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BA 747-400 (3 Of Them In YVR In One Day)  
User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1793 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10432 times:

It was awkward. There was a BA 747-400 parked in YVR in the deicing bay when I first got there around noon.

When the QF flight landed, he was instructed to park next to Speed Bird 47 (was this another diversion)? It didn't look so medical in that it was parked at West 2 with its doors open. Was there a technical problem?

Eitherway, Speedbird 85 landed around 14:30 (For some reason, they call themselves Speedbird three victor alpha). And I didn't see it but speedbird 86 came in in the evening.

Lots of 747-400 movements. The cathay 888 flight was extremely delayed and departed when Qantas landed, there were 2 JL 744 (17 and 11), BA and etc.

So does anyone know the reason for the diversion?


Flown on: DC-10-30, B747-200B, B747-300, B747-300SR, B747-400, B747-400D, B767-300, B777-200, B777-200ER, B777-300
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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10426 times:

It was a tech (overnight) delay on the BA86, acft reg G-BNLX, due to a problem with the slats/flaps.

User currently offlineGeo772 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10418 times:

Speedbird 86 is the return flight the LHR from YVR.

BA operate 2 flights a day at the moment to YVR, the 85 and 87 to YVR and the 84 and 86 on the way back.



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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10408 times:

Quoting Geo772 (Reply 2):
Speedbird 86 is the return flight the LHR from YVR.

You mean the return flight from LHR to YVR? You are correct sir.

Quoting Ktachiya (Thread starter):
he was instructed to park next to Speed Bird 47 (was this another diversion)?

Must have meant the "Speedbird Boeing 747". Speedbird 47 is a service from LHR to DAR (Dar Es Salaam).


User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1793 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10408 times:

Wow.... thank you for the fast reply guys.

It must be an unfortunate week for European flights. The KLM that stayed at YVR because the pilot was sick, now this one.

So were there 2x speedbird 86 that operated today?



Flown on: DC-10-30, B747-200B, B747-300, B747-300SR, B747-400, B747-400D, B767-300, B777-200, B777-200ER, B777-300
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10401 times:

Quoting Ktachiya (Thread starter):
Eitherway, Speedbird 85 landed around 14:30 (For some reason, they call themselves Speedbird three victor alpha). And I didn't see it but speedbird 86 came in in the evening.

Doesn't BA085 usually come in around 18:00?



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User currently offlineConnector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 932 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10359 times:

Yeah it appears that some BA's passengers are spending the night (Jul 21), at Richmond Inn. Technical problem with the aircraft!

British's OTP out of YVR is just as bad as CX's. Aircraft fatigue seems to take its tool.


User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1793 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10315 times:

Quoting Connector4you (Reply 6):
s just as bad as CX's

Yeah. There's is really really bad these days. CX 888 departed at like 2:40 today when it should have left 1hr 30 min before.

And sorry for getting the flight #'s wrong.



Flown on: DC-10-30, B747-200B, B747-300, B747-300SR, B747-400, B747-400D, B767-300, B777-200, B777-200ER, B777-300
User currently offlineSpeedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 871 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9968 times:

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 3):
Quoting Geo772 (Reply 2):
Speedbird 86 is the return flight the LHR from YVR.

You mean the return flight from LHR to YVR? You are correct sir.

Geo772 was correct in that it is Speedbird 86 from YVR. All BA longhaul flight end in odd numbers from UK (LHR/LGW/MAN) to wherever and end in even numbers when returning to the UK.


User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9941 times:

BA do not operate two flts per day to YVR.

User currently offlineSkyguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 481 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9906 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 9):
BA do not operate two flts per day to YVR.

....and where did you get this information??

You're obviously very misinformed. Please go to www.ba.com and check schedules. They fly 2 747-400's daily except Wednesdays when ony BA 85 operates.


Check your information before you post.



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User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9892 times:

Air Canada if a far superior product to BA out of YVR.

User currently offlineGBOAC From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9882 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 11):
Air Canada if a far superior product to BA out of YVR.

 rotfl  Laugh of the day for me, thanks. Man, you're really on form with your posts today, eh? Is BA Price Fixing? (by BOE773 Jul 22 2006 in Civil Aviation) is another good example. Thanks for lightening the mood  thumbsup   sarcastic 


User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9803 times:

BA is just an old legacy carrier being one of the few flying quads across the pond.
Air Canada is a reinvented carrier much more modern than BA.
Try them, you'll like them.


User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 9644 times:

Apparently enough people have preferred BA out of YVR for them to switch from a 767 10 years ago to the two daily 747-400s that we have now.


"Trying is the first step towards failure" -Homer Simpson
User currently offlineEmirates773ER From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1449 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 9618 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 13):
Air Canada is a reinvented carrier much more modern than BA.
Try them, you'll like them

You are obviously dreaming! I have tried both the products and air canada is not no where near BA in terms of its product.



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User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2292 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 9612 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 13):
BA is just an old legacy carrier being one of the few flying quads across the pond.
Air Canada is a reinvented carrier much more modern than BA.
Try them, you'll like them

Ive travelled both in the past 6 months and BA were ,IMO,far superior in every aspect. But thats not what this post is about.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 9222 times:

I'll take AC when they get IFE in coach for Y class. Even though BA does MCO-LGW. I'll do MCO-YYZ-LHR-YYZ-MCO on AC. Since I'm a US platinum member, ill redeem miles and hopefully get upgraded to F.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 9168 times:

Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 15):
You are obviously dreaming! I have tried both the products and air canada is not no where near BA in terms of its product.

I have flown both carriers myself several times. As far as econo class goes, I don't find much of a difference between the 2. I prefer AC on the YVR-LHR run, because the B747 is just too crowded for me with a 3-4-3 seating arrangement. I always like to have a window seat, and the 2x "excuse me" to get to the lav is bothersome.



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User currently offlineSimong From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 8903 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 11):
Air Canada if a far superior product to BA out of YVR

I need to get me some of those drugs you are on !

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 13):
BA is just an old legacy carrier being one of the few flying quads across the pond.
Air Canada is a reinvented carrier much more modern than BA.
Try them, you'll like them.

Yeah like those modern *flip screens* in the front of the cabin and the *modern* approach to movie selection ..... that is *no selection* you watch what we play ! Makes it so much more simpler for the passengers flying on AC.
Why be like BA and put passengers through stresses like *hum what should I watch on my personal screen in all classes*.

Boe773 you are just so right !



BA all the way !!!
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 8863 times:

Quoting Simong (Reply 19):
Yeah like those modern *flip screens* in the front of the cabin and the *modern* approach to movie selection ..... that is *no selection* you watch what we play ! Makes it so much more simpler for the passengers flying on AC.
Why be like BA and put passengers through stresses like *hum what should I watch on my personal screen in all classes*.

Since when does BA offer PTV's in all classes on board their B747's used on the YVR runs?



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 8848 times:

I've travelled on both carriers many times and I'll take AC any day over BA.
I can't stand the polite arrogance of BA flt crew.

Then those 'frocks' are another thing to have to look at for 8 hours!

When Air Canada's dreamliners come on line the public will favor travelling on these new birds compared to BA's old 747s.


User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 8783 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 20):
Since when does BA offer PTV's in all classes on board their B747's used on the YVR runs?

For about 5 years or so.............

Chris



Don't try to keep up with the Joneses - bring them down to your level !
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 8760 times:

Quoting Highpeaklad (Reply 22):
For about 5 years or so.............

Do some B747's still not have the PTV's in World Traveller? Last time I was on them in 2004, our two aircraft did not have them installed.



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offline757lgw From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 152 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 8662 times:

well just my experience of AC, the flight attendants were all far from modern it looked like something out of a saga brochure. And as for their attitude it was just rude, my bag strap had found its way into the aisle which i hadn't noticed and i got one hell of a shouting at by one of the crew as if she had foiled a secret plot to trip everyone over. And i have not flown BA so i have nothing to compare it with. sorry guys

25 BOE773 : One minor incident like that from one individual is insignificant.
26 Simong : I guess you haven't flown BA or been to an airport for a long time ! Those *frocks* are long gone and replaced with a very nice new uniform ..... get
27 AirCanada014 : I'll be happy to fly any other airline for experience and comfort, its been so long since I was on BA probably in early 80s. So much have changed. I'v
28 BOE773 : All good Canadians should boycott BA and fly their own carrier, Air Canada. Why fly an old legacy carrier, (ba) that continues to fly old beater 747s
29 Cloudyapple : I suppose someone has broken a few forum rules: 1a Please word all criticism in a constructive manner. Criticism which serves no purpose other than to
30 BOE773 : cloudyapple, you must be an ex islander from the kingdom?
31 ZK-NBT : What kind of a remark is that? I don't understand posts like this, the 747 makes money which is the most important thing for BA, it serves them well.
32 YVRlonghauler : So, next time I see speedbird 85 overflying my house on its way to 26R, I'll just say to myself: dejavu Just kidding, BOE773. In my opinion, the shar
33 Boysteve : If BA can fill a B744 then they should use it. If AC use smaller aircraft they obviously have a lower market share. This implies that more people pre
34 Post contains images LTU330 : I think BOE773 may be just winding some people up here. I have flown on both Carriers longhaul, and for me it would be B.A every time. I have also wor
35 BOE773 : AC will have new Dreamliners long before BA has any and these will be a far superior product to ride on. Now how do you islanders get around this one
36 Post contains images GBOAC : LOL. Yeah, coz the squiggles on the tails dictate airline choice. Well, maybe if you're a retard...but give me a break
37 Boysteve : I think you're right. He has just posted another silly one! If BA had the B787 they would not use it to YYZ as they can fill a B744! AC's on board se
38 Challiday : What happened to freedom of choice? lol. I'm Canadian and fly LHR - YUL, YYZ - LHR every year for my Christmas holiday. I've done the route with AC,
39 BOE773 : correct, those are clapped out old ex cai 767s. but they are getting their extreme makeover. wait until the 787s come on stream, man those should be
40 VEEREF : It's always fun to watch a bunch of people try to make an objective point on issues that are subjective at best! Fly who you want, don't fly who you d
41 Ktachiya : So how did the 3x daily to YVR end up in something like this? I can't follow after reading the posts how it ended up this way.
42 Post contains images Connector4you : High-Five
43 ACDC8 : Anyone know if some of BA B747's still have no PTV's?
44 BA787 : Er Yeah they do! I know, God he never takes the hint does he. Every single thread on BA contains some sort of cynical comment from this guy. Whats yo
45 Aussiestu : All BAs longhaul aircraft including the 767 have PTVs. The first aircraft to have AVOD, a 767, has just come online. Every passenger has a personal s
46 GBOAC : All of the mainline longhaul fleet have PTVs in all classes.
47 Post contains images ACDC8 : Thanks for the update!
48 ZKNBX : Mate you're dreaming. Flown both a number of times... including YVR-LHR on a number of occasions, and AC plainly sucks. They just don't have it when
49 LHR777 : Hmmm, my 'good Canadian' friends prefer to fly either American or British Airways across the pond. AA for Y class, BA for J class. They actually have
50 Post contains images BA787 : Do you really think in blissful ignorance that new Dreamliner aircraft will change the rude and unprofessional staff on AC? Do you really think BA wi
51 ABC9 : Incorrect - operating 13 weekly on current timetable - will probably revert to 7 weekly in Winter especially as they are due to start services from L
52 Post contains images OHLHD : So that will be in about 5 years? I would be looking forward to this date if I had not to fly as a UM anymore
53 BOE773 : Air Canada will have 787s long before BA has them. BA will most likely be still crossing the pond with their old fuel inefficient quads.
54 LHR777 : What's your point? Which will be paid-for and making lots of profit for us, with our high capacity premium cabins. Have you ever even flown BA??
55 BritPilot777 : Ok you've said that about 4 times so far, but what the hell is your point man!? I think the fact that most people have taken the piss out of you, sho
56 BOE773 : It will be a more modern aircraft to ride on and will have lower CASMs for the airline.
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