BA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2181 posts, RR: 7 Posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8777 times:
Does anyone have a summary of what routes BA (mainline) have dropped/added for the upcoming timetable starting at the end of this month? I looked on their website but couldn't find a complete list, only one item about MIA reductions. If anyone could help me with equipment changes too that would be brilliant.
Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8764 times:
LHR-AMS-LHR is reduced by from 8X daily to 7 times daily (monday-friday).
LHR-CDG-LHR is reduced from 11X daily to 10X daily (monday-friday).
LHR-MAN is reduced from 11X daily to 10X daily (monday-friday)
LHR-EDI is incread from 11X daily to 12X daily (monday-friday)
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KQ772 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8602 times:
Hi Pe@rson thanks for for letting me know!
The BA 064 (currently a 772) will be replaced by a 744 and the BA 089 currently served by the 763 should upgrade to the 772?
Looks like they are bringing the 744 back to the same route as it was just before the 772 was introduced to that route, as I remember flying on the 744 to NBO last year and then again on BA 064 with the 772 this year in summer.
As for the BA 089 that is currently flown with a 763 will now have extra capacity with the new 772 equipment.
Could the change be due to the chrismas holiday season coming up?
or may be just a higher demand for flights to that destination.
Don't forget all the AA (JFK from LHR, AI (JFK from LHR, KU (JFK from LHR), VS (JFK and EWR from LHR), CO (EWR from LGW), DL (JFK from LGW) etc. Considerable numbers, and primarily using 744s and 772s.
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Pilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7869 times:
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 3): BA064 will be by the 744 (rather than the 772) with BA089 by the 772 (rather than the 763).
Can't believe the demand is there for a B744 and B777 as well the KQ777. I flew the route in April on the B767 and the plane was half empty, although Business was full, so maybe they are upgrading for the additional C and F seats.
Certainly an amazing route when you consider all the seats available. From personal experience, my old company had an agreement with BA (and AA as back-up) and we'd have an average of 15 people on BA flights everyday Sunday evening to Friday evening. (all C class). It is a money maker!
There is also the configuration issue. Although there are 8 x flights daily (all except one on the 747) BA only use the High Club World cabin config on the route. So the whole jumbo only has 291 seats in total. 14 in FIRST, 70 flat beds in CW, 30 in Traveller Plus, and 177 in Traveller.
Only a few more than some cheeky airlines squeeze on their 767's!