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State Of BA 777s  
User currently offlinebochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 12299 times:

What is the current condition of BA's 777-200s?
Could someone tell me which have AVOD, new cabin fits, etc.
And finally, which type they may be likely to send to AUH and MCT.

Many Thanks

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User currently offlinevikinga346 From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 12245 times:

The RR powered 777s all have AVOD (G-YMM*)
The GE powered 777s mostly have GMIS (non-AVOD) (G-VII*), except G-VIIU, V, W, X, Y which do have AVOD
I believe all of the 777s now are fitted with the new club world cabin.

AUH and MCT usually sses the A series 777's, G-ZZZA, B, C. Otherwise it will most certainly be a GE powered bird as the RR ones are used on longer routes as they have a bit more range and also crew rest areas.

Hope that helps.



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User currently offlinemutu From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11830 times:

And the GMIS fitted GE frames have been confirmed to receive New First and Thales AVOD and a number have already been fitted

User currently offlinevikinga346 From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11733 times:

Quoting mutu (Reply 2):
New First and Thales AVOD and a number have already been fitted


Yeah, G-VIIU, V, W, X, Y all have the new F cabin.

When they'll be fitted with the new Thales IFE is the question.



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User currently offlineBA174 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 756 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11458 times:

AUH/MCT will almost defiantly be a straight 200 as apose to the VII or YMM ER series. The 200s get over to the states and Africa too

User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 11167 times:

YMME has been sitting outside for a week or so with both engine cowls missing with the engines wrapped in plastic. Can anyone confirm what the situation is with this aircraft?


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User currently offlinetristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3999 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 10823 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 5):
YMME has been sitting outside for a week or so with both engine cowls missing with the engines wrapped in plastic. Can anyone confirm what the situation is with this aircraft?

The incident a few months ago when a BA B777 had a D duct damage and diverted to AMS has led to detailed D Duct inspoections on all the affected aircraft. A lot of D Ducts have been removed for repair, and this is the last one and is still waiting for a set of repaired ducts.


User currently offlinealitaliadc10 From Australia, joined Dec 2008, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10678 times:

This is great info!

I am flying LHR-DXB in November on a BA 777 - do they use the GE planes on this? I know some flights already get the 77W.

Cheers from a sunny Sydney! We are celebrating 10 years since the 2000 Games - great memories!



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User currently offlinebochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10509 times:

Thanks very much for the info!

Quoting vikinga346 (Reply 1):
AUH and MCT usually sses the A series 777's, G-ZZZA, B, C. Otherwise it will most certainly be a GE powered bird as the RR ones are used on longer routes as they have a bit more range and also crew rest areas.

Is G-RAES also in this category?
Also, I see that G-ZZZA is at Cardiff at the moment, what's the story there?

Quoting BA174 (Reply 4):
AUH/MCT will almost defiantly be a straight 200 as apose to the VII or YMM ER series. The 200s get over to the states and Africa too

So what features do these have onboard - any upgraded IFE or First cabins?

[Edited 2010-09-15 00:01:07]

User currently offlinetristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3999 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10392 times:

Quoting bochora (Reply 8):
Also, I see that G-ZZZA is at Cardiff at the moment, what's the story there?

It was on a D check
Now back at LHR and off to EWR today.


User currently offlinetrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3237 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10372 times:

Quoting bochora (Reply 8):
Is G-RAES also in this category?

G-RAES is a GE-powered 777-236 IGW (i.e. ER).

TrinToCan.



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 9398 times:

I'm off to LAS from LHR on BA in Feb - presume it will be a Rolls powered 772ER, right? No chance of a 763ER downgrade?


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineBA174 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 756 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9096 times:

Quoting bochora (Reply 8):
So what features do these have onboard - any upgraded IFE or First cabins?

In CW cabin they have no isle connection points at doors 2 so you have to go through the galley if you need to cross. All Y toilets are at doors 4 back of WTP and down the back is 100% galley which the crew love. F has 17 seats.

77As at the moment have the old 12 channel GMIS IFE. It could howver be as mentioned above a GE 777-200ER of which some have AVOD some don't. RR aircraft also make occasional outings to DXB too.


User currently offlinespkyflyer From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7147 times:

Where are the new first cabins on 777's flying to? Am going to go uk to ny later in the year - are there any flights w new first on these ny runs?

User currently offlinevv701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7461 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6988 times:

Quoting alitaliadc10 (Reply 7):
I am flying LHR-DXB in November on a BA 777 - do they use the GE planes on this?

Currently BA operate two flights a day on the LHR-DXB route, BA107 and BA109. Both flights are nominally operated by 744s. However they are actually being operated by a mix of GE 772s, RR 772s, 744s and, in the case of BA107, twice a week with BA's only 77W.

Here is a listing of what operated BA107 over the last couple of weeks:

http://data.flight24.com/flights/ba107/

The only aircraft in the above list to be fitted with the new 'F' cabin is the 77W (G-STBA).

From the start of the Winter timetable BA will add a third flight. Then the timetable shows that BA107 and BA109 will be operated by 772s and the additional flight (BA105) by a 763. But who knows? You may just get lucky and get a 77W. But with three daily flights perhaps a 772 is more likely as BA's 77Ws - they will have doubled their operational fleet to 2 by November - have a few more seats than their 'Hi J' 744s.

Here is a link to the recent history of BA109:

http://data.flight24.com/flights/ba109/

As you will see it has recemtly been operated by a mix of 777As, GE 772s and RR 772s. The aircraft operating this flight on 2 September (G-VIIU) is fitted with the new 'F' cabin. The rest are not.


User currently offlinealitaliadc10 From Australia, joined Dec 2008, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6702 times:

Thanks w701 - that is great! Very much appreciated. Looking forward to my flight - even if it's old F it will be very nice.


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User currently offlineAuchmithie From UK - England, joined Sep 2010, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6577 times:

The data site quoted tends not to be accurate for any flights which straddle midnight since it picks up the same aircraft departing Heathrow late night on (say) 1st September and can then also log it arriving in Dubai early on 2nd if it is receiving a Middle East feed. It therefore logs the same aircraft for both days and blocks the correct aircraft being identified for (in this example) the 2nd September flight since it only permits one rego per flight number per day. The tracker pages here seem not to be afflicted with this issue:
http://thebasource.com/jettracker.html
http://thebasource.com/flighttracker.html


User currently offlineSpeedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 871 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6374 times:

Quoting vv701 (Reply 14):

Currently BA operate two flights a day on the LHR-DXB route, BA107 and BA109. Both flights are nominally operated by 744s.

BA109 is a 777 service and not a 747. Only the lunchtime BA107 is operated by a 747 and that is now in rotation with the 77W.


User currently offlinetristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3999 posts, RR: 34
Reply 18, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5864 times:

The second B777-300ER is due to be delivered to LHR on Monday evening 20 Sep.
It will go into service on Tue 21 Sep, operating a daily flight to DEL.


User currently offlineMileHighOffice From Australia, joined Jun 2010, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5415 times:

I am on a BA 777 on Friday (24 Sept) going to to DFW. Using ff miles going in First. Will this be old cabin with AVOD or old cabin with old IFE? Forgot if DFW is an RR or GE station.

User currently offlinevv701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7461 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

Quoting MileHighOffice (Reply 19):
Forgot if DFW is an RR or GE station.

Looks like it is a GE station:

http://data.flight24.com/flights/ba193/

with most of the recent flights operated by aircraft with upgraded F Cabins.

Cross your fingers! Best of luck.


User currently offlinebochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

Does anyone know what the plans are for BA's 777 fleet?
Any schedule for refits with the new economy?
As more 77W come online, will the earliest 772's will be scrapped?


User currently offlinevv701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7461 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4486 times:

Quoting bochora (Reply 21):
Does anyone know what the plans are for BA's 777 fleet?
Any schedule for refits with the new economy?

In this article:

http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/ne...ief-warns-over-middle-east-threat/

Willie Walsh is quoted as having said:

"The British flag-carrier has introduced new World Traveller and World Traveller Plus cabins to its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in an attempt to rival the luxury offered by Etihad et al.

"The new cabins will also be rolled out across British Airways Boeing 777-300ER, 787 and Airbus A380 aircraft as they are delivered."

This sounds to me as if there are no plans at this time to refit either the W or M cabins on BA's existing 772s, 744s or long haul 763s.


User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4396 times:

STBB due LHR from Cardiff this evening at 1945L.


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User currently offlineMileHighOffice From Australia, joined Jun 2010, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4062 times:

thanks v v701! hope so!

25 Max Q : I rode on one of them recently and though the economy cabin was pretty tatty. Crummy lumpy seats too. Time to renovate..
26 bochora : Anyone know what aircraft is operating Friday's LHR-AUH/MCT, BA 73?
27 LHR380 : Its not going on the 74 or 76 as they are not staying much longer in the airline (Depending on delays with new aircraft) Some 777s will be getting it
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