Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
Like they said above, ALL flights from the US to LHR are Triple Sevens. They took the T7 off of some European Routes and put them all to LHR. I believe London- Gatwick/Heathrow are all AA 777's. In fact, I'd put money that besides FRA, there are no other 777 European routes for AA. The rest of the 777's are geard to South America and NRT.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
All London routes are operated by the Boeing 777 only. THis includes all the LGW routes along with the LHR routes. I don't expect this to change anytime soon. Interesting, I did not know AA operated a MAN-MIA nonstop service.
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16351 posts, RR: 66 Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2077 times:
depends on the airline, but 6 1/2 from JFK to LHR and 7 1/2 from LHR to JFK (tail winds)
Being a frequent pax on just this AA route, I can tell you that around 6 hours is actual flying time from takeoff to hold above LHR, but the flight is seldom less than ½-1 hour longer than that.
The scheduled time is around 7 hours eastbound and and around 7½ westbound. This is because if you arrive early at JFK, you will probably land early. If you arrive early at LHR during the morning rush, you will probably circle for 10-30 minutes. This is not always bad. Holding over London on Monday morning, I had a gorgeous view of a VS 744 3/4 laps ahead and below us as it caught the morning sun while cruising just above the clouds. Marvelous!
Ah, and I have never seen anything but 777s scheduled. As long as I get my 42 a or j, I'm happy!
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