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BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home  
User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5498 times:

The British sailors who were "guests" of the Iranian governement are supposed be coming home on this flight but I can't seem to find it anywhere, no tracking at all.

Please, no politics here.  Smile


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5487 times:

It's operated by BMED, a regularly scheduled flight.


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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5440 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):

Thanks! Smile



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5386 times:

MSNBC will be carrying the arrival live in the States, FYI. (CNN and others might be as well.) Scheduled arrival is noon, London time, which should be shortly.


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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5386 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3):

Yeah, I've got Fox and CNN on split screen.  Smile

This was not a special flight. They said that there are regular passengers onboard but they've all been asked to move to the rear of the aircraft. Does anyone know what type of metal this is?



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5378 times:

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 4):
Does anyone know what type of metal this is?

A321 in the schedule.



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User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5378 times:

MCI GUY!
It is a 321 of BMED-BA franchise

Cheers!
Tony


User currently offlineBAKrew From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5355 times:

BA6632 is due to land at 12.05 according to the flight info www.BA.com

Their are live report from T4 on the BBCNews now showing the 2 Royal Navy helicopters waiting with engines running for the 12 Sailors to arrive home.

Looks like the BMed A321 may be using the Royal Suite adjacent to T4 to disembark-or perhpas that's the most convenient place for the Navy helicopters to wait.

BAKrew  Wink



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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5355 times:

Quoting Lxlgu (Reply 6):

Thanks guys, I see that now. Blurry picture on the screen, had to look at the main gear to be sure.  Smile



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5344 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5):
A321 in the schedule.

Poor guys... 6h00 plus on an A321...hope there's at least IFE inside!

but then again I wonder if they are travelling C or Y class

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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5306 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 9):
I wonder if they are travelling C or Y class

They're in C and they said that they were drinking for free.  Big grin



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5306 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 9):
C or Y class

C



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5293 times:

Can anyone of you figure out the reg? I wonder if any a.netter is there taking pics of the a/c

regards
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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5278 times:

Reg: G-MEDL


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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5195 times:

Interestingly a BA flight operated by BMed part of Bmi on an Airbus aircraft with parts made by BAe

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5169 times:

Flight landed 1202 - arrived 1203.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5142 times:

There's just something curiously British about helicopters taxiing out to the runway to takeoff.  Smile


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 13):
Reg: G-MEDL

thanks



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4785 times:

Why not back to their Ship.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3097 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4765 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 9):
Poor guys... 6h00 plus on an A321...hope there's at least IFE inside!

Much better than their "stay" for the last two weeks, surely.... Big grin


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4754 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 18):
Why not back to their Ship.

They were not returned to their ship in order to be debriefed and reunited with their families. This was the best course of action for all concerned, I believe.



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7401 posts, RR: 17
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4415 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 18):
Why not back to their Ship.

Because there are no direct flights between Tehran and HMS Cornwall?  wink 

More seriously they were flown by two helicopters from LHR to Chivenor which is the home base of all the Royal Marines in the party and where all their families were waiting. And I do not expect that many of the 15 were over keen on going back on HMS Cornwall and renewing their work of inspecting ships before they were permitted to dock in Iraq. Finally the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines will wish to debrief them.


User currently offlineLan1981 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4402 times:


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BMED competes with IR on the LHR route; have a look at their website, they fly to some fairly unique places, all with 32x a/c. Some of their more recent deliveries incorporate in-seat IFE in both cabins, the olders don't.


User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3204 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4324 times:

Just curious

Those BMED routes are sort of medium hall routes, that compare with places Lufthansa fly A330s and A340s to and Air france even fly even fly the 773er (im thinking Beruit here, similar stage length). My question is how are those A320s configured? Do they have Club World seats? I'm guessing they would have something like the old Cradle seat BA used to use in Clubworld before the flatbeds, because it seems to long for club europe?

anybody got any info?


User currently offlinePixuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

But the question on everyone's lips is... did BA manage to lose their luggage?  Wink

Good to have them back, and keen to see what was behind those rather forced Iranian TV appearances & confessionals.

Pix.


25 Viscount724 : Correct. Not sure if the J seats on the BMED A320/321s are identical to the old BA seats but a news report on either CNN or BBC earlier this evening
26 ElmoTheHobo : The C seats on BMED are the old BA cradle seats, the new (old and new) club world flat beds were too heavy.
27 Ncelhr : The seating is similar to any narrow-body BA aircraft, with (slightly) more space between the rows. I've flown LHR-BEY on many occasions and nothing s
28 Post contains images Iwok : I'd venture to guess that they'd be glad to be in the hold after their little "vacation" iwok
29 Shamrock_747 : In the Club World cabin the seats are very different to the 2x3 Euro Traveller/Club Europe converter seats on BA mainline's 737/757/Airbus fleets. Th
30 Speedbirdie : I was in the gym yesterday whilst they were showing footage of the plane landing and they showed a 757 landing.. I love the media..
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