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When Did BA777, G-VIIA Last Op @ LHR?  
User currently offlineTimetable From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Hi there, can anybody tell me when BA777 G-VIIA last operated @ LHR? I believe it hasn't operated @ LHR since 2001 @ least. Many thanks if anyone can help. Also this A/C also seems to operate BGI flights, does anybody know why? Many thanks from Timetable.

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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3976 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

Can'y help you on the first question but must say that BA keeps the B777 at LGW or LHR. They do not mix unless really necessary.
There are two fleets of B777 at LGW. VIIA is one of 6 4-class B777 that operate BGI flights. There is also a fleet of 4 3-class aircraft at LGW.
Actually the 6 4-class B777 at LGW are identical to the fleet of 14 B777-200ER GE powered aircraft at LHR so there is no reason why they could not be swapped over. It just doesn't happen.


User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3225 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

Are not some of the 777-200 IGW's in LHR in the ultra-long-haul configuration with larger crew rest areas and the like? If that is the case then the LGW 4-class fleet is not fully interchangeable with the LHR one. Or am I mistaken and is it that only RR engined 777-200 ER's have that particular configuration?

Swapping planes between hub airports is also not as easy as it may appear - the transfer flights have to be scheduled into the busy activity at both airports and so on.

TrinToCan.



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User currently offlineAPYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Do the Gatwick ones have any crew rest at all? Isnt that one of the gripes (understandably) of the Gatwick crews.


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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3976 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2046 times:



Quoting Trintocan (Reply 2):
Are not some of the 777-200 IGW's in LHR in the ultra-long-haul configuration with larger crew rest areas and the like? If that is the case then the LGW 4-class fleet is not fully interchangeable with the LHR one. Or am I mistaken and is it that only RR engined 777-200 ER's have that particular configuration?

Yes it is RR aircraft.

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 1):
Actually the 6 4-class B777 at LGW are identical to the fleet of 14 B777-200ER GE powered aircraft at LHR

LGW same as GE aircraft.


User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

G-VIIA is also a hybrid of sorts. It has in-plane loading systems for pallets in both holds, but the rear hold only has a small door, so can only take AKE/PLA containers. I believe this is one reason why it was moved to LGW, due to it's relative lack of configurations for freight-loading.

User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1943 times:



Quoting APYu (Reply 3):
Do the Gatwick ones have any crew rest at all? Isnt that one of the gripes (understandably) of the Gatwick crews

I travelled on G-VIIA last week BGI-LGW and it is indeed a 4 class aircraft. The crew rest area is the last row of 3 seats in the centre of economy. Basically the crew pull a curtain around the seats. Compared to the 747 its a little bit small and personally I dont think I could get any rest in there

Lee



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