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British Airways cancels Heathrow to Warsaw flights !


Polanglik 11 | 303  
26 Nov 2007 /  #1
Just checking for prices on a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Warsaw for May 2008, only to find out that as of 27th March 2008 this route will no longer be available !

British Airways will be flying Gatwick to Warsaw after these dates !!

From 27th March 2008 looks as though I will have to be flying LOT , Heathrow to Warsaw.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
26 Nov 2007 /  #2
What about BMI (or is it BMI Baby)? I am sure that they do LHR to WAW.

I really can't stand Gatwick and will do all that I can to avoid it.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Nov 2007 /  #3
why do you have to fly from lhr?
OP Polanglik 11 | 303  
26 Nov 2007 /  #4
Just found this .........

bmiBaby to start flights to Poland

European Airlines

Low cost carrier bmibaby has made an announcement that it will start operating its flights to two Polish locations from East Midlands and Cardiff in the month of February next year. Poland is surely getting a very good treatment from many airlines, and no wonder that this is mainly due to increased popularity of cities and places of Poland across whole of Europe.

news.ebookers.com/european-airlines/bmibaby/

No sign of Heathrow to Warsaw though :o((
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
26 Nov 2007 /  #5
I wish that there were direct flights to Warsaw from City Airport....
OP Polanglik 11 | 303  
26 Nov 2007 /  #6
why do you have to fly from lhr?

Convenience ..... living in west London, it only takes me 15-20 minutes to get to the terminal.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Nov 2007 /  #7
makes sense :-)
krysia 23 | 3,057  
26 Nov 2007 /  #8
From 27th March 2008 looks as though I will have to be flying LOT , Heathrow to Warsaw.

And what's wrong with LOT? You only have to fly 2 hours, as we in the US have to fly 9 hours on LOT. Sure, they're not as fancy as Scandinavian or TWA but you can handle two hours of it! Come on!
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
26 Nov 2007 /  #9
damn you people scared me ha ha, me and my man are flying to Warsaw from H'row in less than 3 weeks, thought for a minute i would get an email from ba saying its cancelled! phew... rubbish that news, gatwick is so far away...
OP Polanglik 11 | 303  
26 Nov 2007 /  #10
And what's wrong with LOT?

absolutely nothing wrong with LOT...... and I fly with them regularly also :o)

I was in no way making a derisive comment about LOT ....

When making my travel arrangements to Poland I always check both BA and LOT , and in some cases there is a considerable difference in the prices quoted for same day flights.

It's always nice to have a choice ..... and I was stating that after 27th March I will only have the LOT option from Heathrow :o)

If the price is the same, I will choose BA as they give me points/miles and I am registered as an executive member.
Michal - | 1,865  
27 Nov 2007 /  #11
I have heard that LOT flights as well as the food is supposed to be better than on British Airways flights anyway. I am not so sure about flying from America to Poland via a LOT plane. Many years ago I was in Gdansk when a Polish LOT flight was coming in to Warsaw when it simply blew up and destroyed two kilometers of forest in its path. Not to be recommended!
telefonitika  
27 Nov 2007 /  #12
From February the airport near me (one hour away by public transport ie bus) will operate to 4 Polish airport currently operates to Katowice and Gdansk but will be going to Poznan and Wroclaw ... only thing i have found though is the flight times have changed ... like arriving into Gdansk will be at 0115am in the morning (used to be just after 2pm arrival) and the poznan flight will arrive at 0040am ....
RJ_cdn - | 267  
27 Nov 2007 /  #13
have heard that LOT flights as well as the food is supposed to be better than on British Airways flights anyway. I am not so sure about flying from America to Poland via a LOT plane. Many years ago I was in Gdansk when a Polish LOT flight was coming in to Warsaw when it simply blew up and destroyed two kilometers of forest in its path. Not to be recommended!

Michal, all your statements about Poland are based on the past. Please make yourself a favour, stop living in 1980's! Things can change in over 20 years....
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
27 Nov 2007 /  #14
From February the airport near me (one hour away by public transport ie bus) will operate to 4 Polish airport currently operates to Katowice and Gdansk but will be going to Poznan and Wroclaw ... only thing i have found though is the flight times have changed ... like arriving into Gdansk will be at 0115am in the morning (used to be just after 2pm arrival) and the poznan flight will arrive at 0040am ....

Interesting stat that I heard recently was that there are 490 flights from UK + Ireland to Poland every week.

Gawd, I sound like a plane spotter LOL!
Michal - | 1,865  
27 Nov 2007 /  #15
ichal, all your statements about Poland are based on the past. P

Yes, that is true. I do remember though being in Gdańsk in 1886'ish and it was all on the television at the time. It was an old Russian aircraft but was being flown as a LOT flight.
RJ_cdn - | 267  
27 Nov 2007 /  #16
And that’s why you did not recommend using LOT?
If you have done your research you would know that Russian aircrafts are not used by LOT for awhile now, and that overall safety record of Polish Airlines is very good.

Besides, most people interested in Poland ask questions about present situation in the country and not how it was in 1980's, so your answers are at least misleading.

If you must respond, at least have the decency to start you sentences with: When I visited Poland in 1986....
dtaylor 9 | 823  
27 Nov 2007 /  #17
If you must respond, at least have the decency to start you sentences with: When I visited Poland in 1986....

or....when i had a life, but gave it up because this polish girl i knew turned me down..
Michal - | 1,865  
28 Nov 2007 /  #18
f you must respond, at least have the decency to start you sentences with: When I visited Poland in 1986....

It was a very famous incident and anybody in Poland knows exactly what I am talking about.
cyg 5 | 119  
28 Nov 2007 /  #19
Yes, except it was in the 80s, and it was a Soviet-made Il-62 - hardly comparable to today's aircraft. LOT may have many problems, but flight safety standards are not one of them.
Michal - | 1,865  
28 Nov 2007 /  #20
I did hear that Poland later sold all its old Russian aircraft stock to the Ukraine.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
28 Nov 2007 /  #21
i guess your on that forum as well......ukraine....how bad !!!
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
28 Nov 2007 /  #22
Yes, that is true. I do remember though being in Gdańsk in 1886'ish and it was all on the television at the time.

LOL. Oh my goodness, you're one old man! ...and, wow, they had a television in Poland at that time too! Everybody can sure learn a lot from you about Poland. :)
Michal - | 1,865  
29 Nov 2007 /  #23
Yes, thank you and I am pleased to be of assistance. They did indeed have television in Poland at that time though, to be honest,I can not remember if it was colour or just black and white. I meant of course 1986'ish.

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