Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3297 posts, RR: 4 Posted (15 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3348 times:
I flew into LHR for the first time last Wednesday (21/3/2001) and returned home on Monday (26/3/2001). As expected there were lots of BA planes around, including many 747-400s, 777-200s, 757-200s and several 747-200s and A319/320s. What I did not see at all was any BA 767.
Do BA have any 767 flights out of Heathrow? If not, where are they based (Gatwick maybe?) and what routes are flown with them?
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3293 times:
BA 767's at Heathrow are mainly used on a variety of European routes; Madrid, Barcelona, Moscow etc.
At Gatwick, they are used for long-hauls (Caracas&Bogota) and are just about to start flying to Nassau and Providenciales (Turks&Caicos Islands). Another 767 route I can think of is Entebbe (for Kampala, Uganda).
Trintocan, I was at LHR on the 26th too, in the morning. I was flying in a Classic 747 from BOS. We were parked next to G-ZZZA a BA777 in old c/s.
Parra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3255 times:
I remember about 10 years ago being stuck in Paris after BA cancelled all it's LHR-CDG-LHR flights after they found cracks in the wing. At the time they were the only operator using Rolls-Royce powered 767s and they thought that the engines were too heavy. They just expected me to pay for a hotel until they could find a spare seat for me on another plane. Fortunately British Midland offered me a seat on a BAC 1-11 to LHR for no charge. Good for BM!
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3213 times:
Thanks a lot guys. Capt. Picard, what a small world it is indeed! I flew out of LHR from Terminal 3, on BWIA TriStar 500 9Y-THA, which left at 1310HR. Since I arrived at the airport a few hours before it is likely we were both in the port at the same time (albeit on opposite sides). My trip report will soon follow.