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2 BA 777 At TPA Today, Why?  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 7458 posts, RR: 20
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5559 times:

As I passed thruough, I saw to BA 777 at TPA. G-VIIP at gate 90. Theey were working on the right side engine. And in gate 89, G-VIIA. So why 2? If one had cancelled, they woud not have had time to bring another in. Or has G-VIIP been sitting here since yesterday? Was the outbound back to LGW cancelled on Friday?

[Edited 2005-10-24 01:55:32]

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User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1453 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5504 times:

Now that would have been a sight at TPA. Although are you sure the other BA 777 parked at gate F89? I don't believe two widebodies will be able to fit together at F89 and F90. In addition, F89 is not an FIS gate. Perhaps it parked at F88. I take it the plane has been fixed and flown out expeditiously so it will not have to deal with Wilma Flintstone.

User currently offlineBA001Concorde From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 94 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5447 times:

G-VIIA was brought in from IAH with 3 tech crew.

BA2024 23OCT IAH-LGW was canx tonight.

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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5442 times:

Hmmmm, could it be to accomodate extra pax for them to fly out of Florida, which will get beaten by yet another hurricane?

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 22175 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

TPA is not in the evac zone.

But while IAH has other service to LGW via CO and BA non-stop to LHR as well, TPA has no such service, so since the first 777 was grounded, it would have stranded the TPA pax a full day, and yes, with the hurricane south of them, I doubt some of the TPA pax scheduled to leave would appreciate being forced to stay a day, since hotels would be harder to find and the tropical storm gusts would be a little scary.

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User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1425 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5246 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 4):
TPA is not in the evac zone

Hello from Miami... although I do not know the reason why BA sent 2 772's to TPA today... Just because TPA area is not evacuated it does not mean they will not receive Hurricane or Tropical Storm Force Winds. These areas are both under Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch. Perhaps BA sent two planes to accomodate passengers for the Monday flight? which surely will be cancelled.

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