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DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way  
User currently offlineSpeedBird203 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 295 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5974 times:

Hey, Checking British Airways website, On January 12th 2007, British Airways will operate there 772 on the LHR-DTW-IAH, IAH-DTW-LHR route. I thought it was interesting because it looks like its just a once day change, Here's the question, Why would BA switch to the 772 for one day? I couldn't come up with any ideas to why. Will be interesting to see after the 767 operating the route for a while, Will be nice to see a 772 in the DTW airspace. Just thought I'd share with everyone interested.


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5905 times:

Equipment changes for one-day can happen from time to time with any airline......

Could be for several reasons:

1. Loads - sometimes a larger aircraft is used when there are many overbookings.

2. MX - the 767 that normally operates the route went tech and the 777 is subbing.

3. Ops - this swap was planned due to operational reasons and aircraft schedules.

My guess is that, in this particular case, BA is still feeling the effects of the Russian/Spy/Radiation situation......BA had 2 or 3 767s out of service for a few days and BA is still recovering from that situation - some 767s still have not gotten back to the proper schedules for flights and maintainance.


User currently offlineSpeedBird203 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5872 times:

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 1):
Equipment changes for one-day can happen from time to time with any airline......

Could be for several reasons:

1. Loads - sometimes a larger aircraft is used when there are many overbookings.

2. MX - the 767 that normally operates the route went tech and the 777 is subbing.

3. Ops - this swap was planned due to operational reasons and aircraft schedules.

My guess is that, in this particular case, BA is still feeling the effects of the Russian/Spy/Radiation situation......BA had 2 or 3 767s out of service for a few days and BA is still recovering from that situation - some 767s still have not gotten back to the proper schedules for flights and maintainance.

Thanks.



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User currently offlineLHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5831 times:

I believe this is also around the time of the Detroit auto show. LH brings in a 99-seat business class 744 for a couple of weeks due to the increased demand. The flights are always bursting at the seems. But, since this is only a one day upgrade, I'm not sure if there is any correlation.

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5827 times:

Quoting SpeedBird203 (Thread starter):
On January 12th 2007, British Airways will operate there 772 on the LHR-DTW-IAH, IAH-DTW-LHR route. I thought it was interesting because it looks like its just a once day change, Here's the question, Why would BA switch to the 772 for one day? I couldn't come up with any ideas to why. Will be interesting to see after the 767 operating the route for a while, Will be nice to see a 772 in the DTW airspace. Just thought I'd share with everyone interested.

Could they be adding extra capacity for the North American International Auto show?

http://www.naias.com/


User currently offlineSpeedBird203 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5820 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 4):
Could they be adding extra capacity for the North American International Auto show?

Never even thought about that, That maybe why, Wish the 772 change was permanent lol.



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User currently offlineMadhatter From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5788 times:

It wont be due to the radiation scare as that involved 767s from the short haul fleet which arent equipped with Club World/World Traveller Plus cabins.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12118 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5728 times:
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Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 1):
2. MX - the 767 that normally operates the route went tech and the 777 is subbing.

OK we are talking a full month away! Talk about foresight!



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User currently offlineTys777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5723 times:

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 3):
LH brings in a 99-seat business class 744 for a couple of weeks due to the increased demand. The flights are always bursting at the seems

Which thankfully, they are doing again this year. I only wish I was up there to get a shot of it. I'm sure someone else at DTW will get a shot of both planes



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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5668 times:

Can someone at BA Confirm this.. If it's 100% true, I'll be there with camera in hand..

Chris



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User currently offlineSpeedBird203 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5643 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 9):
Can someone at BA Confirm this.. If it's 100% true, I'll be there with camera in hand..

British Airways website conforms it, But would be good for a BA worker to also make a post conforming the change, Would be nice to see a updated picture of a 772 at DTW.



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5628 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 7):
OK we are talking a full month away! Talk about foresight!

Hahaha, sometimes you have to laugh at yourself! I think that you realize that I was giving general reasons as to why there are equipment subs, but it come out very funny. Regards.

Quoting Madhatter (Reply 6):
It wont be due to the radiation scare as that involved 767s from the short haul fleet which arent equipped with Club World/World Traveller Plus cabins.

Valid, but I heard from a friend at BA that ALL 767 ops have been a bit screwed up since the subject 767s were unexpectedly pulled from service and will continue to be for the nearterm future........its seems that some MX schedules and plans were effected and it will take a while until everything is back to normal. Does this effect this one off sub in January? Hard to say.


User currently onlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11411 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5522 times:

Does BA normally fly to IAH via DTW? Only?

That seems strange.



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User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5512 times:

Quoting D L X (Reply 12):
Does BA normally fly to IAH via DTW? Only?

That seems strange.

Hi,

Due to Bermuda II Houston can't be served non-stop from Heathrow so BA operates the B767 flight via DTW (previously ORD) in addition to twice daily B777 services from LGW.


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5431 times:

Quoting Englandair (Reply 13):
Due to Bermuda II Houston can't be served non-stop from Heathrow so BA operates the B767 flight via DTW (previously ORD) in addition to twice daily B777 services from LGW.

And previous to ORD it was IAD with a 744. Once the Bermuda II silliness is abandoned or at least modified to allow IAH access you'd probably see double daily 744s on an IAH-LHR run.



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User currently offlineSpeedBird203 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5423 times:

Quoting Englandair (Reply 13):
Due to Bermuda II Houston can't be served non-stop from Heathrow so BA operates the B767 flight via DTW (previously ORD) in addition to twice daily B777 services from LGW.

Yep Route is LHR-DTW-IAH - IAH-DTW-LHR, And from my understandings not many passengers fly from IAH to LHR via DTW on this route.



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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2307 posts, RR: 38
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5393 times:

From the IAH standpoint, it'll be too late in the evening to get a picture, + we already get the 77 earlier in the afternoon. But thanks for the update!

ATCT



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User currently offlineSpeedBird203 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5381 times:

Quoting ATCT (Reply 16):
From the IAH standpoint, it'll be too late in the evening to get a picture, + we already get the 77 earlier in the afternoon. But thanks for the update!

No problem, Yes i heard about the BA 777 services from LGW, Thought it would be interesting to have the DTW-IAH leg with a 772  Wink



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User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5367 times:

Quoting SpeedBird203 (Reply 10):
But would be good for a BA worker to also make a post conforming the change

The booking system is showing a B777 on January 11 and 12. They will have First cabins.


User currently offlineN723GW From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5351 times:

Going to be there! I've been needing an excuse to go back there for a day. Anyone want to meet up? We can co-ordinate, meet at the Hampton, I think it is? IM me if interested.


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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5333 times:

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 3):
I believe this is also around the time of the Detroit auto show.

Not just yet, 2007 NAIAS is in January.


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5333 times:

I'm definately in

ANyone, email me if interested

What time does the flight usually come in?

Chris



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5267 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 20):
Quoting LHUSA (Reply 3):
I believe this is also around the time of the Detroit auto show.

Not just yet, 2007 NAIAS is in January.

Ah, Niel, did you read the dates in question by Speedbird in the starter?

Quoting SpeedBird203 (Thread starter):
Hey, Checking British Airways website, On January 12th 2007, British Airways will operate there 772 on the LHR-DTW-IAH, IAH-DTW-LHR route. I thought it was interesting because it looks like its just a once day change, Here's the question, Why would BA switch to the 772 for one day? I couldn't come up with any ideas to why. Will be interesting to see after the 767 operating the route for a while, Will be nice to see a 772 in the DTW airspace. Just thought I'd share with everyone interested.


User currently onlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11411 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5233 times:

Quoting Englandair (Reply 13):
Hi,

Due to Bermuda II Houston can't be served non-stop from Heathrow so BA operates the B767 flight via DTW (previously ORD) in addition to twice daily B777 services from LGW.

Thanks for this.

I imagine that they can't sell the ticket IAH-DTW. How many people would actually fly the flight with the stop just so they can get to LHR instead of LGW? Seems like an awfully expensive stop.



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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5173 times:

Quoting D L X (Reply 23):
How many people would actually fly the flight with the stop just so they can get to LHR instead of LGW? Seems like an awfully expensive stop.

Those who have local connections within the UK, Scotland, etc. and flying onward to Lagos, Nairobi, etc. Oil company personnel run this route much more than the LGW sector.

JSD



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