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User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7939 times:

BA are expecting to take delivery of the first of their new order 777-200's next month. Does anyone know if the first has rolled out of the workshop yet?


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User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7695 times:

BA were due to take delivery of the 1st 772 next month, but the 2 month strike at Boeing must have put delivery back a fair bit.

User currently offlineScrappy27 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7312 times:

oooh i hope someone gets some pics of it being made/rolling out

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3976 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7210 times:

Are interiors staying the same as at present? Especially Y-class?

User currently offlineBALHRWWCC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7096 times:



Quoting Vasu (Reply 3):
Are interiors staying the same as at present? Especially Y-class?

The aircraft to registered G-YMMR/S/T & U will come in the new Stretch three class configuration.

48J/24W/203M.

They will be fitted with AVOD and the new CW seats. WTP and WT will be the same seats as present.

The new WT and WTP seats aswell as the new Thales Next Generation AVOD system are planned for launch when the first 77W comes into the fleet around JUN 2010


User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4068 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6852 times:



Quoting BALHRWWCC (Reply 4):
The aircraft to registered G-YMMR/S/T & U will come in the new Stretch three class configuration.

48J/24W/203M.

The first B772 in this configuration is MMF. It entered service yesterday on a flight to Denver.
This config comes with the Flight Crew overhead rest at Door 1. Ten B772 (including the 4 new ones) will be fitted with this.
I have seen different abbreviations for this overhead rest. I was calling it FCOR, but the Cabin Crew overhead rest at Door 3 is also called FCOR.
The Flight crew FCOR has two beds, two chairs and its own toilet. It is not made by Boeing.
The B773 will be delivered with a Boeing supplied FCOR.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6836 times:

Are they updating their older B772s as well? The one I flew recently KWI-LHR was in tatters. It needed some serious updating.


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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2531 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6587 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
Are they updating their older B772s as well? The one I flew recently KWI-LHR was in tatters. It needed some serious updating

Have flown twice to KWI with BA and it seems they are always using their oldest 777s on the route with old IFE (no AVOD) and CW.



Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
User currently offlineSpeedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6550 times:

BA generally send the oldest G-ZZZx or G-RAES 777s to KWI as they have 17 FIRST seats that suit the high premium demand on that route.

User currently offlineBA777ER236 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 278 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6490 times:

Quoting Speedmarque (Reply 8):
BA generally send the oldest G-ZZZx or G-RAES 777s to KWI as they have 17 FIRST seats that suit the high premium demand on that route.

G-RAES should not be included in your list as she is a GE90-85B -236IGW variant with the standard 4 class arrangement. She was not the first delivered nor the first IGW as many people think, but was actually the 9th IGW for BA (14th 777 for BA) and would have been registered G-VIII in the normal sequence. Obviously, this was inappropriate and she was registered G-RAES instead, in honour of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
Are they updating their older B772s as well? The one I flew recently KWI-LHR was in tatters. It needed some serious updating.

I'm surprised by this. I fly them all the time and haven't had any serious complaints on our customer feedback forms and I haven't seen anything to be overly embarrassed about on my pre-flight stroll about. It maybe that I haven't flown that particular a/c for a while (I haven't flown ZZB for quite a while). These a/c will be updated with new CW shortly, but will retain the old IFE (GMIS) system. I am led to believe that these will be updated with a doubling of movie channels however.

Cheers
 

[Edited 2008-12-18 02:54:05]


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User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6450 times:

Only a handful of 777s have yet been refitted with AVOD, this is being done as they go in for their NCW refit. However as has been already mentioned, those with the current GMIS IFE system will not be getting the AVOD fitted!


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User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1251 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6416 times:



Quoting Speedmarque (Reply 8):
BA generally send the oldest G-ZZZx or G-RAES 777s to KWI as they have 17 FIRST seats that suit the high premium demand on that route.

How many of BA's 777 have 17 FIRST Class seats? I thought they were all 14 seats.


User currently offlineBAW217 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6357 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Reply 11):
How many of BA's 777 have 17 FIRST Class seats? I thought they were all 14 seats.

3

G-ZZZA/B/C

They are fitted out in 17F/48J/24W/127M config.

Cheers


User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1251 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6261 times:



Quoting BAW217 (Reply 12):
3

G-ZZZA/B/C

They are fitted out in 17F/48J/24W/127M config.

Thanks. What routes do they mainly do? KWI? Where else?

Are they going to stay in this configuration permanently?


User currently offlineBAStew From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 1030 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6198 times:



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
The first B772 in this configuration is MMF. It entered service yesterday on a flight to Denver.
This config comes with the Flight Crew overhead rest at Door 1. Ten B772 (including the 4 new ones) will be fitted with this.
I have seen different abbreviations for this overhead rest. I was calling it FCOR, but the Cabin Crew overhead rest at Door 3 is also called FCOR.
The Flight crew FCOR has two beds, two chairs and its own toilet. It is not made by Boeing.
The B773 will be delivered with a Boeing supplied FCOR.

Hey Tristar, thanks for the info! Nothing been said internally about the reconfigured 777's with FCOR yet. The lucky buggers get a toilet as well!

The cabin crew rest area at doors 3 is actually called OHAR (Overhead Attendant rest). We have 8 bunks in there and two rest seats nut no loo Sad Nothing worse than waking up halfway through your rest desperate for a pee and emerging from the 'secret hatch' to the suprise and curiosity of passengers waiting for the Y class loos lol


User currently offlineL1011CPH From Denmark, joined Mar 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5587 times:

When will they get the 773 that BA has ordered?

User currently offlineFlyingfox27 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4291 times:

I might be a bit dumb but what is inappropiate about the registration G-VIII?

User currently offlineSickBocks From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3989 times:

Roman Numerals. VIII is 8. The point of the VII sequence is that it's 7 - as in 777. ZZZ is 777 when you chop the bottom off. The G-YMMx sequence were from Year 2000.

The G-CIV Jumbos are registered as such as it's almost like 400. And while I'm bleating on the G-BPEx and latterly G-CPEx 757s are an echo of the G-APEx Vanguards of the late-60s and 70s. Also know BA a/c will carry 'PI' again after Staines. Hence no G-BTPI and no G-EUPI.


User currently offlineSBON From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3989 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Reply 13):
Thanks. What routes do they mainly do? KWI? Where else?

We get them quite often here in PHL. had G-ZZZB 15Dec and yesterday (17Dec) - We've only filled that config a few times, so I don't really know why they send us the 17F constantly.

If I'm wrong, ZZZA/B/C are all non-ER, right?

Are these new 772s replacing older 772s or some 744s? Or are they simply going to be additional aircraft?


User currently offlineCityofAthens From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

A shame that we lost the wonderful aft 'ball-room' galley with the last of the G-ZZZ series 'A' market a/c. The subsequent 777s came fitted with that horrid 'T' shaped aft galley (I know why they got rid of the old galley, it's just a shame really!)

User currently offlineAAmd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3797 times:



Quoting SBON (Reply 18):
If I'm wrong, ZZZA/B/C are all non-ER, right?

Are these new 772s replacing older 772s or some 744s? Or are they simply going to be additional aircraft?

The ZZZ's are indeed non-ER aircraft.

The 772ERs were planned for expansion.


User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3374 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Reply 13):
Thanks. What routes do they mainly do? KWI? Where else?

The 17F 777's also head down to Abuja as there is a strong premium market on that route.


User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4068 posts, RR: 33
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3208 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Reply 13):
Thanks. What routes do they mainly do? KWI? Where else?

For the next week, they are visiting
AUH/MCT, PHL, IAD, EWR and BOS.
No where else.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2978 times:



Quoting BA777ER236 (Reply 9):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
Are they updating their older B772s as well? The one I flew recently KWI-LHR was in tatters. It needed some serious updating.

I'm surprised by this. I fly them all the time and haven't had any serious complaints on our customer feedback forms and I haven't seen anything to be overly embarrassed about on my pre-flight stroll about. It maybe that I haven't flown that particular a/c for a while (I haven't flown ZZB for quite a while). These a/c will be updated with new CW shortly, but will retain the old IFE (GMIS) system. I am led to believe that these will be updated with a doubling of movie channels however.

Here's a photo I took...actually, it was a sold out flight and the only two seats empty were next to mine.. biggrin ..got to sleep the entire way to LHR  bigthumbsup 



However, this was just part of it. The plane was "rattling" everywhere though it handled the arrival @ LHR with a serious crosswind with relative ease.



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4068 posts, RR: 33
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2614 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 23):
and the only two seats empty were next to mine.

The trouble with seats, and IFE, is that we let passengers near them, then they sit on the armrests and break them, and pull the remote controls out the armrests, and kick the underseat boxes into submission.

Once upon a time I used to fix aircraft for a living. Nowadays, with aircraft being so much more reliable, all I do is fix seats.


25 CityofAthens : Lol, you sound just like one of our engineers!
26 Jacobin777 : Its a shame people can't respect other property. The only time I think I really "messed" up on a plane was when I spilled a glass of coke on a Pan Am
27 BALHRWWCC : The seats in the picture are G-MIIS fitted seats. For some reason our pax like to walk over the seats, standing on the arm rests rather than sit on t
28 AAMDanny : I was sick all over me seat on an Britannia B762 when I was a 3... the flight attendant was NOT IMPRESSED! I carnt wait to see these additions to the
29 Scrappy27 : we dont have an aircraft G-VIII its goes upto IH and the next is IJ
30 Jacobin777 : ...'ell, at least my coke spilled onto the carpet..
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