Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4106 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8511 times:
Why would they want to get rid of them? Some of the B777's are still young, and i wouldn't say any of the other B777's or B747-400's are "old." I hope they don't replace them at all, until they are long past their sell by date.
FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4 Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8246 times:
Do not think BA will replace their 777s , except the first ones which are not ER.
I think the next wide body order by BA will not come before say 2 years, as the chairman told recently their 747s and 767s (the last ones being unsaleable with RR engines) are not so old and can stay in the fleet a bit longer.
Surely they do not know themselves what to do , what to order and when.
Expect a future order for 777-300ERs , 7E7s (or why not A350s) and A380s or 747ADV if this plane is launched.If not they will be obliged to go for A380s ,not to lose passengers as those will fly with SQ , QF , MH , EK etc......who will operate it.
Anyway a very strong battle in sight in the A vs B run.Interesting.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8215 times:
This will not happen for a while - BA is still focused on replacing its narrowbody fleet. The 744s and 772s are still quite young abd the 763s are versatile aircraft for light routes, the 763s are getting an interior upgrade.
BA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 9 Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8046 times:
I would have thought BA could fill 388s on the LHR-JFK run and maybe a couple of others, so I would not be surprised if BA ordered a few, but perhaps they think that having a fleet of 7 or 8 would be inefficient. Time will tell!
BestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 6778 posts, RR: 57 Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 7999 times:
The A380 run will stay 747/777 as this is a high frequency business route. Pressure to order a dozen or so A380's will come from a need to provide additional capacity on the Kangaroo routes which are not Frequency intensive at all.
The LAX, Indian and Japanese routes are also currently capacity constrained, and do not have high frequency requirements.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7860 posts, RR: 5 Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7850 times:
I think BA will eventually order the A380-800, mostly for routes from LHR to SIN, NRT, HKG, JNB, CPT, LAX and SFO. The LHR-JFK route is more the province of more frequent flights and that will still see an emphasis on 777-200ER's and 747-400's for now.
FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4 Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7791 times:
767s leased to QF are already returned.
If the RAF had chosen the option to buy , then converted the 767s coming from BA , maybe this last one would have already placed an order to replace them.
Now the future of these planes are more than uncertain.I do not see an airline having already a GE powered 767 fleet to buy them.Only an airline already with RR 767s equipped can buy them.How many airlines do you know in this case thru the planet ?Perhaps China Yunnan only.
So i think these 767s will stay in the BA fleet for years to come.
First time i hear about a possible combined order for 380s by IB and BA.
Can you give us more details Thanks.
Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6 Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7659 times:
Don't QF and BA have some form of rev-share on the 'Roo? If so, they may be even slower to add A380's if QF already is adding that capacity -- at some point, how fast can you double the capacity in the market?
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 846 posts, RR: 51 Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7365 times:
773ERs were never mentioned; BA was looking at regular 773s to replace the 747s on some of the Transatlantic runs. I'm assuming that idea is dead currently.
No... around mid-2003 there were serious discussions about a BA order for the 773ER. The deal was to involve off-loading 747-400s to CX while BA would replace them with 773ER, Boeing acting as the middle party. Needless to say, the deal fell through.....