coming to the UK over the coming month(s), so BA will no doubt be there
to pick up the slack....in fact the more I think about it, the more it makes sense, convincing people to stay in the UK takes pressure off them on
OK so let me get this straight. BA want the "Brits" to stay at home because too many other nationalities of people will be coming to the UK?
Lets pick this apart...
1. When a plane arrives in the UK from a foreign country, it unloads its passengers, re-fuels, gets a quick clean and maintenance check then it fills
back up with passengers and fly's away to where it came from.
i.e 300 people get on a 777 from Australia to the UK. 300 people get off, 300 people get on. This means no actual increase in population.
2. The games are on for a month or so. Persons may stay for a couple of weeks, possibly 3 so lets say 300 people arrive from Australia on said 777
and only 150 different people get on to go back to Australia because more people come into the UK than leave for the month the games are on until the
games end. This creates a situation where the airline has 150 spare seats that they can't sell. The answer in your eyes and BA's eyes is to tell
people not to fly! Smart Move!
3. Lets say a BA plane takes off from Newcastle with 100 passengers on it but its capacity is 200. It flies to Norway, 200 people get on to come back
as they are all here to see the Olympics. BA is left 100 seats short. Smart Move!!
4. The sensible thing would be to get as MANY people on outbound flights as POSSIBLE to fill the seats out of the UK as ALL the seats will be filled
coming into the UK. BA and you feel that telling them not to fly is sensible. Smart Move!!
5. In the interests of contemplation, lets say Qatar airlines puts on double the usual number of flights into the UK than normal for the month the
Olympics is on. Lets hypothetically say that will be a monthly capacity of 10,000 people coming into the UK from the ME. Now they won't be able to
fill all those extra outbound seats until those persons who came in are ready to leave. Where is the sense in telling people not to fly when the
outbound flights will all be half empty?