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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7635 posts, RR: 3
Posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7218 times:

I flew on G-TTOI on 22/09, (A320) and on G-EZGA, (A319) on 29/09.

The older ex GB aircraft had Blue 'BA' seats and drop down monitors which the newer A319 lacked.

Is U2 planning to standardise these ex GB aircraft on the U2 standard. I assume that monitors are not going to be fitted across the fleet.

If the ex GB planes will be standardised down, when will this happen.

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User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7189 times:

I think the ex GB planes will be gradually retired. Two went to BA and another went to Eurofly as they have different engines to the Easyjet ordered A320s

User currently offlineDunaA320 From UK - England, joined Feb 2009, 614 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7069 times:

They are replacing the GB models with their own order of A320's, which are the same as the A319s (cloth seats and no IFE screens). I presume the last 2 ex-GB ones TTOI and TTOJ will leave when the next batch of A320's start to arrive.

User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6932 times:

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 2):
I presume the last 2 ex-GB ones TTOI and TTOJ will leave when the next batch of A320's start to arrive.

One of the main reasons for replacing them is due to the fact that the ex GB a/c A320/321's are IAE powered, and EZY operate a fleet of CFM engined a/c.
Easier to maintain a fleet that is all similair engine parts etc.

A321's will be leaving soon also

Mark



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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6816 times:

Pretty much what everyone has said is true. G-TTOJ recently operated out of MAN, the first ex GB a/c to do so in over 18 months. I didn't get to fly on her thankfully as they are now very shabby internally.......better to remember her in all her glory. lol. She had galley floor heating aswell!  

[Edited 2010-10-02 12:09:51]


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User currently offlineDunaA320 From UK - England, joined Feb 2009, 614 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6632 times:

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 3):
A321's will be leaving soon also

They've all gone now!

Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 4):
I didn't get to fly on her thankfully as they are now very shabby internally.

Yeh my pals at easy have said they really don't look after these as they are going soon. Shame really as they probably are the nicest ones in the fleet to fly on (comfort wise) what with being ex-BA spec and all. Mind you I've never had any issues on the standard EZY a/c. Was nice to get on EZGA the other week with that 'new plane' smell.


User currently onlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6550 times:

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 2):
I presume the last 2 ex-GB ones TTOI and TTOJ will leave when the next batch of A320's start to arrive.

Next A320 deliveries are scheduled for January 2011.



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User currently offlineGSTBA From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 465 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5916 times:

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 5):
Yeh my pals at easy have said they really don't look after these as they are going soon. Shame really as they probably are the nicest ones in the fleet to fly on (comfort wise) what with being ex-BA spec and all.

If I remember rightly the aircraft are BA spec when it comes to the engines, galleys, toilets etc. However the GB aircraft always had more seats than the BA mainline aircraft. If I remember rightly GB's A320's had either 168 or 174 seats. Compared to BA's 150 at the time. BA have over the years increased the capacity of there A320's to 162 seats.

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 1):
Two went to BA and another went to Eurofly as they have different engines to the Easyjet ordered A320s

Hopefully the last two will also end up in the BA mainline fleet.....

Do the new A320's have drop down screens?? I know that EZY's A319's dont have drop down screens.

I take it the A320's that EZY are adding now are 180 seaters


User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4844 times:

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 5):
Yeh my pals at easy have said they really don't look after these as they are going soon. Shame really as they probably are the nicest ones in the fleet to fly on (comfort wise) what with being ex-BA spec and all. Mind you I've never had any issues on the standard EZY a/c. Was nice to get on EZGA the other week with that 'new plane' smell.

To be honest, I personally don't think there is an awful lot of difference in pax comfort.....atleast until around row 25 on the 320. The seats don't recline that is true but curiously this is championed by pax.

Quoting GSTBA (Reply 7):
If I remember rightly the aircraft are BA spec when it comes to the engines, galleys, toilets etc. However the GB aircraft always had more seats than the BA mainline aircraft. If I remember rightly GB's A320's had either 168 or 174 seats. Compared to BA's 150 at the time. BA have over the years increased the capacity of there A320's to 162 seats.

The 320 had 156 seats until around late 2006/2007 when this was increased to 168. However, this increase came due to the slimmer seats being added and club convertor seats being only rows 1-4. Most GT routes didn't need club seats to row 12.

Quoting GSTBA (Reply 7):
Do the new A320's have drop down screens?? I know that EZY's A319's dont have drop down screens.

No drop down screens. IFE was trialled on the ex GB aircraft but in the age of ipods/iphones/laptops etc etc it simply wasn't profitable.

Quoting GSTBA (Reply 7):

I take it the A320's that EZY are adding now are 180 seaters

Thats correct.



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User currently offlineivo From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4117 times:

A320
c/n 1215 G-TTOA to TAM as PR-MBP
c/n 1687 G-TTOB to Easyjet to BA as G-TTOB
c/n 1715 G-TTOC to Easyjet to Eurofly as I-EEZN
c/n 1723 G-TTOD to Easyjet to Eurofly as I-EEZO
c/n 1754 G-TTOE to Easyjet to BA as G-TTOE
c/n 1918 G-TTOF to Easyjet to Air Nova as EI-ELD
c/n 1969 G-TTOG to Easyjet to Air Nova as EI-ELE
c/n 1993 G-TTOH to Easyjet to Air Nova as EI-ELN
c/n 2137 G-TTOI to Easyjet to ?
c/n 2157 G-TTOJ to Easyjet to ?

A321
c/n 1428 G-TTIA to Easyjet to Monarch as G-OZBS
c/n 1433 G-TTIB to Monarch as G-OZBP
c/n 1869 G-TTIC to Easyjet STD
c/n 2462 G-TTID to Easyjet STD
c/n 2682 G-TTIE to Easyjet STD
c/n 3106 G-TTIF to Easyjet STD
c/n 3382 G-TTIG to Easyjet to Turkish AL as TC-JML
c/n 3546 G-TTIH to Easyjet to Monarch as G-OZBT
c/n 3575 G-TTII to Easyjet to Monarch as G-OZBU

Ivo


User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4075 times:

G-TTOA went to TAM well before the take over I should add.


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User currently offlinevv701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7569 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 3905 times:

Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 8):
The 320 had 156 seats until around late 2006/2007 when this was increased to 168.

Correct me if I am wrong but I thought that most (32) of BA's 320s (G-EUUA to 'UZ, G-EUYA to 'YE and G-TTOB and 'OE) currently have 12 rows of convertible seats and 15 rows of slim back seats. So when configured for all 'Y' passengers as on domestic flights the seat count is 162 (27 rows arranged 3-3).

I thought the other 4 newest 232s (G-EUYF to YI) are also configured with 27 rows but with slim-back seats through the whole cabin with rows 1 to 14 with a 34" pitch and rows 15 to 27 a 30" pitch. This also gives them a maximum of 162 seats.

I also thought that the three elderly 211s, G-BUSH, 'SJ and 'SK, are configured with 12 rows of convertible seats but only 14 rows of non-convertible and that the back row has three seats on the left side but only two on the right. This would give them a maximum capacity for 155 passengers.


User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

No up until 2006/07 the GB fleet were configured 156 with 12 rows of convertor seats. G-TTOA left the fleet and the rest were reconfigured with 4 rows of convertor seats and an all Y capacity of 168 or 164 if configured with the full 4 rows of J.

Within the first couple of weeks of Easyjet, the wardrobe and half of the front galley was removed to enable another row of seats taking capacity to 174 and at the same time the 4 rows of club seats were taken out. Obviously upon delivery to BA, the club convertor seats have been reinstalled and this time, from what you say, the "original" 12 rows have been restored. Presumably because 12 rows of J are sometimes required ex LHR.



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