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BA 747s On Caribbean Routes  
User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

I flew London-Montego Bay- Kingston- London during Spring 1997 in a BA 747 classic. I remember that the overwing exists were inoperative. BA had just put seats there.

Does anybody know how BA got away with that? They just blocked an exit.

Tom

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User currently offlineHL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

does anyone know which a/c they used on caribbean routes. I went to Antigua in february on G-VIIP

HL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineJm-airbus320 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

From what I have observed over the past 2 years BA has been using only 777's on their Caribbean routes.

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

When Concorde is operating, supersonic service is also available on flights to Barbados.

Avion, I haven't got an answer to your question, sorry.

CP


User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1444 times:


Yes BA did use 747 clasic aircraft to the Carribean and yes Doors 3 do not exist. If you look at all BA 747 Classic aircraft there are no Doors 3 on any of them. It was only BA and Cathay Pacific that blocked them off. Cathay soon reinstated theirs. Due to loads (seat wise) on the 747 classics BA can evacuate these aircraft with only 8 doors and so there is no need for them to be there. Lots of savings for them I bet?


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Thanks for the info Aussie;

When you mention loads, was this because of smaller numbers of seats in First and Club class than normal, or other reasons?

Apparently the Windows & Doors add a lot of weight, so the less of them there are, the less the fuel gets guzzled down!

CP


User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1412 times:


Thanks Captain Pickard.

It was due to BAs overall seatfactor load and the fact that the aircraft could be evacuated successfully without those doors. Other carriers had more seats on board thus could not remove doors 3. For a time BA had several classics with doors 3 back on. This was due to the 2 class cabin and the many many more seats that had been installed. These did not last long and were a pain for the cabin crew.


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