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Why Was There A BA 320 & B767 At LHR T1 Yesterday?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

Hi

While my flight was taxiing to the runway yesterday morning at LHR, I saw a British Airways A320 and B767 both parked at Terminal 1. The A320 was pulling out of the gate, and the B767 was still at the gate...at the domestic pier!

Any reason for this? I thought all the Airbuses were based at T5 now and the 767s were based at T4 and T5?

Any thoughts?

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User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

I think they must have had some tech problems with the 757's so used a 767 and Airbus to cover. They have also used a 757 to cover in T5 since it opened.

User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3631 times:



Quoting Theginge (Reply 1):
I think they must have had some tech problems with the 757's so used a 767 and Airbus to cover.

I did think that, but the 767 was at a domestic gate, and British Airways only operates International flights from T1.


User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

Might have been just where they parked it and not meant anything other than that.

User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 743 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

The BA T1 operation is using the old Shuttle gates - 4 or 5 of them I think.


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User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

BA is still operating the Barcelona, Helsinki, Lisbon, Madrid, and Nice flights from T1.

User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3357 times:



Quoting Pgtravel (Reply 5):
BA is still operating the Barcelona, Helsinki, Lisbon, Madrid, and Nice flights from T1.

You obviously havn't read any of the above posts in order for you to write that.

BA are only using 757s out of T1 for those routes, which are all International. The B767 was at the Domestic Pier in T1.


User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3263 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Reply 6):
You obviously havn't read any of the above posts in order for you to write that.

BA are only using 757s out of T1 for those routes, which are all International. The B767 was at the Domestic Pier in T1.

Nor have you! See reply 4. Part of the "domestic" pier has been reconfigured to international for the BA T1 operation. It's quite possible the 767 was operating an international flight in lieu of a 757.



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User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 743 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

Thanks 27C.....you beat me to it!  Wink


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User currently offlineMutu From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

Yes there are NO domestic BA gates at T1 now (as there are no domestic flights from T1)
The old Gate 5 domestic area is now the (largely) exclusive BA gate area for Nice, Hel, Mad, Bar, Lis and the old domestic exec club lounge is now the temporary Terraces lounge for those flights until the eventual move to T3


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3916 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2874 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Reply 6):
BA are only using 757s out of T1 for those routes, which are all International. The B767 was at the Domestic Pier in T1.

There are no more domestic or ROI gates at T1 anymore. Since the beginning or middle of June all passengers have been using what used to be the international departures area. No more domestic or ROI for EI, BA or BD.

Quoting Mutu (Reply 9):
Yes there are NO domestic BA gates at T1 now (as there are no domestic flights from T1)

Ill be seeing this in action tomorrow. Should be interesting. The advantage I can think of is that BD often suffered with gate shortages at T1 Domestic. With so many fewer flights and more gates to use, this problem might be a thing of the past. Fingers crossed anyway!

Brian.



Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)
User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2741 times:



Quoting Mutu (Reply 9):
The old Gate 5 domestic area is now the (largely) exclusive BA gate area for Nice, Hel, Mad, Bar, Lis and the old domestic exec club lounge is now the temporary Terraces lounge for those flights until the eventual move to T3

So, all of BA's T1 ops right now are out of 1 gate (gate 5)? Where is this gate?


User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2650 times:



Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 11):
So, all of BA's T1 ops right now are out of 1 gate (gate 5)? Where is this gate?

The gate 5 area covers more than one gate, it is a gate lounge.


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