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3 British Airways 777s In SEA Today!  
User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9595 posts, RR: 52
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10184 times:

There will be three BA flights from LHR to SEA today on January 1st. There are the two normal flights. There is also BA49 from yesterday which is delayed 21 hours due to a mechanical fault and the crew going out of hours. I doubt there have ever been three BA flights to SEA in the same day before.

I myself am on BA49 from the 31st. Our first plane had a mechanical failure, so they put us on a new 777, but then there was a broken baggage cart that got stuck and they could not figure a way to move it before the crew went out of hours after the flight was delayed 5 hours. The same crew will operate the plane today with a 21 hour delay.


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User currently offline707437 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10130 times:

What was the mechanical failure on the first plane?

(I take this flight a few times a year, I miss the upper deck of the 747 though. . .)


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9595 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10101 times:

Quoting 707437 (Reply 1):
What was the mechanical failure on the first plane?

I'm not exactly sure since I didn't understand the explanation we were given because the PA system was not good. I think it might have had something to do with the landing gear, but that could be totally wrong. Maybe someone else knows. They are sending a different 777 to Seattle today after locking down that plane overnight.



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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3999 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 10023 times:

There were multiple status messages finally traced to a defective module in the AIMS computor cabinet.

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9878 times:

It won't actually be 3x 777's, as BA049 goes back to a B747-400 today, so it'll be 2 777's and a 747.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9595 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7868 times:

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 4):
It won't actually be 3x 777's, as BA049 goes back to a B747-400 today, so it'll be 2 777's and a 747.

I didn't realize that, but 3 BA planes in SEA is still a rarity although the first one will probably get out before the last one arrives. BA 49 from yesterday arrived over 22 hours late with a very tired crew and passengers aboard.



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User currently offlineRichie87 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5476 times:

Interesting bit of news about BA and the Big-Boeing shuffle going on at SEA.
Myself and my nephew are scheduled to take that flight in exactly two weeks... in transit to South Africa. I have been a bit puzzled because months ago BA indicated the use of B777 equipment, and we had seat assignments for that type.

Then I noticed it suddenly changed... the seats and website seem to indicate that B744 aircraft will continue to be used. I like the latter just fine but was looking forward to the T7 flights... between SEA and LHR. I know they use B744 between LHR and CPT, where we land, and JNB, from where we dapart.
Hoping too that we have no such flight troubles on this trip !

And Happy New Year salutations to all you airliner.net folks....  Smile


User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4891 times:

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 4):
It won't actually be 3x 777's, as BA049 goes back to a B747-400 today, so it'll be 2 777's and a 747.



Quoting 707437 (Reply 1):
I miss the upper deck of the 747 though. . .

someones in luck  Wink


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