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Do Some Of BA's LGW B777's Have 10 Abreast In Y?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4309 times:


Ok, I did read this on Wikipedia, so may not be true, which is why I am on here to find out the true answer, but it states that the following aircraft are 10 abreast in Economy instead of 9, like the rest of the B777 fleet.

G-VIIO / MSN 29320, G-VIIP / MSN 29321 and G-VIIR / MSN 29322

It says they are used predominately on the Caribbean routes.

Also, what are the MSN numbers??

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User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1554 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4283 times:

I think I'm correct in saying these aircraft have been reconfigured as the operating agreement with AML has ceased. A search of the forum will answer all your questions.

User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4273 times:

Quoting G-CIVP (Reply 1):

Sorry, whats AML? Ive checked the database but can't seem to find anything.

User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8666 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4215 times:

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 2):
Sorry, whats AML?

Airline Management LTD.

This was a now defunct joint venture between BA and, if my memory serves me correctly, Flying Colours, under which the latter operated high density DC-10s and subsequently high density 772s (G-VIIO, 'IP and one other) to Caribbean and Florida (TPA) holiday locations in BA colours and on behalf of BA.

When the venture was wound up the aircraft concerned were reconfigured with a much lower density configuration but still operate the same routes together with a similarly configured fourth aircraft (G-VIIT).

User currently offlineRivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 915 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4129 times:

MSN is the airframe number (Manufacturer's Serial/Sequence Number), and is allocated by Boeing (in this case) when an airline or other customer confirms an order. Every Boeing airliner (or airliner derivitive) has a unique MSN within the same Boeing range, but beyond that they have no significance, as they don't indicate build sequence or delivery sequence. Build sequence is best determined by Line Number (i.e. production line sequence number). Because all Boeing airliners have MSN's in the same series, each production line (e.g. 777) has its own Line Number sequence; other manufacturers generally just have a single series of numbers for each type (the exception being the former Douglas, who used the same system as Boeing, i.e. manufacturer numbers and line numbers).

Hope that answers your question.


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User currently offlineHeeBeeGB From Finland, joined Sep 2007, 425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

None of BA's 777's LGW or otherwise have 10-abreast seating in economy, they are all 3-3-3

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