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BA's New A321's - First Revenue Service?  
User currently offlineWheelsatc From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 111 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6435 times:

I believe BA have just received their first A321 and I was wondering when it's first service will be and where to(or has this already occured?)?

Secondly what routes will the A321's be employed on going forward?

Thanks

James.

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User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6369 times:

From what iv heard is that LHR-AMS will be one of the first routes, eventually BA is only going to fly the A321 on that route.

User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6195 times:

Some of the 6 daily LHR-ZRH flights will also be operated by A321 from the end of October on.

User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6184 times:

Expect to see them on the routes they were bought for, namely the peak shuttle runs out of LHR to MAN,ABZ,GLA,EDI etc. They will replace the 757s on the services which need the extra capacity.

Peak runs are early morning and early evening. The rest of the day would be spent on European services. BMI do something similar with their A321s.


User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6144 times:

I was planning a BA flight LHR-CDG flight for mid-Nov, and noticed that some of the flights (first flight in the morning LHR-CDG was one I noticed) seemed to be shown as an A321...

User currently offlineMadhatter From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

Whitehatter- The BA A321s will only be operating on short haul routes from terminal 4 for the time being so as to eliminate towing between terminals 1 and 4. Therefore the routes that will be seeing the A321 service will be CDG, ZRH, CPH, OSL, VIE and AMS for the time being.

User currently offlineMonkeyboi From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 457 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5783 times:

The new 321's will be based solely at terminal 4 so will serve all short-haul destinations departing from there except DME. So we can expect to see them in CDG,AMS,BRU,ZRH,GVA,VIE etc

User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5732 times:

G-EUXC did its 1st commercial flight as BA716 from LHR to ZRH on 16th October. It landed on runway 14 at 4.34pm.

http://www.jetphotos.ch/display.php?uid=2885


User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2209 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5718 times:

The 321s will be on 4 of the 8 daily flights LHR to GVA, with the rest of the frequencies being a mix of basically every aircraft.

Like stated before the 321s will only operate from terminal 4.

Tim


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3755 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5678 times:

Do they have adjustable rows of Club Europe or are these fixed?

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5502 times:

"They will replace the 757s on the services which need the extra capacity."

Do you mean "supplement" instead of "replace"? The 757 is the larger airplane. Or are the BA A321 in a high-density configuration with more seats than a 757?


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

N79969, I believe the BA A321s have 193 seats, whereas the 757s have 186(?)
I guess they just dont need the range of the 757 anymore.



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User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5411 times:

Interesting. Thanks. How did they manage that? Fewer or no premium class seats?

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5348 times:

No idea. Just hope their pax get used to the slower take-offs and climb rates  Smokin cool  Smokin cool


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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4896 times:

@Graham: the Airbus press release mentions 183 seats, not 193

@Whitehatter: no domestic flights at the moment, all services are operating from T4

The schedule on the first day was LHR-ZRH-LHR-CDG-LHR-BRU if I'm not mistaken. The aircraft will visit BRU on a very regular base.


User currently offlineMonkeyboi From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 457 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4366 times:

BA's new 321's have 'flexible seating' so they can change the club class/euro traveller configuration depending on the booked loads. In an all 'euro-traveller' (ie economy) configuration the aircraft holds 194.

The 757's also have flexible seating although the maximum pax it can hold in an all economy config is 182.
BA's 757's were delivered with a galley in the front, middle and rear of the aircraft (nice for the crew but at the cost of bums on seats). The A321's however only have a front and rear galley so freeing up more space in the cabin for seats. It will have 4 toilets and wardobes at the front and rear.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4123 times:

@Sabena_690: It's spelled basis if your going to be nit picky  Big grin
I'd read on another forum that it would be 193.



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User currently offlineMonkeyboi From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 457 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3772 times:

hmmmmwell either their press release is wrong or their training manuals are wrong! Picked up my 321 training manual last week....says 194 seats. Maybe a mis-print? I can't be bothered counting them on the seat plan!

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