Xen From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 24 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3004 times:
I note that 4 of BA's short haul 767 fleet have been given the club world flat bed seats and upgraded to fly long haul. What is the future for the remaining short hauls ?
There must be a limited short haul market for them albeit they're useful on the longest European flights (the double daily to Moscow, two of the flights to Athens, a daily service to Larnaca) where the real difference in space in Club Europe makes the journey noticeably more comfortable (particularly if you're booked in economy and Club's not busy). Frankfurt, with its business market, gets two 767 services a day, not sure where else gets them but given that remaining European routes have high frequency would the 767s be more profitable on lower density India, Middle East, Africa and East Coast USA routes ?
Mutu From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2623 times:
short term capacity increases in long haul are being acheived through switching 70% of the 767 fleet to long haul with NCW flat beds and WTP. Dusking is ongoing. This fleet will then be utilised on light days on certain east coast routes (as the third YYZ on certain days) although it appears EWR is switching one frequency to a 767 to release a T7 for India/China. THis is all about profit maximisation in the absence of new aircraft deliveries and has been discussed
Tristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3930 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
At ARN we get a daily B767, it is on the route for the freight. Carries 10-12tons each way. The B767 is the only pallet freighter on BA European routes.
(BA 767 have the optional front large cargo door).
The B767 are to remain in service for about 5 years. There is no plan to convert any more to longhaul after NWC and NWD are coverted in May/June.
Myt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2378 times:
Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 4): I remeber when I used to do BA 1503 that seemed like it had to be the oldest 767 ever. It was the same plane every day too. G-BNWH
She is being dusked at the moment in LGW so should be up to spec soon. At the moment BA1503 is operated by G-BNWR previously BNWD and BNWO. BNWH should be back soon though with Club World, World Traveller + and World Traveller with PTV's of course.
EurofleetLHR From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2332 times:
As all the longhaul 767's now all have the same configurations, it is no longer necessary to have 'NWH based at MAN (she was fitted in a unique configuartion until the end of 2005),There are no plans to have a dedicated 767 for the MAN-JFK route,and as all 767s (including 'NWH) are now Heathrow based, they will be rotated around the fleet. Though I somehow suspect some will operate the route more than others, and 'NWH may appear on the route again !!!!
You know that's exactly was I was originally told but the day WH went down to LGW I got talking to her dispatcher for the flight and he assured me it was coming back? I'll trust you on the matter though considering the fact I just looked up that she operated BA0078 ACC-LHR on the 30th March. Oh well, we've lost a legend.