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User currently offlineJamesvf84 From Switzerland, joined Sep 2003, 129 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Hello,

I am trying to get any background on the current fleet of 737s that BA operates. I know for sure that they have the 737-400 but when on a flight to LHR from GVA the on board card stated that the fleet had the 737-500 and the 600?

Does anyone know the routes and the current status of the fleet of 737s, thanks

James

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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

BA's 737's have a confused history. The 732's were bought to replace BAC1-11's and Tridents in the late 80's. Then they ordered the 734's based at LHR, and moved the 732's to LGW and the BA Regional stations at MAN and BHX. Maersk operated 735's on BA's behalf out of BHX, and BA Regional got 735's (I think they were leased) to operate MAN and LGW services after the 732's were retired and while they were waiting for the A319's to arrive (this was in the "downsizing" phase at BA, where they shifted to smaller aircraft to weed out the "backpackers"). GB Airways and Comair both operate 737's on BA's behalf, I think GB Airways had 733's and 734's. To the best of my knowledge BA never operated 736's.

User currently offlineAceFreighter From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

BA has 27 737-400 5 737-300 and 10 737-500. All are based at LGW except a few -400's which are still based at LHR.

BA never operated the 736.


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7380 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2217 times:


Both MAN+BHX also had a few 733s (with the pseudo-flagships being G-XMAN and G-XBHX). These 733s left the fleet - most ended up at Go (eg. G-OFRA, G-OMUC).

David


User currently offlineJamesvf84 From Switzerland, joined Sep 2003, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

Thanks AceFreighter

Does anyone have any registrations for the three versions, thanks a lot for the info


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

B737-400 FROM B ORDERS:
G-DOCA
G-DOCB
G-DOCC
G-DOCD
G-DOCE
G-DOCF
G-DOCG
G-DOCH
G-DOCI
G-DOCJ
G-DOCK
G-DOCL
G-DOCM
G-DOCN
G-DOCO
G-DOCP
G-DOCR
G-DOCS
G-DOCT
G-DOCU
G-DOCV
G-DOCW
G-DOCX
G-DOCY
G-DOCZ
G-GBTA
G-GBTB

737s FROM DAN-AIR:
G-BSNV
G-BSNW
G-BVNM
G-BVNN
G-BVNO
want any more just ask!!!!
Sam Smile









Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineAirchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

James

In addition to JGPH1A's bit, BA inherited Dan-Air's 737-300/400 fleet after the takeover in 1992 at a time when (AFAIK) the only 737's BA had based at LGW were -200's. The 3 -300's were disposed of fairly rapidly but the 9 -400's remained LGW based with some being operated by GB Airways. The LGW operation is now entirely 733/4/5 after the ex-Cityflyer fleet of RJ100's were dipersed to other bases.

Cheers



Biggidy biggidy bong
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

Airchabum - I forgot about Dan Dare - thanks.

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

www.jethros.i12.com
www.avnclub.demon.co.uk

Those should help

-Stephen


User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 745 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

LGW only has -500s & -400s now.......the -300s went 5-6months ago.


Worked on - Caravelle Mercure A300 A320 F27 SD3-60 BAe146 747-100/200/400 DC10-30 767 777 737-400 757 A319 A321
User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Several flights at LGW are still operated by the B733. I browsed through MAN-LGW and FRA-LGW schedules a few days ago, and several flights where opb the B733.

Frederic


User currently offlineSpeedbirdEGJJ From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 430 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

Ba still has 5 737-300's at LGW.

G-LGTE
G-LGTF
G-LGTG
G-LGTH
G-LGTI

Rgrds


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

Hi,

Slightly off topic, but I fly LGW-MAN soon on a BA 734 and was wandering which aircraft I would actually fly on providing that they use a regular plane for that flight.

My details are:

Sat 24th Jan 04

LGW-MAN BA2902 D: 7.00am

Sun 25th Jan 04

MAN-LGW BA2909 D: 4.40pm

Many thanks in advance,

Regards,

Justin  Big thumbs up

[Edited 2003-11-26 23:19:32]

User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

I flew LGW to Zagreb in August 1999 on a BA 737-400. At that time i think they were still operating the 737-200 also. It was great to fly an International flight on a 737- something i could never do here in Australia.

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