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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Is it a 772 currently? When does it move to a 77W and whats the likelihood it will be a 77W in October?

Am planning a trip to Aus and am not booking if its a 772 as the old entertainment system and tired seats doesnt do it for me, so will spend the £100 extra and go Cathay.

Any ideas folks?


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
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User currently offlinenu From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4706 times:

It's the new 773 and because the software says my response is too short, I'll say it again - it's the new 773


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User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4706 times:

It's already on the 77W.

http://www.thebasource.com/flighttracker.html



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User currently offlinejetlag73 From France, joined Sep 2011, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4706 times:

Hi Chris,

Y or J (or F) ?
If Y, be careful, CX Y fixed shell seat are a pain in the back.
If J, then, well...life's good.

Cheers

Enzo


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3287 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4696 times:

Anyone else think it funny you're not actuallu willing to fly on most of the BA 777 fleet given your erm....username?

Personally I would love to be able to predict that any given flight had G-ZZZA / B / C to get on a rare B777 non ER, but not all the way to Australia, I am not THAT keen !

[Edited 2012-01-19 04:31:03]

User currently offlinevhtje From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4640 times:
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Ooh - I'm taking the same flight on the 29th September.

Will HKG still be the 77W by then? Or will the 77W revert to the ORD rotation, as it did last summer?


User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4603 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 4):

Anyone else think it funny you're not actuallu willing to fly on most of the BA 777 fleet given your erm....username?

I didnt think of that but yeah - although they were state of the art, properly lovely to fly on back when I joined the site almost 11 years ago!

Quoting jetlag73 (Reply 3):
Y or J (or F) ?
If Y, be careful, CX Y fixed shell seat are a pain in the back.
If J, then, well...life's good.

Going Y as I'm paying.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7619 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Thread starter):
Am planning a trip to Aus and am not booking if its a 772 as the old entertainment system and tired seats doesnt do it for me, so will spend the £100 extra and go Cathay.

I believe that only RR powered 772s flew the very long haul routes like LHR-SIN-SYD as the GE powered aircraft do not have the overhead crew rest area required on such routes. However the four-class RR 772s do have such a rest area . And since the very recent upgrade of G-RAES with the latest F, W and Y Class product and the latest Thales Top Series IFE AVOD System, the only GE powered 772s with the old GEC Marconi GMIS IFE System are those registered in the range G-VIIA to 'IN. Many of these birds, like G-RAES, are likely to be fitted out with the new Y as well as the new F and W cabin along with the latest Thales AVOD System by the time October comes round.

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Thread starter):
Is it a 772 currently?

Has it ever been a 772? I thought - correct me if I am wrong - that until it was first operated by a 77W last year LHR-HKG had been operated by BA only with 744s for literally years and years.


User currently offlinescrappy27 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4053 times:

I think the new additional HKG flight coming in future (I think BA31) will be on the 772 (YMM range)...
As far as I'm aware, the BA27 had always been 744 and 77W


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

If you're going all the way to Oz should should try and find a A380.

Sitting in a Y seat on a twin jet with nowhere to go for 24hrs is no joke.


User currently offlinesydscott From Australia, joined Oct 2003, 3123 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3549 times:

This may be of help;

http://www.ausbt.com.au/revealed-the...ys-flights-to-london-via-hong-kong


User currently offlinesteve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3522 times:

Quoting VV701 (Reply 7):
Has it ever been a 772? I thought - correct me if I am wrong - that until it was first operated by a 77W last year LHR-HKG had been operated by BA only with 744s for literally years and years.

When there were 3 daily (?) BA flights to HKG back in summer 09(?), the third one was with the 772 I believe.



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User currently offlineQFFlyer From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3387 times:

Quoting Babybus (Reply 9):
Sitting in a Y seat on a twin jet with nowhere to go for 24hrs is no joke

So why is it different than sitting on a quad for 24 hours with nowhere to go?


User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 3359 times:

It used to be on the 744, then the 772, and finally, the 77W.


Greetings from Dulles!
User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8142 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 6 days ago) and read 3094 times:

Quoting Babybus (Reply 9):
Sitting in a Y seat on a twin jet with nowhere to go for 24hrs is no joke.

Really don't understand this - makes no difference as far as I can tell. I mean there might be a thrill for a spotter / enthusiast to fly the Queen Of The Skies but the passenger experience is no different in any way at all. In fact an A330 is probably better with 2-4-2 seating than any jumbo.

Please explain?



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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2987 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 4):
Will HKG still be the 77W by then?

I was on this flight last week, and the crew I had a brief chat with in the galley were pretty certain that it will remain as a 77W flight in the long term, until the A380's start arriving and things change... They thought that it was pretty much the perfect aircraft for the route -- the same F/J cabins as low-J 744's but with 50 less Y seats.

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 6):
Going Y as I'm paying.

The new product is definitely an improvement, but I wasn't all that impressed overall. Biggest gripe -- the headrest was extremely uncomfortable.

Quoting Babybus (Reply 9):
should try and find a A380.

Cue QF128 out of HKG to SYD Thurs-Sun  


User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

Quoting nu (Reply 1):


I am sorry to inform you that BA doesn't operate the 773. Don't mix this plane up with the 77W.

773= Boeing 777-300 (Non-ER)
77W = Boeing 777-300ER

Hope this clears all the misunderstanding.

Cheers
Charles



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User currently offlinetheobcman From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

Quoting jetlag73 (Reply 3):

Absolutely correct - CX in Y for 12 hours LHR-HKG was horrendous for me. The seat was the worst I ever had & so will be avoiding them in the future !!


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