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BA 737s Returning To LHR  
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4099 times:

The first of BAs 737s have start to return to LHR, the first to return is G-DOCE


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Anyone know when the rest are likely to return?

Glenn


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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

Great to see more 737Classics at LHR, expecially BA ones...makes a change from their A319s and A320s that seem to dominate all their short haul flights.

Glenn, do you know why they've decided to move the 737s back to LHR?

Horus




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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4039 times:

Yeah mate, they moving back to the 737s back to LHR as LGW will be A319 and B777 fleet only mate!

Glenn



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User currently offlineIanatstn From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4038 times:

Thanks for the info Glenn, I will have to get back and visit LHR in the not so distant future!

Does anyone know how many 737's BA have left in their fleet?

Cheers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Ian@STN



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User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4014 times:

These happy comments clearly aren't from anyone who flies on BA's Euro routes regularly!  Smile The 737s are AWFUL from a passenger perspective, when compared with the A319s in particular... The interiors look so much more dated, the seats are older, and one of the biggest things I miss is the overhead map display - it's amazing how much you get used to that when flying BA, compared with other Euro airlines like LH for example...

I fly at least one EU trip a week with BA and I hope this doesn't last long!


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

Glenn, I've heard you are going to be seeing a lot more 737's and A319's in the future. Nice one mate.  Big grin


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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3997 times:

Im afraid these beasts will be around for a while mate, but you got the iminant delivery of our new A321s, sadly without IFE but they will be operating some European routes!

Glenn



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User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

Does anyone know how many 737's BA have left in their fleet?

British Airways have 35 B737s left.

  • 5 737-300s


  • 20 737-400s


  • 10 737-500s


  • Ryanair737


    User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

    Nice to have the 737's back, saw one arriving a few weeks ago and was a bit puzzled why it was there...I guessed it was a diversion or something!

    Mike


    User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24951 posts, RR: 56
    Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

    737s have never left LHR(been on NCL-LHR Flights for years)...319s aint going to LGW now supposedly...BA 321s will be used on flights from LHR T4 only...

    Hope that helps



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    User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2521 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

    Why don't the A321 have IFE??? It is a little bit strange and would be a shame.


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    User currently offlineBy188b From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 710 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

    Saw lots of BA 737 activity at LHR yesterday, there was even a titan liveried 737 there, which i later saw at a BA gate at GLA. Must have been operating a lhr-gla service for BA which is unusual


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    User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

    Why can't BA decide once and for all which fleets are going to operate where ? Those 737's have been back and forth between LHR and LGW for years now - make up your mind BA !

    I for one do not miss the dreadful 734's - very old and tatty, most of them. The new 319's and (older) 320's on the NCE route are much nicer, although I do prefer the 757 or 767 in the summer.


    User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
    Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

    I have to agree with JGPH1A about this 'confusion' about where to base the 737s. Have they revealed the reason behind this latest move (moving 737s to LHR, and A319s to LGW)?

    Horus

    p.s. JGPH1A, I have to disagree with you about the 'dreadful 734s', I think that all the 737Classics are beautiful aircraft even though they are 'a bit' run down.



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    User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

    The 734's might be nice to look at but they're not as nice to fly in as newer Airbus equipment. Sad but true. Also, baggage on BA Airbus equipment is containerised, which seems at least to result in shorter baggage delivery times, especially at Terminal 1 LHR.

    [Edited 2004-10-06 16:12:50]

    User currently offlineAlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3309 times:

    My first post - be kind!

    BA is only returning a couple of 737s to LHR because of shortages of parts and engineer difficulties on the Airbus fleet. NO 319s from LHR are going to LGW yet! Even though, all 737s will eventually leave Gatwick for an all Airbus fleet too.

    Having worked on the 737s for a while, I can tell you that they ARE dreadful, even if pilots say they prefer flying this "real" aircraft... The cabin is dark and tatty, usually accompanied by a rotting smell. The aircraft is noisy and nowhere near as fuel efficient as the latest 319/320s that are being delivered to BA.

    The reason that BA's 321 (first one due for delivery 15th OCT.) will not have IFEs is simply fiscal: BA did not want to spend extra cash on the screens! Shame, especially as these aircraft will eventually replace the 757s on the longer short haul routes such as ATH/SVO/IST.

    BY188b: BA has indeed contracted Titan airways to operate some shuttle flights because of this 319/320 parts/engineer shortage.


    User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
    Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3258 times:

    JGPH1A, I won't disagree with you there, the Airbuses are obviously more comfortable to fly, but thats understandable considering they're much newer, more modern, and technologically superior to the 737Classics. I have to say I haven't flown as many Classics as I'd like (flown with MS, BA, U2 and FR) but there is something special about flying these older aircraft...perhaps because we know they won't be flying for much longer.

    Horus




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    User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3237 times:

    Thanks for the update on the situation Alan.

    It's quite ironic that, if I'm not mistaken, the oldest aircraft in the BA fleet is actually an A320!


    User currently offlineAlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

    You're right Shamrock_747. The Airbus 320 G-BUSB is BA's oldest plane. Delivered in 1988 and previously with Caledonian. It's a smelly, knackered bird if you ask me!

    [Edited 2004-10-06 22:31:41]

    User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3755 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

    With the Iberia wet lease and Titan Airways lease, will we get headlines such as "BA flights operated by other Airlines shock" in the news media in a similar way as the recent "BA cuts flights" story?

    User currently offlineAlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3157 times:

    Hopefully, the arrival of the 321 will help ease the problems at BA. But in my opinion, the airline is finally accepting the fact that too many cuts have been made in the wrong areas! Engineering is permanently short of staff and supplies. And we all know the situation on the ground!

    User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8564 posts, RR: 54
    Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3127 times:
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    The problems with the 'fleet' are due to a new electronic maintenance program,since being introduced,additional parts have been required for servicing creating a shortage in the supply chain,thus causing aircraft to have longer down time than estimated.

    It is not an Airbus problem before all those 'pro' Boeing guy's 'n' gal's get in to bash Airbus and BA.



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    User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2099 posts, RR: 3
    Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

    I posted a previous thread about BA's online timetable for next summer showing the majority of next summers LGW flights being A319 operated.

    Also, BA has sold three of the A321s on order to GB Airways, so will only have seven in total.



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    User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

    Horus - re: but there is something special about flying these older aircraft...

    You kids today ! I refuse to consider the 737-300/400/500 as a Classics - I remember when it was new - I only flew on my first 300 in 1993, which is only 11 years ago ! The only classic 737's are the 100 and 200.


    User currently offlineCharliecossie From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 479 posts, RR: 9
    Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

    AlanUK:
    BUSB was never with Caledonian (nor British Caledonian). It was delivered after BCal was taken over by BA. I was on the ramp the day it arrived at Gatwick.
    It is an 'orrible old 'eap, though!


    25 AlanUK : Ooops, yes I meant BCal (not Caledonian)... sorry.
    26 Horus : You kids today ! I refuse to consider the 737-300/400/500 as a Classics lol, thanks for that. Well the 737-3/4/500s are probably the oldest aircraft t
    27 LHR27C : Alan - welcome to a.net and thanks for the info. It has been rumoured that BA may make a further A319 order to cover the LGW fleet, any news on this?
    28 FlyCaledonian : You could be looking at BA needing to place a 50+ A320 family order if it wanted to replace all the remaining 737s, plus the original A320s and the 75
    29 VS11 : It is true that BA B734 are horrible. They were horrible 5 years ago, I can only imagine what they look like now.
    30 Post contains images RIX : "Horrible BA 734s" - apparently, that's what they are, as so many posts say this... Just a "personal impression": my only flight on BA737-400 was in C
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